Resiliency - Challenges Across Generations

Resiliency - Challenges Across Generations

by Smith Family Business Initiative

Professional Speaker Webinar

Thu, 04 Jun 2020

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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A panel of distinguished family businesses will share the history of their enterprises, the challenges faced, and the will to endure.

This panel is hosted in conjunction with the Family Business Alliance, an international association of university-affiliated family business centers. Our panelists include:

Wendy & Jennifer Yuengling, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery is in its sixth generation of a family brewing legacy that began in 1829 in Pottsville, PA. The Yuengling Brewery is still family-owned and operated today and celebrated its 190th anniversary in 2019. Serving in 22 states, production is supported by two breweries in Pottsville, PA, and one in Tampa, FL. Principal beer brands include Yuengling® Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan, Golden Pilsner, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale®, Oktoberfest, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter and new Flight by Yuengling, the Next Generation of Light Beer TM. The company’s dedication to family is not just 6 generations of Yuenglings, but also its generations of employees at its Pottsville and Tampa communities.

Hussey Seating Company
Anne Hussey, Hussey Seating Company is a sixth-generation, family-owned business working with the seventh-generation. They've been in business since 1835. They have gone from manufacturing long furrowed plows to combat the rocky New England soil in 1835, to fire escapes and ski lifts in the early 1900s. They have been manufacturing spectator seating since 1960. Hussey Seating Company manufactures spectator seating for places like high school gymnasiums, tracks, football fields, professional sports arenas, and performing arts centers.

Benco Dental
Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental is the largest privately-owned full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting, and dental equipment services. The company has remained family-owned and is in its third generation of leadership. In 1930, Benjamin Cohen moved to Northeast Pennsylvania and started Benco Dental after six years of traveling from one train station to the next, selling dental supplies out of his suitcase. During the company’s 80-year history, Benco Dental has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, into the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor, with multiple showroom locations and five distribution centers servicing over 30,000 dental professionals.

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