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Risk Management in the Age of Uncertainty

Published September 10, 2020 Erich M. Hickey |

In the 1600s, merchant ships faced enormous uncertainty while delivering cargo throughout the world. Rough weather, pirates, foreign gunships and disease consistently threatened their voyages, and the...

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GOJO doubles production to meet ‘staggering’ Purell demand

Published August 21, 2020 |

GOJO Industries, the third-generation family business that makes Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, has doubled production across all operations in order to ship twice as much product as it delivered to s...

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Family giving during COVID-19

Published August 14, 2020 Ann Gill |

How to plan for long-term impact and build your legacy.

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Laird & Co. toasts the 10th generation

Published August 12, 2020 Hedda Schupak | Feature Article

America’s oldest distiller has gone from privately owned to public and back to private. What started as a favorite Colonial drink became a working-class staple. Today, the brand has gone upscale and is used in craft cocktail recipes.

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Redefining ownership as shareholder stewardship

Published August 12, 2020 Richard Seaman | Feature Article

A family business owner reflects on the journey from owner-operator to owner-steward.

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Family office decision factors

Published August 12, 2020 Maureen Milford | Feature Article

Advisers offer these suggestions for families considering a single-family office (SFO):• Solicit feedback from the family about potential benefits. Is the primary purpose to bring the family assets ...

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COVID-19 raises cybersecurity issues for family offices

Published August 12, 2020 Maureen Milford | Feature Article

The move to working from home revealed vulnerability to phishing among family offices that had not set up proper controls for remote access.As family offices scrambled to respond quickly to the health...

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Single-family office nuts and bolts

Published August 12, 2020 Maureen Milford | Feature Article

If you’re thinking of establishing your own family office, here are some important issues you’ll need to consider.

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Family business CFOs are essential in black swan events like COVID-19

Published August 12, 2020 Jane Hamrle | Advisers

The changes in the world today are multi-dimensional and complex. Many factors were already in play at the beginning of 2020, but the COVID-19 global pandemic this spring was a black swan event that t...

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Onboarding new family members must be an intentional process

Published August 12, 2020 Joline Godfrey | Advisers

If you don’t think onboarding new family members is important, you may want to ask Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for a second opinion. In January 2020, a year and a half after their wedding, Prince...

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Scenario analysis can help you prepare for an uncertain future

Published August 12, 2020 Frank Williamson | Advisers

Few people could have anticipated the year we’re having. We’ve experienced substantial oil price cuts, liquidity issues in the bond market, a dramatic stock market correction and ongoing economic ...

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Wearing many hats

Published August 12, 2020 Barbara Spector | Departments

When our MLR Media team — including Family Business and my colleagues at Directors & Boards and Private Company Director — began working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I started w...

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Alexa, thank my board

Published August 12, 2020 Bill Rock | Departments

Like some of you, we at MLR Media have been working remotely for months and consider ourselves fortunate that we are able to do so. A silver lining during this difficult COVID-19 pandemic has been spe...

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Dueling Perspectives: Nick Rhomberg and Bill Buchholz Jr.

Published August 12, 2020 Barbara Spector | Departments

What NextGens have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September/October 2020 Family Matters

Published August 12, 2020 | Departments

David DeStefano has been appointed chairman of the board at Vertex Inc., a family-owned provider of tax software and solutions based in King of Prussia, Pa.DeStefano, a non-family executive, will cont...

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At the Helm: Thomas Hartland-Mackie

Published August 12, 2020 Patricia Olsen | Departments

A few minutes with the president and CEO of City Electric Supply, Dallas.

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Celebration Corner: YESCO's 100th anniversary

Published August 12, 2020 Barbara Spector | Departments

The creator of numerous iconic signs held celebrations in three cities before COVID-19 put a halt to communal events. 

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Tips on interviewing philanthropy advisers

Published August 12, 2020 Robyn Hullihan | Departments

Readers frequently request guidance on how to evaluate advisory firms. This series of articles presents information on how to interview and compare advisers in a variety of disciplines.  

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Champions of the river

Published August 12, 2020 Karen Kreeger | Departments

A fifth-generation family fishery is much more than the catch of the day.

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2020 Private Boards of the Year award winners announced

Published July 29, 2020 April Hall |

Six private company boards will be honored for their business governance excellence at the upcoming 2020 Private Company Governance Summit on September 15-17, 2020, live online.The boards of these com...

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