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  • Most Popular Content of 2015

    The following is a list of the most-read content on our website in the year just ended. 

    Family ingathering

    In 2014, members of the family that owns Sycamore, Ill.-based IDEAL Industries participated in what was to be a routine telephone meeting to discuss arrangements for an upcoming Family Business Net...

  • Nine strategies to preserve your company as a family business

     

    Will future generations be able to keep your family business in the family? As a reader of Family Business, you probably already know that the odds are against this. Still, Frank Perdu...

  • Faith, family and fair governance

    When Slovakian immigrant Andrew Duda and his three sons, John, Andrew Jr. and Ferdinand, planted their celery in Central Florida in 1926, they also planted seeds that would enable a successful fami...

  • A graphic way to present the family business values

    Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide, an Elgin, Ill., company led by the fifth generation, emphasizes six family business values: passion, action, reinvention, endurance, relationships and generosity. &ldquo...

  • What keeps family business owners up at night?

     

    A survey of Transitions West 2015 participants asked the attendees...

  • Celebration Corner

    R.M. Wade & Co., founded in Oregon in 1865 as a hardware and dry goods store, soon began selling agriculture implements, buggies and hardware to farmers. The company opened a manufacturing divi...

  • What capabilities does the next generation need?

    Family business adviser and researcher Dennis Jaffe, Ph.D., has been working on a “100-Year Family Enterprise Project,” a study of successful business families from around the world. Th...

  • New Directions

    In 2014, seven years into his tenure as CEO of the Leonard Holding Company, Neal Leonard was forced to make the decision his family had tried for years to forestall: closing L&H Packing, the co...

  • Christmas at Cliff Lawn

    Cliff Lawn, the 105-year-old Hill family home in Nashville, has hosted six generations of the Hill family at Christmastime. Home to Barry and Wentworth Caldwell Jr. since 1973, Cliff Lawn has been ...

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