BEND - A 90-minute workshop to help family business owners learn how to avoid mistakes that can destroy their businesses and future will be held on Wednesday, May 7, beginning at 8 a.m. at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus.

Presented by OSU's Austin Family Business Program, the workshop identifies six critical issues family businesses should consider in order to protect businesses and ease impacts in the future.

Cost for the event is $25. The event is set at 2600 N.W. College Way in Cascades Hall Room 246. To register, call 800-859-7609 or visit the program's website at

The fast-paced program combines video dramatizations of typical situations with a discussion of possible outcomes and solutions. Sponsored by MassMutual Financial Services, attendees will evaluate the likelihood of loss with a risk barometer and gain recommendations for ways to guard investments in the family business.

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Kay Cooke, 800-859-7609