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MoneyTalk: Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee Succession Legacy (video)
BNN, MoneyTalk, Oct 7, 2015.
Longtime CAFE Central Ontario Members Michael Higgins and Paul Higgins Jr., co-owners of Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee, one of Canada's oldest family businesses, will reveal how they have kept the family business in the family for three generations.
Family Business Transfers Wealth to the Next Generation
Jacoline Loewen, UBS, Published in The Globe and Mail, June 2, 2015.
Maximizing business value and family harmony for a peaceful, rewarding retirement
CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor quoted in article in special RBC Wealth Management Series sponsor section on Wealth Management in The Globe and Mail, October 22, 2014.
ON THE STREET: Victoria's Capital Iron wins national business award
National CAFE 2014 FEYA Award Recipient - Capital Iron featured in Times Colonist (Victoria), April 4, 2014.
Saying “No” to Bad Blood
CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor profiled and quoted in article by Ruth E. Dávila, Advantage magazine, April/May/June 2014.
Decorium furniture in good hands as founder passes it to his sons
CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor and Decorium profiled and quoted in article by Ashante Infantry, Business reporter, The Star, January 3, 2014
How to Keep Non-Family Employees Happy
FORESIGHT, DJB Chartered Accountants, Summer 2013
2013 All In The Family Magazine E-dition - A Resource For Family Business
CAFE and several of our Members are profiled along with stories focused on the struggles and successes family businesses have undergone, tips that will hopefully educate and inspire today’s new generation of business owners as well as several articles by financial and legal experts on the issues and circumstances facing many family businesses, Business Link Media Group, June 2013
The right way to sell a family business
CAFE Member Laura McNally, part of the third generation at McNally International Inc. interviewed by Jacoline Loewen,The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2013
Central Ontario Canadian Association of Family Enterprise Forum: Family business need support
CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor, CAFE Central Ontario Managing Director, Emma Ramos and CAFE Member Frank Dempsey, Dempsey Corporation interviewed by Andrew Seale, Special to The Star, April 25, 2013
Family businesses to be honoured
CNW, April 16, 2013
Allen S. Taylor: Should every family business have a succession plan? (video)
CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor, 30-Second Mentor, Special to Financial Post, April 2, 2013
UVic honours London Drugs chairman; Distinguished Entrepreneur to Brandt Louie
University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business has named Brandt Louie, long-time CAFE Member, as the 10th recipient of the 'Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award', Times Colonist (Victoria), March 26, 2013
City firm named family enterprise of the year
Murray McNeill, Winnipeg Free Press, March 12, 2013
Klassen Family Interview (video)
Neil, Travis and Reg Klassen of Valley Carriers, a CAFE Vancouver Family Member talk about their family business and their involvement in CAFE (including their PAG), Global Noon Hour News, March 9, 2013
Halifax Seed Company is a rare tale of family business survival
Halifax Seed Company, recipient of CAFE’s 2012 FEYA Award and CAFE Canada Executive Director Paul MacDonald interviewed by Beverley Smith, The Globe and Mail, January 28, 2013
Special Supplement - Business Families
Featuring articles by CAFE Canada Executive Director Paul MacDonald, UBC’s Business Families Centre Executive Director Judi Cunningham and Lloyd Steier, professor of entrepreneurship and family enterprise, and director of the Alberta Business Family Institute at the University of Alberta, Special to The Globe and Mail, December 12, 2012
He’s 26, with $60-million in revenue, but could still use advice
CAFE Canada Executive Director Paul MacDonald weighs in, Dan Misener, The Challenge, Special to The Globe and Mail, November 28, 2012
How to Hand Over The Family Business
Tony Wanless, CMC, is CEO of Knowpreneur Consultants, BCBusiness Online.ca, November 5, 2012
Don’t just hire family because they’re family
3 CAFE Members interviewed by Mary Teresa Bitti, Financial Post, October 30, 2012
Small Businesses Need Family Planning...The Succession Kind (audio)
CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor interviewed by Marcia Young, The World This Weekend, CBC Radio, October 20, 2012
The Business - Keeping It In The Family (video)
Host David Wojcik with panel guests, CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor, Fox 40 CEO Ron Foxcroft and lawyer Murray Gottheil as they debate keeping the business in the family, BiZ TV Canada Inc., biztvcanada.com, June 1, 2012
Mind Your Business: Family business (video)
CAFE Canada Chair Allen S. Taylor interviewed by CHCH Morning Live, May 7, 2012
Family Business Matters
KPMG, Spring 2011
Success of Family Enterprise felt across Canadian economy, communities
The Globe and Mail, September 22, 2010
Business enterprises a force in Canada's economy
The Globe and Mail, September 8, 2010
Family Business Q & A
The Globe and Mail, May 14, 2010
CAFE Canada Chair interviewed Investment Executive
Investment Executive, January 18, 2010
Stewards of a Blueberry Empire
Rick Spence, Financial Post, Monday, June 08, 2009
The Globe and Mail Special Supplement, September 26, 2005
All in the Family
Nuvo Magazine, Summer Issue