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The group’s vision is to create an atmosphere for current and future family business owners to share stories and become educated on such important issues as succession planning, communication, leadership, change management and innovation. All of these issues play a large role in keeping a family business successful and transferring that business to the next generation. The new organization will also provide an opportunity for community involvement through charitable fundraisers. “Sons & Daughters of a Family Business provides a unique opportunity to engage with peers who deal with situations and challenges very similar to my own,” said founding member, Brandon Wettlaufer, of Marble Mechanical, LLC. “Sharing solutions and obstacles creates a support circle that promotes honesty, integrity and leadership, which are essential for the development of a successful personal and professional career.” Another founding member, Lakiah Washington, of Ben Washington & Sons, adds, “The thing I look forward to most as we launch this new association is the development of entrepreneurship through transparent networking, educational resources and a commitment to business principles.” The association hosted its first membership recruitment happy hour in early December at Andiamo’s in Dearborn. Due to the focus of the group, this association is exclusive to current and future family business owners. For more information on the benefits and events offered by the Michigan Association for Sons & Daughters of a Family Business, please contact Tara K. Perpich at (313) 729-0619 or tperpich@glmech.com.

18 Years of Turner Tree Wrappers Ninety-six miles of shrink wrap – enough to stretch from the Cobo Center in Detroit to the Capitol Building in downtown Lansing – represents the amount of material used by volunteers at the Michigan office of Turner Construction Company since 1993 to wrap and package beautiful, ornate holiday trees sold for charity each year by the local, non-profit organization, Festival of Trees. Festival of Trees benefits the Evergreen Endowment Fund and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “Tree Wrapping,” as it’s become known, is an annual Turner Thanksgiving weekend tradition in Michigan dating back to 1993. 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE: A Letter to the Membership from the President of CAM; On the Jobsite: Knowledge is Power at Expanded Manufacturing Facility C...

January February CAM Magazine 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE: A Letter to the Membership from the President of CAM; On the Jobsite: Knowledge is Power at Expanded Manufacturing Facility C...

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