"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

Member Benefits - Come join the family!




One Year – For family businesses with annual gross revenues above $5 million

  $ 750

One Year – For family businesses with annual gross revenues from $1-5 million

  $ 500

One Year – For family businesses with annual gross revenues > $500,000 and < $1 million

  $ 200

One Year – For family businesses with annual gross revenues less than $500,000


One Year – Member/Associate Partner - Membership for Non-Family Owned Business

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 pro-rated rate.  Benefits include:

  • Over 40 programs tailored to the specific interests of our members so that we meet the needs of each experience level, generation and family and business dynamic.
  • Participation in programs, services and events of the Institute at no cost or a discounted member rate (unlimited tickets unless otherwise noted for a program or event - Applies to all employees, family and non-family) so that everyone in the company and family can take part in these programs.
  • Networking with fellow IFOB members and opportunities to share your success and challenges so that each member feels supported in their business.
  • Your company logo, family business history, business description and contact information listed on our  directory on our website which has over 18,000 pageviews and growing giving your company exposure and connecting you with other family businesses and associate partners.
  • Facebook social media interactions so that you can share your experiences and learn from others.
  • Cross member promotions so that family businesses can thrive!
  • Each member company receives a 25% discount off the regular subscription price of Mainebiz and $5 off the following Mainebiz events:  Discount code for events are below. Click here to subscribe with a form or here for online.
    •  Business Leaders of the Year Reception – May
    •  Women to Watch Reception – September - IFOB_W2W_2017
    • Next List Reception – November -


Programs and events are designed to allow ample opportunities for prime networking, developing new relationships, strengthening existing relationships, and education with like individuals facing the myriad of challenges and opportunities that family-owned businesses share.  

Please note:  At the Members/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.)

Members and future members have the opportunity to support the work of the Institute at an enhanced level through sponsorship.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Catherine Wygant Fossett at 207-798-2667 or catherine@fambusiness.org.

P.O. Box 3364 ● Portland ● Maine ● 04104 ● 207-798-2667 ● www.fambusiness.org

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