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Keeping Family in the Family Meeting

We advocate business-owning family meetings that focus on family more than business.

A recent meeting of a successful 3rd generation business family we know included these items:

 

  • Remembrances of Grandma-Many family members voluntarily told stories and memories and were prompted by a slide presentation of old photos.
  • Personal stories-At each meeting one member of the second generation, one from the third and one in-law share their goals, plans, accomplishments and disappointments.
  • Director's views-One of the independent directors offered his view of the changes and trends in the world.
  • Educational session-A guest from another family described what they are doing in philanthropy.

After each meeting, discussions are recorded and compiled in a binder.

 

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