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Jeremy Kanter joined his family business, Cincinnati-based Rookwood Properties, soon after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. Lisa Wojcik Kiser worked elsewhere before joining her family firm, Beacon Adhesives, based in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

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Carrie Freeman Parsons will succeed her father, Donald S. Freeman Jr., as chair of Freeman, effective July 1. Carrie currently serves as the vice chair of Freeman and has been actively involved in the business since 1985. Don Freeman will transition into the role of chairman emeritus on April 1.

Freeman, based in Dallas, provides integrated services for experiential marketing, specializing in event marketing and management. Its offerings include strategy, creative, logistics, digital and event technology.

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Anne Eiting Klamar and her husband, Rob, were physicians raising two young sons together in April 2000 when the board of Anne’s family company, Midmark Corporation, named her the company’s president.

Anne and Rob were living in Urbana, Ohio, about an hour away from the small town of Versailles, Ohio, where Midmark’s headquarters was then located. He was practicing medicine full-time; she practiced part-time while serving on the board and as part-time medical director of Midmark, a manufacturer and supplier of healthcare products, equipment and diagnostic software.

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Robert “Matt” Beall has been named president of Bealls Stores Inc., headquartered in Bradenton, Fla. Beall, great-grandson of founder Robert M. Beall, began his retail career at Ross Stores and joined the family business in 2004 in an entry-level buying position. He has held several leadership roles at Bealls Stores, Bealls Outlet Stores and Bealls Inc., in buying, planning, logistics, finance and store operations.

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In a facility in Enumclaw, Wash.—near Mount Rainier and the Crystal Mountain ski area—a pair of next-generation entrepreneurs are distilling their ideas for a new business venture. Literally.

Brothers-in-law Sam Agnew and Tyler Teeple have spent 2 1/2 years building a craft distillery. Their custom-fabricated equipment is now up and running; whiskey, vodka, gin and flavored white whiskey are currently in production.

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Terry and Regina Locklear started a sock business in a textile mill in their hometown of Fort Payne, Ala., in 1991. They named their company Emi-G Knitting, after their daughters, Emily and Gina. Emi-G makes white sport socks for volume customers that in the company's heyday included Russell Athletic. Regina, 68, does the accounting, and Terry, 71, runs the rest of the operation.

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Thanks to a new venture called Chasing Paper, consumers can decorate their homes with peel-and-stick removable wallpaper. The two-year-old company has revolutionized interior decorating for renters and commitment-phobes alike. It's also revolutionized its parent company, Kubin-Nicholson, an 89-year-old family business. Chasing Paper's young, entrepreneurial founder, Elizabeth Rees, proved to her father and his employees that embracing technology can open up new markets.

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Picture yourself as a child on the Fourth of July, holding an unlit sparkler with great anticipation. Once lit, the sparks flew everywhere and all too quickly died out. That is, they died out until you figured out that you could keep the sparks flying by lighting another stick before the first one died, and then another and another. Creating sustainable sparklers became a game of collaboration with siblings, cousins and friends.

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In the nearly 20 years since Sam Menaged opened the Renfrew Center, it has become the world's largest network of eating disorder treatment centers. Renfrew, founded in 1985 as a single residential treatment facility in Philadelphia, now has more than 500 employees at 14 locations in 12 states. The center gets its name from the 27-acre Renfrew Farm, its flagship location.

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