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New Jersey native Diana Schad is now leading the Grand Rapids-based Family Business Alliance as its CEO. The former Washington, D.C. lawyer — whose husband, Matt Schad, runs the family-owned Nucraft Furniture Co. — believes that family-owned businesses tend to operate very differently from other companies and therefore require specialized advocacy and research. Schad spoke with MiBiz on these topics, as well as her desire to diversify the Family Business Alliance’s membership. 

Published in Q&A

As president of Grand Rapids Label and chair of the Family Business Alliance, Bill Muir understands what family-owned companies are going through right now. According to Muir, manufacturers remain optimistic heading into the new year, and they’re making more investments to support their customers.

Published in Crystal Ball

Running any business is challenging, but when you add the dynamics of family ownership into the mix, it creates an entirely different set of hurdles.

Published in Small Business

Family-owned companies often do what they can to keep their businesses in the family, but at times, that’s not always prudent

Published in Small Business

Family-owned companies often do what they can to keep their businesses in the family, but at times, that’s not always prudent

Published in Small Business

The company CEO Marc Schupan runs today barely resembles the Schupan & Sons Inc. he took over more than 40 years ago following the sudden death of his father. 

Published in In the News

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