Panel of family business leaders will be featured at June 7 Family & Closely Held Business Summit

A panel discussion with the leaders of four Wisconsin family-owned businesses 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.

The panel discussion will include:

The event will also include 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. 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.

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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 conclude with a pair of breakout sessions:

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

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Navigating Cultural Continuity in Family-Owned Businesses


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


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