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Family Business Compensation
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With Martha Sullivan
March 19, 2021

Determining proper salary and compensation for those working in a family business can be tricky...especially when there are family owners who are not on the weekly payroll. Martha Sullivan, who is the next speaker at the Iowa Family Business Center's Breakfast Series, sits down with Jeff Stein to discuss Fair and Equal Compensation. Find out more about the Breakfast Series with Martha Sullivan on March 26, 2021 at advanceiowa.com

IEDA Business Survey
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With Christy Ryken & Drew Conrad
February 26, 2021

Two entities headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa--the Institute for Decision Making, and Strategic Marketing Services--have partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority to gather data on the needs of businesses and non-profits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A third survey in the series is now available online. Christy Ryken, director of Strategic Marketing Services, and Drew Conrad, director of the Institute for Decision Making, discussed the project with Jeff Stein of the Iowa Business Report via ZOOM on February 22, 2021. The survey will be live through March 17 at: sms.uni.edu/iedabusinessrecoverysurvey.

Next Generation Leadership Program
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With Dr. Heidi Vermeer Quist
February 19, 2021

The Next Generation Leadership Program, a part of Advance Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa, prepares family business members for executive level responsibilities and ownership, including an education program tailored for next-generation family enterprise leaders and the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Dr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist is a licensed clinical psychologist and family business consultant who works with the Family Business Forum within Advance Iowa; she discussed the topic and her background with Jeff Stein of the Iowa Business Report via ZOOM on January 29, 2021. More can be found at advanceiowa.com

Iowa Waste Reduction Center
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With Joe Bolick
February 19, 2021

One of our partner programs, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, based at the University of Northern Iowa, is a nationally-recognized organization devoted to environmental consulting, assistance, training and education for entities with environmental impact or need. Joe Bolick is director of the IWRC and discussed his group's work with Jeff Stein of the Iowa Business Report via ZOOM on February 09, 2021. More can be found at iwrc.uni.org.


The UNI Family Business Center Family business Link

With Dan Beenken
January 9, 2021

Running a business is not easy; the challenges are even more unique when it's a family-owned business. The next event in the Advance Iowa Family Business Forum Breakfast Series, to be held on January 15, 2021, focuses on "next generation leadership" for family businesses. Dan Beenken is program director and lead consultant for Advance Iowa; he spoke with Jeff Stein of the Iowa Business Report via ZOOM on December 29, 2020. For information about the event, go to advanceiowa.com and click on the "family business forum" tab. 


Employee Ownership Succession Options
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With Patrick Luensmann
January 3, 2021

Employee ownership models are among the various business succession plans a company owner might consider. Two such models are the subject of a free webinar to be held on two occasions this month--Jan. 14 at noon, and Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. Patrick Luensmann is senior program manager with the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa; he spoke with Jeff Stein of the Iowa Business Report via ZOOM.