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  • Gender parity in family business: How long till we get there?

    When Charlotte Lamp was growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, no female family members worked in her family’s business, Port Blakely. The company, which is based in the Pacific Northwest and has be...

  • A fresh start

    If you’ve ever bought bread from a grocery store, you’ve probably noticed the plastic clip that closes the packaging. You may not realize that a family business — Kwik Lok Corporation, founde...

  • Study: NextGens are eager to advance

    A global survey of more than 950 NextGen family business members by professional-services firm PwC found the rising generation is eager to ascend to leadership roles and confident in their abilitie...

  • Resilience highlights a strong family culture

    Highlights magazine, revered by young readers and their parents since its founding nearly 75 years ago, presents educational content in format so subtle that children don’t even notice t...

  • Developing effective governance: Persistence pays off

    Our family business, E. Ritter & Company (ERC), was founded in the 1880s as a general merchandise store. ERC entered the communications business in 1906 when our founder, Ernest Ritter, install...

  • A son's push for planning

    In many family businesses, it’s the younger generation that’s eager to charge ahead and the elders who rein them in. At Summer Classics, a Pelham, Ala.-based manufacturer and retailer of luxury...

  • Haws Corporation family governance builders

    Haws, based in Sparks, Nev., and part of Traynor Family Enterprise, was founded in 1906 with the invention of the drinking fountain. The company today provides hy...

  • Family Leaders to Watch

    In order for a family business to survive past the third generation, the extended family must resolve to put their personal interests aside and make decisions that are best for the business. The la...

  • Differing views on director term and age limits

    Instituting term or age limits for directors is a way to ensure you have the right board members to help your family business grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. Requiring directo...

  • Championing the future

    Dramatic change is on the horizon, and multigenerational businesses are facing critical transition issues as ownership in private companies and substantial wealth are transferred between generation...

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