February Newsletter, 2013 

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This year our Learning Community theme is:


"Understanding the Terrain & Mastering the Climb"  


Each Forum will feature business families and/or thought leaders. 


Join us on Wednesday, March 13  

Intergenerational Transfer Awakenings 

Philadelphia Country Club 

7:30 - 10:30 am


Business Owner Presenters:


Chris Alonzo, G3 President, Pietro Industries, Inc. 

"Growing a passionate legacy business and going with my gut"


Ernie Inmon, G1 Chairman, U.S. Axle, Inc.

"Buying a job and building a legacy business"


William R. Schutt, Chairman, Matcor

"An entrepreneur's approach"


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Welcome to new Learning Community Members!
Penn Valley Chemical, O'Brien Family, (G2), Lansdale, PA: Supplier of a complete line of  maintenance and janitorial products for commercial and industrial use since 1970.

Label Rite, Inc., Lawler Family, (G1), North Wales, PA: Manufacturer and distributor of tickets, tags,  labels, paper rolls, plastic cards, gift products, signs, specialty forms and promotional products.
Gulden Ophthalmics, Inc., Cockley Family, (G3), Elkins Park, PA:
An undisputed thought leader and foremost expert in ophthalmic instruments and devices.


Introducing our 2013 Sponsors!

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Our Premier Sponsor, Lacher & Associates, a G2 sibling partnership, is a boutique consulting firm specializing in risk management and benefits for individuals and businesses.  The firm has received regional and national recognition for their commitment to innovation and excellence in the risk management and benefits industry.  From client engagement to sales training to social media, the firm has pushed the business boundaries to stay relevant to their clients. A "Best Place to Work" four years in a row!

Event Sponsors     

Thanks to our Sponsors who bring financial, legal and other essential
professional competencies to our Learning Community.
They share our mission to provide educational and integrated counsel to business families.
View Photos and Video from the November Dinner Meeting! 

Please visit Our YouTube Channel, with 4 short clips from the November Dinner Meeting, as well as a clip from John A. Warnick, who presented at our September Forum!


Our Facebook Page, which has lots of pictures from last year's Forums! "Like" us while you are there! 


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 across the nation, 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