- Ole Miss School of Business
- Mississippi Angel Network
- Miss. Small Business Development Center
- Transactional Law Clinic
- UM Foundation
- Insight Park
- Division of Technology Management
- Haley Barbour Center for Mfg. Excellence
- Mississippi Development Authority
- Mississippi Small Business Development Center
- Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce
- North Mississippi Enterprise Initiative (NMEI)
2023 “It’s All Relative” Family Business Symposium
We are excited to announce the 2nd annual It’s All Relative Family Business Symposium hosted by the Ole Miss Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship September 14-15, 2023 at the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center!
While facing unique challenges, family businesses are vital to the economic and social fabric of Mississippi. The UM CIE Family Business Symposium aspires to be an open forum where leaders, family members, and employees from family businesses from a variety of industries can share their concerns and questions in order to learn best practices from knowledge leaders, enabling them to grow and to continue their businesses across generations.
Thursday, September 14 | Sheraton Flowood Junior Ballroom
10:00 am Check-In
10:30 am Opening Remarks and Welcome by Amy Walker and Dr. Clay Dibrell
10:45 am Foundational Best Practice Frameworks: Dr. Justin Craig of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
11:30 am Lunch
12:15 pm Case Study (I) with Oscar, Caleb and Elizabeth Ann Miskelly of Miskelly Furniture
1:00 pm Keynote Speaker - Hu Meena, CEO of C Spire
2:00 pm Coffee Break with Sponsors
2:30 pm Case Study (II) with Doug Hederman of Hederman Brothers Printing
3:20 pm Sponsor Panel moderated by Dr. Clay Dibrell Marc Littlecott - UM Development Bruce Walt - HORNE, LLP Donna Bruce - FORVIS, LLP Jordan Bryan - Ross & Yerger Matt Thornton - Butler Snow Advisory Lauren Wilson Reeves - Wilson Kia
4:25 pm Case Study (III) with Chip Crunk of RJ Young
5:30 - 7:00 pm Reception
Friday, September 15 | Sheraton Flowood Junior Ballroom
8:00 am Check-In and Breakfast
8:45 am Revisit Day One Learnings: Liza Cirlot Looser and Dr. Clay Dibrell
9:00 am Case Study (IV) with Jamie Holder of Hol-Mac
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Keynote Speaker - Dr. Justin Craig "Continuity Model Generation"
11:15 am Family Business Research w/ Drs. Justin Craig and Clay Dibrell
12:00 pm Departure (Lunch To-Go)
Steve Grantham, Jr. interviews with Paul Gallo of SuperTalk Mississippi
Early bird rate until Friday, August 18, 2023: $499/person (Additional guests in the same registration group: $399/person)
After Friday, August 18, 2023: $749/person (Additional guests in the same registration group: $399/person).
Sheraton Flowood – The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center
Booking by phone: (769) 209-6981
Become A Sponsor
The mission of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is to inspire students at The University of Mississippi to create innovative businesses through excellent teaching, exceptional service, and world-class research. Overall, our purpose is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to become successful entrepreneurs who create innovative companies that provide valuable services, products, and employment. We execute this mission by:
- Providing student entrepreneurship education through focused degreed major and minor programs.
- Supporting student opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial ventures through competitions and experiential learning opportunities.
- Encouraging and stimulating world-recognized entrepreneurship research.