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Institute for Family Business

The Institute for Family Business at Fresno State serves as a vital resource for family businesses in California. We offer educational workshops, networking events, and other resources that help to sustain family owned businesses and drive economic growth in the region. 

Our reason for existence is the preservation of the family business heritage by providing a forum for exchanging ideas, research findings, academic courses and information about the business and personal issues that are unique to family firms. 

Please join us, the Advisory Board and our existing members in celebrating our Valley family businesses by showing your support and becoming a member of our Institute for Family Business. We hope you will also join us at our 2019 California Family Business Awards

Ruiz family pledges $125,000 to Institute for Family Business

In January, 2016, Fred and Mitzie Ruiz pledged $125,000 to support the Institute for Family Business at Fresno State, a community resource that promotes family businesses as a catalyst for economic growth.

The pledge serves as the lead gift in an effort to establish a $1 million endowment to provide sustained support for the institute. To read more...

Upcoming Events

September 2019, 30th Annual California Family Business Awards
We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 California Family Business Awards. You can find more information by visiting our awards page or you can click below to nominate a family business.  

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