COVID-19

Highlights helps parents during pandemic

As the coronavirus spread throughout the United States, schools nationwide were closed. Suddenly and unexpectedly, millions of parents became homeschoolers. Highlights for Children Inc., the venerable family-owned children’s magazine publisher, ... Read More →


Third-generation CEO grapples with a ‘double whammy’

Mull Drilling Company, an independent oil and gas company based in Wichita, Kan., has been hit by “a double whammy,” says third-generation CEO Jennifer Mull Neuhaus.

COVID-19 has lowered demand ... Read More →


Media laud family firms' COVID-19 responses

Family-controlled and family-owned companies’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are receiving media attention.

Tim Boyle, president and CEO of publicly traded, family-controlled Columbia Sportswear, has cut his own salary to ... Read More →


Survival strategies to navigate your family business through the pandemic

Family businesses are the backbone of our U.S. economy. Yet many are in serious jeopardy due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Most businesses are now experiencing significant revenue decreases. While ... Read More →


Family-owned store chain donates supplies to hospitals

As the COVID-19 pandemic grew, nationwide retailer Harbor Freight Tools removed protective gear that could be used by medical professionals from its shelves and distribution centers. Then the company, which ... Read More →


Values-based COVID-19 employee communications

During the first three weeks of March, Paul Darley, third-generation president, CEO and chairman of W.S. Darley & Co., kept a watchful eye on the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. ... Read More →


How is COVID-19 affecting your family business?

How is your family business managing in these challenging times? What are your strategies for running your business and connecting with your family when experts are urging social distancing? What ... Read More →


Gojo working around the clock to keep up with hand sanitizer demand

A third-generation family business is front and center in the fight against COVID-19.

GOJO Industries developed Purell hand sanitizer in 1988 and the product is in dispensers in ... Read More →


Decision making in the time of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads around the world, businesses must contend with a host of issues, including supply chain disruption and employee absences.

Family business owners who have developed a ... Read More →


A communicable illness plan helps your business manage risks

Does your family business have a communicable illness plan? Unlike the disasters for which most companies are prepared, a pandemic will not primarily affect equipment and facilities, but rather the ... Read More →