Welcome to the Family Business Alliance (FBA) at Wilkes University
The mission of the Family Business Alliance (FBA) at Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington-Scranton is to be the trusted resource providing world class services to support strengthening and empowering regional family-owned businesses and our community.
20th Anniversary Celebration
The Family Business Alliance believes that a healthy business also makes for a healthy family. For 20 years, our mission is to be the trusted resource providing world-class services to empower regional family-owned businesses. We accomplish this through educational programs, networking, counsel and guidance so that success is achieved for the community. It is important work: family-owned businesses account for two thirds of all businesses around the world according to John Davis of Harvard Business School. Family Businesses are a crucial piece in our regional economy and in the lives of their families and employees.
About Our Speaker
James Kane is considered the leading researcher and authority on what makes someone truly loyal-to another person, to an organization, or to a cause. As a behavioral scientist and consultant who has helped some of the largest and most well-known organizations in the world, including Apple, Amazon, Zappos, and Cleveland Clinic, Marriott International, and Major League Baseball build nearly unbreakable relationships with not only their clients and customers, but with members, fans, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and employees. James has been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the BBC, and numerous other global and industry publications. He has taught at both Harvard and Penn-State University and is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC and FOX Business, which credits him as being "one of the best experts in the business."