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  • The rocky road to transition

    For more than 145 years, Graeter's Manufacturing Co. has built its success on steadfast adherence to its process: making ice cream by hand, one batch...

  • Lidia Bastianich's recipe for a family enterprise

    Like a number of top chefs, Lidia Bastianich has her hand in several ventures. Tavola Productions, her entertainment company, produces her cookbooks...

  • Lyles family

    Preparing for a generational shift

    When he was in fifth grade, Will Lyles wrote a paper outlining his future career path in his family's business. Although he didn't end up taking time...

  • Jason Percifield started as a machinist at his family's business, L&H Industrial.

    Next-Gens Offer Advice on Joining the Business

    Joining the family business as a next-generation family member can be challenging. Many next-gens fear they’ll be written off as entitled or too...

  • Family firms excel as ‘best places to work’

    Fortune magazine recently released the latest edition of its “100 Best Places to Work” list. This is the 20th year the magazine has compiled the list...

  • Study: Family firms lead in innovation

    Family businesses are among the most innovative in their industries, according to a recent study by an international team of researchers. When they...

  • Six generations of ranchers

    In the last 150 years, not all that much has changed in ranch life. The Snedden family knows that because they’ve been raising cattle on the same...

  • Fourth generation gives new life to old building

    Some people have a lucky pair of socks, or a pair of earrings that brings them success. For the Sterns/LaCasse family, it’s an address: 4 Madison Ave...

  • A slow but sure transition

    Tom Flesch, CEO of Gordon Flesch Company in Madison, Wis., chuckles as he describes his ascent to the presidency of the office equipment dealer in...

  • Promoting family togetherness

    It took courage and spunk for two adventurous young men to launch an advertising agency in Detroit in 1929, when the country was teetering on the...

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