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The Basics on Family Business Succession

“The time I spent at FBN NextGen gatherings—and the open, honest, enlightening conversations I had with my friends and peers there—helped me to clarify what I want from my career in the family business. I know what I want and I know how to get there.” We all know the statist...

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Polaris Impact Assessment (PIA) on Sustainability

Customers, employees and all stakeholders are demanding businesses be accountable for their environmental footprint, employee welfare and community well-being. They all insist that business be more transparent and report their impacts.In response, companies are becoming more aware of environmental, ...

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FBN Circle / Peer Group Opportunities

Looking to join a peer group to discuss sensitive topics that are personal, family and/or business related in an environment where people can really undestand you? FBN is here to help!  We are excited to create opportunities and conditions to bring you together with your peers to share and l...

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Family Business Trust Research Unveiled at the NYC Family Forum

The most fascinating session at the FBN Family Forum was “Family Business Trust: Driving Longevity through the Family Trust Advantage”.  Richard Edelman and Justin Blake of Edelman, a family owned business, shared their results and insights from the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.&nbs...

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FBN Takes Manhattan! - A Family Forum in Times Square

FBN held another impressive Family Forum, this time in Times Square in NYC. We came to New York to learn from each other, share challenges and ideas, and participate in fun networking experiences. This event fulfilled all those expectations and more! Another highlight was the unveiling of the recen...

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To Pay or Not To Pay – Family Business and Board Compensation Webinar Recap

We had a great turnout on the family business and board compensation webinar. It was rated 3.5 on a 4-point scale for overall quality. Members found the learning experience to be extremely valuable as the topic of compensation is complex and emotionally charged for families. Here are some key learn...

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Michael Buckley and Richard Seaman join the Board of Directors for Family Business Network-North America (FBN-NA)

FBN-NA Thanks Debbie Brown and Caroline Bailey For Their Board Service CHICAGO, IL, May 23, 2017– Family Business Network North America is pleased to announce that Michael Buckley, retired Vice President of Business Development for Dot Foods, and Richard Seaman, retired CEO and current Board ...

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Thinking About Family Board Diversity?

Diversifying the board can be considered one of the most important strategies for family business survival and growth. A board of directors with independent, non-family members can have many benefits when it comes to strategic planning, succession, transitions, and managing the family dynamics and t...

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Stay Connected With La Jolla Forum Attendees

Stay connected to fellow attendees from our March 2017 Forum: "Successfully Managing Transitions and Change in Family Enterprises." Tell us your favorite session or leave a thank you for someone…or just simply reconnect with your peers.(FBN-NA members must be logged into the website to be ab...

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