The Institute for Family Business’s mission is to provide a forum for education, resources, and community network directed to the unique needs of the family-owned and closely-held partnerships in the Central California area with the intent of improving and helping in the success of families and their businesses.

  • In-depth programs and seminars featuring renowned speakers, addressing topics affecting your business and related family issues
  • Courses specifically designed to help your family-owned business become more successful
  • Community involvement in the large network of family businesses and service providers in a non-commercial atmosphere
  • An annual awards celebration recognizing family-owned business achievements

The Institute provides a forum where important family business issues can be openly addressed, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information Happy familyamong leading experts and family business owners. As a comprehensive resource center, we offer family-owned businesses:

  • Seminars – these seminars cover both broad business issues such as strategic planning, but also cover issues more unique to families and partnerships, such as succession and conflict management, and relationship issues that are critical and prevalent due to the personal involvement within family-owned organizations
  • Affinity meetings – workshops that are specifically designed for particular members, such as siblings
  • Quarterly newsletter – current events and family business articles
  • Craig School of Business Resources – recruitment of graduates as potential employees, interns, student teams and other services
  • Reference library – family-business oriented literature
  • Network and advisory – planned sessions coinciding with seminars to meet advisory members in a non-commercial atmosphere for those pressing family-business and general-business issues


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