Wilkes University

Family Business Alliance

Family Business Alliance

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. 

Tax Talk

The Impact on You and Your Business

April 26, 2018 | Registration: 8:00 a.m. 

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Edward Kollar
CPA, EA, CSEP, Firm Director
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Kristyn Lartz
CPA, MBA, Senior Manager
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the most significant tax legislation enacted since 1986. While the Act attempts to simplify taxes for many Americans, the numerous changes will affect practically all individuals, and most business will find the computation of taxable income even more complex than in the past. Limitations on the deductibility of business interest, special deductions for businesses conducted via pass-through entities, and changes to the rules on expensing and depreciating asset purchases will complicate this process.

Program: 8:30-9:30 program
Location: Henry Student Center 
Miller Room-2nd Floor
  • Business-Entity Provisions 
  • Business Tax Provisions
  • Individual Tax Provisions
  • Effect on State Income Taxes



20th Anniversary Celebration

FBA Twenty Years Anniversary

  • Location: Mohegan Sun Pocono Directions
  • Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 5:30PM-8:30PM
  • Cost: $75
  • RSVP: by May 8, 2018

Our Mission 

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."

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Supporting Partners
Baker Tilly M and T Bank Rosenn, Jenkinsm and Greenwald
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