Family Business

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Helping family businesses thrive: SFBI turns five years old

A Cornell-wide program, the Smith Family Business Initiative was founded in 2014 with a $10 million donation from John Smith, MBA ’74, and his wife, Dyan.


A Hotelier’s Perspective: The Little Things Matter

Lani Shufelt, MBA ’12, owner and COO of The Chanler at Cliff Walk, says travelers are looking for unique experiences rather than cookie-cutter accommodations.


Zhu Shen’s Journey: How recovery from loss transformed her life

An unlikely journey from biotech scientist to documentary filmmaker


Startup Snapshot: Playing Smart

Christine Peck, MBA ’09: Wannaplé


Startup Snapshots: Glamping luxury

Robert Frisch, MBA ’13, Firelight Camps


Profile in Leadership: George Gellert ’60, MBA ’62, JD ’63

Bringing a “Benevolent Competitiveness” to Family Business


Startup Snapshots: Fun and games at doggy daycare

Kimberly Jones Gilliam ’98 (CALS), MBA ’02, Frolick Dogs