April 16, 2014
Family Business

Family Business Success Story

Walsh College alumnus Lou Schmidt was interviewed by the Detroit Free Press just before speaker at the Leadership Center luncheon June 6, 2013. Read the news story here.

Family Business Honor Roll

The Family Business Honor Roll was created to bring family businesses into the spotlight.  These companies are members of the Walsh Leadership Center.  It is our intent to bring these family businesses to the attention of each other, in the hopes that they will help each other continue to succeed from one generation to the next. A number of these companies have second generation leaders, and a couple of them are in transition to the third generation.

Atlas Wholesale Food Co.
Bosco’s Pizza Co.
CIA Financial Group
CORP! Magazine
Dealers Supply Co.
DMS Moving Systems
Garden Fresh Gourmet
GraphiColor Systems Inc.
Harvey Hohauser & Associates
Hercules & Hercules, Inc.
HMS Mfg. Co.
HMS Products Co.
Intellimins
JB Cutting Inc.
Margot European Day Spa
Mastermind Solutions
Monahan Media
Painters Supply and Equipment Co.
Planterra®
Prefix Corporation
Re-Source Partners Asset Management
Rehab Pathways Group ®
Royal Aluminum & Steel, Inc.
Sanit-Air
Simple World of Golf
John Tagle Associates

Honorary Members


White Castle
Family Enterprise USA
HoneyBaked Ham

How do you get your company name on the Family Business Honor Roll?
Companies on the Family Business Honor Roll are members of the Walsh Leadership Center. Membership information is available here. The Walsh definition of a family business requires that the business employ one or more family members including the owner; more than one family member may own the business; or a married couple who are in business together. Once the business has passed to the next generation, the business may have only one family member employed. Contact Jan at jhubbard@walshcollege.edu if you're interested in membership.

The Leadership Center offers a variety of educational opportunities for members and leaders working in a family business. Click on the links for more information.

Affinity Groups
Females in a Family Business
Next Generation

Workshops and Briefings

Michigan Business Success Stories
Past Family Business Sucess Stories
  • White Castle
  • Hiller's Markets
  • Garden Fresh Gourmet Salsa
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Carhartt

For more information about programs to increase the success and sustainability of Michigan's small and family businesses, email Jan Hubbard.