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  • Moving into the future

     

    Stevens Brothers Cartage and Storage was founded in 1905 in Saginaw, Mich., to haul steamer trunks using horse-drawn drays. Today The Stevens Group, still based in Saginaw, is a full-s...

  • Business Mindset Helps Omaha Steaks Meet Challenges

    By Dave Donelson

    Bruce Simon, the fifth-generation CEO of Omaha Steaks, has a theory to explain why the direct marketer of beef and other foods survived to mark its centennial t...

  • Financing Sources and Solutions for Family Business Growth Capital Needs

    Family businesses, like all businesses, must grow in order to survive and thrive.  As the saying goes, business is like a foot race on a road made of live crocodiles. If you keep moving, the...

  • How to achieve EXTRA EXTRA family unity

     

    No matter how well your relatives bond at family meetings, these gatherings have limitations. If your family is large and dispersed, it's impractical to meet more than once a year and,...

  • The Duchossois Group focuses on developing leadership for the future

     

    The Duchossois Group Inc. has come a long way since its founding in 1916 by A.J. Thrall and his brother-in-law as Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, a small freight car component repair...

  • Old vines lead to new fruit

    You could say the Lange twins of Lodi, Calif., are intoxicated by the grape growing business. Randall and Brad Lange represent the fourth generation to farm their family's land. About a decade ago ...

  • Road to sweet success paved by reconciliation

     

    Savannah's Candy Kitchen has been part of Rhett Strickland's life for as long as he can remember. "Every day when I came home from school, we'd come down to the candy store" where his ...

  • A fruitful female partnership at Frieda's

     

    Wolfgang Puck, Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsey may be rock stars in the cooking world, but all foodies owe a debt of gratitude to Frieda Rapoport Caplan. A pioneer in the produce in...

  • A step-by-step path to leadership at Perryman

    How did a small African-American-owned homebuilder from Alabama end up as one of the leading construction companies in Philadelphia, Pa., whose projects have included major sites like the Pennsylva...

  • Entrepreneurial spirits

    In a facility in Enumclaw, Wash.—near Mount Rainier and the Crystal Mountain ski area—a pair of next-generation entrepreneurs are distilling their ideas for a new business venture. Literally.

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