The Gellert Family Business Center recognizes two family-owned businesses every year, provides support and resources to strengthen their operations and promotes these businesses throughout the Bay Area.
The Center provides family-owned businesses with access to strategic and practical family business information, networking opportunities, and family business research, education and scholarship. We conduct family business research to identify and improve potential areas for growth. Through luncheons, dinners and related events, we look to connect family-owned businesses with one another and create a knowledge base that will aid in enhancing the “family side” of business.
The Center promotes successful next-generation leadership and provides students with the opportunity to apply related coursework within local family businesses. The University of San Francisco ensures that family business coursework is offered throughout the school year through three entrepreneurship courses including BUS378 (Family Business Theory and Practice); BUS474 (Practicum in Family Business); and BUS477-CD (Family Business Immersion in Colombia).
Associate Professor, University of San Francisco, School of Management
Director, Gellert Family Business Resources Center
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce