Communication, delegation crucial to make family biz work

By | April 30, 2018|Family Business|

Long before they excelled in business, they were a family who brought out the best in one other. Pages Holdings Inc. (PHI) Chairman Bunny Pages said the family business, which they established some 15 years ago, wouldn’t be where it is today if the family members didn’t share the same vision. “Ours is a business [...]

A Lasting Legacy- The History and Personalities Behind Athens’ Oldest Business

By | April 20, 2018|Family Business|

Kris Cornwell spent her days on Court Street long before it was lined with a bevy of bars and chain restaurants. As the owner of Cornwell Jewelers, 77 N. Court St., Cornwell recalls catching a bus with her sister and riding from her grandparents’ home on Peach Ridge Road, north of Athens, to Court Street, [...]

Kanoo Group finds balance between boring and exciting, chairman says

By | April 20, 2018|Family Business|

Boring may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of growing a business. But it does play an integral part of the thinking of the Kanoo Group, one of the UAE’s biggest family conglomerates that is grooming itself for expansion and getting a professional management to run the business while family [...]

Family Business: Tradition or Superior Vision?

By | April 9, 2018|Family Business|

Business is personal for Eric Miller, CEO of Miller Welding and Machine Co. When he was in college, his grandfather, Dave R. Miller, made the “big decision” to expand the family business from a machine and welding shop into an integrated, full-service supplier to the industry. Three of Dave’s sons ran the business after him. [...]

How family business Westmorland is reinventing the motorway stop

By | April 9, 2018|Family Business|

A bank holiday visit to a UK motorway service station is usually a grim necessity. It often involves a nondescript atrium surrounded by burger concessions, coffee shops and gambling machines, all charging high prices to a captive audience. But one idiosyncratic British operator is trying to turn a forced stop into a pleasure. From the [...]

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