Stranahan Hall-North, Suite 2200
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
A Delicious Encore Career
Tuesday, October 28
4 p.m. tour at YZ Enterprises
5 p.m. dinner at the Pinnacle
More than 80 years ago in Haifa, Israel, Dina Nathanson developed a recipe for "little
dried cakes," which became an instant hit.
Today, grandson Yuval Zaliouk has turned his grandmother's recipe into a booming, global business with a mission of putting a delicious and healthful cookie on every table.
At this event, you'll tour YZ Enterprises, which makes the Almondina brand cookies. Afterward, the group will meet around the corner at the Pinnacle for dinner and to hear Yuval's story. As Conductor Laureate and former Toledo Symphony Orchestra director, with no business experience, he's living proof that anyone can become an entrepreneur and have a fantastic encore career. In fact, Yuval was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 by putting his family cookie recipe in stores in all 50 states and countries across the world.
Annual Recognition Event
Tuesday, November 18, 5:30 p.m., The Toledo Club
Free and open to the public
At this event, Joseph Zerbey, President and GM of The Blade and UT Board Chairman, will facilitate an interview on company culture with northwest Ohio native Shawn Riegsecker, the CEO and founder of Centro, a large ad network and technology company based in Chicago.
A very successful, privately-held company, Centro has been named the best place to work in Chicago four years in a row by Crain's. No company has ever won this accolade even two years in a row! Attributed to the company's success is the value they place on company culture. Centro was founded on the idea that the happiness of its employees is the best metric of a successful company. "The future of our lives, our community, and our country lies in our hand, and we have the ability and responsibility to change it for the better."
What's it Worth?
Tuesday, December 2, 7:30-9 a.m.
Savage & Associates Complex room 2160, UT's Main Campus
What is my business worth? A question every family business owner has pondered especially if thinking about selling the business. Even if you aren't planning on selling, understanding the true value of your company is important for financial reporting, business disputes and succession planning. Plus, you've worked really hard and its just nice to know how much it's worth. At this mini-forum, a team from Plante Moran Financial Advisors will review what determines valuation, methods and approaches, and benefits and opportunities of the process.
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