For Immediate Release
August 29, 2018

Stella Premo, Executive Director
Capital Region Family Business Center

Mary Towne, Principal
Elevate Public Relations & Marketing


Sacramento, CA – As our news feeds permeate with details of leadership transitions at many of the country’s top companies, the topic of women rising to take on leadership roles in business has never been more timely. The Capital Region Family Business Center’s (FBC) Fall Family Business Forum set for Wednesday, October 10 will focus exclusively on women in business.

The half-day forum will specifically address women rising to take on leadership roles in the family business and what it takes in today’s business climate to effectively and responsibly do so. The event will feature several prominent women leaders in the Sacramento region including panel members Shawn Devlin of River City Bank, Allison Otto of Otto Construction, Dina Kimble of Royal Electric and moderator Kim Silvers of Silvers HR. Discussion points will include building leadership traits in the next generation, the pitfalls and challenges as well as rewards that come with running a family business, real life lessons, stories and applicable tips on how to manage your family, its business and employee conflict. In addition, Lizbeth West of Weintraub Tobin will present the implications of the #MeToo movement, specifically how it impacts family businesses.

FBC’s forums are perfectly suited for family business professionals who seek to dive deep and strategize in interactive roundtable breakout sessions. Topics are intrinsic to a successfully operated and managed family business and covered in a format that still allows for an afternoon at the office.

“This is an unprecedented time for women in business, as they are more frequently leading their family businesses. Women navigating the family business climate have singular challenges that need to be addressed. We believe that this deep yet succinct half-day session can be a game-changer for all involved,” Commented FBC Executive Director Stella Premo.

Family businesses are the lifeblood of California’s economy, accounting for 66% of the state’s GDP and employing 64% of its workforce. While these businesses have a tremendous impact, very little from a traditional business model translates to the unique dynamics of working for and alongside family members. FBC seeks to fill that void through inventive programming that offers education, support and networking specifically through informative events such as its Spring and Fall Family Business Forums.

For information on FBC membership and forum registration, visit

Established as a 501c(3) in 2007, the mission of Capital Region Family Business Center is to promote growth and prosperity for all family businesses in the greater Sacramento region. At the foundation of all programs are its core values: trust, affinity, education, collaboration and prosperity.