2015 FORUMS:
From the November Dinner FORUM at Adventure Aquarium:
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Thanksgiving - a time to give thanks
I am thankful my parents and grandparents modeled an "attitude of gratitude" in our family. A grateful heart is contagious and opens our hearts and minds to think hopefully and creatively. 

Did you know practicing gratitude can also reduce stress, improve the quality of your sleep, and strengthen your memory?

This year I am especially grateful for:
  • Our growing DVFBC team, who share my mission & passion for business families to grow in clarity and to flourish
  • The Spirit of Love who created us all and my family who is more precious to me with each succeeding year
  • The business families we serve and who shared at our Forums; you inspire me with your resilience, courage, and capacity to "grow" and "let go"
As you gather around the tables this Thanksgiving season, I encourage you to start (or continue) a tradition of practicing gratitude:
  • share appreciation for each other ... appreciation builds "family muscle"
  • share what you are learning about yourself ... clarity leads to confidence
  • share your hopes and dreams for the future ... vulnerability creates deeper connections
DVFBC Team In the News

and Henry presented at the "Family Business Transfers" seminar at First Niagara Bank in November.

Congratulations to Scott on being recognized as one of "20 under 35 Young Professionals Changing the World"!

Congratulations to Stephanie on the publication of her 2nd book, The L.E.A.R.N.E.D. Leader - An Allegory About Navigating ChangeStephanie, Ph.D., MBA, is a member and Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the recognized authority on advancing exemplary board leadership.

DVFBC's own IT group, Alura Business Solutions, was recognized as 
one of the 2014 Winners of the Philadelphia 100, which honors the 100 fastest growing, privately held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Sally enjoyed celebrating this honor with her son, Jason Derstine, Alura's founder and president. 
Our Members In the News

Congratulations to Baum Precision Machining, featured in the October 2014 edition of Modern Machine Shop for reducing set up time and improving production efficiency! Click here for more details!

Just this week, Hoober, Inc. was recognized in the Central Penn Business Journal for their growth in production, management and locations! Click here for the article. 
Fernley and Fernley was recognized in the October issue of Family Business Magazine for naming their first non-family president. Congratulations! 
Thanks to our Sponsors who provide the essential support to sustain this unique Learning Community! 

OUR MISSION:  Flourishing Families & Enterprises 

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!  

Click here to read about our 2nd Generation Transition! 
 Sally Derstine    Scott Hackman    Henry Landes

Delaware Valley Family Business Center | 215-723-8413 | sally@dvfbc.com | www.dvfbc.com
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