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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 »

A Night of Fun at Corvina Wine

It was a night of fun and games on July 10 when FBLP members got together for a perfect evening at Corvina Wine in West Allis. The event featured plenty of wine, a wonderful meal catered by Rupinas and a corn hole tournament built with game boards expertly crafted by Gear Grove Services. The night… Read more »

Social with The Business Council Members

On June 20, FBLP family members gathered for a special networking after work event at the MMAC offices with The Business Council (TBC). The event gave FBLP members the opportunity to meet Marjorie Rucker executive director of TBC, and TBC members the opportunity to hear from some FBLP members. The two organizations formed a partnership… Read more »

2019 Family Business Retreat with Wisconsin School of Business Family Business Center

On May 21, Family Business Leadership Partners and the Wisconsin School of Business Family Business Center united for a second year to host a half-day Family Retreat in Oconomowoc. The event  featured four breakout sessions, a networking lunch, and a panel discussion with the Shully family from Shully’s Cuisine and Events. Breakout sessions included: Cathy… Read more »

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 »

TED Talk’s Dustin James: Sharpen your Axe

On March 1, FBLP members found out learning can be fun when you’re with Dustin James! The group got motivated and inspired about their businesses by this TED Talk speaker and successful salesman. Dustin described running a successful family business like riding a roller coaster. It has many ups, downs, twists and turns. And, just… 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 »