2023 Family Business Symposium - Keeping the Magic Alive: Developing Longevity in Family Businesses

Dennis Jaffe, Senior Research Fellow at BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors, interviews four multigenerational family business panelists discussing topics such as engaging the next generation, overcoming adversity, promoting family connections, and building and mainting a shared identity. Listen to the panelists as they talk about preparing the next generation of their business, how they handle complications, and how they keep family harmony.

Panelists
  • Dennis Jaffe: Senior Research Fellow, BanyanGlobal
  • Frank Foster: Managing General Partner, Gideon Hixon Fund
  • Lisette Gaviña Lopez: Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, F. Gaviña and Sons, Inc.
  • James Clement: Senior Vice President and General Manager, Grass and Rangeland, EarthOptics, Marine, Rancher
  • Mike Dierberg: Chairman, First Bank

The Family Business Symposium, presented by First Bank's Center for Family-Owned Businesses, brought together family business owners for a two-day interactive event in Santa Barbara, California, on October 19-20, 2023.