Conversation with Bemis leaders will highlight Family & Closely Held Business Summit

The 2021 Family & Closely Held Business Summit.

Last updated on May 26th, 2023 at 01:25 pm

A keynote conversation with Richard Bemis, a board director and the former chairman and CEO of Sheboygan Falls-based Bemis Manufacturing Co., and Vesla Hoeschen, board chair for Bemis, will highlight BizTimes Media’s 9th annual Family & Closely Held Business Summit on June 7, from 2-6:30 p.m., at Brookfield Conference Center. Click here to register.

Bemis Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of toilet seats and a leader in custom plastic injection molding. The family-owned business was founded in 1901 and is now in the fourth generation of family leadership. The company has more than 1,600 employees in six countries.

The keynote conversation with Bemis and Hoeschen will be moderated by family business advisor Bill Edstrom, the owner of Edstrom Consulting Group.

The Family & Closely Held Business Summit will also include a panel discussion featuring:

The event will conclude with a pair of breakout sessions:

Raising Outside Capital: A Guide for the Next Phase of Your Company’s Growth


Navigating Cultural Continuity in Family-Owned Businesses


Family & Closely Held Business Summit is sponsored by Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. and National Exchange Bank & Trust.

Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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