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Publisher's Note: Swimming with the sharks

Published August 25, 2017 Caro U. Rock | Departments

Like 6 million other loyal viewers who watch the television show Shark Tank, I am addicted. Shark Tank features budding entrepreneurs who rapidly pitch their new business ideas to a panel of...

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Editor's Note: Facing forward

Published August 25, 2017 Barbara Spector | Departments

In October 2015, Jeff Westphal, the second-generation CEO of Vertex Inc., announced he would leave that position at the King of Prussia, Pa., company, which provides corporate tax software and service...

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Planning a smooth ride for future generations

Published August 25, 2017 Hedda T. Schupak |

Without trucks, America stops.Virtually anything Americans touch likely rode on a truck at some point, notes Terri Hermann. And in the Northeast or parts of the Southwest, there's a good chance it rod...

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How to achieve EXTRA EXTRA family unity

Published August 25, 2017 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

No matter how well your relatives bond at family meetings, these gatherings have limitations. If your family is large and dispersed, it's impractical to meet more than once a year and, inevitably, som...

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The Duchossois Group focuses on developing leadership for the future

Published August 25, 2017 Margaret Steen | Feature Article

The Duchossois Group Inc. has come a long way since its founding in 1916 by A.J. Thrall and his brother-in-law as Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, a small freight car component repair shop.[[{"fid":"...

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Families aim for more control at Ford, Nordstrom

Published August 25, 2017 |

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Four years in, NextGen business ferries success

Published August 18, 2017 |

By April Hall[[{"fid":"7323","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Dan Campagna, front row, right, founded Everyday Freight with a loan from hi...

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Help your kids parry classmates’ comments about wealth

Published August 17, 2017 |

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Family firm’s stand shines light on brand protection

Published August 14, 2017 |

By April HallWhen images of white supremacists carrying TIKI Brand torches during their Aug. 12 protest in Charlottesville, Va., hit the news, the family-owned business that makes the torches took to ...

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Getting away from vacation home conflicts

Published August 14, 2017 |

By Barbara Spector[[{"fid":"7288","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"The \"Big House\" on Rock Island in Tennessee.","field_file_image_title...

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A sign that you need family governance

Published August 14, 2017 |

By Barbara SpectorMany owners of multigenerational family enterprises say the key to their continued success is solid family governance. This usually includes formal, written policies as well as a for...

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Changes in values signal needed business discussion

Published August 11, 2017 |

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Daughter's allegation affects reputation of Bulleit bourbon brand

Published August 7, 2017 |

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No Summertime Blues at These Family Businesses

Published July 28, 2017 |

By April Hall[[{"fid":"7250","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Michael Cortez, center, with daughter Ashley and son Elijah.","field_file_im...

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Putting Down Stakes at the Family Camp

Published July 28, 2017 |

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Making room for entrepreneurship in family business

Published July 21, 2017 |

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Former Md. family farm to become 23-acre industrial park

Published July 18, 2017 |

A 23-acre industrial park is being built in Howard County, Md., on land that was formerly a farm owned by the Mears family. A Baltimore Business Journal report said the property was among the last par...

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92-year-old Pa. company sold to its non-family president

Published July 17, 2017 |

R.S. Mowrey & Sons Inc., a construction company founded in 1925 and based in Cumberland County, Pa., has been sold to David Cross, the company’s non-family president, the Central Penn Business J...

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Cargill seeks acquisitions

Published July 14, 2017 |

Cargill, the family-owned agribusiness giant, is considering acquisitions, the Wall Street Journal reported.Marcel Smits, Cargill’s CFO, told the Journal the company is targeting the meat sector and...

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Keith Crain buys his brother’s stake in Crain Communications

Published July 14, 2017 |

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