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Schedule of Events: Wednesday, April 23

General Sessions

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Leveraging Family Values for Shareholder Alignment and Employee Engagement

   Mike McKee (G3) 
   President and CEO, McKee Foods Corp.


Families in business together often share deeply rooted family and personal values that are important in creating a shared mission that leads to multi-generational stability and longevity. Those values can also be leveraged to maximize employee retention and engagement, providing a competitive advantage. Mike McKee will share how his family recognized this process was occurring naturally, and how they are currently being proactive in leveraging the power of family values.

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Bridging the Generation Gap

  Kim Lear
   Bridgeworks Generations


‌   Scott Zimmer 
   Bridgeworks Generations


How does a family business create the optimal environment where members from different generations can work side-by-side? Keynotes Kim Lear and Scott Zimmer will show you how bridging the generational gap can have a significant effect on your bottom line and strengthen family cohesion. Join us for an enlightening session as we explore the characteristics, communication styles and motivations of four generations: Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials.

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Breakout Sessions

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the NextGen

 ‌  Gina Bolger (G4)
   Vice President of Marketing,
   Home Run Inn Pizza and
   President, Persway


   Renee Storie (G4)
   Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager,
   Home Run Inn Pizza and 
   Vice President, Persway


When new ideas and innovative change are introduced to a family business, tradition and vision can often get in the way of each other.  Join Home Run Inn’s Gina Bolger and Renee Storie as they explain what it took to move their idea from concept to reality, and the effect it had on both the business and family.

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Parenting Children of Wealth: Facts, Myths and Assumptions

  Edward P. Monte, Ph.D.
   Family Solutions Group 

 ‌  Andrew Keyt
   Executive Director, 
Loyola Family Business Center


Fact or myth: wealthy parents face different challenges when raising responsible, productive children and adults. In this session, Dr. Ed Monte and Andrew Keyt explore how a parent’s relationship with money can show-up in how they communicate, act and behave with their children.

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Generations Speak

NowGen and NextGen will separate into two groups during our afternoon breakout sessions. Facilitated by Loyola Family Business Center faculty, each group will participate in an open discussion focusing on the communication issues they face as a generation.  Pinpoint solutions and best practices to take back to your family and business.

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