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April 28 – Family Business Story – Dana Shortt Gourmet

Dana shared how important the support and influences of family is during the building of a business during the 15 years. Some of the key learning that Dana shared with us include: If you don’t ask….you don’t get Work on your business not just in it (E-myth) Always try to do better Branding is a […]

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April 29th Family Business Story Summary – MRC Wireless

Charlie, Sheri, Martin & Steven shared in presenting the MRC Wireless family business story. As with many family businesses, challenges were faced & dealt with as the company grew to what it is today. Some of the challenges that they worked through were: financial risk management relationships with original partners working through and implementing clauses […]

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April 1st Family Business Story Summary

Frey’s Hatchery Aden Frey shared the story about a long time family business in Waterloo Region.  In fact, this year they are celebrating 70 years of service to the Region and beyond. What was clearly evident in Aden’s presentation was the great passion that his family had and has for their family business.  As all […]

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January 29 Family Business Story Summary

Imagine – your own personal ice cream machine – well actually several machines. At the January lunch, Gina Ruttan not only told us about her business – The Fro.Zen Trolley – but let us taste her products. Gina is the next generation at Systems Plus in Baden, but besides helping out there, she launched her […]

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Gibson Sound & Vision Family Business Story Summary

Gibson Sound & Vision has recently celebrated 60 years of service to Waterloo Region. Some of the values that carried them through the years include: making sure customers are looked after when entering the store your word is as good as your name constantly educating customers in technology being life long learners treating customers like […]

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