Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Flower Business/Family Business


Exactly a month ago, I participated in NORCAL Family Business Panel at Fun N Sun with Richard Armellini (Armellini Trucking), Bob Wilkins (Delaware Valley Wholesale), Laura Shinall (Syndicate Sales), Ed Van Wingerden (Ever-Bloom Flowers) and Michael A Mellano (Mellano & Company). 

It was a very impressive group to sit with. Because the topic was “Family Business”, everyone was very engaged and candid. I won’t go into detail but a lot of inside company and family business was shared.

Kurt Glassman (Facilitator) with Ted Kitayama and Gary Merrill

As a fun follow up, let's see how well you know these industry peers. 

Match the “comment” with the panelist.
  1. “It was a relief when we were told, it would be better for the company if someone else ran it.”
  2.  “We were told what to do and accepted it, two cousin were told, “you two are going into business  together” and they did.”
  3.  “If you are not one of the boys, you never will be, its better to be yourself.”
  4. “You are like 4 sticks, bound together you can’t be broken.”
  5. “My father came home one day and said, “you are now the President”,
  6. “Family business is not easy.”  
     a.      _____ Richard Armellini
     b.      _____ Bob Wilkins
     c.      _____ Laura Shinall
     d.      _____ Ed Van Wingerden
     e.      _____ Michael Mellano
     f.       _____ Robert Kitayama

 Blog Contest!

The first 3 to respond with the correct matches will win a KB hat! 

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