Family Matters is a publication of the Delaware Valley Family Business Center, May 2020
After 9 weeks of sheltering in place, most of us are experiencing some quarantine fatigue, loneliness, and loss. We are also seeing the best and the "not so best" in human kind. 
I continue to be inspired by the kindness, generosity, and leadership I see demonstrated by many of you and beyond during this time of shared vulnerability.

I’ve been creating more space for reflecting, for stillness, and for prioritizing what’s most
important to me which is prompting some thinking and behavioral changes.

  • How have you been growing?
  • How has this pandemic changed your thinking and behaviors?  

We continue to be here for you. Our Leadership Lab s and Consulting Engagements have continued via Zoom. 

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How can we help?     
 ~ Sally

Webinars Related to Navigating COVID
Learning Community Members Adapt, Inspire & Innovate
Laboratory Testing Inc. (the McVaugh Family) held a Mask-making Contest for employees. Employees will vote on best creative design.
DiY Media Group pivoted early and has been producing 25,000 to 30,000 face shields a day which has kept staff employed as their core product demand is down by 50%.
Shady Brook Farm (the Fleming Family) of Yardley, PA has adapted and now offers easy curbside pickup for grocery and garden center items! They are taking orders on their website for customer convenience and safety.

Lincoln Investment partnered with Einstein Healthcare Network Respiratory Department to raise $9970.76 toward COVID-19 relief! “Thank you, Lincoln Cares for your generosity! It means a lot to be recognized for the work we are doing to care for patients with COVID-19. The Respiratory Therapists are right there front and center as these patients need oxygen and sometimes mechanical ventilation. Every day, all day, they overcome their fears to care for others. We will put your donation to good use.” – Einstein Respiratory Department.
Welcome New Leadership Lab Members
Ryan Opdenaker, Generation 3, serves as Asset Manager, at Opdenaker Trash & Recycling Services, Aston, PA. Welcome, Ryan!
Donald Opdenaker, Generation 3, serves as Operations Manager at Opdenaker Trash Removal & Recycling Services, Aston, PA. Welcome, Donald!
To stay on top of recent PPP developments, current guidance on loan forgiveness, and preparations for a safe and healthy workforce reentry, continue to check our EDU Sponsor links on our COVID-19 Resource Page for recorded webinars, slides, etc. 
Emotional Agility Blog Series
Our 2020 Theme Book for our members is Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work & Life by Susan David. During this COVID-19 time, we have invited our team members to reflect on their own experiences and how the book has been a helpful resource.
This is the last blog in this series.

These weeks of prolonged uncertainty have been both exhausting and enlightening for me. I do not get easily rattled by life. I typically get energized when faced with ambiguous, messy challenges and relationships. I viewed the first week or so of the pandemic through my typical can-do, optimistic mindset. After a few weeks, however, I hit a time of exhaustion and sense of paralysis.

Gratitude to our Sponsors
We are grateful to our EDU Sponsors who share our commitment to education and
provide our member and client families with a wealth of knowledge. Without their generosity and expertise, our events would not be possible.

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 900 business families with our customized, inter-generational, team-building 5 MOUNTAIN® 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!