"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

Holiday Party

  • December 13, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105


  • Future Members – We feel this term is more friendly than “non-member.” Everyone is welcome to join us as a “future member”. See what we’re all about! For members, most of our programs are free for all employees!
  • FREE for ALL Employees! The more the Merrier!

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  It's that time of the year...

The Institute for family-owned business Invites you to mingle and jingle!

The IFOB and our family-business members have had quite a fabulous year, so come celebrate Wednesday, December 13th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Portland Country Club. 

Reservations are required!

Please join the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Catherine Wygant Fossett, the Executive Director, for an evening of appreciation for your support and commitment to the Institute for Family-Owned Business.

Warm up with delicious hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a cash bar which will be available. Ring out the 2017 IFOB year with our amazing community of family businesses - we hope to see you there! Bring your spouse or a guest!

Holiday Sing-A-Longs and Carols Featuring Andrea Delan Unplugged!

To further transition us into the holiday spirit, we’ll be welcoming back caroling and sing-a-longs. This year, we’re featuring Andrea Delan Unplugged, otherwise known as the Institute’s very own Andrea Parker Michaud from Michaud Accounting Solutions! Andrea has been playing guitar for 20+ years and enjoys playing covers along with original songs she’s written over the years.

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

Kindly RSVP online at www.fambusiness.org or call Catherine Wygant Fossett at 207-798-2667.

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