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  • Laird & Co. toasts the 10th generation

    When you’re the ninth generation leading a family business that served George Washington, you don’t want to be the one who screws it up, says Lisa Laird Dunn, executive vice president and globa...

  • Redefining ownership as shareholder stewardship

    Thirty years ago, I was faced with a typical family business crisis. My father, the founder of our family-owned industrial fabrics company, Seaman Corporation, had passed away prematurely at the ag...

  • Family office decision factors

    Advisers offer these suggestions for families considering a single-family office (SFO):

    • Solicit feedback from the family about potential benefits. Is the primary purpose ...

  • Covid-19 raises cybersecurity issues for family offices

    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 ...

  • Single-family office nuts and bolts

    Eric Allyn knows his way around an operating company.

    Born into the family that owned the Welch Allyn Inc. medical device company in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y. for 100 years, Allyn could tell yo...

  • Flush with success

    The memes came first.

    In late February, Juan Corzo III started seeing social media memes about how consumers were stocking up on toilet [[{"fid":"12583","view_mode":"default","fields":{"forma...

  • Ohio Art Company

    Ohio Art has reinvented itself several times in the 112 years of the company’s existence.

    Henry Winzeler, who founded the Bryan, Ohio, company in 1908, started out making metal picture fram...

  • Kemin Industries

    When the Nelson Family Foundation decided to give $50,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa to help address a spike in need because of COVID-19, the plan was put into action quickly.

    “I think we ini...

  • J.W. Lopes

    Jeff and Elyssa Kotzen’s hot yoga class on Friday, March 13 was not a zen experience.

    Jeff, the fourth-generation vice president of J.W. Lopes, a wholesale produce and dairy distributor in ...

  • Sessler Environmental Services

    When COVID-19 began to spread through the United States, the Sessler family saw an opportunity for one of their businesses.

    Sessler Environmental Services (SES) of Rochester, N.Y., provides e...

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