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CardWeb.com’s CEO, Robertmckinley, and three of his children, will be interviewed live on NBC’s Weekend Today Show this Sunday, August 26 to discuss the challenges of managing a business that employs family members. The Today Show interview was prompted by a recent feature story in the New York Times detailing the challenges MRobertmckinley faces in the dual, and sometimes conflicting, roles of father and boss. Four of the six McKinley children work at Frederick-based firm. Appearing with their father will be sons, Devek and Erian, and daughter, Tirzah. Devek serves as operations manager, Erian heads up the technical department, and Tirzah oversees customer relations at CardWeb.com. Another son, 18 year old Andris, works in the newly formed multimedia department where he is involved in the production of CardWebTV. Amy Chiaro, associate producer at Today, Weekend Edition on NBC commented The familys strict rules for separating their work life from their home life struck me as an important model for other family businesses across the country. NBC says the live interview is scheduled for approximately 8:30 a.m. and will run about six minutes.

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