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  • 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. in Skowhegan, Maine.

    Frederick Sterns ...

  • 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 1986. "My dad pretty much just did it one day," To...

  • 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 brink of the Great Depression.

    Lawrence Miche...

  • York Athletics: A family business in three acts

    York Athletics sprang from a little guilt, a storied history and the entrepreneurial spirit of five brothers who came together to compete with some of the most iconic brands in the world. While its...

  • Life after leadership

    About six or seven years before Dave Juday retired as chairman of IDEAL Industries in 2014, he decided it was time to make a major change—so he grew a beard.

    Juday is the grandson of J. Wal...

  • Building a sustainable family enterprise

    Craig Lloyd used to sit his three daughters down every Christmas and ask how they would handle the family real estate business if he died suddenly.

    The business was still relatively small, an...

  • Clean hands and giving hearts

    It's almost impossible to walk into a hospital, supermarket or public bathroom without encountering a GOJO product. Though Akron, Ohio-based GOJO Industries Inc. is best known for its Purell brand ...

  • Darn That Dream

    Terry and Regina Locklear started a sock business in a textile mill in their hometown of Fort Payne, Ala., in 1991. They named their company Emi-G Knitting, after their daughters, Emily and Gina. E...

  • Cultivating Business on a Historic Farm

    Lyman Orchards, now entering its 10th generation of family ownership, this year celebrates 275 years of progressive stewardship of the agribusiness founded by John Lyman and his wife, Hope, in 1741...

  • 'The Home That Service Built'

    In 1916, slavery had been abolished for 51 years, but Jim Crow laws continued to segregate blacks from whites in the South—even in death, as people of color were excluded from white funeral homes...

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