Family Matters is a publication of the Delaware Valley Family Business Center, November 2020
In this season of Thanksgiving, I’m especially grateful for the opportunity to work with remarkable business families and our team, as well as to introduce a new advisor. Together, our Learning Community is thriving amidst change, adapting to new situations, and boldly leading the way into a new season (time)with grace, courage, and confidence.
I am thrilled to welcome Matt Sullivan as he joins our Family Business Advisory Team!

Matt brings over 45 years of firsthand family business experience. He served as CEO for over 20 years, was accountable to an independent Board of Directors, and stewarded and aggressively grew his family business along with 19 other family shareholders. Matt serves on 3 family business boards. 
Read more about Matt’s early days in Part I of his blog here... 
Please join me in welcoming Matt to our team!

Forum Webinar
Thursday, November 12, 9 - 11 am ET
2020 has brought unprecedented defining moments for leaders. This reality requires clear-headed leadership which both collaborates and directs with clarity and confidence. Traditional management practices fade as resilience and necessity join hands to embrace new ways of being together at work and at home.

Join us to learn with two family business leaders and long-term members of our Learning Community who have demonstrated emotional courage, clear communication, thoughtful action, and the capacity to adapt and innovate:

Member Highlights
Congratulations to Bellia on 47 Years!

Congratulations to the Bellia family of Bellia Interiors Group and Bellia Print & Design, Woodbury, NJ on 47 years in business! G2 brothers Anthony Sr. and Tom have successfully transitioned their business to G3.

Check out the videos below to hear perspectives from both generations. Happy Anniversary!

Welcome New Members!

We are pleased to welcome the Robins family of
G & C Robins Company, Drexel Hill, PA. The Robins family owns 65 Supercuts beauty salons throughout PA and DE. Welcome!

Peer Group News

Our Women's Leadership Lab invited Samantha Smith of Caron Treatment Centers to present on "Coping with Addiction in Ourselves and Our Loved Ones." Breaking the shame and stigma allows crucial conversations about addiction to happen.

Thanks to Amy for hosting us at her family's business, Shady Brook Farm. What a fantastic place for fun fall activities!
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. 
EDU Sponsor Resources

Proxus has practical advice for how employers can support parents during this challenging time. You can read the blog here.

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, Peer Groups, & 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!