Member News & Interesting Reading – March

Member News

IGS expanding Dublin office, adding 20-30 workers

Columbus Business First

IGS Energy is boosting its office presence in Dublin, where it will add 20 to 30 new employees. The independent retailer of natural gas and electricity is doubling the size of its lease in the Homeport headquarters building at 3443 Agler Rd. in the CityGate Business Park. IGS will now take 12,000 square…

Granting wishes gives sick kids hope and can have lasting health-care gains, study finds

The Columbus Dispatch

There were so many that the North Side teen had to give up football, basketball and baseball and was only able to go to school a couple of hours each day. His friends didn’t understand, and he didn’t know how to explain it, so he shut everyone out. His doctor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital tried a…

 

Interesting Reading

These Secrets Will Help You Succeed In Your Family Business

Forbes

Exactly how do families live, love, breath and work together 24/7. Don’t they get on each other’s every last nerve? Is it truly possible to build appropriate emotional boundaries in dividing the work space and home life? Do family dynamics transcend and impact the possibility for success? I posed these…

Millennials in the workforce: Do family businesses need to worry?

grbj.com

I read recently that millennials have surpassed the previous generation in the workforce in the United States, and I wondered if family businesses need to pay … Ana Gonzalez is the director of the Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) at the Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University…

Learn about family business succession planning

nwitimes.com

If you run a family-owned business and are thinking about retirement, you’ll have to start planning for what comes next, especially if there’s no heir apparent. Anne Smart, director of the Family Business Center of Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, will break down your options for…

Building A Family Business & Legacy: 3 Key Lessons From The Striblings

Forbes

As Elizabeth Stribling sees it herself, it is because Stribling is a family-owned business where the agents are treated like family too. “We support our brokers,”she explains, “they’ve got deaths, they’ve got divorces…we’re there.” Each Generation Must Discover Their Own Passion. While Elizabeth Ann…

At Some of Europe’s Oldest Family Wineries, the Future Is (Finally) Female

VinePair

Across France, domaines are appended with et fils (“and sons”), referencing the children who joined the family business along the way. A list of Italy’s top wines largely reads as a string of male names, speaking to the men who built the wineries. Winemaking daughters, however, were historically hard to…