Give UNC – Make your contribution to the FEC

March 29, 2022

Give UNC is on Tuesday, March 29th. No gift is too small and all are appreciated. Help us meet our challenges:

  • 100 Gifts unlock a challenge gift of $10,000 provided by FEC Board of Advisors
  • 22 current students donate at least $22 each and a former student will donate $44 per donation, tripling the total gift!

Growing the Family Business – Andy Moore, MBA’19

January 11, 2022

Andy Moore has childhood memories of running around his father’s restaurant causing some disruption and always trying to help. Now, this MBA student has a different role in the organization. More

Caroline Lindley, BSBA ’14, MBA ’17, Goes Back to Her Roots

January 11, 2022

Caroline Lindley (BSBA ’14, MBA ’17) has returned to her roots – roots that grow deep in the Carolina soil thanks to her family business and two UNC Kenan-Flagler degrees. More

Family Business Club takes trek to Apex Nurseries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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