Family Business Center Dinner Forum Postponed to March 21

HOLYOKE — Family Business Center’s dinner forum, originally scheduled for today, March 13, has been postponed until Wednesday, March 21 due to the snowstorm. Also, its location has been moved from the Delaney House to the Log Cabin in Holyoke.

The forum is a robust exploration of performance evaluations and how they tie to compensation and promotion, so as not be popularity contests, but instead be geared to the goals of the organization. A panel discussion will examine how some Western Mass. companies continue to figure this all out, including Karin Jeffers of Clinical & Support Options, Howard Cheney of Meyers Brothers Kalicka, and Beth Yohai of AIM HR Solutions, who will lead the conversation through such topics as performance management, the impact of the upcoming Massachusetts Pay Equity Act, defining comparable work, creating a meritocracy, and much more.

Also, Family Business Center strategic partner and board member Ross Giombetti and his colleagues at Giombetti Associates will present a mini-workshop on the ‘user manual,’ a document letting employees know everything they need to know about the company leader. They will walk attendees through the user-manual process, which includes reflecting upon your personality and behavior, drafting insightful commentary as to how you interact with the world, and refining the guide to ensure it contains impactful information.

The event will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Those already registered are asked to let Ira Bryck at Family Business Center know whether or not they can still come by calling (413) 835-0810 or e-mailing Anyone who is not registered but would like to come should also call or e-mail.

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