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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 »

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 »