IFB Event: Passing the Baton Part 1

IFB Event: Passing the Baton Part 1

Join the Institute for Family Business on September 7 to listen to a panel discussion by four young men who are taking the reins from their fathers to lead their families’ businesses. The panelists will be discussing their everyday challenges, what it’s like having all their employees looking to them for leadership, and making decisions with the weight of their new responsibilities. Panel includes: Ago Dermenjian, President of Derco Foods, Preston Cross, President of Four C’s, Charlie McMurray, CEO of the Charles McMurray Co, and Rion Morganstern, President and CEO of Pleasant Mattress, Inc. Moderator: Neil Koenig DETAILS: Free to the public Continue Reading…

Family Business Ad Critique: Bush's Beans

Family Business Ad Critique: Bush’s Beans

Bush’s History In 1908, Bush Brothers & Company was established in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee by A.J. Bush. He didn’t even sell the beans that made the brand so well known- it was actually a general store. They soon began making the beans that they are famous for today. Jay Bush, A.J. Bush’s great-grandson, is a part of the family business and is featured in many of the company’s commercials. The company takes pride in the fact that they are over a century old family business. For generations, its mission has been to provide nothing but the best to homes and tables nationwide. Continue Reading…

IFB Event: Summer Social

IFB Event: Summer Social

Join the Institute for Family Business and Manco Abbott on August 17 for an evening with valley business owners. This will be a summer social you will not want to miss! Meet fellow family businesses at this fun summer social. DETAILS: Free to the public Wednesday, August 17 5:30-7:30pm Manco Abbott 1398 W Herndon Ave, Ste 105 Fresno CA 97311 RSVP to Lfew@csufresno.edu or call 559.278.5662 Continue Reading…

Family Business Ad Critique: Ken's Foods

Family Business Ad Critique: Ken’s Foods

Ken’s Foods History The brand takes its name after Ken’s Steak House, a restaurant located in Massachusetts, founded by Ken and Florence Hanna in 1941. As the restaurant grew, the locals began to request that the dressings be bottled so they could purchase them and use them at home as well. In 1958, the Hannas licensed the company’s name to family friends Frank and Louise Crowley, who decided to turn these famous dressings into a business. They started Ken’s Foods in their kitchen, beginning with the restaurant’s house dressing. Ken’s Foods has come a long way since its days in the Crowley’s Continue Reading…