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
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.