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Family & Closely Held Business Summit

Last updated on June 22nd, 2021 at 01:00 pm

This event focuses exclusively on the particular challenges facing family and closely held businesses, a moderator will lead a panel of distinguished business leaders through their own successes and challenges.

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Join BizTimes Media and a distinguished group of family business owners and leaders for idea sharing and hands-on learning to help you as you look past the pandemic to what’s next. Learn and network in person with others who are on same journey as they navigate their way through recreating their culture post pandemic, grow through innovation, transition to a new generation and more. The program begins with a keynote conversation, followed by a panel discussion, three concurrent breakout sessions and a cocktail reception..

Keynote Speaker:

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


  • 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)


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.


Jun 29 2021


2:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Brookfield Conference Center
325 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005
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