Mount hosts panel featuring family business owners
April 04, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Paul Daubman, Sr. or Daubmans Corporate Interiors (center),
his son Paul Daubman, Jr. (left) and Mike Arnoff, president of
Arnoff Moving and Storage (right), offered up their insights into
their family businesses on March 30 at Mount Saint Mary
Six local business leaders offered their insight at Mount Saint
Mary College’s “Future Unknown: The American Family Business” panel
on Thursday, March 30.
The panel featured:
- Mike Arnoff, president, Arnoff Moving and Storage
- Paul Daubman, Sr., partner, Daubmans Corporate Interiors, and
his son, Paul Daubman, Jr.
- John Yelle, visiting professor of accounting at Mount Saint
- Alan Zuckerman, managing partner, Verticon Construction
Services, and his son, Justin Zuckerman
While family plays an important part in his business, Daubman
Sr. noted that the contributions of nonfamily employees are
integral the company’s success as well.
“We would prefer to have a Daubman at the helm,” he said, “but
if there is an employee who’s not a family member, as long as the
talents are there to continue the legacy of the Daubman name, we’ll
Arnoff noted that one can still have a “family business” with
nonfamily employees. “There’s a difference between ownership and
leadership,” he said.
The panel was moderated by Nick Preddice of the Affinity Group
and business student Steven Tobey of Stratford, Conn. Accounting
major Amanda Battaglia of Staten Island, N.Y. and business major
Dorothy Tighe of Walden, N.Y. provided questions for the panel.
The event is presented by Mount Saint Mary College’s School of
Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Nick Preddice of the