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November 12-14

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Family Business Q&A: Lansing Crane

By Deidre Grieves


Lansing Crane served his family business for over 12 years as the CEO and chairman of Crane & Co. Inc., a 213-year-old company that manufactures and sells high-security currency products, fine cotton stationery and high-performance, non-woven materials for filtration and insulation. He retired from the company in 2007 and has held board appointments with several private companies -- including family-owned operations.

Today, Crane serves as chairman of the board of SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, Canal Insurance Company, and Wells' Enterprises Inc. He is also a … Read more

New trend: The succession bonus

The Wall Street Journal recently reportedon a budding trend in public company CEO compensation: Sixteen companies in the Fortune 1000 said they tie their CEO's performance bonus to the development of a succession plan. "[T]hat number will grow rapidly in the next few years, governance experts predict," the Journal article said.

The carrot can be a powerful motivator. David S. Pottruck, a director of Intel Corp. who serves as head of its board's compensation committee, told the Journal that "money does matter. And money talks." The $4 million in stock and cash awarded to former Intel CEO … Read more

The J.M. Burguières Co., LTD

A wonderful video that focuses on the family’s approach to strategic planning.

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Mar/Apr 2014

  • Best practices from boards of public companies
  • Defining roles of managers and owners
  • How to face philanthropy’s hardest question
  • Proactive planning
  • Be on the lookout for the signs of market changes

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Family Business Calendar

April 23-25

FOX Wealth Advisor Forum

April 30

Complimentary webcast featuring Bush Brothers & Company Chairman Jim Ethier

May 14

“Communication Styles: Enhancing Group Decision Making for Success”

June 5

“Alternative Exit Strategies”

July 22-23

FOX Financial Executives Forum

September 14-16

Institutional Investor’s 11th Annual Family Office Wealth Conference

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