The Institute serves family business owners, executives and employees through a wide range of continuing education programs, networking opportunities and consulting services. The Institute is a comprehensive resource for family-owned business.
Our affinity and peer groups are what differentiate IFOB from other similar organizations. Share information and receive guidance from like-minded people who have dealt with the same issues you face through conversations, discussions of unique issues for family-owned businesses, and informal access to resources.
“I feel as though our group all relates so well and I enjoy picking their brains and talking about common issues that we all face.” – Dottie Chalmers Cutter, Vice President of Operations, Chalmers Insurance Group
“Family-owned businesses are one of the driving factors in the Maine Economy. Having the Institute as a resource for family businesses in Maine helps these businesses succeed and prosper.” – Maddy Corson, AMG Associates
“Thank you so much for having me! I learned so much in that one Women in Family Business event and have already been implementing my power pose, digital detoxing, active listening, and really trying to make that personal connection with everyone I meet!” – Katherine Gifford, Account Manager, iBec Creative
“I attend a fair amount of networking events. This Women in Family Business was one of the best I’ve ever been to! I’m a big fan of the speaker, Susan Dench anyway, but wanted you to know I loved the energy and what we learned!” – Kimberley C. Kalicky, Assistant Vice President – Operations, R.M. Davis, Inc.
“Anyone involved with a family-owned business would benefit by being a member of the IFOB. You will meet other family business owners who have had many of the same challenges. And you will find the right expertise to successfully guide you and the development of your company.” – Adam Lee, Chairman, Lee Auto Malls
“The Family Business Forum Event on Wednesday was awesome in every respect. Networking, learning, connecting… loved it. Great job!” – Paula Mahony, Marketing Strategist, Words@Work
We’re always finding ways to keep busy and stay productive. Here is a rundown of the latest happenings at the Institute and our member companies!
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Get in touch with us via phone, email, or online contact form, and we’ll be in touch to discuss the ways in which we can work together.
P.O. Box 3364
Portland, Maine 04104 USA