Friday, August 10, 2012

Legacy webinars

Last email today – promise! Below are two webinars that may be of interest to your communities and/or individuals within them. The first looks at family business succession for cooperatively owned businesses, while the second is focused on the potential (current and future) impacts of sequestration.


Webinar:  Help Your Co-op Legacy Live On! Webinar on Family Business Succession & Retirement Planning, Thursday, August 23, 2-3 p.m., Eastern

You’ve worked hard to run your business the right way — by investing the time, effort and money to not only succeed, but also support the cooperative way of life. You may have already prepared a will covering your personal assets — but what will happen to the co-op business you nurtured all those years?

In this webinar, Gary Pittsford, CFP®, president and CEO of Castle Wealth Advisors, will provide insights into the simple steps you can take today to ensure that your commitment to the co-op cause will live on. With over 40 years of experience helping business owners in the co-op community, Gary will share proven tips and strategies for protecting the legacy you’ve worked so hard to build. Participants will:

  • Learn valuation techniques for family businesses
  • Get proven techniques for protecting family’s net worth
  • Gain insights into succession planning (for your children and others)
  • Hear expert advice on reducing income taxes and generating retirement income

Who Should Participate?

  • Business owners belonging to co-ops
  • Members of co-ops ages 50 to 70



WEBINAR: August 13 NADO Webinar Explaining Sequestration and Potential Impacts on Regional Development Organizations and Local Governments

On August 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center, will host a free webinar on the topic of sequestration and the potential impact on regional development organizations and local governments. Loren Adler and Shai Akabas, senior policy analysts from the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, DC-based think tank that promotes bipartisanship and works to address key challenges facing the nation, will provide an in-depth look at sequestration and the impact that it could have on the economy as a whole, and federal government spending and programs. Click here to register.



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Department of Agricultural Economics

Oklahoma State University

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Stillwater, OK 74078


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