Our programs and events are designed to allow ample opportunities for prime networking, developing new relationships, strengthening existing relationships, and education. These occur with like-minded individuals facing the myriad of challenges and opportunities that family-owned businesses share.
Come join the family that will support your family business! Submit your application today or contact Executive Director, Catherine Wygant Fossett:
Memberships at the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) are for one year starting on January 1st. Members who join the IFOB later in the year will have a prorated rate. Benefits include:
Please note: At the Members/Associate Partner level of membership, specific programs may be unavailable and open only to family business members (Examples: CEO Central, Women’s Leadership Forum, and Next Generation discussions.)
Memberships at the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) are for one year starting on January 1st. Members who join the IFOB later in the year will have a prorated rate.
Pro-rated rates apply from August – November as the IFOB works off a calendar year. When registering as a new member you will see the adjusted pricing at the final payment screen.
This level is for a family-owned business with more than $5M in gross revenue.
Between $1-5M gross revenue
More than $500k <$1M gross revenue
< $500,000 gross revenue
Looking for a recommendation within a specific industry? Filter our directory to search our members by their services, family business companies or associate partners! Support those who support Maine family-owned first!
“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
The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting, strengthening, and empowering family-owned businesses throughout Maine. Because the IFOB programs are at the heart of its mission and vital to the member’s benefits, the speakers must be knowledgeable in their subject matter and presentation.
Please note that the Programming Committee accepts applications throughout the year. In the fall, the Committee meets to review applications and then presents all programs to the Board for final approval in the December Board meeting for the following year.
Click here for an online IFOB Program Application, and reach out to Brooke Stewart, Director of Communications, at (207) 281-2414 or at email@example.com if you have any questions. Our mailing address is Post Office Box 3364, Portland, Maine 04104.
Out-of-state speakers will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses to be determined by the IFOB Program Committee.
Members and future members have the opportunity to support the work of the Institute at an enhanced level through sponsorship. We can be very creative with your sponsorship and are committed to making it work for you! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Catherine Wygant Fossett at 207-798-2667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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