of the Family Business Learning Community

Nov 10 2014
Event Time:

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ


Expressing Our Values and Creating Clarity: Herschend Family Enterprises

Dive into an evening of learning, sharing and fun at the Adventure Aquarium with Chris Herschend, G3 Vice Chairman of the Board for Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE).

The Herschend story was recently featured  in Forbes magazine -- click HERE.

November 10 HFE is the largest family-owned themed attractions company in the United States. They own, operate and manage 26 family-oriented theme parks and attractions in 10 states across the country with over 10,000 employees.

They began in 1950 with Marvel Cave near Branson, MO and today include Dollywood, Ride the Ducks, the Harlem Globetrotters, Classic Cable Car Sightseeing in San Francisco, and Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta.

While the family business is 100% family owned, it's 0% family  run! It's their goal to bring families closer together, and create memories worth repeating.

Tying into Lencioni's discipline of Effective Family Systems, Chris will share about their business family's

  • Values-based incentives
  • Governance
  • Strategies on both the family and business sides

Locally, HFE is best known for the Adventure Aquarium and Philadelphia's Ride the Ducks.

Click here for directions, or here for a map of the aquarium.