Cultural Competency Workshop Opens Minds to Accepting Everyone Despite Their Differences

On the April 10, FBLP hosted an engaging and eye-opening Cultural Competency Workshop led by Samantha Maldonaldo from Pinpoint Solutions. The goal of the event was to make attendees think about their own place in the world and how they choose to show up and purposefully and mindfully connect with others of diverse backgrounds. Maldonaldo… Read more »

Economists Presents His Thoughts on 2019

On February 7, FBLP family members gathered at Marquette University to welcome back economist Dr. Mike Knetter of the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Dr. Knetter began his presentation by reviewing 2018 and current state of our economy and predicted what could happen in the next year. Dr. Knetter pointed out that 2018’s year-end stock market… Read more »

2018 Year End Party Highlights

On January 4, FBLI members united to celebrate 2018. The event hosted by Shully’s Cuisine and Events, featured guest speaker David Cooks, author of Getting Undressed: From Paralysis to Purpose. At the age of 15, Cooks a sophomore who loved playing basketball at Marquette High Cchool experienced a spinal aneurism, leaving him a T-6 paraplegic…. Read more »

Active Shooter Training

On November 28, FBLI’s strategic partner M3 hosted an active shooter training with Ted Hayes, CSP, MSE. The hour and a half long program covered some very heavy subjects that are unfortunately part of our reality in today’s troubled world. Hayes started his presentation talking about how the first 30 seconds in a crisis situation… Read more »

Innovation in Action at CONTAINERS UP – hear more from Dr. Dave on ALL BUSINESS

Introducing the ultimate in mobility, innovation, economy and conservation – CONTAINERS Up – made in Milwaukee by FBLI members Lyle Stoflet and Tom Daugherty.  Learn more about how Lyle and Tom transform 16-foot shipping containers into pop-up bars, party space, stores, man caves, she sheds, trade show booths and more – Exclusively on WTMJ 620 AM,… Read more »

Creating a Strong Brand

On Tuesday, October 23, FBLI family members got to learn first-hand from an expert. Dean Brian Till from the Marquette’s School of Business and co-author of The Truth about Creating Brands People Love conducted a morning workshop “Creating a Strong Brand for your Family Business.” Dean Till began his presentation by talking about the basics… Read more »

FBLI Members Learn How to Create and Lead Accountable Teams

It was a dreary, rainy Thursday but that couldn’t keep the most enthusiastic FBLI members from meeting at Marquette University to hear Eric Coryell of Core Connections talk about how to “Create and Lead Accountable Teams.” Coryell began his presentation by discussing the traditional organizational structure and how it was created to help leaders maintain… Read more »

Book Review by member Eric Weiner, MSW, PhD – “Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups”

Dr. Weiner, FBLI member and founder of Family Legacy Advisors, helps people successfully transfer the values, dreams, family stories and legacies associated with money from the past to the present, and well into the future. We thank him for sharing this book review with all family members.  Here is his review of “Culture Code: The Secrets of… Read more »

FBLI Members Learn about Maximizing the Value of their Businesses

On August 22, FBLI family members gathered at Marquette University to hear from Attorney Tom Kammerait of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. talk about “Maximizing the Value of Your Business.” The presentation covered a lot of useful information for members who are thinking of selling their family business or just determining effective ways to grow… Read more »