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Connecting Generations 2014: Local Entrepreneurs Discuss Their Legacy

October 30, 2014

Connecting Generations is a series dedicated to helping families connect through legacy planning. While we often think of legacy planning as the material wealth we leave behind, Connecting Generations helps us recognize that there really is much more to life. Legacy is about sharing your experiences, memories, defining moments, and hopes with the next generation.

In this year’s annual Connecting Generations event, we brought together a panel of three local entrepreneurs: Wynne Odell, CEO of Odell Brewing Company; Brad Florin, lifelong technologist and entrepreneur; and Lisa Clay, CFO of Advance Tank and Construction and owner/president of Clays’ Ace Hardware.

The panel, moderated by Alexis Owen, First Western Trust’s director of philanthropic services, shared their experiences running a business, hopes for life after work, their defining moments, and the meaning of legacy.

Watch the videos below to hear from our presenters and panelists.


Getting to Know Our Panel

How Has Community Involvement Contributed to Your Quality of Life

What Were the Defining Moments of Your Life

How Do You Plan a Smooth Ownership Transition

Where Will You Find Meaning in the Next Stage in Life

How Do You Define Legacy

Why Does Legacy Matter

Concluding Statements

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