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  • Haws Corporation family governance builders

    Haws, based in Sparks, Nev., and part of Traynor Family Enterprise, was founded in 1906 with the invention of the drinking fountain. The company today provides hy...

  • Family Leaders to Watch

    In order for a family business to survive past the third generation, the extended family must resolve to put their personal interests aside and make decisions that are best for the business. The la...

  • Differing views on director term and age limits

    Instituting term or age limits for directors is a way to ensure you have the right board members to help your family business grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. Requiring directo...

  • Championing the future

    Dramatic change is on the horizon, and multigenerational businesses are facing critical transition issues as ownership in private companies and substantial wealth are transferred between generation...

  • The ABCs of wealth and responsibility

    Nearly 100 years ago, Pierre S. du Pont was concerned about the difficulties future du Ponts would face as a result of the fortune being generated by the young chemical giant of the same name.

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  • Sustainable governance at J.M. Huber Corporation

    Decisions at the J.M. Huber Corporation are made with the long view in mind: How should the business evolve so it can succeed for another 136 years? How can a family with hundreds of members sustai...

  • Transitions: Bringing the Magazine to Life

    Since Family Business launched the Transitions conference series in 2010, thousands of attendees have heard hundreds of family business members share their stories in honest and candid way...

  • What It All Means: A Glossary of Family Business Terms

    If you’re just beginning to investigate how to manage issues at the nexus of family and business, you may have encountered some terminology that’s unfamiliar to you. We provide some definitions...

  • 30 Family Business Truths

    Each business family has its own culture, strengths, idiosyncrasies, points of contention and shared history. That’s why each family must do its own work to develop policies and processes — a s...

  • Wittwer Hospitality/Boulevard Home

    Lester and Vanola Wittwer opened the Wittwer Motel in Las Vegas in 1948. After several years, the couple moved their family back to Southwestern Utah, the area where they were both raised. In 1955,...

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