Massachusetts Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring June 8, 2011 as Family Business Day

Boston, Ma (PressExposure) May 18, 2011 -- The Northeastern University Center for Family Business announced today that Governor Patrick has issued a Proclamation declaring June 8, 2011 as Family Business Day.

"The Governor's Proclamation is a wonderful way to recognize family businesses for the economic contribution they provide to the Commonwealth." stated Ted Clark, Executive Director of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business. Clark continued, "Estimates are that family-owned businesses account for 60% of total U.S. employment, 78% of all new jobs, and 65% of wages paid."

Recognition of family businesses will continue on June 8, 2011 with presentations at the annual Northeastern University Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards program. The Family Business Awards program was created to promote and highlight some of the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

About Northeastern University's College of Business Center for Family Business

Northeastern University's Center for Family Business is a membership organization that provides education, networking opportunities, and support to business families. The Center helps its members identify and avoid potential pitfalls, solve complex interpersonal and family business issues, and plan for future family business success in an increasingly more competitive environment.

About Northeastern University - Center for Family Business

About Northeastern University College of Business Administration

The College's BS in International Business is ranked 13th in the nation for international business programs by U.S. News & World Report. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the undergraduate business program number 1 for internships for the sixth consecutive year and 38th in the country. Both U.S. News and Bloomberg Businessweek rank the College's MBA program in the top 60 in the country.

For more information, please visit and click on "Awards Program". Or contact Katelyn Husereau, Northeastern University Center for Family Business,, 617.373.3718.

SOURCE Northeastern University Center for Family Business Katelyn Husereau, 617-373-3718,

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Press Release Submitted On: May 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm
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