Family & Closely Held Business Summit

Join other family & closely held companies as we navigate the complex issues of maintaining a successful, sustainable family or closely held business. It’s your opportunity to learn and network with others who are on the same journey as they strive to build wealth and create a lasting legacy.

Building Value and (Re)Creating Culture

A distinguished group of family business owners and leaders joined BizTimes Media for idea sharing and hands-on learning at the Family & Closely Held Business Summit. The program helped attendees look past the pandemic to what’s next as companies work to recreate their company culture, grow through innovation and transition to a new generation of leadership. The event featured a keynote conversation, panel discussion and three breakout sessions. Keynote Speaker:

  • Carl Rick, Training Manager/Third Generation Spokesperson, Kwik Trip (1)

Q&A with Carl Rick, Kwik Trip


  • Ollie Ellsworth, President, GDI Adhesives (2)
  • Martin Gallun, Chairman/Owner, Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. (3)
  • Lacey Sadoff, President, Badger Liquor (4)
  • Andrew Steinhafel, President, Steinhafels (5)

Panel Discussion


Master Your Growth Goals
Meeting your goals requires planning. We will discuss the how and why of establishing breakeven points by department, service, product, and/or location. The session will include an interactive discussion – bring your questions.

Presenter: Nancy Mehlberg, CVB, EA, Principal, SVA Certified Public Accountants

Living Through the Sale of Your Business
Dick Hensley interviews Nick Fricano, Founder & CEO of Healthfuse Nick will talk about living through the sale of his business in 2020 to a private equity firm: pre-sale, transition, and post-sale where Nick currently serves as Healthfuse CEO.

Moderator: Dick Hensley, President – S.E. Wisconsin, National Exchange Bank & Trust

Proposed Wealth Tax Changes Under the Biden Administration

President Biden and several senators have either proposed legislation or indicated a desire to change various wealth tax provisions, including the estate tax exemption amount, capital gains tax rates, and the “step up” in basis at death. This presentation will provide a summary of the current wealth tax system, the proposed changes, and steps to consider now or in the near future to minimize such taxes.

Jacqueline L. Messler, Corporate, Tax, Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Attorney & Shareholder, Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.
Mark J. Andres, Corporate, Tax, Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Attorney & Shareholder, Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.


Event Details

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
2:00 – 6:30 PM
Brookfield Conference Center

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