Episode 10 (WBIN-TV): Family Businesses


Episode 10 (WBIN-TV): Family Businesses

A family business has made the switch from printed circuit boards to running an inn and spa in the Lakes region of New Hampshire. A 1904 family bicycle parts company winds up doing outdoor power. Can you imagine going to work making flattened wire radiator fins? And when a folded box is much more than just a folded box. Intriguing stories from four different family Businesses. The full 30-minute episode is featured, with separate segments on Tony DiRico, Michelle Boissoneau-Dupont, John Stephenson & Ted Stikeleather.

Hub Folding Box company goes back almost 100 years, across 3 generations. Tony DiRico is the President. 

What do printed circuit boards, commercial real estate and hospitality have in common? Michelle Boissoneau-Dupont knows. She’s not only part of the family but also an innkeeper at the Opechee Lake and Spa

John Stephenson is from a 4th generation family business. He has additionally used that expertise to now run three ventures… simultaneously. One of these involves Briggs and Stratton.  

It’s a family owned business dated back to 1949 that makes products most people don’t think about. But developers and construction companies know what makes IBC wire special. We talk with President Ted Stikeleather

Episode 10 (WBIN-TV): Family Businesses

The Language of Business ® is an independently produced news magazine which mixes in-studio and also on-locations interviews with entrepreneurs. To date, the Show has aired on over 90 public access stations in 24 US states. Our recent topics are Branding for Success, the increasing popularity of the Made in the USA label, and Global Commerce with a Local Touch. Additionally, we discuss Decoding the Alphabet of Finance and furthermore the Business of Sports.

We’re always looking to reach a wider audience. In order to address the challenges and questions that entrepreneurs face and provide insights that can help them grow their businesses. As a result,we give entrepreneurs a stronger voice, globally, nationally and in their local communities. The Language of Business ® is a resource for entrepreneurs and others interested in local business growth. In conclusion, there is a lot of innovation in the area and this is most of all an opportunity to highlight the great work that’s being done.

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About Author

Greg Stoller is actively involved in building entrepreneurship and international business programs at Boston University in the Questrom School of Business. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, global strategy and management and runs the Asian International Management Experience Program, and the Asian International Consulting Project.

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