Joe Schmieder, Author, Educator, Family Business Consultant
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:30-9:15 am
Banquet Rooms A & B, Curtiss Hall, SVSU
How can family businesses honor tradition while pioneering change?
Drawing on his recent book, Innovation in the Family Business, Joe Schmieder will encourage entreprising families to take an intentional, thoughtful, and ultimately successful approach to innovation which will help promote long-term continuity.
Joe defines innovation as “creative change that produces meaningful results.” He’ll examine innovation in several FB dimensions, including product and service offerings, new ventures or business start-ups, as well as ownership structure and governance, succession, and leadership and organization development. From creating a culture of innovation to developing systems for innovation processes, Joe will inspire you to draw on your strengths as a family business to embrace creative change, adjust to marketplace trends and customer needs, and through innovation drive growth and value.
FOR MEMBERS ONLY: "Family Business -- How Sweet It Is!"
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -- 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Dinner and Program at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
Featuring presentation by T.M. Klein & Sons Honey Producers
Menu will feature their honey as a main ingredient
"Family Business Leader Exit Strategy: Personal and Practical"
Thursday, November 10, 2016 -- 7:30 to 9:15 am
Featuring Larry Linne - Back by Popular Demand!
"Unraveling Your Hard-Wiring: Understanding Yourself/Understanding Others"
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- 7:30 to 10 am
Featuring Jay Hawreluk, Acu-Max & Vistage Michigan
"Undefeated: The True Story of Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Service"
Thursday, May 11, 2017 -- 4 to 5:30 pm
Featuring Don Steele, Author, and Members of the Shepler Family
Additional details for all 2016-17 events coming soon.