2017 Closely Held and Family Business Event


March 14, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Duquesne Club
Pittsburgh, PA

In the United States, 80 to 90 percent of business organizations are privately held and account for half of the nation’s employment and Gross National Product (US Bureau of Census). Some of the biggest named companies in the world are closely held or family-owned, such as Wal-Mart, Mars, Gore-Tex, and Estee Lauder. They are an economic force.

Our region has been a leading supporter of family and closely-held business, and during our dynamic panel discussion, you’ll hear firsthand about the unique challenges facing leaders of family and closely-held businesses. Our distinguished panelists will offer important lessons on how to grow your company and position it for future success, and will discuss the overlap of family and business issues.


Participants of the event will:

  • Network with business leaders across a broad spectrum of industries, including business, retail, engineering, science, and technology
  • Discover best practices in leadership, strategy, and business development
  • Hear personal success stories related to innovation, organizational growth, and business development
  • Develop a greater understanding of the roles and responsibilities of boards of advisors who are charged with guiding the company
  • Prepare for the future viability of your organization learning more about long-range leadership planning

Who Should Attend

Founders, owners, and other leaders who either currently work for closely held or family-owned businesses, or aspire to in the future.

Venue and Date

The Duquesne Club
325 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Directions and Parking

March 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Noon - Welcome, lunch, and panel discussion
1:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

Program Cost

$40 - Includes lunch

The Panelists

Nancy H. Mycka
Executive Vice President
The Hunter Family of Companies
Learn more about Nancy


David Hudac
FBC Chemical Corporation
Learn more about David


Harry Austin
Harry Austin
James Austin Company
Learn more about Harry