October News and Events
Message from Managing Partner, Sally Derstine
Kudos to the  Philadelphia Inquirer for celebrating Family Businesses in our region!  It was a privilege to serve as both a judge and moderator of their Awards Program  in August which included over 35 "winners".  

Join me in 
As we welcome the freshness of fall, what  5 MOUNTAIN™ practices might you consider stepping into to enhance family connections/health and business sustainability?  I'd be happy to explore this with you.
Upcoming Educational Events
Wednesday Morning, October 17
Leading or Leaving?
Whether you will be leading for years t o  come, or are already thinking about taking steps toward the next generation, this Best Practice Event will teach you some important principles and help you be prepared when the time comes for transition.  Come explore possibilities with our EDU partners  Andrew Grau of HRMM&L  and Paula Barrett of RKL.

November 15 Dinner: 30th Anniversary Celebration!
Family Business Best Practices: Learn from Real Stories of Successes and Failures
Join us to learn how 3 different business families are engaging in "best practices" as they aspire to strengthen family harmony and business continuity:

Meet Lab Members
Our  Leadership Labs are peer groups to accelerate family business learning and working through real issues.

Sarah St. John
G5, Vice President and Director of Operations 
Exton, PA

Dan Ruch (middle in photo)
G4, Partner 
Hatfield, PA   
Learning Community News

David and Carloyn Landis of Landis Supermarkets received the Adventures In Excellence Award at Penn Foundation's Autumn Event. Congratulations to the Landis family! DVFBC Members since 1995.

Congratulations to Oliver Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for being named "Best Places to Work" by Philadelphia Business Journal! DVFBC Members since 2000.

Precision Solutions is celebrating their 50th anniversary! Congratulations to Dan and Adele and the whole business family. DVFBC Members since 1995.

Appreciation for our Educational Partners
We are grateful to our  EDU Partners who share our commitment  to education and provide our families with a wealth of knowledge. Without their generosity and expertise, our events would not be possible.

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TD Bank

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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 800 business families with our customized, inter-generational, 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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