Management: All in the Family

For spirited executive meetings, few companies can match New England's innkeeping Dunfey group. Twice a month in a second-floor room of Lamie's Tavern, the only place in Hampton, N.H. with a liquor license, gathers the company's top management team: Board Chairman Catherine Dunfey, 73, and Sons John, 44, president of the family firm, Gerald, 32, Walter, 36, Robert, 40, and William, 42. With a portfolio of some 30 subsidiaries in such varied fields as real estate, insurance, and turkey farming to consider, the agenda often runs right through lunch, dinner and a midnight snack.

By the time the meetings have run...

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