Since 1996, the Wisconsin Family Business Forum has fostered healthy family businesses through educational programs, affinity groups, and a wide variety of family business resources. As a partnership, owners, non-family managers, family business professionals, and educators contribute to the Forum's value by sharing their expertise and experiences and by learning from one another. In the Forum's confidential, non-threatening, non-commercial environment, owners and non-family executives/managers have an opportunity to talk candidly about issues with people who have an intimate understanding of the family business dynamics.

Hear what our members and sponsors say about the value of their participation in the Forum.
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Jim Neumann, president of RB Royal Industries, Inc., talks about the challenges of taking over the business as a successor. RB Royal was a founding member of the Forum. Jim was chairman of the Forum's Board and is a Forum Fellow.

Jim Simpson, co-president of Marion Body Works, Inc., talks about the value of networking with Forum members.

Bud Simpson, retired chairman of Marion Body Works, Inc., talks about the return on investment his company experienced as they did succession planning and transitioned to the next generation of leadership.

Vicky Wuest, 3rd generation family Board member of Badger Mining Corporation, talks abaout the value of the Forum for her family.

Sponsors provide a significant amount of time, expertise and financial support to ensure that members receive the best information and guidance for their business success. Hear what a few of our sponsors say about the value of the Forum for them and for the members.

Craig Smith, one of the Forum's founders and president of Retained Earnings Company, talks about the magic of the Forum for the family that owns a business.

Thom Cody , second generation owner of Pathmakers, Inc., talks how they have learned and contributed in the Forum's confidential, learning environment.

Scott Barr, attorney with McCarty Curry Wydeven Peeters & Haak, LLP, talks about the opportunity for them to learn more about the dynamics of family business and about the value of being a founding sponsor of the Forum.


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