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Colette’s Catering: Managing Business During Pandemic

Early March or late February, we began to get the postponement and cancellation calls for our upcoming catering events and weddings. Many would postpone and reschedule, more than once even, but not all. Some just wanted us to give back their full deposits, and we had...

A Tough Road Ahead for Democrats’ Ambitious Policy Agenda

Thank you to Russ Sullivan and the team at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP for this report.President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise to address income inequality and ensure that corporations, especially those that offshore jobs, pay their fair share. Biden now...

Hydraflow: Operating Business During Pandemic

We sent out our first memo regarding COVID-19 government recommendations on March 11 to employees. Then there were a rapid series of emails because the government recommendations kept changing. On March 27 we divided Hydraflow in 4 sections and people were not...

Loutech: Dealing with COVID-19

The unraveling of the economy was not in the plans for Loutech in So Cal. We thought we would be bringing our machining capacity to at least 95% from the existing 75%, improving our Quality system, and building our 100+ strong workforce. Instead, we found ourselves...

Root Family of Florida and COVID-19

Our 120 year old family business operates a commercial real estate business with a staff of 13 in our offices. Our approximately 50 tenants employ 1000’s of people, jobs, lives that depend on us. From grocery baggers to Fortune 500 CEO’s. Every possible employment...

Pomerleau Real Estate Supports Local Community During COVID19

We placed local ads….”support local business”/ thank you ads and inspirational…not only good to community to see, but helps local newspapers who are getting killed with no advertising. Also doing stories on non profits organizations that need business and survive on...

Lee Company pivots to aid ventilator-making effort

As General Motors and other companies push to make ventilators to help COVID-19 patients streaming into U.S. hospitals, the Lee Company of Westbrook, Conn., has adjusted its systems to join the effort. The family company, founded in 1948, makes miniature hydraulic...

Family Business Survey Highlights Estate Tax As The #1 Economic Public Policy Priority Issue

2021 FEUSA Family Business Survey Highlights Estate Tax As The #1 Economic Public Policy Priority Issue For Family Businesses Washington DC, May 9, 2021: Family Enterprise USA, releases results of FEUSA 2021 Family Business Survey revealing that while Income Tax is...

Last Chance To Register to Hear About Current Legislative Agendas

We hope you will join us for a FEUSA update call on May 6, 2021 at 12pm PT or 3pm ET. Below is the Zoom Webinar agenda for the noteworthy speakers who will be talking on current legislative and political agendas and platforms: Welcome by Pat Soldano and intro Frank...

An Inside Look at Seven Family-Owned Businesses

How each one handled the challenges posed by the pandemic By Patricia N. Soldano & Dawn S. Markowitz Mention the word “COVID-19” to a family business owner, and it’s a sure way to elicit a variety of responses. For some, the pandemic brought new and innovative...