Family Business Newsletter

June, 2012 

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Sally Derstine,

Managing Director








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Jon Samel zoomMini-Forum:

Employment Law Hot Topics!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.  

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123 Photo and LogoParenting, Wealth & Legacy: Wisdom from an Attorney with Heart 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Note: Date Change to Sept. 27!

7:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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Radnor Valley Country Club 


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124 SpeakersNovember Dinner Meeting: Celebrating 20 Years! 

Wednesday Evening, November 14, 2012

Join us to hear from past favorites, like Phil Clemens, Clemens Food Group, and Julia Klein, C.H. Briggs, and to celebrate 20 Years of our Family Business Learning Community!
Mark your calendar now... you won't want to miss it!

RiverCrest Golf Club 


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Other Learning Opportunities
ESOPs as a Growth and Liquidity Vehicle
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Kreischer Miller Training Room, Horsham
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Family Business Governance: What do Healthy, High-Performing Families Do?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Kreischer Miller Training Room, Horsham 
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Welcome New Learning Community Members!
Kale's Nursery
Jeremy Snell and Doug Kale
The Bernardo Group
Nick, Rose and Tony Bernardo
Welcome to Nick, Rose and Tony Bernardo, G2 and G1, The Bernardo Group, a financial consulting firm in Blue Bell, PA.

Welcome to Doug and Scott Kale, G1 and G2, and son-in-law Jeremy Snell, Kale's Nursery, Princeton, NJ.

Steve and Scott Hackman
Steve and Scott Hackman

Welcome to Steve, Lois and Scott Hackman, G1 and G2, One Village Coffee, specialty coffee roasters, Souderton, PA.

Scott co-founded One Village Coffee with Steve in 2007, then launched his second venture, MyOhai, in 2010 - which has developed into a virtual marketing agency specializing in brand strategy. Currently, Scott is contributing his strategic thinking/reinvention skills as well as his passion for transformational leadership development with our Center and Learning Community!
Leadership Lab Member Progress
Megan Reilly 
Marlin & Sheldon HorstMegan Reilly, G2, Marketing Insert Manager, PrintMail Systems, Inc., recently became engaged! Congratulations, Megan and Cooper!

Sheldon Horst, G2, was named President of Premier Custom-Built, Inc., New Holland, PA in January, 2012. Marlin Horst, G1, is serving as CEO/Board Chair.
Reflections from Past Forums
122 Mike McVaughAt our March Forum, Aaron Baum, G2 President, Baum Precision Machining, gave an insightful and honest perspective from the "other side of the table", the next generation!
Ed Wallace, Author, Business Relationships that Last, shared inspirational stories and how the proven, practical process of building relationships is one of the most overlooked practices in business!

Per member Michael Fecik, B.R. Kreider and Son, Inc., "How to build lasting relationships was a very good reminder of what we know but find it hard to practice because we communicate to so many people through so many means that we lose focus on lasting and meaningful connections."

June Mini-Forum
Sharing best practices and promoting health awareness, which benefits every family business, was the focus of our June Mini-Forum!

"The ability to relate the concepts to an actual case study in progress was great.  Hearing from the Clemens Food Group folks is always a bonus.  Additionally, Mark and Denise were both excellent presenters, and knew the subject matter well!" Dan Kendra, Precision Solutions, Inc.  

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