The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) named Fisher Transport Limited the 2016 Nova Scotia Family Enterprise of the Year (FEYA) at its award luncheon held today at the Holiday Inn Harbourview in Dartmouth. On hand to accept this distinguished award was founder Ken MacDonald and his son Jordan, who is now General Manager for the company. In Ken’s acceptance he credited his wife Pam and their three children for the success of Fisher Transport and said the key ingredient to working effectively with family and staff is to lead by example.
FEYA, sponsored by CAFE NS’ Presenting Sponsor, BMO Financial Group, recognizes significant achievement made within a family enterprise. The MacDonald family from Fisher Transport was profiled along with the Redden family of R&R Pools and saw over 100 guests in attendance to celebrate the accomplishments of these two impressive companies.
CAFE Nova Scotia’s FEYA program is supported by Presenting Sponsor, BMO Private Banking, and Banner Sponsors Boyne Clarke and WBLI
CAFE Nova Scotia and TD Bank are honored to have Ian and his cousin Leslie Wilson as our 2016 Peter Wilson Dinner speakers. Ian and Leslie will share some of their family business history and will tell dinner guests some of their business and succession strategies that have guided them into their eight generation!
2016 Peter Wison Dinner: Mark Friday, May 6, 2016 on your event calendar - 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Cunard Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia
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CAFE Personal Advisory Groups (PAGs) are operational in CAFE chapters across Canada. Have a look at what members in one chapter say about the experience by clicking on the video below.
Why do PAGs work so well?
Probably the most common challenge family business members face is isolation – it is often difficult to discuss problems with other family members, and those outside family business may not understand the nuances of family enterprise. Participation in a PAG helps resolve this problem by serving as your dedicated 'board of advisors'.
A PAG is a group of 8-12 CAFE members from different non-compteting family businesses who meet monthly to support each other by sharing personal, family and business experiences in a highly confidential and supportive environment. PAGs are open to all family members and CAFE Vancouver Island also provides the opportunity for advisor members to join PAGs upon satisfying some criteria.
PAGs are unique not only because of their specific focus on business family issues, but in terms of the support, mentorship and friendship they provide.
CAFE Nova Scotia was launched in the fall of 1997. We now recognize our Chapter's beginnings at our annual Peter Wilson Dinner. The late Peter Wilson, Wilson Fuel Co. Ltd. was one of the principal founders of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise’s Nova Scotia Chapter, and is remembered and honored annually at the Peter Wilson Dinner for all he gave toward the development of family business.