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Taking Stock Film Screening

September 20, 2018

6:30pm, EST

Krannert Auditorium
Purdue University Campus
West Lafayette, IN

There is no charge for admission and advance tickets are not required. 

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About "Taking Stock"
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF) will host a special screening of the documentary film, “Taking Stock” on September 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Krannert Auditorium. The film documents one-month in the life of a shopkeeper dealing with the trials and tribulations of running a family business. 

“Taking Stock” director, Ben Stillerman, who will lead a panel discussion immediately following the screening, tells the story of his own family’s business, with his father, Clive Stillerman, as the main subject. On the film’s website, Ben explains he made the documentary to understand how the family business influenced his father’s personal life as well as the lives of his father’s employees and family. However the film goes further to show the conflict between children not wanting to take over the family business and the real tension, said Ben, “between the values of hard work, the challenges of family, and the particular relationship between a businessman and his community and country.” 

Maria Marshall, Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF) director and professor of agricultural economics, chose this film for the event because “it delves deeper than what you normally see when you walk into someone’s store front. Family businesses affect everyone, not just those who work in the business. At PIFF, our goal is to educate and prepare family members to make the best choices for their business. The film shows how difficult those choices can be.” 

“Taking Stock” was filmed at Benoni Discount Stores in South Africa and was released by Tank Brain Films in 2016. It won the festival prize for best documentary at the 2017 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. The showing is free and open to the public. Advance tickets are not required.

Writer: Kami Goodwin



Buy Sell Agreements - September 20, 2018

12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
What will this webinar be about?
Are you worried about transferring your farm or business to the next generation? One tool you can use to help with this process is a buy sell agreement. Learn about how to utilize a buy sell agreement through this webinar presented by Nick Held, Purdue Extension Educator and member of the Purdue Succession Planning Team.
How do I join?
Go to the link below and register. You will then receive a confirmation email with the link to participate in the webinar at noon on September 20, 2018. You will also receive a reminder 24 hours before the webinar is about to start.

                      Register here!                             

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