Family Business Newsletter

August, 2012 

Sally, Cropped
Sally Derstine,

Managing Director


Are your advisors working together collaboratively?


 Henry 2011


Henry Landes,



Who is the "Main Man" in your life?



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Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

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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!
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Reflections from Past Forums 

July 18 Family Governance

In July, Sally and Henry presented "Family Business Governance: Legacy or Lunacy?"


The discussions were honest and vulnerable, and generated an article in the Reading Eagle, "Teach our Children Well".  


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Reflections from Past Forums

June 5 Good Health In June, over 40 people attended the Good Health is Good Business Mini-Forum. Taking care of yourself and your associates is an issue for all successful family businesses.


Per Dan Sullivan, Dunmore Corporation, "It was most helpful to learn about the best practices that were shared during the presentation. My action item is to share what I learned with others and discuss what we can do better".   


June 5 Health Care    

The topic in July was , and again was well received by over 65 attendees!  Presented by Lacher & Associates, 100% of those surveyed confirmed that it was a good investment of their time!  



ManagingDirectorFrom our Managing Director, Sally Derstine
Sally, CroppedEarlier this month I participated in an annual conference, "The Purposeful Planning Rendezvous," in Denver.  This was again an outstanding opportunity to meet other advisors with similar values and to learn from thought leaders like James E. Hughes, author of Family Wealth: Keeping it in the Family, and of Family - The Compact Among Generations.  The participants not only had intentions - but also passion and experience - to collaboratively and creatively guide legacy families and families in business.   

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FounderFrom our Founder, Henry Landes

Henry 2011In a recent gathering of a remarkable group of men whom I count as "soul brothers", I asked each member to reflect on our fathers.  With a mixture of anxiety, affection and tears, we all shared about the Main Man of our lives.  Barry Young, our oldest and perhaps our wisest member, was the last to speak.  His story, which grows out of his family's business (pharmacy) in Bethlehem, has lessons for both generations.


Thanks to Barry for generously sharing "Gifts from my Father".

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