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Preparing for 2020

Published October 28, 2019 Barbara Spector | Departments

The fourth quarter is packed with occasions when the extended family gets together. In addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hanukkah, families who own businesses are likely to gather at the compa...

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Family Leaders to Watch

Published October 28, 2019 | Feature Article

In order for a family business to survive past the third generation, the extended family must resolve to put their personal interests aside and make decisions that are best for the business. The large...

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Differing views on director term and age limits

Published October 28, 2019 Mitzi Perdue | Feature Article

Instituting term or age limits for directors is a way to ensure you have the right board members to help your family business grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. Requiring directors ...

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Championing the future

Published October 28, 2019 Mindy Kalinowski Earley | Feature Article

Dramatic change is on the horizon, and multigenerational businesses are facing critical transition issues as ownership in private companies and substantial wealth are transferred between generations. ...

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The ABCs of wealth and responsibility

Published October 28, 2019 Maureen Milford | Feature Article

Nearly 100 years ago, Pierre S. du Pont was concerned about the difficulties future du Ponts would face as a result of the fortune being generated by the young chemical giant of the same name.Du Pont,...

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Sustainable governance at J.M. Huber Corporation

Published October 28, 2019 Margaret Steen | Feature Article

Decisions at the J.M. Huber Corporation are made with the long view in mind: How should the business evolve so it can succeed for another 136 years? How can a family with hundreds of members sustain i...

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Low Interest Rates — Recession or Distortion?

Published October 3, 2019 Whittier Trust |

Financial markets have been volatile for the better part of the last two years. In the meantime, the current U.S. economic expansion has progressed to now become the longest on record.Far from drawing...

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September/October 2019 Family Matters

Published August 26, 2019 | Departments

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July/August 2019 Family Matters

Published August 26, 2019 | Departments

Kyle Fernley has been named the fifth president of Fernley & Fernley, a 133-year-old association man­agement company based in Philadelphia.Fernley has also been named president of Premier Meeting...

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Building a community

Published August 23, 2019 Barbara Spector | Departments

When Family Business Magazine debuted in 1989, business leaders who had grown their companies after returning from World War II service were passing the baton to their baby boomer children. Today, tho...

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Looking back and ahead

Published August 23, 2019 Bill Rock | Departments

This 30th anniversary issue of Family Business has been a delight to put together. Our editorial team, led by Barbara Spector, has done an excellent job of highlighting how the field of family busines...

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Dueling Perspectives: Carolyn Brown and Dave Juday

Published August 23, 2019 April Hall | Departments

A company anniversary, like a wedding anniversary, offers a chance to reflect on the past and plan for the future.Mannington Mills, based in Salem, N.J., and IDEAL Industries, headquartered in Sycamor...

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At the Helm: Dave Henderson

Published August 23, 2019 Patricia Olsen | Departments

Generation of family ownership: Third. We lease, develop and manage medical office buildings and have developed over 330,000 feet of office space. Our business was started by my wife’s family in the...

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Celebration Corner: Family Business Magazine's 30th anniversary

Published August 23, 2019 Barbara Spector | Departments

The Business: Milton L. Rock, Ph.D. (1921-2018) joined Edward N. Hay in 1949 to establish a compensation and human resources consulting firm and became the Hay Group’s managing partner. Milt’s son...

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A symbol of endurance

Published August 23, 2019 April Hall | Departments

The Zildjian family knows a lot about longevity. In less than four years, the family and their company will celebrate 400 years in the music business. The family, whose company is a fixture on every l...

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The emergence of family enterprise as a global, multidisciplinary field

Published August 23, 2019 Nancy Drozdow | Advisers

Since the beginning of commerce, families have pooled their capital and ideas to create value through economic exchange. Yet curiously, the field of family enterprise research and advising is only bet...

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Family therapy's influence helped advance the family business field

Published August 23, 2019 Dennis Jaffe | Advisers

Until a little more than a century ago, the term “family business” was redundant, because every family was also an economic unit. Children were taught their parents’ trade and were expected to m...

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How three circles changed the way we understand family business

Published August 23, 2019 John A. Davis | Advisers

Forty-one years ago, Renato Tagiuri and I were looking for a framework to categorize the issues, interests and concerns voiced by Tagiuri’s executive students, most of whom led family companies. It ...

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Transitions: Bringing the Magazine to Life

Published August 23, 2019 April Hall | Feature Article

Since Family Business launched the Transitions conference series in 2010, thousands of attendees have heard hundreds of family business members share their stories in honest and candid ways.[[{"fid":"...

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What It All Means: A Glossary of Family Business Terms

Published August 23, 2019 Peter Begalla | Feature Article

If you’re just beginning to investigate how to manage issues at the nexus of family and business, you may have encountered some terminology that’s unfamiliar to you. We provide some definitions an...

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