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Ringing in 2020 with family-style camaraderie!

Many families and partners joined Jim Baka and David Borst for FBLP’s annual year-end celebration at the Watermark by Shully’s. A delicious dinner, complete with dessert, was served by the Shully family. Greg Nickerson, principal of Bader Rutter shared insights on leadership and succession. Happy 2020 everyone!

Effective Change Management

On December 4, Dr. Jim Bohn principal of the Paranet Group and author of Architects of Change and If Your Water Cooler Could Talk spoke to FBLP members about managing change in their family businesses. Dr. Bohn discussed some of the issues and challenges of dealing with change in a business environment. He stressed that… Read more »

A Night With Winston Churchill

A survey conducted by Price Waterhouse Cooper found that Winston Churchilll was named the “Most Admirable Leader” by 1,330 CEOS from the world’s largest corporations. It was with this statistic in mind that FBLP organized a fabulous one man show by Winston Churchill historian and actor Randy Otto. The 60-minute show gave an account of… Read more »

Wisconsin Vision Associates, FBLP’s newest member, is featured on WTMJ’s ALL BUSINESS show!

Learn more about our newest family business member, third-generation company, Wisconsin Vision Associates (WVA) located in Burlington, WI.  Dr. Dave interviews CEO Christopher Fait.  Learn more about this fascinating company! Most likely, you’re wearing their lenses. Catch Dr. Dave on ALL BUSINESS every Saturday morning at 6:20 AM on the state’s biggest radio station, WTMJ… Read more »

Learning More about Good Karma Brands

On October 2, FBLP members gathered at WTMJ 620 AM on Capitol Drive in Shorewood to learn about their new owner Good Karma Brands. Good Karma Brands is primarily a marketing company with expertise in sports and event marketing. The company was founded in 1997 in Beaver Dam, and in October 2018 they purchased WTMJ… Read more »

Instantaneous Differentiation

On September 1,1 FBLP family members gathered at Marquette University to hear about Instantaneous Differentiation from Paul Neuberger the president of The Starr Group. Paul is also a keynote speaker and sales trainer, and his enthusiasm for what he does was more than apparent. Paul shared with the group tips on how to make yourself… Read more »

How to Work Together to Resolve Conflict

How to Work Together to Resolve Conflict Best Practices from Chairman Jim Baka Do you try to avoid conflict? Or do you approach it head on – ready for a good fight? Whatever your natural tendency, I believe that most people prefer to work out a positive resolution and to maintain a good standing relationship… Read more »