"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.


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Upcoming events

    • December 03, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Women in Family Business:
    Equitability - Will COVID-19 Balance the Gender Scales?

    Join the IFOB Women in Family Business (men please join us too!) for a ZOOM panel discussion with prominent and successful business women who will share their experiences and discuss their journeys in an often male-dominated world. Will the pandemic spur gains in gender equality, equal pay, and family orientated work practices? Or will it set us back? 

    You know how competent you are-- now, learn some ways to close that gap between what you know is real and how others perceive (or how you want them to perceive) you.  What is your worth?  Is there a cultural shift with salaried hours (only 40 or until the job is done)?  If child care is an issue, who takes precedence?  We’ll discuss work life blend, equality, and dynamics in the workplace both remotely and in the new normal.  

    From the stories of our speakers, you will discover how they have learned not only to survive but to thrive.   Some of the strategies they will impart to you include: gaining credibility, gaining respect, being effective, and succeeding in the workplace. Along with the audience, we’ll discuss what challenges and triumphs we encounter along the way.

    Zoom link will be given closer to the event.

    Moderator:
    Noelle Castle – Owner, Castle Media Co.

    Noelle has been a marketing professional and a published author for over 25 years. She also possesses a MS Ed in Human Resources Development, and was a corporate trainer and adult educator for 10 years. Currently, she assists small to mid-sized businesses develop a strong brand message, and promote their products and services in their marketing outreach and content marketing efforts. She also teaches a variety of classes on digital marketing and business development through her company. Noelle enjoys her ‘life by design’ with her husband in Old Orchard Beach where she enjoys partaking in all that her coastal community has to offer.
     

    Panelists:

    Erin Clymer Lessard – Owner, Lessard Consulting

    Erin is a Decision-Making expert who has coached and consulted highly successful leaders in Fortune 500 firms around the world. After working internally as an Organizational Consultant and leader of a Project Management Team in the Financial Services industry, Erin founded Lessard Consulting to help companies build better teams and develop their leaders. She has coached clients on three continents and consulted in some of the US’s largest multi-nationals and loves bringing that expertise to nonprofits and small and medium size companies.

    She is the author of Decision Flow: The Authentic Leader’s Guide to Making the Right Decision When the Stakes are High. Erin is a Professional Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation) as well as a Certified Professional Co-active coach (CPCC) and is a certified coach and facilitator for Lead by Greatness, StrengthsFinder and DiSC. Erin holds an MBA from Duquesne University. Erin loves the outdoors and can often be found enjoying all of the seasons where she lives and plays in southern Maine.

    Sarah Halpin CFP®  – Partner, Back Cove Financial
    Sarah became a Financial Advisor in 1996, five years after immigrating from the United Kingdom and as a young mom of two children under the age of four. After becoming an expert on money, she began to share her knowledge through adult education programs and workshops to help others live their best financial lives.

    After a 20+ year career at large investment firms, Sarah, Jack Zinn, and her daughter Sophie joined Christine Byrne at Back Cove Financial.  Back Cove Financial is an independent wealth management company and manages investment assets of $380 million and provides retirement plan consulting services over $160 million of assets. Sarah has served as the CFP Board Ambassador for Maine;  been a featured money expert on WCSH 6 Morning Report; and a sought after speaker and writer of articles in many local and national publications such as the Washington Post. She is the Chair of the Advisory Board for New Ventures Maine, which provides tuition-free training for Mainers starting small businesses and achieving career and financial goals.

    Joan Fortin – Chief Executive Officer, Bernstein Shur
    Joan is the Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein Shur a New England-based law firm that advises clients from across the U.S. and around the world. Their 125+ award-winning attorneys and professionals practice in more than 20 critical areas and a variety of industries. Bernstein Shur was also recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine.

    Joan was named as a ‘Woman to Watch’ in 2018 by Mainebiz for championing diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, more recently, Joan led the swift, firm-wide transition of Bernstein Shur’s 200+ employees to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic and serves as a steady industry voice on the issues facing firms in these extraordinary times. Joan is a Maine native and a graduate of Colby College (B.A.), the University of Maine (M.Ed.) and Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.).

    For more information, contact Catherine Wygant Fossett at: catherine@fambusiness.org or 207.798.2667

    Sponsored by:

          



    • December 09, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • The Woodlands Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105-1153

      It's that time of the year...


    The Institute for family-owned business Invites you to mingle and jingle!





    The IFOB and our family-business members have had quite a fabulous year, so come celebrate Wednesday, December 11th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth!


    Reservations are required!

    Please join the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Catherine Wygant Fossett, the Executive Director, for an evening of appreciation for your support and commitment to the Institute for Family-Owned Business.


    Warm up with delicious hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a cash bar. Ring out the 2019 IFOB year with our amazing community of family businesses. We hope to see you there! Bring your spouse or a guest!


    The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a non-profit organization committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout the state of 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.


    Sponsored by our Founding Sponsors:


      

     






    • June 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
    Register


    *** Note: The awards have been postponed from Monday, September 21, 2020 to Wednesday, June 2, 2021***

    Join the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) for the 2021 Maine Family Business Awards. Hosted by Erin Ovalle, founder of Maine Life Media. Now in its 21st year of recognizing family businesses with the awards, we present them in partnership with MEMIC.

    Since its inception, 97 businesses have been recognized for various categories of excellence. 

    One comment, may best capture the essence of the awards, and in many ways describes the Institute: “While applying for the awards, we discovered a lot about ourselves…and that alone made the effort worthwhile.”

    The gala attracts family businesses large and small with an audience of over 500. The Maine Family Business Awards is a celebration that pays more than just recognition; it serves as a vehicle for networking and opening up all shades of possibilities for families seeking to grow their business.

    Our 2021 Guest Speaker
    Fred Forsley, founder, Shipyard Brewing Co. 
    Fred Forsley is a lifelong entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Shipyard Brewing Company, a national craft beer pioneer.  He has started and been involved in many businesses, including real estate development, recycling, health care, hotels, direct response marketing and food and beverage companies. Shipyard and many of Fred’s other companies are family-owned businesses.



    Our NEW 2021 Host!

    Erin Ovalle, founder, Maine Life Media

    Erin Ovalle is the founder of Maine Life Media and creator of MaineLifeThis is Maine on NESN, Places and Spaces, Cheers from Maine and Dock & Dine TV Shows. Erin began her entrepreneurial journey after being a news broadcaster for 11 years covering communities in Illinois, Michigan, Florida and now Maine. Erin saw an opportunity to create a positive outlet during a time of turmoil in the traditional media. She seeks to uncover and promote the many hard-working people and special places in the state she is now proud to call home.


    The awards celebrate the accomplishments of small and large businesses that exemplify the following criteria:

    · Business success
    · Positive business and family linkages
    · Contributions to the community and industry
    · Family participation
    · Work environment
    · Communication
    · Innovative business practices or strategies

    Awards are presented in seven categories:

    · Renys Large Business Award (25 or more employees)
    · Chalmers Insurance Group Customer Service Award
    · Holiday Inn By The Bay First Generation Award
    · People’s United Bank Innovation & Technology Award
    · Shep Lee Community Service Award
    · Maddy Corson Small Business Award (fewer than 25 employees)
    · Cumberland Crossing by OceanView Environmental Leadership Award

    We will also award an active community member with the BerryDunn Lifetime Achievement Award. The recipient is voted on by the IFOB board, announced prior to the awards night and celebrated at the gala

    For tickets click on the "Register" button to the top left  or contact the Institute office at 207.798.2667.

    *We do not issue printed tickets. Please check in at the registration desk upon arrival to receive your name tag(s).

    Attendees will receive a discounted rate for a single or double room at the Holiday Inn By The Bay.  To receive that rate, you should mention that you are attending the IFOB event.


Past events

November 17, 2020 CEO Central Affinity Group
November 12, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Groups - Family Feud Game
November 10, 2020 Women's Leadership Forum (Zoom)
November 05, 2020 Women in Family Business: Lessons Learned from Covid-19 & Calming Chaos (Zoom)
October 29, 2020 How To's for Family Business: Succession Planning (Zoom)
October 27, 2020 Women's Leadership Forum- CycleBar Evening Social (In-person)
October 22, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
October 14, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
October 13, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
October 01, 2020 Family Business Forum - 5 G's CEO Panel (Zoom)
September 29, 2020 Women in Family Business Golf Scramble with Men!
September 21, 2020 Leaders in Transition (in-person)
August 25, 2020 Women's Leadership Forum - Virtual Meeting
August 20, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I Social
August 11, 2020 CEO Central Affinity Group
July 28, 2020 Women in Family Business Wine & Nine Golf Series
July 22, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
July 21, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
June 30, 2020 Women's Leadership Forum- Virtual Breakfast
June 17, 2020 The New Normal: Steps to Reopen Business Post COVID-19
June 04, 2020 Resiliency – Challenges Across Generations
June 04, 2020 Family Business: Trends, Surveys, and Current Realities
May 26, 2020 CEO Central Affinity Group
May 26, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
May 21, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
May 20, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
May 06, 2020 How To's for Family Business: Managing with COVID-19: Health, Banking, Legal & HR
May 04, 2020 Leaders in Transition (remote)
April 30, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I (remote)
April 28, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II (remote)
April 21, 2020 Women's Leadership Forum (remote)
April 16, 2020 How To's for Family Business: COVID-19 Challenges: Legal, Communications & HR
April 08, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior (remote)
April 06, 2020 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours - Warren's Office Supplies (postponed)
April 02, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I (remote)
March 24, 2020 CEO Central Affinity Group (remote)
March 11, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
March 10, 2020 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
March 05, 2020 How To's for Family Business: Part 1 of 3 - How Do I Know If I Need an Outside Board?
March 02, 2020 Leaders in Transition
February 18, 2020 CEO Central Affinity Group
January 28, 2020 Women's Leadership Forum
December 11, 2019 Holiday Party
November 19, 2019 SPARK! Transformational Growth Contest
November 12, 2019 CEO Central Affinity Group I & II
November 07, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Groups Cliche Soiree
October 10, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
October 09, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
October 08, 2019 Women's Leadership Forum
October 03, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
October 01, 2019 CEO Central Affinity Group I & II
September 26, 2019 Maine Women Magazine MWM Panel- Secrets to Success at Different Stages in Your Career
September 23, 2019 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours - Mowfield Farm
September 17, 2019 Women's Leadership Forum- Evening Social
September 16, 2019 Leaders in Transition
September 03, 2019 Women in Family Business Golf Scramble with Men!
August 06, 2019 Women's Leadership Forum
August 01, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I Social
July 31, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II Social
July 30, 2019 Women in Family Business Wine & Nine Golf Series
July 25, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior Social
July 23, 2019 CEO Central Affinity Group I & II
June 20, 2019 How To's for Family Business: Part 3 of 3 - Succession Planning
June 05, 2019 2019 Maine Family Business Awards
May 29, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
May 21, 2019 CEO Central Affinity Group II
May 20, 2019 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours - Pemberton & Associates
May 16, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
May 09, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
May 07, 2019 Leaders in Transition
April 25, 2019 Women in Family Business - Situational Awareness and Travel Safety Class
April 03, 2019 How To's for Family Business: Part 2 of 3 - Recruit, Retain & Engage Employees
April 02, 2019 Women's Leadership Forum
March 28, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
March 21, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
March 19, 2019 CEO Central Affinity Group II
March 19, 2019 How To's for Family Business: Part 1 of 3 - Crisis Communication- The Wolak Group Dunkin Case Study
March 05, 2019 Women's Leadership Forum- Evening Social
February 26, 2019 CEO Central Affinity Group I
February 05, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
February 05, 2019 Women's Leadership Forum
January 31, 2019 Internship Roundtable Networking Discussion
January 24, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
January 17, 2019 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
December 12, 2018 Holiday Party
December 05, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Groups Holiday Social
November 27, 2018 CEO Central Affinity Group I
October 30, 2018 SPARK! Transformational Growth Contest
October 25, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
October 15, 2018 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours - Sweetser's Apple Barrel and Orchards
October 11, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
October 03, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
October 02, 2018 CEO Central Affinity Group I
October 02, 2018 Women's Leadership Forum
September 18, 2018 Women's Leadership Forum - Visibility
September 13, 2018 The Art of Navigating Family Succession Planning
September 04, 2018 Women in Family Business Golf Scramble with Men!
July 31, 2018 Women's Leadership Forum
July 26, 2018 All Next Generation Peer Advisory Groups
July 24, 2018 CEO Central Affinity Group I
July 24, 2018 Women in Family Business Wine & Nine Golf Series
June 07, 2018 Women in Family Business - Find Your Focus: Master the Skill of Avoiding Distractions
May 31, 2018 Leaders in Transition
May 31, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
May 30, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
May 23, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
May 15, 2018 2018 Maine Family Business Awards
May 03, 2018 Women in Family Business - Situational Awareness Safety Class
April 26, 2018 How To's for Family Business: Part 3 of 3 - Financials
April 24, 2018 CEO Central Affinity Group I
April 09, 2018 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours - Rising Tide Brewing Co.
April 03, 2018 Women's Leadership Forum
March 29, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
March 28, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
March 27, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
March 21, 2018 How To's for Family Business: Part 2 of 3 - HR 411
March 06, 2018 Women's Leadership Forum
March 01, 2018 How To's for Family Business: Part 1 of 3 - Internships
February 28, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive II
February 27, 2018 CEO Central Affinity Group I
February 22, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I
February 08, 2018 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
February 06, 2018 Women's Leadership Forum
December 13, 2017 Holiday Party
December 04, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Groups Holiday Social
November 28, 2017 CEO Central Affinity Group
November 09, 2017 Women's Leadership Forum
November 02, 2017 Women in Family Business - Maine Women Magazine Panel
October 25, 2017 A-R-T of Family Business - Part 3 of 3
October 12, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive
October 02, 2017 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
September 28, 2017 "10 Leadership Practices that Positively Impact Employee Motivation and Profitablity"
September 26, 2017 CEO Central Affinity Group
September 19, 2017 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group for Women -Paint Nite
September 14, 2017 Women's Leadership Forum
September 07, 2017 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group Including Men!
August 23, 2017 A-R-T of Family Business - Part 2 of 3
July 20, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive
July 19, 2017 A-R-T of Family Business - Part 1 of 3
July 18, 2017 Women in Family Business Wine & Nine Golf Series
July 12, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
May 25, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive
May 24, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
May 17, 2017 2017 Maine Family Business Awards
April 27, 2017 HR for Family Business: Part 3 of 3
April 25, 2017 CEO Central Affinity Group
April 10, 2017 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
April 05, 2017 Women's Leadership Forum
March 29, 2017 HR for Family Business: Part 2 of 3
March 22, 2017 HR for Family Business: Part 1 of 3
March 16, 2017 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group Including Men!
March 09, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive
March 08, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
February 28, 2017 CEO Central Affinity Group
February 01, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Senior
January 26, 2017 Women's Leadership Forum
January 19, 2017 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive
December 14, 2016 Holiday Party
December 08, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group Holiday Social
November 29, 2016 CEO Central Affinity Group
November 16, 2016 Women's Leadership Forum
November 07, 2016 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
November 02, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 2
November 01, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 1
October 26, 2016 Women's Leadership Forum
October 20, 2016 "From the sidelines, to the front line. Learning to lead."
October 04, 2016 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
September 29, 2016 Succession Planning 103 - Part 3 of 3
September 27, 2016 CEO Central Affinity Group
September 14, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 2
September 13, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 1
August 24, 2016 Succession Planning 102 - Part 2 of 3
August 16, 2016 Women in Family Business Open Golf Clinic
August 02, 2016 CEO Central Affinity Group
July 20, 2016 Succession Planning 101 - Part 1 of 3
July 13, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 2
July 12, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 1
June 14, 2016 Women in Family Business Open Golf Clinic
June 07, 2016 2016 Maine Family Business Awards
May 19, 2016 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
May 04, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 2
May 03, 2016 Mentors & Protégés Social - Find your Thinking Partner
May 03, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 1
April 26, 2016 CEO Central Affinity Group
April 11, 2016 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
March 30, 2016 "HR for Family Business: Leadership Development for All Employees"
March 01, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 2
March 01, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 1
February 25, 2016 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group - Challenges & Tools for the 'Sandwich' Generation
February 23, 2016 CEO Central Affinity Group
February 11, 2016 "HR for Family Business Part 2: Legal Update, Performance Management and Proper Terminations"
January 26, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 2
January 26, 2016 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group 1
December 09, 2015 Holiday Social
December 01, 2015 Challenges and successes in taking on the reins
November 19, 2015 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group - Stress Management & Mindfulness
November 17, 2015 CEO Central Affinity Group
November 09, 2015 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
November 04, 2015 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group
October 28, 2015 Women's Leadership Forum
October 06, 2015 A casting call for mentors & protégés - Come join us!
September 23, 2015 HR for Family Business: a roadmap to success & hiring/retaining top talent
September 15, 2015 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group
September 02, 2015 Women in Family Business Golf Clinic
September 01, 2015 CEO Central Affinity Group
August 31, 2015 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
August 13, 2015 4th Annual Summerfest Luau
July 22, 2015 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group
July 14, 2015 CEO Central Affinity Group
June 25, 2015 Women in Family Business Golf Clinic
June 22, 2015 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
June 17, 2015 Family Business Forum
May 18, 2015 Maine Family Business Awards
April 30, 2015 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group - Closing the Credibility Gap
April 15, 2015 Women's Leadership Forum
April 09, 2015 CEO Central Affinity Group
March 30, 2015 Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours
March 04, 2015 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group
January 29, 2015 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
January 21, 2015 Women's Leadership Forum
January 14, 2015 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group
January 07, 2015 CEO Central Affinity Group
December 10, 2014 Holiday Social
December 03, 2014 Next Generation Peer Advisory Group
November 13, 2014 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
November 03, 2014 CEO Central Affinity Group
September 17, 2014 CEO Central Affinity Group
September 17, 2014 Governance for the Family Business - Board of Directors and Family Councils---are they necessary?
September 04, 2014 Next Generation Affinity Group, "Round Table Discussion"
August 14, 2014 Family Business Summerfest!
August 12, 2014 Women in Family Business Golf Clinic
June 10, 2014 Women in Family Business Golf Clinic
May 19, 2014 Maine Family Business Awards
May 07, 2014 Next Generation Affinity Group, "For All Generations in Family Business"
April 30, 2014 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
April 24, 2014 Next Generation Affinity Group, "For All Generations in Family Business"
April 16, 2014 CEO Central Affinity Group
March 28, 2014 FAMILY BUSINESS FORUM
February 27, 2014 Next Generation Affinity Group
January 22, 2014 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
December 04, 2013 Holiday Social
October 24, 2013 Next Generation Affinity Group
October 03, 2013 Embracing Diversity in Business Today
September 26, 2013 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
August 15, 2013 Family Business Summerfest!
August 12, 2013 CEO Central Affinity Group
August 05, 2013 Women in Family Business Golf Clinic
June 19, 2013 CEO Central Affinity Group
May 13, 2013 Maine Family Business Awards
April 11, 2013 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
March 15, 2013 Embracing Diversity in Business Today
February 07, 2013 Next Generation Affinity Group
January 23, 2013 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
December 06, 2012 Holiday Social
October 04, 2012 Key4Women & WIFB
September 20, 2012 Women in Family Business - Affinity Group
We have nearly 50 programs scheduled for 2020!  Our programming theme is "2020 What's Your Family Vision?"  With this in mind we have a number of educational programs to help sharpen your focus on your business!

We will also have our Affinity Groups, Family Business Spotlights, Socials and more!  Our 21st Maine Family Business Awards has been moved to June 2, 2021. 


Below is a diagram that spells out all our programs for 2020. Due to Covid-19 many have been moved to online web conferences or rescheduled for later in the year or next year.

Note:  Open "Green" programs include all family business members, associate partner members and “future” members (i.e. non-members).  At the Associate Partner level of membership, certain programs may be unavailable and open only to family business members (Examples: CEO Central, Women’s Leadership Forum, and Next Generation discussions.)  These programs are by reservation only with Catherine Wygant Fossett, the executive director.  

We will update the online calendar as we progress throughout the year. Come join us!


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