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Flush with success

Published June 23, 2020 Beth Braverman | Feature Article

South Florida Tissue Paper ramps up production as orders roll in.

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Ohio Art Company

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

A history of resilience.

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Kemin Industries

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

Business owners address community's dire need.

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J.W. Lopes

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

Birth of a new business line.

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Sessler Environmental Services

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

A new service offering.

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Values guide business families during COVID-19

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

Family dynamics shifted as business families moved online to discuss their response to the pandemic. In situations where lines between right and wrong decisions are blurred, family values have become essential. 

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Lacerta Group answers the call for face masks

Published June 23, 2020 Beth Braverman | Feature Article

The packaging manufacturer quickly pivoted to making the shields, which it's donating to healthcare institutions and selling to businesses that are operating during the pandemic.

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NextGens to Watch 2020

Published June 23, 2020 | Feature Article

We spotlight exceptional successor-generation family members, age 35 and under, who are making a difference in their family business or family governance.

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Succession planning is the key to family enterprise resilience

Published June 23, 2020 Robert "Bobby" Stover Jr. | Advisers

When a family business fails, most people suspect that estate taxes or incompetent advisers led to its demise, but that’s rarely the case. Even before the estate tax exemption increased at the end o...

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Adding independent directors takes your board to a new level

Published June 23, 2020 Steve McClure | Advisers

Soon after a family business recruits the first independent directors to its board, the business owners commonly marvel, “I am impressed that such remarkable and accomplished people would join our b...

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Quickstep pivot

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Departments

For decades after COVID-19 finally fizzles out, scholars in many disciplines will be analyzing the lessons learned from this crisis. We don’t need the advantage of hindsight, however, to recognize o...

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The new normal

Published June 23, 2020 Caro U. Rock | Departments

Never in my wildest nightmares did I think we would still be in partial lockdown as the July/August issue of Family Business went to press, but here we are. While COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our wel...

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Dueling Perspectives: Faith and the family business

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Departments

The family owners of A. Duda & Sons — a diversified enterprise based in Oviedo, Fla., with operations in farming, ranching and agricultural management, real estate development and commercial pro...

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July/August 2020 Family Matters

Published June 23, 2020 | Departments

Scott Teerlinck has joined Crescent Electric Supply Co., a 101-year-old family company based in East Dubuque, Ill., as president and CEO. Teerlinck succeeds Marty Burbridge, who is retiring after more...

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At the Helm: G.A. Taylor Fernley

Published June 23, 2020 Patricia Olsen | Departments

A few minutes with the chairman and CEO of Fernley & Fernley, based in Philadelphia.

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Celebration Corner: Centier Bank's 125th anniversary

Published June 23, 2020 Barbara Spector | Departments

The Schrage family launched an in-depth effort to research and preserve its history. A gala that had been planned for April has been rescheduled. 

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Tips on interviewing life insurance advisers

Published June 23, 2020 Martin Valentic | 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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Porto Barrel Polka

Published June 23, 2020 Scott Chase | Departments

Does the word “polka” evoke images of fast-moving people swirling in coordinated motion? If so, you have a good handle on what it’s like to work at Bouchard Cooperages and Quinta do Tedo, two fa...

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Family business owners weigh in on taxes, regulation

Published June 16, 2020 Patricia M. Soldano |

Family Enterprise USA’s 2020 survey sheds light on factors that family business owners see as obstacles to growth.

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How bias affected our decisions during the pandemic

Published June 9, 2020 Joseph Zaccardi |

The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed an avalanche of uncertainty and emotions for business owners and investors from which we are still digging out. We shifted our focus to self-preservation and our own we...

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