Summer 2008

  • Summer 2008

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In this issue

  • Professionalizing your firm helps to ensure continuity

    Ever since Family Business published its first list of America’s oldest family businesses back in 1999, this special feature has attracted considerable reader attention. Since 2001, when the list was first posted on our website, the interest has mushroomed.

  • Venerable or vulnerable?

    Ever since Family Business published its first list of America’s oldest family businesses back in 1999, this special feature has attracted considerable reader attention. Since 2001, when the list was first posted on our website, the interest has mushroomed.

     

  • Kentucky's other favorite drink

    Ale-8-One, a ginger-flavored soda, has developed a small but devoted following over the more than 80 years since its invention. Although its core distribution is confined to 25 counties in central Kentucky, Ale-8-One Bottling Company ships an average of 150 to 200 cases a month to customers around the world, including troops serving in the Middle East.

  • First among equals

    My office at Family Business is right next door to my husband Bob’s Directors and Boards office. While the two magazines address very different audiences—family business owners and directors of large corporations, respectively—family businesses would be wise to take notes from public companies on the value of a board of directors.

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