Maine Family Business Awards

Nominations for the 24th Annual Maine Family Business Awards are now open. Nominate a family business by July 12, apply fora an award by July 19!

Check out the IFOB 30th Anniversary store – click here!

Nominate and complete application here

24th Annual Maine Family Business Awards

Learn More


Supporting, strengthening, and
empowering Family-owned businesses throughout Maine.

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.

Learn More


Trusted advice from those who understand your issues

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.

What members say


It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. Get access to members of the IFOB community with our easy-to- use membership directory.

Learn More

Member Portal

Already a member? Login through our member portal here to access all of the useful resources we have to offer.


What Members Have To Say

“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



What Members Have To Say

“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



What Members Have To Say

“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



What Members Have To Say

“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.



What Members Have To Say

“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



What Members Have To Say

“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


Sponsors & Partners

We want to give a big thank you to our generous sponsors and partners who help make everything possible.

Founding Sponsors

Elite Partners


Let’s Do Business Together!

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