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2024 Episodes

Running a family is hard. Running a family business is harder.

Join host Michael Palumbos and new guests every episode as they talk about everything from navigating family business transitions, business growth strategies, family conflict, leadership and team development and more.

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Family Biz Show - June 2nd, 2020: Guest Speaker George Isaac

Guest Robin Hall* President of VARC Solutions as we discussed the challenges and benefits of involving family members in the business, the importance of setting boundaries, and the process of growing the company and hiring employees. Robin also shares her insights on creating a business continuity plan, implementing dashboards and metrics, and the value of participating in business organizations like Vistage.

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Family Biz Show - May 26, 2020: Guests Terry Schaefer & Tom Garrity

In this special 100th episode, Marc Iacona shares his journey in the family business, Simcona Electronics, and the evolution of the company from a distributor to a manufacturer. He discusses the challenges and growth of the business, as well as the transition from the first to the second generation.

Marc also talks about the process of buying out his partners and becoming the sole owner of the company, the genesis of the Rochester Jazz Fest and how he manages both organizations. Don’t miss this one and share it with all who love our Roc City!

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Family Biz Show - May 19th, 2020: Guest Speakers Mike Goldman & Cathy Carroll

In this episode, co-owner of CosmosCorp Derrik Kassebaum* shares his unique story of entering the family business, the history of it and how “letting go” was what ultimately revolutionized his business and his life. Don’t miss this inspiring episode to get an idea of how your company can make

positive change every single day – starting with you.

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Family Biz Show - June 2nd, 2020: Guest Speaker George Isaac

Anthony DeSimone of You’re The Expert Now talks about the use of AI, specifically ChatGPT, in family businesses. Anthony shares his background and journey to becoming an AI expert and they discuss the importance of AI in business and how family businesses can utilize ChatGPT to improve communication and productivity. They explore various use cases for ChatGPT, such as editing emails, generating social media content, and transcribing meetings and emphasize the need for businesses to embrace AI and stay ahead of the curve.

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Family Biz Show - May 26, 2020: Guests Terry Schaefer & Tom Garrity

Janice Jucker of Three Brothers Bakery takes us on a fascinating journey, from the bakery's humble beginnings in Poland 200 years ago to its current status as a beloved Houston institution. She shares the inspiring story of her aunt Jenny, who saved her three brothers from the Nazis during World War II, and how these brothers later founded the bakery in Houston in 1949. We discuss the importance of understanding insurance policies and having proper coverage, as well as the need for cash reserves during a disaster. Janice shares her thoughts on the dynamics of family business succession plans, the search for retail space, and her top priorities for the next year. She highlights the importance of continuous learning and developing a strong business culture. 

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Family Biz Show - May 19th, 2020: Guest Speakers Mike Goldman & Cathy Carroll

We had the pleasure of talking to Dylan Rexing, CEO of Rexing Companies. We discussed the evolution of Dylan's family business from agriculture to transportation, the complexities of working with family, and the growth from a small team to a company with nearly 100 employees.

Dylan shares his journey from reluctant bookkeeper to a CEO focused on serving his employees and the importance of hiring good people. We also explored the significance of culture, leadership development, and the use of business operating systems for growth, conflict resolution & generational transitions.

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