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Preparing your business for re-opening

As Safer-at-Home mandates loosen, employers are confronting a whole new world of issues and risks. Our friends at Vistage and The Starr Group have put together some resources to help you consider the many facets of running your business in today’s environment. Recovery Readiness: A How-To-Guide for re-opening your workplace: Vistage – Recovery Readiness – How… Read more »

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 »