Family business courses were a highlight of the Carolina experience for Frankie Kelly (BSBA ’14, MAC ’15). The Family Enterprise Center classes were his portal to a more informed perspective about his family business and offered “definitions to things that we’d been experiencing,” he says.
He was eager to share these new insights with his dad and granddad, and they were both grateful and receptive. His dad, Frank III, was so intrigued that he decided to come to Chapel Hill to experience a family business class firsthand.
“This is great,” Frank III said after class. “I loved having lunch with students. I loved talking about family business. You guys should do more to let the parents visit and participate.”
The Kelly family has done just that. “I often say that the Kelly family is our poster family for how to get involved and engaged with the Family Enterprise Center,” says Cooper Biersach (JD/MBA ’96), Family Enterprise Center’s co-founder and director.