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  • A higher calling

    The year was 1982. After an antitrust lawsuit that had dragged on for eight years, the U.S. Department of Justice mandated that AT&T Corp. end its vertically integrated monopoly on telephone se...

  • The pros and cons of debt

    For many family business owners, debt is a four-letter word that’s synonymous with risk, vulnerability and outside control.

    Take Gregory Pettinaro, managing partner of Pettinaro Enterprises...

  • Valuation: A worthy cause

    Most multigenerational family companies eventually will buy out a family shareholder, or at least redeem some stock held by a family member. Sometimes it’s the culmination of a planned transition...

  • Survey results offer insights on competitiveness

    How important is talent management to family businesses? It’s a major, pressing concern, according to a new survey of U.S. family business leaders by global professional services firm PwC. The pe...

  • A wild ride at Morey's Piers

    It’s two days before the season opening of Morey’s Piers, three boardwalk amusement parks in The Wildwoods, a New Jersey seaside resort about 90 miles outside Philadelphia. On this April aftern...

  • New strategies from a new generation

    When twin sisters Jenny Dinnen and Katie Rucker took over MacKenzie Corp., an analytics firm in Lake Forest, Calif., in 2013, they immediately realized that the business needed some new focus in or...

  • Fiduciary responsibility in the age of de-personalization

    There are several qualities expected from the people who manage your money and perhaps a shorter list of critical components required for a successful long-term fiduciary relationship — trust, lo...

  • MacLean-Fogg manages multiple transitions

    Although many people have encountered MacLean-Fogg Co.’s products, they probably haven’t noticed them, unless they’ve looked at the hardware that sits atop telephone poles or the parts i...

  • Ironing out the planning details

    Murray Berstein, founder of Nixon Medical in New Castle, Del., was determined to take the right steps to ensure the future of his medical apparel and linen business when he and his sons hired a con...

  • Vermeer comes back strong from tornado damage

    On Thursday, July 19, 2018, the family leaders of Vermeer Corporation shifted gears from marking the 70th anniversary of the business to managing a crisis after a tornado struck the company’s Pel...

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