The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of family-owned businesses in the state of Maine.

“Being a part of the IFOB has been a huge resource for me and my personal professional growth and also for Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream. I know I will take at least one piece of information that I can relay to the rest of my family from every program/event that I attend!   With IFOB, the networking opportunities and knowledge base are SPECTACULAR!” - Lindsay Skilling, CEO, Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

Join us for 10 Leadership Practices That Will Positively Impact Employee Motivation and Profitability

When:  Thursday, September 28, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Husson University, Southern Campus, 340 County Road, Westbrook, Maine

Cost:  Members - Complimentary; Future Members - $35 in person, $15 remotely

Register & RSVP at:
http://bit.ly/2wToELy

Upcoming events

We provide support for your Family-Owned Business

How we do it!
The Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout the state of Maine. The IFOB serves family business owners, executives and employees through a wide range of continuing business education programs, networking opportunities and consulting services. The Institute is a comprehensive resource for family-owned business. 

Our definition of a family-owned business
A family business is a business wherein one owner either shares ownership or works in the business with at least one other family member (contemporaneously or overtime) and has a commitment to the continuation of the enterprise.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Founding Sponsors:







Elite Partners




2017 Maine Family Business Awards



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