"This morning's conference was great!  It was a wide range of participants on the panels and that was a great way to hear a wide view of options and ideas from the panelists!  Kevin Hancock gets my vote for most open, honest and helpful answers to questions. He was outstanding and his thoughts today were very heartfelt and honest.  Take away the layers of "facade" and discuss the truth of what it's like and how you face the issuers."
- Janet Cole Cross, Career Coach, Cole Cross Connections, LLC

A-R-T of Family Business - Part 3 of 3

  • October 25, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lunt Auditorium, OceanView at Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth


  • Register one or more future members with guests.
  • Each member who wants to exhibit at the showcase will receive the following:

    - Share an 8 foot table space with one other
    - A sign for your company

    Please feel free to bring materials like business cards, brochures, flyers, etc. for your space.
  • Register one or more members for the event as individuals not exhibiting.

"SBA Panel Showcasing Free Federal and State Resources for Family-Owned Businesses and IFOB Associate Partner / Member Services Showcase"

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Panel Program
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon - IFOB Associate Partner /
Member Services Showcase


As part of our overall programming theme for the year at the Institute for Family-Owned Business:  "Growing and Protecting Your Family Business", this panel and showcase is the final in our 3-part Educational Series.    The series consists of three seminars/workshops all at Husson University that all fall under the umbrella of the "ART of Family Business." You can come to one, two or all three as each provide unqiue topics for discussion. Open to all!

A - is for "Action" - How to Kick Start Your Succession Plan

R - is for "Reaction" - Best Practices to Manage Taxes Now and in the Future

T - is for "Traction" - SBA Panel Showcasing Federal & State Resources including an IFOB Associate Partner Showcase

Traction – “SBA Panel Showcasing Free Federal and State Resources for Family-Owned Businesses and IFOB Associate Partner Showcase”

Join the IFOB and the U.S. Small Business Administration for a multi-partner event that highlights free resources for businesses including Amy Bassett, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration; Brian Whitney, President of Maine Technology Institute; Nancy Strojny, Chapter Chair from Portland SCORE and Commissioner Gervais from Department of Economic and Community Development.  Learn from a group of distinguished panelists and see what you can do for your business.

This workshop is designed to facilitate increased success in family-owned businesses, by providing a thorough overview of resources that are available on the federal and state levels to assist these businesses grow and prosper.  This workshop typically begins with a “Success Story” business; one that has benefitted from federal and/or state resources previously, and then goes to a brief panel discussion with federal and state resource providers. 

Subject matter includes access to capital (funding your project or growth), access to technical assistance (free and confidential training on how to accomplish what you have set out to do) and navigating the state licensing and permitting processes. 

IFOB Associate Partner / Member Services Showcase:

The formal program is about an hour, followed by questions and networking.  We will then lead into our "IFOB Associate Partner  / Members Services Showcase” that highlights our Associate Partners currently at over 40 members so that family businesses can network and see what services they provide.  We will also incolude family businesses that have services that can help family businesses as well.  All members and future members can get to know other members who they could work with as well.

This will be informal with member sharing an 8 foot table space. A company sign will be printed to know where to go.  Members, please bring materials that you think will be helpful to showcase your services.  Only members of the IFOB will be able to exhibit. It is on a first come, first serve basis.

Please check out the registration options to sign up!

For more information contact: catherine@fambusiness.org )

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Thank you to our Speakers:

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