Future Event Topics

Stay tuned for new programs on topics such as...

How to survive a recession
The benefits of outside boards
How to develop networking, strategic alliances, and business relationships

The art of decision making
Innovation in the family and closely-held business

Please contact us at chb@wpunj.edu and share your own suggestions for topics and programs of interest.


My husband Les Guthrie and I donated the seed money to launch the Center for Closely Held Business because we saw a need for this initiative. We have worked together in business with family members— including children, spouses, and granchildren—for close to thirty years. The challenges and situations that arise for people who work together in a closely held company are unique. Our intent was to create a forum that addressed these issues.”

—Maryann Carroll-Guthrie ’72, M.A. ’76
President, King Harbor Marina
Redondo Beach, California