Member News & Interesting Reading - April - Conway Center for Family Business

Member News & Interesting Reading – April

Member News

Big congratulations to Jonathan Modlich, vice president of Modlich Monument Company for being recently elected vice president of the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) Board of Trustees. MBNA is the largest trade association for firms and individuals in Canada and the United States engaged in the retail sale of monuments, wholesalers and manufacturers of monuments, or provide goods, services and materials to retailers or wholesalers of monuments. Jonathan is a fourth-generation owner of Modlich Monument Company and a member of the Conway Center since 2010.

Ye Olde Mill is now open!
Velvet Ice Cream’s Ye Olde Mill to open April 2
The Newark Advocate
UTICA – The earliest date in Velvet Ice Cream’s 104-year history, Ye Olde Mill factory will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 2 for the 2018 season. The first guest to arrive at Ye Olde Mill on the opening day will receive a complimentary lunch for two and Velvet’s signature ice cream sundae, The Licking…

Martin Painting & Coating recently launched a training program.
Learn a Trade – Become a Painter – Start a Career!
$12.00 – $14.00 to start. Monthly increases while you learn.

  • You will be paid while attending classroom training sessions and learning from experienced tradesmen and videos.
  • You will practice in our “Painting Room” and apply your skills while working on jobsites.
  • You will earn monthly pay increases as you learn and grow and are guaranteed 40 hours a week. Stay physically fit and feel good about what you are accomplishing!
  • You will need reliable transportation and a smart phone.
  • Having a positive attitude and willingness to learn will be beneficial.
  • Being reliable and on time every day is required to succeed.

To learn about joining Martin Painting & Coating Company call Carmen at (614) 875-8733 x354. Visit us at

Eclipse Predicts Major Revenue Increase with New Massivit 1800 3D Printer
Printing Impressions
Jeff Burt, owner of Eclipse Corp., predicts that the installation of the Massivit 1800 3D Printing Solution will be integral in achieving a $1 million revenue … communication applications, today announced that Columbus (OH)-based creative design company, Eclipse Corp. has installed a Massivit 1800 3D…

Interesting Reading

It’s all in the family
New Hampshire Business Review
Operating a family-owned business can present unique challenges, but it can also provide great benefits that are unavailable in the traditional employer/employee setting. A family-owned business can be more nimble, operate with a long-term plan in mind and take advantage of a management style…

How to build a family business that can live through generations
The journey of a business evolves from its set up stage, to the growth stage and then moves on. It starts when the entrepreneur sets up the business, works on it and takes it to the next level. Then, his family joins in to help him grow the business multi-fold. These businesses and families face challenges…

CEO Succession Planning in a Family Business
strategy+business (blog)
S+B: As a fifth-generation family business, you have learned how to navigate management transitions. … WARBURTON: We had our first intergenerational meeting last April, using it to introduce the next generation: two women in their 30s who are married with children; and my four children, Brett’s…

Are Your Kids Ready To Run The Family Business?
If you’re like many business owners, you are probably planning on someday transitioning ownership of your business to your kids. I’ll give you one simple bit of advice: DON’T DO IT! They won’t work like you, nor put in the energy, effort, or sacrifice, so just don’t do it! That being said, I know that you’re not…

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