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Baker’s Quality Pizza Crusts Open House

On Wed., May 4, FBLI families enjoyed getting an inside glimpse at Baker’s Quality Pizza Crusts in Waukesha as well as tasting their delicious pizza crusts with all of the fixings added. The third-generation family owned business makes a variety of skillfully prepared pizza crusts and dough balls allowing their customers to provide homemade quality pizzas… Read more »

The Failure to Plan in Context

By Jeff Billings an FBLI partner at Godfrey and Kahn The sudden death of Prince last week surprised and saddened many.  His legacy will undoubtedly live on for the ages.  While the music yet to be distributed is one thing, here is what we know from his failure to write a will: $300 million assumed… Read more »

Spy Night Leaves Everyone Smiling

On Friday, April 8, 17 informants from the FBLI were divided into two groups to try out their investigation skills at Escape Milwaukee. Both groups had 60 minutes to work together to solve a variety of puzzles, riddles and clues while being locked in a room. Once the teams figured out that in order to… Read more »

Estate planning case study sells out!

On March 3, While many were enjoying a sell-out performance by The Boss at the Bradley Center, the FBLI family was engaged in a case study with Mark Reich on a probate that lasted 6 years. With color-commentary by FBLI partners Jamey Rappis of Clifton Larson Allen and Brett Koeller of Godfrey and Kahn, Mark… Read more »

Celebrating a Successful 2015

On Friday, January 8, the FBLI celebrated their successful inaugural year with over 65 members and guests at Shully’s Cuisine in Thiensville. President Patrick Ferry  from Concordia University served as the evening’s keynote speaker. In addition to networking, members enjoyed learning who won each event challenge from throughout 2015. The Curling Award was presented to… Read more »

2016 Membership Rate Changes

Your Board is pleased to announce a change in our family membership rate structure effective January 1, 2016.  We have decided on a sliding scale that follows: Company gross revenue of $0-$1 million= $2,000/year in dues for two family members. Company gross revenue of $1 million to $5 million= $3,000/year in dues for two family members. More… Read more »

Bomb’s Away Event Is Right on Target!

Our fun Bomb’s Away event held on October 9,  focused on teamwork, and working united.  It also stressed the fact that more often than not the target you are aiming for in business is missed.  However, no matter what the situation, families need to have fun, stick together and remember that good things can happen… Read more »

Aim…Fire…Shoot Wrap Up

The ATF event at the Highlands Hunt Club went off without a wound… gun-shot wound that is. We learned more about the SEAL’s than we ever knew, and learned the focus it takes to succeed in your mission…be it an assault or a family business. The families and partners listened with rapt attention at all… Read more »