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Celebration Corner: Gallagher Asphalt's 90th anniversary

Published March 21, 2019 Barbara Spector | Departments

The Business: James F. Gallagher Sr., a native of Chicago’s South Side who didn’t make it past fifth grade, began selling liquid asphalt after “working here and there in sales,” says his grand...

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A chocolate-coated history

Published March 21, 2019 April Hall | Departments

Delaware is a small state, which makes it easy for people to build reputations — good or bad.Govatos Chocolates, based in Wilmington,  has a great reputation. Founded in 1894 by a Greek immigra...

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FEUSA seeks family business owners’ opinions

Published March 18, 2019 |

Family Enterprise USA, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating lawmakers and increasing public support for family businesses, is surveying business owners across the country to learn about the...

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Three smart tactics to protect and maximize your assets right now

Published March 5, 2019 Whittier Trust | Feature Article

The market pull back in late 2018 reminded investors that things don’t always go up. Still, the long-term view for investors and families remains strong and a renewed focus on fundamentals is welcom...

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A bizarre incident in Pittsburgh

Published February 14, 2019 |

An owner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette burst into the newsroom with his young daughter and aggressively berated employees. His twin brother defended him. The union has filed a complaint aga...

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A chocolate-coated history

Published February 14, 2019 |

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Golub & Company works toward a magnificent transition

Published January 14, 2019 Margaret Steen | Feature Article

How do you explain the family real estate business to young children? The Golub family has used the board game Monopoly to help illustrate basic real estate concepts and strategy — and to introduce ...

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From the earth to the cloud

Published January 14, 2019 Hedda Schpuak | Feature Article

Could anything evoke a greater sense of permanence than the phrase “carved in stone”?A hammer and chisel are still part of a monument maker’s toolkit. Yet monument building, like virtually every...

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Engaging the next generation

Published January 14, 2019 Katy Wilder Schaaf | Feature Article

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Preparing children emotionally for the transfer of ownership

Published January 14, 2019 Nikki Michelini | Advisers

There are two aspects to transferring a business to children. Of course, there’s the technical aspect: transferring ownership in a tax-efficient manner and as part of a business continuity plan. The...

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Human resources is a critical part of an effective family business

Published January 14, 2019 Robert G. Brody | Advisers

Human resources is a essential component of any well-functioning business, but in many family companies, HR is merely an afterthought. Even those family business owners who recognize the importance of...

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Generation 3 marks a monumental shift

Published January 14, 2019 Barbara Spector | Advisers

At our Transitions Canada 2018 conference in September, attendees from second-generation businesses were eager to learn about the challenges they would confront when they transitioned to the third gen...

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Setting the standard in governance

Published January 14, 2019 Bill Rock | Departments

In commemoration of Family Business Magazine’s upcoming 30th anniversary, later this year we will honor 30 family businesses that have exhibited exceptional progress in business governance, family g...

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Family Matters January/February 2019

Published January 14, 2019 | Departments

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 jo...

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Dueling Perspectives: Rosanne Longo and Jesse Longo

Published January 14, 2019 April Hall | Departments

One challenge for family members who work together is recognizing the difference between family and business roles, and knowing which “hat” to wear when. When everyone gathers around the dinner ta...

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At the Helm: Satya Tiwari

Published January 14, 2019 Patricia Olsen | Departments

Generation of family ownership: Second.Company revenues: $140 million projected for 2017.Number of employees: 500.Years with the company: 14. I joined the company in 2004 and became president in 2006....

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Celebration Corner: Gorrill Ranch's 100th anniversary

Published January 14, 2019 Barbara Spector | Departments

The Business: Ralph Gorrill, who had a degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, was working on road and bridge projects for the state in the Durham, Calif., area. In 1918, he...

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Their cup runneth over

Published January 14, 2019 April Hall | Departments

They call the Kentucky Derby “The Run for the Roses,” but the winner gets more than a rose garland and a sizable check at the end of the famous horse race. The owner of the winning horse receives ...

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Our top five stories of 2018

Published December 20, 2018 |

Readers of Family Business showed a wide-ranging interest in educational and news topics this year. Of our best-read stories online in 2018, no subject was represented twice, demonstrating the many ne...

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A knockout track record in business

Published December 12, 2018 |

By April HallWhen George Foreman III went to his dad to talk about starting his own business, the former champion boxer was not on board.“My father didn’t help me one lick,” George III recalls. ...

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