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    Member Spotlight: King Milling Company

       King Milling Company: 5th Generation and Forward In 1900 Thomas F. Doyle bought into King Milling Company, a move that would change the trajectory of his family for generations to come. Today, his great-grandsons are running the business and the fifth generation is coming on board. We recently talked with Brian Doyle, fourth generation…
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    Recap: 11th Annual Family Business Forum

    An unofficial theme of the 11th Annual Family Business Forum was culture—defining it, living it and understanding the difference it can make for family businesses, their employees, and customers. The event began with a conversation between Chris Shepler, president and third generation of Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, and Dr. Don Steele, co-author of Undefeated: The…
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    In Case You Missed It: The Journey of the Family Business Leader, June 13, 2017

    If you missed last week’s Family Business Alliance event, not to worry, we’ve compiled a recap for you. The event featured a fantastic panel facilitated by Joe Schmieder from the Family Business Consulting Group. Panelists represented the four generations active in family businesses today: • Leon Slikkers, S2 Yachts, representing the Traditionalist Generation (ages 72-95)…
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    What does neuroscience have to do with family business?

    One mid-November night, I was driving down a country road with my 15-year-old son. I was distracted by intractable problems going on within my family. Suddenly, I saw a stop sign whizzing by me, and I realized there was no way I could stop in time. We hit a car going 40 miles per hour….
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