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Anne Eiting Klamar: Being ME As A Family Business Leader

Anne Eiting Klamar had not been groomed to succeed her father in the family business. In fact, she embarked on an entirely different career. But when it turned out she needed to run the family business, she stepped into her father's shoes. And she quickly found out they didn't fit her.

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John Nelson: Family Business Or Family IN Business. That Is the Question

Through SEED Beauty, the Nelson family has disrupted both the traditional cosmetics company model and the notion of what it means to be a family in business.

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Todd Schurz: We're All In This Together - Whatever 'This' Is

It"s extremely rare for a fifth-generation family business to still be in the same industry they started out in. So, how 88-year-old family business Shurz Communications left the traditional communications industry without leaving any of their family members behind.They have to pivot, but as they pivot, how do they make sure none of the family members get left behind? Todd Shurz of Shurz Communications describes his family's successful transition to a new industry.

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The pandemic's effect on the food industry has been complicated.

So what have the past several months been like for the companies that supply businesses with food products?On this special episode of The Insightful Leader, Jennifer Pendergast, the director of Kellogg's John Ward Center for Family Enterprises, sits down with two executives from food flavoring producer Griffith Foods: CEO TC Chatterjee and chairman Brian Griffith.

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Adam Farver: For Longtime Family Businesses Like Pella Corporation, These Are Not "Unprecedented Times"

No matter how often we hear the phrase "unprecedented times" in reference to the coronavirus, fourth-generation family business Pella Corporation knows that they have seen times like these before. Chairman Adam Farver has dozens of examples of difficult situations and market downturns. Family businesses will lead the way through this not-unprecedented crisis.

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Rethinking Radio Flyer's Little Red Wagon Without Reinventing the Wheel

Soon after joining his multi-generational family owned business, Robert Pasin learned the company was in trouble. Though the company hadn't changed, consumer preferences had. How could they gain a competitive advantage without losing everything that made Radio Flyer an iconic part of Americans' childhood memories?

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