Ohio Art Company
Ohio Art has reinvented itself several times in the 112 years of the company’s existence.
Henry Winzeler, who founded the Bryan, Ohio, company in 1908, started out making metal picture frames and ...Read more
When the Nelson Family Foundation decided to give $50,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa to help address a spike in need because of COVID-19, the plan was put into action quickly.
“I think we initially had the idea on a Friday morning, and by Monday afternoon the check had...Read more
Jeff and Elyssa Kotzen’s hot yoga class on Friday, March 13 was not a zen experience.
Jeff, the fourth-generation vice president of J.W. Lopes, a wholesale produce and dairy distributor in Chelsea, Mass., ...Read more
Sessler Environmental Services
When COVID-19 began to spread through the United States, the Sessler family saw an opportunity for one of their businesses.
Sessler Environmental Services (SES) of Rochester, N.Y., provides environmental remediation and demolition services ...Read more
Values guide business families during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced business families to make decisions with sweeping ramifications. Steps taken to ensure business survival have had to be balanced with precautions to avoid health risks.
“My values haven’t been tested, but my ability to live by them has been shattered,” commented one listener during an...Read more
Lacerta Group answers the call for face masks
Pivoting to make a new product quickly has always been a hallmark of Lacerta Group Inc., a family-owned plastic packaging manufacturer based in Mansfield, Mass.
But never has the company shifted gears as quickly as it did last March. Co-founder and principal Mostafa Lotfi, 56, ...Read more
NextGens to Watch 2020
Whether they aspire to work in the family company or take a leading role in governance, NextGen members of business families often struggle to find their niche. In addition to acquiring the experience and education they need to fulfill their roles, NextGens must establish credibility with family members, employees and...Read more