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Brooke Miller Hice, Esq. to Present at September Family Forum

As much as we would try, we cannot always resolve the conflicts that arise in a family business.  How do you hold a family and a business together when a family member sues the company?  How do you keep the remaining family connected as you seek to address the very real legal challenges be...

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To Pay or Not To Pay – Family Business and Board Compensation Webinar Recap

We had a great turnout on the family business and board compensation webinar. It was rated 3.5 on a 4-point scale for overall quality. Members found the learning experience to be extremely valuable as the topic of compensation is complex and emotionally charged for families. Here are some key learn...

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Fredda Herz Brown, PhD, and Andrew Keyt, FBN-NA, to Present at September Family Forum

Maintaining family unity and cohesion is perhaps one of the biggest challenges in keeping a family together over time.  Why does one family succeed in working together to overcome challenges, while another spirals into conflict and infighting?  Learn what strengthens family relationships t...

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Michael Buckley and Richard Seaman join the Board of Directors for Family Business Network-North America (FBN-NA)

FBN-NA Thanks Debbie Brown and Caroline Bailey For Their Board Service CHICAGO, IL, May 23, 2017– Family Business Network North America is pleased to announce that Michael Buckley, retired Vice President of Business Development for Dot Foods, and Richard Seaman, retired CEO and current Board ...

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FBN Family Visit – Managing Transitions in the Family Office

The Duchossois family graciously hosted 8 direct peer families last week in their offices.  We kicked off the event at their family office in a spectacular new building in downtown Chicago. We learned about their family and business history, the formation and transitions of their family office....

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Family Employment Policy – Purpose, Eligibility and Best Practices

Many families have an existing Family Employment Policy and sometimes it sits on a shelf until either a family member wants to work in the business or there is a performance issue with a family employee.  When is the last time your policy was reviewed and updated? The policy is good for both t...

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Thinking About Family Board Diversity?

Diversifying the board can be considered one of the most important strategies for family business survival and growth. A board of directors with independent, non-family members can have many benefits when it comes to strategic planning, succession, transitions, and managing the family dynamics and t...

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Thierry Peugeot to Present at September Family Forum

How does a family sustain itself for over 200 years?  How does a family wrestle with the strategic needs and challenges facing their business, and the financial needs of the family? Join this session to hear Thierry Peugeot, of PSA Group, share the story of how his family company (started in 18...

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FBN-NA To Launch New Website

We are excited about the upcoming launch of our new website!   Here are some new features requested and funded by our members: Member Directory – Members love to stay connected with each other! Our robust and secure member directory can help you find your closest peers by location...

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