NEWS & MEDIA

Family Business Club takes trek to Apex Nurseries

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November 01, 2021

The Undergraduate Family Business Club took a trek to Apex Nurseries, in Apex, NC. A wholesale nursery, Apex Nurseries was founded in 1918. Ragan Copeland, UNC '24 is a 5th generation family member. More

Family Enterprise Center Students Add Value and Develop Professionally in Summer Internships

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October 21, 2021

The Kenan-Flagler Family Enterprise Center pioneered a unique mentoring program to help undergraduate students interning at their family businesses assign more structure to their experiences. More

Student Spotlight: Becca Thompson, UNC ’24

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September 01, 2021

Becca Thompson's family business is Nurtur, LLC,  which develops leaders in the world of beauty and wellness. During Covid, Becca took a year to learn more about her family business. She is thrilled to be back at UNC merging her passions of beauty and entrepreneurship. Becca is actively involved with The Family Business Club and looks forward to learning and networking with other members. More

Alumni in Action: Robert Ejupi, MBA ’21

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June 15, 2021

Deciding to pursue his MBA was a defining moment in the life of Robert Ejupi. Both his educational journey and family business took some turns thanks to COVID, but he successfully navigated it all, from his studies to the family firm to a new entrepreneurial enterprise. More

Two Fall Events: 7th Annual Family Business Forum and Creating Your Family Business Succession Roadmap Online Course

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June 09, 2021

This Fall we have something for every family business. We are hosting our 7th Annual Family Business Forum Virtually on Strategic Thinking as well as our Creating Your Family Business Succession Roadmap Online Course. Take advantage of The Two Event Bundle which includes registration for up to four people for both of these events. More

The LC: Adventures in Family Business with Christine Nevant

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April 29, 2021

Christine Nevant speaks with Jonah Pollone, UNC '20, about her family business. Christine owns McDonalds restaurants across Western North Carolina. More

Student Spotlight: Chloe Barbu, UNC ’23

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March 29, 2021

Chloe Barbu serves as the Vice President of the Family Business Club. She shares how much she appreciates the opportunities the club and the Family Enterprise Center offer. Chloe's father began Stylecraft Ventures Custom Homes and Renovations in 2006. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Stylecraft Ventures is a boutique residential homebuilder. She will return to the family business for an internship this summer. More

The LC: Adventures in Family Business with Allen Cobb

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March 04, 2021

Allen Cobb, teacher, coach and facilitator joined David Worth recently for a Light Conversation. More

Gaither Family Shared Their Entrepreneurial Journey Founding Feetures with Family Business Class

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March 01, 2021

The Family Enterprise Center’s Introduction to Family Business class, taught by Cooper Biersach and Steve Miller heard from the Gaither Family who shared their entrepreneurial journey founding Feetures, and what it has been like for their family to work in business together. Hugh Gaither, MBA ’75, founded Feetures, a company that prides itself in making the best performance socks in the world, 25 years ago. Now Hugh’s two sons, John and Joe, UNC ’09, both work in the business. More

Alumni in Action: Kathryn Wright, UNC ’19

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February 17, 2021

Our Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Lauren Willets, recently had a Zoom call with Kathryn Wright to hear what she has been up to since graduation. Find out why Kathryn originally got involved with the Family Enterprise Center, and why she is glad that she did two years post-graduation. More