is not something we have or don't have. It's a practice - a conscious choice of how we want to live. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. 
Brené Brown
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Update from our Managing Director
As many of you know, we've had an opportunity to exercise the practices we advise around business transitions since the founder of DVFBC, Henry Landes, completed transferring his shares two years ago.  I am delighted with the way our DVFBC team continues to collaborate and innovate to upgrade our services consistent with our values of Whole-heartedness, Creative Adaptability, and the Common Good.
Given our transitions and growth over the last few years, I'd like to more fully introduce you to our current team and provide an update on our community.  Our consulting team's core capability is to facilitate conversations at the intersection of family, management, and ownership which leads to aligned teams implementing healthy processes and systems. Click here to learn more about our team!  
Members, your commitment to continue to "show up" so you can redefine and strengthen family relationships, build sustainable businesses, engage in courageous conversations, and invite us to guide you in that process is truly inspiring.  Our mission remains clear and constant; to continue to guide and support the family business community in our region for years to come.  We are grateful for the trust you give us; you are the reason our team exists.
                                                                Sally Derstine
Our Members 
Bergey's Inc. invites you to celebrate the grand opening of their newly renovated FORD dealership in Ambler! Stop by on October 15th and enjoy tours, appetizers and give-aways! Click here for more information. 

Andrew Pitcairn, G4 family member and current Family Council Chair at Pitcairn, co-authored an article on why terminology must evolve through the generations in the May/June 2015 issue of Family Business Magazine

Baum Precision Machining, Inc., DVFBC member since 2000, was featured on Lehigh Valley Business in an article celebrating the family business' imagination and flexibility. 
Our FORUM Sponsors
Lacher & Associates was recently featured in Rough Notes magazine for implementing a new process called Reverse Performance Management. Click here to read more!

Pitcairn has once again been named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the "Top 50 Family-Owned Businesses" in Philadelphia. Congratulations to the entire Pitcairn family and team!

Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
 is proud to share that it was again ranked among the nation's top 100 accounting firms, according to the annual survey released this summer by Inside Public Accounting. RKL's ranking in the 69th spot (up four spots from last year's ranking) reflects its commitment to delivering value beyond compliance for all the clients the firm is privileged to serve. 

HRMML is offering a Buy Sell Agreement and Business Crisis Planning seminar on October 21st. Click here for more details!

Have you updated your employee handbook lately? PROXUS has written a helpful guide on some of the latest HR rules and regulations that employers should make sure they include in their employee handbook for 2016. Click here to read the full article. 
Thanks to our FORUM 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!  
 Sally Derstine   Scott Hackman    Jared Byas    Stephanie Olexa  Henry Landes
Delaware Valley Family Business Center | 215-723-8413 | sally@dvfbc.com | www.dvfbc.com
340 N Main St    Telford, PA 18969