Upcoming Events


A series focused on topics businesses are talking about!

Creating a Culture of Inclusion


Wednesday, October 7

11am - Noon

Do you have a work environment that gives employees a feeling of belonging?


How to create a work environment that gives employees a feeling of belonging?  Where to start?  How do you develop the standards  that are acceptable to you and your employees? How do you make your workplace a more inclusive environment? This program expands on our discussion of initiatives and focuses on the culture you would like to establish.

The presentation and Q&A opportunity will be with experienced experts: Wilkes University  Diversity Affairs Executive Director, Georgia Costalas and Associate Director, Erica Acosta,  Get their perspective on promoting and supporting diversity   Learn what's important and how to 'get it right.'

    Objectives for attending:

         -Why be concerned about your company culture?

         -How do you determine what your workforces' concerns are?

         -Discuss what businesses should be doing to advocate for their environments and their people 

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Georgia Costalas, Executive Director

Diversity Affairs

Wilkes University 

Erica Acosta, Associate Director, Diversity Affairs

Wilkes University

Transformative Leadership During a Crisis

Wednesday , October  21

1pm - 2:30 pm

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 “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N Roll: Family Business Lessons from MetallicaJeff Savlov  November 12

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The band itself, while not blood related, is essentially a family in many ways and overall the film gives great fodder for discussion about family business dynamics and the challenges and opportunities for families.

Jeff Savlov is the founder of Blum & Savlov, LLP and consults to business families. He brings more than 30 years of unique experience in business ownership, entrepreneurial endeavors and family dynamics/psychological training, along with a common-sense style, to his consulting work with families

Having participated in his family’s commercial printing business in New York City, Jeff understands firsthand the challenges of balancing the interplay between family and business and the devastation that can befall an otherwise healthy business when this balance is not proactively managed.


Jeff holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University, a post-graduate certification from the Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey , is the founder of the Princeton Family Business Consultants Group. In addition, Jeff has consulted on relationship and team dynamics with Fortune 500 companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Schering Plough.

Event  Moved to Spring 2021

'How Did My Family Get in My Office?' 


Bonnie Artman Fox

A Conscious Choice, LLC

Did you know research has shown that unresolved conflict costs organizations approximately $359 billion inpaid hours or the equivalent of 385 million working days? 


In this eye-opening program, you will learn surprising ways your upbringing has impacted your conflict style - for better or for worse – and how you can keep what works and change what doesn’t. 


at Penn State Scranton 

(570) 963-2600

All Non-credit Programs are offered at a discount for FBA members!


Contact Us 

570. 408. 2120 

570. 963. 2727

65 W South St. 

Wilkes-Barre PA 18702 

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