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    • May 03, 2022
    • June 07, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Nonesuch River Golf Club –304 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
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    Wine & Nine Golf Series:
     


    Join us for 6 sessions (with a rain date built-in) starting May 3 and ending with our

    5th Annual 9-Hole BBQ Scramble with Men!

    Bring your friends and co-workers! 
    Open to all women!
    (members and "future" nonmembers)


    WHERE: Nonesuch River Golf Club, 304 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME  04074

    Includes golf clubs, carts, lessons, a drink, Scramble with BBQ and more! Please note wine & nine registration INCLUDES the Scramble so you won't have to register for that too!

    This customized series for the IFOB includes six (6) Tuesday sessions (with a rain date built-in) of instruction from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.,  golf, greens fees & cart fees, and complimentary beverage (wine or beer-credit) after golf. The final 7th session will be a 9-Hole Golf Scramble with Men including a BBQ on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 a.m. Registration | 8:00 a.m. Shot Gun Start - 12:30 p.m.

    The dates: Tuesday May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 (rain date built-in) and Scramble with Men "final exam" on Tuesday, June 21!

    We'll be led by Nonesuch PGA professional Matt Gaynor, along with other instructors.


    Did you know, the PGA of America comprises 27,000 men and women professionals with one singular goal in mind - to make the game of golf more enjoyable for you?


    We’ll break into small groups based on your ability from beginner to expert and work on techniques to hone your skill at whatever level.  If you have clubs, please bring them, if not, we will have plenty to choose from.  Afterwards there will be plenty of time for networking and refreshments.

    The goal of this program is to offer instruction, golf and understanding of the game in a fun and social environment.  One-on-one instruction will be available on the golf course. 

    The 203-acre facility in Southern Maine features a meticulously maintained 18-hole public championship golf course, a modern 2,500 square-foot clubhouse, a full-size practice range and two putting greens, as well as a golf academy with professional PGA Instruction.  Their staff is experienced, friendly, and professional.

    The club’s namesake, The Nonesuch River, runs directly through the golf course property, creating “wetland areas” which support a variety of plant and animal species. During the design and construction process, they were careful to maintain valuable wildlife habitat important to local moose, wild turkey, fox and deer populations. They worked closely with state and local officials to limit our environmental impact on the beautiful forest and river area. Their maintenance philosophy is to continue to provide an ongoing, thriving wildlife habitat throughout the wetlands and forested areas. Nonesuch is unique in that there is no development on the golf course except for the clubhouse and golf-related amenities. It is truly a golf course situated in its natural environment.

    COST:   IFOB Members = $405 (includes 6 sessions AND BBQ Scramble)
    Future Members = $445 (includes 6 sessions AND BBQ Scramble)

    Sponsored by:



    FMI: contact Catherine Wygant Fossett at 207-798-2667, catherine@fambusiness.org         

    • May 24, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Falmouth, ME

    Business round table discussion with fellow CEO's. 

    Topic to be discussed:  TBD

    CEO Central  is a facilitated round-table discussion designed exclusively for family business CEO's with gross revenues above $5 million. Space is limited to 10 per meeting to at a first come first serve for the RSVP. 

    This Forum is not open to Associate Partners. The cost is: $65 per session and includes dinner. 

    The remaining CEO dates are below:

    1. Tuesday, May 24 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    2. Tuesday, September 27 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    3. Tuesday, November 29 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Registration is required. Contact Catherine Wygant Fossett for details at  207-798-2667 or catherine@fambusiness.org.

    Sponsored By:


    • May 25, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Undisclosed location

    Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive Blend

    NEXT GENERATION:  Executive Blend – This group is for those who have been working in the family business for a while and are now moving into an executive role i.e. a Finance Manager moving to a GM. 

    What are Peer Advisory Groups?

    Peer advisory groups are small, confidential discussion groups of about 8-10 members that meet regularly. This group is facilitated by Priscilla Hanson Mahoney of Blazing Trails Coaching .

    The group allows individuals to share experiences and learn from each other in a safe and open environment.  These groups are for those actively working in a family business or who are interested in joining the family business, are IFOB members and in non-competing businesses.  Ideally, only one member of a family will be in each peer group.

    Members self-direct their topics exploring family business subjects of mutual interest, provide accountability and feedback, define issues of importance for each member, and discuss what to do (and not to do) in day-to-day interactions among family, owners, employees, and board members in order to make family leadership a competitive advantage.

    Relevant topics developed by the groups might be around relationships and negotiation with siblings and/or cousins and parents, facing obstacles such as gaining respect of company employees, and deciding what career path is a good match for their skills.  Other topics could include long term goals and weighing the pluses and minuses of working in the family business.  All discussions are held in the strictest confidence and a confidentially agreement is signed at the start of each year.

    Cost to participate is $450 per person.  The group will meet five times a year and have one next gen social and one open program for all IFOB members. 

    Here's what the Next Gener's have to say about these groups:

    “At each meeting I walk away with at least one idea/concept to try!” 

    “This group and the structure have helped me get more comfortable expressing my opinions, thoughts and ideas in the workplace with confidence” 

    Sponsored by:


    Registration is required in advance.  Please register by calling Catherine Wygant Fossett at 207-798-2667
    or email catherine@fambusiness.org.

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    • May 25, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Undisclosed location

    Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive III

    NEXT GENERATION: Executive I, II, III - Next Generation members who are working at the top management levels within their company i.e. Vice President, President, CEO, CFO levels.

    What are Peer Advisory Groups?

    Peer advisory groups are small, confidential discussion groups of about 8-10 members that meet regularly. This group is facilitated by Priscilla Hanson Mahoney of Blazing Trails Coaching .

    The group allows individuals to share experiences and learn from each other in a safe and open environment.  These groups are for those actively working in a family business or who are interested in joining the family business, are IFOB members and in non-competing businesses.  Ideally, only one member of a family will be in each peer group.

    Members self-direct their topics exploring family business subjects of mutual interest, provide accountability and feedback, define issues of importance for each member, and discuss what to do (and not to do) in day-to-day interactions among family, owners, employees, and board members in order to make family leadership a competitive advantage.

    Relevant topics developed by the groups might be around relationships and negotiation with siblings and/or cousins and parents, facing obstacles such as gaining respect of company employees, and deciding what career path is a good match for their skills.  Other topics could include long term goals and weighing the pluses and minuses of working in the family business.  All discussions are held in the strictest confidence and a confidentially agreement is signed at the start of each year.

    Cost to participate is $450 per person.  The group will meet five times a year and have one next gen social and one open program for all IFOB members. 

    Here's what the Next Gener's have to say about these groups:

    “At each meeting I walk away with at least one idea/concept to try!” 

    “This group and the structure have helped me get more comfortable expressing my opinions, thoughts and ideas in the workplace with confidence” 

    Sponsored by:


    Registration is required in advance.  Please register by calling Catherine Wygant Fossett at 207-798-2667
    or email catherine@fambusiness.org.

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    • May 26, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Undisclosed location

    Next Generation Peer Advisory Group - Executive I

    NEXT GENERATION:  ExecutiveNext Generation members who are working at the top management levels within their company i.e. Vice President, President, CEO, CFO levels.

    What are Peer Advisory Groups?

    Peer advisory groups are small, confidential discussion groups of about 8-10 members that meet regularly. This group is facilitated by Anne Hussey of  Quad Group.

    The group allows individuals to share experiences and learn from each other in a safe and open environment.  These groups are for those actively working in a family business or who are interested in joining the family business, are IFOB members and in non-competing businesses.  Ideally, only one member of a family will be in each peer group.

    Members self-direct their topics exploring family business subjects of mutual interest, provide accountability and feedback, define issues of importance for each member, and discuss what to do (and not to do) in day-to-day interactions among family, owners, employees, and board members in order to make family leadership a competitive advantage.

    Relevant topics developed by the groups might be around relationships and negotiation with siblings and/or cousins and parents, facing obstacles such as gaining respect of company employees, and deciding what career path is a good match for their skills.  Other topics could include long term goals and weighing the pluses and minuses of working in the family business.  All discussions are held in the strictest confidence and a confidentially agreement is signed at the start of each year.

    Cost to participate is $450 per person.  The group will meet five times a year and have one open next gen social and  one open program for all IFOB members. 

    Here's what the Next Gener's have to say about these groups:

    “At each meeting I walk away with at least one idea/concept to try!” 

    “This group and the structure have helped me get more comfortable expressing my opinions, thoughts and ideas in the workplace with confidence” 

    Sponsored by: