Event Information

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
12:00 am

An AFTERNOON SEMINAR from 1pm to 4:30pm will feature networking opportunities and panel discussions.

The afternoon’s first presentation, Leadership Transition: Preparing for and Implementing Your Succession” will be led by:




Joanne B. Ladley
 (former owner of Kitchen Kettle)

A second afternoon session, titled “Best Practices for Building Multi-Generational Family Businesses” will feature the leaders of three family businesses that are also the top 3 companies on CPBJ’s list of privately held companies:


Izzy Schwab (of D&H Distributing Co., Inc.)


Stew Hartman (from Rutter’s Holdings Inc.)


Dale High (from High Companies)

An EVENING DINNER PROGRAM between 5pm and 8:30pm will include networking time, awards recognition for local family businesses and their supporters, and the presentation of the first Family Business Hall of Fame award to S. Dale High, chairman of the High Companies and a founder of The High Center.

It will also feature a keynote speech by former Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback, NFL MVP, renowned sports analyst and family business owner, Ron “Jaws” Jaworski. Ron is sure to entertain and motivate the audience by sharing his experiences with leadership, teamwork and operating a successful business.


● Combination Ticket (Afternoon Seminar + Dinner Event) – $125 *
● Afternoon Seminar Only – $45
● Evening Dinner Event Only – $95

* High Center members receive two (2) complimentary combination tickets per organization; High Center corporate sponsors receive four (4) complimentary combination tickets. These can be claimed online. Additional tickets must be purchased at the regular rates above.


12:00 am


Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square