August, 2018
Celebrating Progress Over 30 Years!
Sally Derstine
Managing Partner
I'm fresh off a wonderful family vacation (the first with our new granddaughter, Corbyn) with precious memories captured in my heart - and my cell phone, much to the chagrin of my family! 
I feel blessed that I have the privilege of returning from vacation to meaningful work in guiding and walking alongside our intentional, purposeful business families. 

Alyssa, Corbyn, Bryan
I invite you to scroll down to read about:
Leadership Lab Updates
Women in Family Business Leadership Lab
Trina Stutzman & Samantha Fleming
Growing out of positive feedback from programs we offered, we will be launching a  Women in Family Business Leadership Lab  this September ! Whether your roles (or potential roles) are in the Family, Shareholder, Board, and/or Management Mountains, this Lab is about learning and listening to one another as you find your voice, develop your Growth Plan, and take positive steps forward. 

After participating in one of our programs for women in family business, Samantha Fleming, spouse of G4 President of Shady Brook Farm, shared this in her recent blog

Over the last 6 months, I have developed tools for better and more effective communication. Although I've never been stumped for words, my delivery needed work. Sometimes the smallest adjustments can have the biggest impact. I have had the opportunity to create and communicate boundaries, dig deep to share my vulnerabilities, and learn to embrace the uncomfortable conversations. 

Our Women in Family Business Lab will include monthly group meetings and quarterly  personalized coaching sessions.  Read more here  or email Trina to join now!
Welcome to New Leadership Lab Members
Rodger Weaver, G3, President, Paul B. Zimmerman Inc., Lititz, joined our Leading Generation Lab to learn alongside other peers in upper management about healthy family business governance while navigating real issues.

Josh Hoover, G4, Sales Manager, Bergey's, Souderton, joined our Rising Generation Lab, a safe place where next generation peers advance their leadership skills required to navigate family business complexity.  
Missed any of our 2018 Educational Programs? 

We kicked off 2018 with our Mini Conference featuring Mitzi Perdue, two family business panels, and other informative breakout sessions.



We had an amazing Breakfast Forum on May 16th with NY Times Bestselling Author Steve McClatchy: Leading by Relationship: Communication in the Family Business.



EDU Partners Fox Rothschild and PROXUS hosted us for  Best Practices in Recruiting & Hiring on June 13th. Attendees left with valuable information about how to attract and secure the best people for their family businesses. 

Our Members in the Spotlight

On Sunday, July 22, member Kevin Nolan,
Nolan Painting , completed his first Iron Man, in Lake Placid, with son Kevin and son-in-law Dan. Congratulations!

Giroud Tree and Lawn earned accreditation from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), a process that involves a rigorous audit and renewal check-ups. In short, the accreditation affirms that customers can trust Giroud's best business practices. Congrats!

Shady Brook Farm was runner-up in the 6th Annual Philadelphia First Awards , which spotlights  local businesses that make a positive difference and that embody the spirit of community, innovation, family, and excellence. Congrats on the difference you are making!
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events
November 15 Dinner Celebration
Hear from Keith Brubacher, G2 President, Brubacher Excavating ,
Mike McVaugh, G2 President & Brittany Lukens, G3 Family Council Chair,
Laboratory Testing, Inc
5:00pm - 9:00pm | Vertex Towne Center | King of Prussia, PA

Best Practice Events
October 17
8:30am - 10:00am | RKL | Lancaster, PA

2019 Mini-Conference
March 15, 2019: Mark Your Calendar!
8:00am - 1:00pm | Radnor Valley Country Club | Villanova, PA
Featuring Keynote Speaker Bill Yoh, Chairman of Yoh, Co-owner of Day & Zimmerman, Philadelphia.
Appreciation for our Educational Partners


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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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