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Building High-Performance Families

Thursday, April 18, 2013 • 8:30 am–3:30 pm
The Four Seasons, Chicago, IL

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A limited number of hotels rooms have been reserved at The Fours Seasons for the evening of Wednesday, April 17 at a discounted rate of $295. Simply call The Four Seasons at 312.280.8800 and mention the Loyola Family Business Center block.

 

WELCOME   

EVENT HOST  

   Sarah Richmond (G3)
   President,
   Dawn Foods Foundation

 

 

Join me April 18 for the Family Business Center’s first conference of 2013: Building High-Performance Families. Give your family business a strategic boost as we explore some of the most important facets of family business: ownership, finance, governance, innovation, and communication.

Check out the agenda below for a more in-depth look at our general sessions and choose-your-own breakouts. Be sure to invite other family members so you can divide and conquer to capture more strategic ideas. This is one conference you don’t want to miss. I look forward to seeing you and your family in April.‌Sarah Richmond fake signature

GENERAL SESSION

Family Strategy Overview

‌   Andrew Keyt
   Executive Director,
   Loyola Family Business Center

 

 

‌   Joe Astrachan
   Executive Director,
   Cox Enterprise Business Center

 

 

How will your family business achieve multi-generational success? Explore critical elements of succession planning and  what it takes to create a family strategy that will help your  business transition from one generation to the next.

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MORNING BREAKOUTS

Session 1: Managing Liquidity, The Challenges of Dividends and Reinvestment

   Rebecca Peterson (G4)
   Family Council Member (Former Chair),
   Sasser Family Holdings

 

 

‌   Joe Astrachan (Moderator)
   Executive Director,
   Cox Enterprise Business Center

  

 

Do you have family members working outside the business? Learn to strategically manage the capital and reinvestment needs of your family business while meeting the financial liquidity needs of shareholders.

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Session 2: Building a Strategy for Governance and  Decision Making

  Sarah Richmond (G3)
   President,
   Dawn Foods Foundation

  

 

  Andrew Keyt (Moderator)
   Executive Director,
   Loyola Family Business Center

 

 

One individual can’t act as sole decision maker for a growing family business. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of different decision-making processes and get a behind-the-scenes look at how families use governance to make critical decisions.

Topics will include:


GENERAL SESSION

Creating Strategic Innovation

‌   Jack Veale
   Nationally recognized Speaker and Author of   Creating Strategic Innovation

 

 

Walk through the life cycle of a family business and learn what you can do to create sustainability for the next generation.

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AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS

Session 3: Creating a Communication Strategy

  Susan Kolavo (G4)
   Director and Shareholder,
   Ed Miniat Inc.

 

 

‌   Heidi Vermeer Quist (G3) (Moderator)
   Ownership Council Chair,
   Vermeer Corp.

 

 

Overcome the complexities of communication commonly found within a growing family business and discover how to create strategies that inform stakeholders, build unity, and strengthen family relationships.

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Breakout 4: Building an Ownership Strategy

  Lauren Tracy (G3)
   Business Development Manager,
   Dot Foods

 

 

  Anne K. Smart (Moderator)
   Membership Director,
   Loyola Family Business Center

 

 

Learn to create a strategy for managing ownership transfer from one generation to the next and its affect on both family and governance.

Topics will include:


GENERAL SESSION

Wrap Up:  Key Learnings & Action Steps

Revisit the day’s most important findings from the general  sessions and all breakouts. gain insights and personally commit to implementing three action items in the months ahead.



For more information and to registeremail us or call 312.915.6490.

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