Center for Family & Privately-Held Business



We are proud to be a member-driven Center. We believe more members mean more networking, more unique perspectives, more opportunities to learn from each other and more relationship-building. With nearly 170 members and exciting slate of upcoming events, it's a great time to be part of the Center! Contact us if you are interested in learning how membership benefits your family and business!

Please join us for our annual recognition celebration on Nov. 17 to recognize our Center leadership and learn fascinating information about other Center members – what they offer, strengths and successes in their business, different perspectives and roles – through a series of creative and fun activities. (Think of speed dating with a business twist!)

Click on the link below to register!



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Savage and Associates Complex

Room 2200
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
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Membership Information

With more than 160 family businesses, the Center offers membership benefits that include access to local, regional, and nationally recognized business experts and affiliates.
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Search our database for a overview of member companies including contact information. While we are a non-solicitation organization, we definitely encourage supporting one another!


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Members Only

This section includes material that is for members, including access to our mini-forum Webcast archives and What You Need to Know Now, sponsor series. Click here to enter - username and password required.

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Upcoming Events

Click on the link for a list of upcoming spring events!

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The Center is proud to present our sponsors. Their individual and collective expertise and funding continue to play a vital role in the Center's success. We appreciate their time and efforts and acknowledge their experience in fostering and working with family businesses. Click here for more information about our sponsors.
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Affinity Groups

Smaller, roundtable, confidential discussion groups afford UT Center for Family & Privately-Held Business members the opportunity to learn more about best practices and each other.  This safe learning environment is a powerful venue for business leadership development. Learn More.

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Contact Information

Debbe Skutch, Director
Phone: 419.530.4058

Angie Jones, Assistant Director
Phone: 419.530.4425

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Center for Family & Privately-Held Business
The University of Toledo
Stranahan Hall-North, Suite 2200
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
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Advisory Board

The UT Center for Family & Privately-Held Business Advisory Board consists of family business community leaders, Center sponsors, UT staff and administrators and College of Business and Innovation faculty. The Board oversees its program and membership committees through collaboration and astute leadership. It truly reflects the Center's mission and its partnership with the business and academic environments. Learn more.
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Nov. 9 Advisory Board Meeting
Nov. 10 Women's Group Meeting
Nov. 17 Annual Recognition Event
Nov. 18 Seniors Group Meeting
Dec. 1 Tax Opportunities (members)
Dec. 2 Executive Committee

Last Updated: 10/27/15