About the Keynote Presentation
There is a life cycle to business ownership. How does an owner know when it is the best time to move on, whether that be through a managed succession plan, planned family transition or unexpected opportunity?
SBAM will explore this decision process during a moderated panel discussion that features various transition experiences from:
- Gina Thorsen, President of Stormy Kromer. Gina works alongside her father and sister, and she’ll explore the dynamics of a family business, iconic brand, and how they’re planning for the future.
- Chris Shepler, who recently sold his Mackinac Island ferry business, Shepler’s Ferry, after 77 years in the Shepler family. How did this decision get reached and what is next?
- David Rhoa recently sold Marana Group, his family business, when a ‘too good to pass up’ offer was made. What has his experience been like during this quick succession?