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About Family Business First Initiative of Northeast Wisconsin

The Family Business First Initiative of Northeast Wisconsin exists to support and recognize family businesses in our area. At First Business, we believe family businesses are the backbone of Northeast Wisconsin. Many of these businesses have a proven track record of success in terms of sales, innovation, economic impact, profits, and employment. And due to the nature of being a family business, many believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which they live. The Family Business First Initiative was put in place to show the support of First Business and to help family business succeed.

Congratulations to our 2014 Award Recipients

Our 2014 Family Business First Awards event was held on June 25. At the event we named 4 new businesses into the Family Business First Hall of Fame and Keynote Speaker Drew Mendoza, Managing Principal of the Family Business Cunsulting Group, Inc., kicked off our workshop series with a presentation on "Family Buisness Continuity: Lessons Learned."

Broadway Automotive
Founded in 1916, Broadway Automotive is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With 411 employees, this family business is run by two third generation brothers David and Michael Cuene and their cousin Casey Cuene.


Sonex Aircraft, LLC
Founded in 1997, Sonex Aircraft is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With 16 employees this family business is in its second generation led by President, John Monnett and CEO, Jeremy Monnett.


Sure-Dry Basement Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Sure-Dry Basement Systems is headquartered in Menasha, Wisconsin and employs 32 staff members. This family business is in its first generation run by President and CEO, Doug Newhouse and three other family members, Jenny, Rebekah, Doug Jr. Newhouse.


Times Printing Co. Inc.
Founded in 1930, Times Printing Co. Inc. is headquartered in Random Lake, Wisconsin and employs 306 staff members. This family business is in its third generation run by President and CEO, Jack Scholler and Principal Owners, Ray Scholler, Judy Mueller, Jean Vetter, Jim Scholler.

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