October Newsletter, 2012  

Register today for the November 14 Family Business Dinner: 


Celebrating 20 Years of   

Leadership in Legacy Families!  


RiverCrest Golf Club,  Phoenixville, PA 

5:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and Music by Sissy Clemens

Dinner Buffet & Program to Follow 


We will hear from your favorite speakers:


Phil Clemens, G3 Chairman/CEO, Clemens Food Group, Inc., Hatfield, PA

Julia Klein, G3 Chairwoman/CEO, C.H. Briggs, Reading, PA

Scott Hackman, Family Business Advisor, Delaware Valley Family Business Center, Telford, PA 

Vertex, Inc., Berwyn, PA, Family Council Best Practices

Registration Deadline November 5! 


Register today! 

Scott Hackman Joins the Center as Family Business Advisor/Strategist!


We are delighted to welcome Scott Hackman as a full-time member of our advisory team!  Many of you have already benefited from learning from Scott through Leadership Labs, family business, executive and strategic planning, family business consulting, and/or his presentations.


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 Reflections from September 27 Forum   

Parenting, Wealth and Legacy 


Over 80 family business members and guests enjoyed a morning of real life examples of passing on a meaningful legacy, shared by John A. Warnick, The Purposeful Planning Institute.   


"Excellent speaker who was very practical and spoke with interesting stories rather than theory alone." Keith Brubacher, Brubacher Excavating, Inc.

Member News!

Not only is Heather Chandler the G2 President of her family's business, Sealstrip, Corp., and an important contributor to our Member Advisory Council, but she is also a proud supporter of her local community and state government! Follow the links to learn more about Heather!  


Heather's View on Staying Local for College! 


Heather and the Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council 


Congratulations to first time grandparents, Dan (G2, CEO) and Chris Balmer, Penn Valley Gas, as they celebrate the arrival of Eden Grace in October!


We welcome your updates, progress, celebrations and achievements to be shared with our Learning Community! Please send them to Beth



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Since 1988, it's been our privilege to guide multi-generation business families through their complex, unique journeys. We have served over 600 business families in the tri-state area, and our customized, intergenerational, team-building process provides the direction, confidence and tools to overcome the dangers, beat the odds, and reach the summit for each family member & their enterprises!  


Sally Derstine      Henry Landes    Scott Hackman