The Family Business Alliance Presents Valuing Family Business on Oct. 18 at Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton

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WILKES-BARRE, PA (09/28/2018) The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton presents Valuing the Family Business on Oct. 18. The workshop will cover the thought process necessary to sell a family business. The event is free, but registration is required.

The workshop will be presented at two locations. The morning location is at Wilkes University, Henry Student Center, Miller Room, Second Floor, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the workshop from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The afternoon location is at Penn State Worthington Scranton, Dawson Building, Room 10, Campus Drive, Dunmore. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the workshop from noon to 1 p.m.

Stuart A. Smith, managing director for M&T Investment Banking Group, and John W. Lindak, vice president and business valuation services manager for Wilmington Trust, are the guest speakers for the event. They will speak on how a business owner can maximize the value of their business and what judgements are made to find their business's worth.

The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton provides information, insights and strategies, which enable local family businesses to greatly improve their odds of maintaining and growing a profitable business, and successfully transfer management and ownership.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Sue Reilly, executive director of the Family Business Alliance, at (570) 408-2120 or

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 47 undergraduate majors, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at