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Kevin Hancock, G6 CEO of Hancock Lumber, Maine and

Jim Smucker, President of Keim, Ohio


What to Expect:

Hear from two extraordinary leaders who transformed their company culture by making everyone’s voice in the company stronger.


Kevin Hancock – An Unexpected Journey to an Employee-Centric 7th Generation Family Enterprise:

CEO of one of the oldest family businesses in America (1848), Kevin Hancock, has a compelling story of how his rare voice disorder transformed his leadership and their company culture, making everyone else’s voice in the company stronger. His Shared Leadership approach is in his 3rd book The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership (which each attendee will receive):

Increasingly, leaders are going to gain influence by making themselves smaller, not bigger. Decision-making responsibility is going to be shared, not collected.” – Kevin Hancock


Jim Smucker – Developing a “Robust We”:

Selected by Keim’s Board to serve as their first non-family President in 2019, Jim grew up in his family business, Bird-In-Hand Corp (restaurant & hotel business), Bird-In-Hand, PA, where he served as President. Keim is a G4 family-owned business who have been members of DVFBC since 2015.

Jim will share team leadership lessons learned from a failed ERP installation, including:

  • The importance of facilitating good process and dialog
  • Seeing together as a team
  • Healthy individuals are required for a strong team
  • People support what they help create


Breakout Sessions:

The Gift of Time: Moving to NO OVERTIME:

Kevin will be sharing how Hancock Lumber used its productivity increases to virtually eliminate the use of overtime while simultaneously increasing employee take-home pay!

Kevin Hancock & Jim Smucker


Protecting your Family & Business from CYBERCRIME: 

Join Anthony Mongeluzo, PCS President, and Greg Chaples of Capstone Group to learn about Staying Safe in a Digital World! This breakout session will cover ways to keep your IT systems and personal and business data safe, types of cyber threats, and cyber insurance requirements. Get answers to all your cyber security questions!

PCS & Capstone Group


Buy-Sell Agreements: a MUST-HAVE for EVERY Family Business:

Join Mike Maransky, Esq. of Fox Rothschild and Ryan Hurst, ASA of RKL as they discuss the legal and valuation perspectives of buy-sell agreements. They will address when business owners should have them, what triggers them, and the legal, financial, and operational consequences of not having one or having a poorly drafted agreement.

RKL & Fox Rothschild


Lunch & Tour of Spooky Nook Included

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May 12
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Spooky Nook Sports
75 Champ Blvd.
Manheim, PA 17545 United States
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