Celebrate the Amazing Women in Your Life!
Sally Derstine
Managing Partner
This weekend I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating (and being celebrated) for Mother's Day surrounded by my family, including my dear Mom, sister, daughters, extended family, AND grandbaby. �� Over the past 26 years, it's been my sacred privilege to guide women (and men) as they climb their Family Business Mountains.

W omen in family business find themselves in rather unique, precarious places. As women, we naturally love, nurture, and care for others.  It's part of who we are. 

So how do we help those we love (and ourselves) navigate through family business confusion? How do we stay grounded, clear, and make a contribution?   
The Ripple Effect
Trina Stutzman
Leadership Coach
When women thrive, businesses thrive!

At DVFBC, we are committed to helping women find their voices and understand their roles in family business. Just last week a woman expressed frustration to me: "I feel voiceless and I don't know what my role is!"
 
Given our commitment to empowering women, we have intentionally created peer groups for women in family business. I have enjoyed leading these peer groups, designed so women could engage & learn with other women in family business. I led 2 of these peer groups earlier this year, and am currently leading 2 more.

These 12-week peer groups provide a safe space for women to become educated about the 5 Family Business Mountains, how they might find their voices, and become aware of & grow their personal leadership. We inspire women to improve their personal leadership, which in turn will improve themselves, their families and businesses.

In Case You Missed It...

If you missed our Best Practice Event on The Inescapable Influence of Money on the Family Business on April 19th,  click here  to see some photos. Our EDU Partners Everence and TD Bank presented some great information as well, so don't forget to login and download your resources from the day!
Welcome to 2 New DVFBC Members

McIntyre Family
Newtown Square, PA
Swartley Family
Quakertown, PA
 

Family Business Community News

Vertex, Inc. opened an office in Frankfurt and another Amsterdam, thus growing its European presence and increasing its offering to its global clients. Congrats!

One of our former Forum speakers, A. Duie Pyle was recently named Regional LTL Carrier of the Year. Congrats!
 
DVFBC Member Clemens Food Group is helping lead the agriculture industry in Pennsylvania's local pork production, which has been on the rise for the past few years. In addition, CFG offered a discounted price on meat that was used to can about 15,000 cans of meat at the MCC Mobile Meat Canner in April.

DVFBC EDU Partner RKL just announced that Gretchen Naso was named by Lehigh Valley Business as one of its 2018 "Women of Influence". In addition, RKL Partner Jill Gilbert has been selected as one of Central Pennsylvania's "Women of Influence". Congrats to you both!

DVFBC EDU Partner Everence just announced that Randy Nyce won the President's Stewardship Award at the Everence National Conference. Congrats, Randy!
 
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events
Forums
May 16 Breakfast Forum
7:30am - 11:30am | Radnor Valley Country Club | Villanova, PA

November 15 Dinner Celebration
5:30pm - 8:30pm | Vertex Towne Center | King of Prussia, PA

Best Practice Events
June 13
8:30am - 10:00am | Fox Rothschild | Blue Bell, PA

September 20
8:00am - 11:00am | Calvary Church | Souderton, PA

October 17
8:30am - 10:00am | RKL | Lancaster, PA
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Our Mission: Flourishing Families & Enterprises
Through Consulting, Leadership Labs, & Educational Events 
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 with our customized, intergenerational, team-building process. 

We chart the path, teach the principles, develop the people, and guide the process that provides the direction, confidence, and tools to overcome the dangers, beat the odds, and reach the summit for  each family member & their enterprises !
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