2018/2019 Spring Symposium
Facilitated by Chet Mosteller of Mosteller & Associates, the Jurgielewicz family discussed how they’ve overcome challenges and struggles encountered as a family business , the importance of succession planning, the evolution of Tasty Duck over generations & overall best practices for family businesses.
Family Panel Members: Dr. Joe Jurgielewicz, Joey Jurgielewicz, Dr. Jim Jurgielewicz, & Michael Jurgielewicz
2018/2019 All in the Family Gathering
John Masano hosted our group at the MAsano Auto Park, offered lunch and a tour of the entire Park. It was humongous and amazing to see the space, cars and hear about Masano’s efforts to aid the 18th Ward and contribute to the community through their corporate sustainability. The Auto Park is the first of its kind in the country. With an indoor 150 car showroom, an Auto-torium, a whole new way of buying, an unprecedented inventory and lots more to come, this is definitely the place to be.
2018/19 Peer Group Reception
Every year we offer an annual mix & mingle event to our current Peer Group members, sponsor representatives and others interested in joining a Peer Group at the Stirling Guest Hotel. Our four Peer Groups come together to network and meet one another, since all Peer Groups meet at different times and days. Being able to bring our family businesses together is why we host this reception!
2018/19 Fall Forum
Brad Szollose, nationally-recognized TEDx speaker and international best-selling author, who grew up right next door in Lebanon, PA, shared with us the secrets to engagement, retention and increased output when working with a cross generational workforce. Through interactive activities during the workshop, he helped the crowd to better define how to work better together, no matter their age! View the full album here on the GRCA Facebook page.
2017/18 Spring Symposium
Joined by the Gulati Family, whose holdings include the Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Stokesay Castle, Sunnybrook Ballroom and Conference Center, and the Reading Royals, we discussed the strategy of preparing the next generation to take the reins of the family business including understanding the process, the timing, and importantly, the dos and don’ts after the transition.
2017/18 Workshop: The Real Truth About Buying & Selling a Business
Ray Melcher of Marathon Business Brokers facilitated this panel, which provided real-life examples and guidance on this important topic. The panelists spoke about their years of experience assisting clients in all facets of this arena, from valuation to estate planning to creating an ESOP, while others provided insight they gleaned from successfully navigating the process of selling their own business. Panelists included Ryan Hurst, ASA, Manager, Business Consulting Services – RKL, Scott Vaughn, President/CEO – The Standard Group, Steve Bobick, Founder – UtiliTech, Inc., Jestyn Payne, Attorney – Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys, & Emmett Lien, President – Edge Insights.
2017/18 Fall Forum
John McElligott, CEO of York Exponential, came to Berks County to help transform our local businesses with the help of these once-in-a lifetime opportunities of disruption and emerging technology. Known professionally as a Vision Caster and Technical Futurist, John has a wide range of prolific experience in startups, software, robotics, real estate, the military, and music—just to name a few. He’s also a graduate of the Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners Techcelerator program.
2016/17 Spring Symposium
We were honored to host the Redner family in a tribute to its founder, Earl Redner, along with an opportunity to hear from two generations of Redner’s about their company’s journey from two struggling super markets in the 1970’s to a world class operation that spans over 64 locations, three states, and more than 4,500 employees (as of 2010)!