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Planning a smooth ride for future generations

Published August 25, 2017 Hedda T. Schupak |

Without trucks, America stops.Virtually anything Americans touch likely rode on a truck at some point, notes Terri Hermann. And in the Northeast or parts of the Southwest, there's a good chance it rod...

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How to achieve EXTRA EXTRA family unity

Published August 25, 2017 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

No matter how well your relatives bond at family meetings, these gatherings have limitations. If your family is large and dispersed, it's impractical to meet more than once a year and, inevitably, som...

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The Duchossois Group focuses on developing leadership for the future

Published August 25, 2017 Margaret Steen | Feature Article

The Duchossois Group Inc. has come a long way since its founding in 1916 by A.J. Thrall and his brother-in-law as Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, a small freight car component repair shop.[[{"fid":"...

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Families aim for more control at Ford, Nordstrom

Published August 25, 2017 |

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Four years in, NextGen business ferries success

Published August 18, 2017 |

By April Hall[[{"fid":"7323","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Dan Campagna, front row, right, founded Everyday Freight with a loan from hi...

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Help your kids parry classmates’ comments about wealth

Published August 17, 2017 |

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Family firm’s stand shines light on brand protection

Published August 14, 2017 |

By April HallWhen images of white supremacists carrying TIKI Brand torches during their Aug. 12 protest in Charlottesville, Va., hit the news, the family-owned business that makes the torches took to ...

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Getting away from vacation home conflicts

Published August 14, 2017 |

By Barbara Spector[[{"fid":"7288","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"The \"Big House\" on Rock Island in Tennessee.","field_file_image_title...

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A sign that you need family governance

Published August 14, 2017 |

By Barbara SpectorMany owners of multigenerational family enterprises say the key to their continued success is solid family governance. This usually includes formal, written policies as well as a for...

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Changes in values signal needed business discussion

Published August 11, 2017 |

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Daughter's allegation affects reputation of Bulleit bourbon brand

Published August 7, 2017 |

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No Summertime Blues at These Family Businesses

Published July 28, 2017 |

By April Hall[[{"fid":"7250","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Michael Cortez, center, with daughter Ashley and son Elijah.","field_file_im...

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Putting Down Stakes at the Family Camp

Published July 28, 2017 |

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Making room for entrepreneurship in family business

Published July 21, 2017 |

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Former Md. family farm to become 23-acre industrial park

Published July 18, 2017 |

A 23-acre industrial park is being built in Howard County, Md., on land that was formerly a farm owned by the Mears family. A Baltimore Business Journal report said the property was among the last par...

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92-year-old Pa. company sold to its non-family president

Published July 17, 2017 |

R.S. Mowrey & Sons Inc., a construction company founded in 1925 and based in Cumberland County, Pa., has been sold to David Cross, the company’s non-family president, the Central Penn Business J...

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Cargill seeks acquisitions

Published July 14, 2017 |

Cargill, the family-owned agribusiness giant, is considering acquisitions, the Wall Street Journal reported.Marcel Smits, Cargill’s CFO, told the Journal the company is targeting the meat sector and...

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Keith Crain buys his brother’s stake in Crain Communications

Published July 14, 2017 |

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Layoffs follow buyouts at Fidelity Investments

Published July 13, 2017 |

Fidelity Investments, the mutual fund manager controlled by the Johnson family, laid off hundreds of employees just weeks after more than 1,500 workers tool voluntary buyouts.The Boston Globe reported...

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Dueling Perspectives: Keeping your business going for 100 years

Published July 12, 2017 April Hall | Departments

There are a lot of Is to dot and Ts to cross if you're transporting goods across the border between the U.S. and Canada. Willson International has helped importers and exporters for nearly 100 years.W...

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