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Purposeful Growth at Michelman

Published April 7, 2021 Beth Braverman |

Executives from the Michelman, Cohen and Shifman families — related by marriage — have worked together to expand and diversify the company while focusing on values.Some families discuss current ev...


March/April 2021 Family Matters

Published March 31, 2021 |



At the Helm: Kent Johnson

Published March 31, 2021 Patricia Olsen |

A few minutes with the CEO of Highlights for Children, Columbus, Ohio.


A Letter to a Brother

Published March 31, 2021 Alison Hutchinson |

On being a good trustee


The 10-Year Transition

Published March 31, 2021 Margaret Steen |

In planning to turn over key roles in their snack-food company to the third generation, the Herr family took a long-term view.


An Insider's View

Published March 31, 2021 Joline Godfrey |

Effectively preparing heirs has taken on a new meaning in today's sociopolitical environment


Ensure Family Harmony

Published March 31, 2021 Charlie Carr |

How a dividend policy can help


NextGens to Watch 2021 call for nominations

Published March 24, 2021 |

Recognize a rising star in your family or in a family you know.


Going Direct: Best Practices in Family Office Direct Investing

Published March 18, 2021 Molly Simmons |

Part 2 in a 2-part series.


Blast from the Past

Published March 17, 2021 Kathi Ann Brown |

Harnessing the Power and Potential of History and Heritage


The audacious ask

Published March 16, 2021 |

On the delicate art of fearlessly asking “why”


Diversity is more than a strategy. It’s a philosophy.

Published March 9, 2021 Amy Cosper |

Let’s talk people, not charts


Going Direct: The Rise of the Family Office and Direct Investing

Published March 5, 2021 Molly Simmons |

Part 1 in a 2-part series.


Difficult conversations

Published March 1, 2021 Amy C. Cosper |

Yeah. You need to have these more often


A little respect, please

Published February 23, 2021 |

A short, mostly concise airing of grievances.


A Wifi Refugee, a coffee and some cows

Published February 19, 2021 |

This lone writer finds connectivity in a café steeped in family history.


A note from the new-ish editor

Published February 12, 2021 |

Hello,readers. It is a great honor to step in as the editor-in-chief of Family BusinessMagazine. I look forward to learning more about you and your business. Your goals and challenges are the fra...


And for our next act … a succession at Family Business Magazine

Published January 22, 2021 Barbara Spector |

When I first joined Family Business in the summer of 2000, I thought the main issues facing family companies were avoiding family arguments in the workplace, ensuring that NextGens earn their stripes,...


Utz merges into the public market

Published January 4, 2021 Maureen Milford | Feature Article

The snack food company founded by the Utz family a century ago combined with publicly traded Collier Creek Holdings and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.


Four paths to building a great business family

Published January 4, 2021 Dennis T. Jaffe | Feature Article

Generative families — those who have succeeded beyond their third generation as thriving business families — use their wealth to invest in their future.