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Chuck Alby, Former CEO American Bin & Conveyor, Inc. – Burlington, Wisconsin

“Sandra was instrumental in assisting the family members of American Bin in reaching consensus about the future of the company and their individual future role(s) inside and outside of the business… As a facilitator, Sandra exhibits an outside ability to listen to key stakeholders to identify opportunities and challenges that can impact the future of a business.”

 

John Rozell CEO, Tri-State Wholesale Flooring, Inc. – Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sandra McNeely helped me understand I had a ‘family’ business, not simply a small business, and guided us through the succession planning process.”

 

Jeri Mesching, Owner East Shore Specialty Foods – Hartland, Wisconsin

“Working with Sandra is a joy. She has a wealth of education, experience and expertise but also is a loving and dedicated daughter, wife and parent. In her timely and professional manner, she is able to guide and advise based on her understanding of generational needs and their unique perspectives.”

 

Megan Hegerfeld, Broker Associate United Country, Advantage Land Company LLC –Brookings, South Dakota

“Sandra was able to help us roadmap our goals and objectives to assist us in organizing our family business. She was also able to help us face and work through some of the tough questions that normally present themselves in family businesses.”

 

Darlene & Dick Muth, Muth Electric, Inc. – Mitchell, South Dakota

“Ms. McNeely was a great facilitator, sharing proven ways of success. Her no-nonsense approach fit in with the way we do business today, and how we will do business in the future.”  

 

Participants of the National Shoe Retailers Association Succession Planning presentation

“Paced well; nice organization and good flow from one topic to another. Timing was good and the combination of lecture, interaction, and worksheets for immediate application was effective. Sandra effectively engaged the audience. The information my peers exposed to us about their situations in business and how to deal with them was insightful. The session allowed for discussion and being able to share concerns and ideas. Interaction of presentation and participation was exceptional.”

 

Participants of the Annual Prairie Family Business Association Conference Developing Policies to Guide Your Family Business Decisions presentation

“Excellent Presentation!; Great Presentation!; Benefits of Board of Directors. A fresh look at the value of well thought out policies. Nice solutions/way to deal with conflict proactively. Very informative about a lot of topics which many family businesses have trouble acting upon. Terrific presentation.”

 

Pat and Craig Lloyd, Lloyd Companies – Sioux Falls, South Dakota

“Sandra always kept in mind the financial and strategic needs and how they would play into our family business. Another great asset?  Being able to work with all generations to meet a final succession goal. She was the perfect fit.”

 

Participants of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum Generation Dynamics & Family Business Life Cycle: Mentoring & Coaching the Next Generation presentation

“Sandra was very dynamic, great speaker, ease of delivery. Great topic – process and reasons why were detailed and discussed. Great group activities. Break out discussions. Made me write down what was swirling around in my head.”

 

Al Bennett, CFP®  Principal Lending Consultant Compeer Financial – Mankato, Minnesota

“I was fortunate to involve Sandra in a recent “Board Summit” for our clients. She facilitated a powerful section of the agenda and added value to the process by professionally sharing experiences and making recommendations.”