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  • 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...

  • Taking a Chance

    A career spent in Hawaii working with rare and precious gems to make beautiful jewelry might sound like paradise to many people. For brothers Gale and Flint Carpenter of Big Island Jewelers in Kail...

  • Distributing an ownership stake to employees

    Many owners of family businesses treat employees like family members. The Schwab family takes the concept a step further by providing employees with an ownership stake in their company, D&H Dis...

  • Thinking ahead about transition

    At a conference table in the sleek, contemporary headquarters of Friedman Realty Group, a real estate investment and management firm in Gibbsboro, N.J., Brian K. Friedman and his son, David, are re...

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