Living and Leading your Values as a Family Business
You're invited to open the door to Teddy’s Transport, a 40-year-old family business! Learn from Owner & President, Helen Zeerip (G2) about living & leading your values as a family business. Values are often a crucial aspect of family businesses – & what makes them great. A community leader with various philanthropic efforts, Helen started working in the family business as a teen & carries on the family legacy through her own passions today, putting a positive stamp on West Michigan while cultivating a family-like culture within the family business.
Get to know Teddy's Transport, Helen Zeerip, & their associated philanthropic endeavors
Gain peer insights on how to live your values & use the family business as a platform for community change
Hear about maintaining a family-like workplace culture & upholding values through rapid growth
Understand what it takes to continue the legacy of the family business with your own passions
About the Open Door Member Story Events
Every family business has a story – stories that end with lessons learned through lived experience, and lessons that can be helpful to others facing similar challenges. This peer-driven, curated event series invites you to strengthen your own family business by learning from the experience of another. Because, after all, who better to learn from than someone who has been in a similar situation? And nobody understands the unique challenges of balancing the demands of both family and business better than other family businesses.
This member-only event series was created to bring Family Business Alliance members into each other’s businesses to learn directly from their peers. The series will allow FBA members to open the door to other family businesses for an opportunity to learn their family business story, challenges they’ve faced, and, maybe, hear some family secrets. Each event will begin with a tour of the business before moving into a peer-led discussion with Q&A from attendees. The events will commence with an optional networking session.