About Family Business Association

We are an enjoyable and engaging organization filled with knowledgeable family businesses and advisors to family businesses. We focus on providing timely educational events and

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Join a Family Business Advisory Team

This is your unique opportunity to learn from each other, to work on your family business opportunities and challenges, and to have the security of

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2017/18 Season Snapshot

  • September AGM & Member Appreciation
  • September Digital Workshop
  • October Leaps & Lessons – Transitioning the Family Business
  • November Dear Younger Me – Workshop for All Generations
  • November Fireside Chat on Ambitions, Extreme Goals & Taking Risks
  • January Faxes to Facebook: Multigenerational Family Business Communication
  • February Family Business Excellence (FBE)  Awards
  • March Speaker Event – watch for details
  • April  Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
  • June Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy: Year-End Social
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2018 Nominations Now Open!

The Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBAVI) is pleased to receive nominations for the 2018 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award and Young Entrepreneur Award. These Awards recognize significant achievement made by a Vancouver Island family business and an outstanding young entrepreneur. The Young Entrepreneur Award is new for 2018!

Do you know of a fabulous family business or an outstanding young entrepreneur?

(Self-nominations encouraged!)

Submit your nomination by October 12, 2017.

DOWNLOAD FORM: 2018 FBE Nomination Form

The awards will be presented at:

Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards, New Young Entrepreneur Award & Sponsor Recognition Ceremony

Experience FBA VI - WATCH VIDEO!

Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy

FBA, your business family. Celebrate another wonderful year and the significant contribution that family businesses make to the economy world-wide at our year-end social. Did you know that: In BC

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Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent

Join Engaged HR in this interactive workshop where you will learn about best practices in a highly competitive employment environment. Your ticket includes an evening meal. Members: $45; Non-members: $65

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Guest Speaker

Watch for details on our guest speaker event. Your ticket includes an evening meal. Registration opens two months before the event.  

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Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards, New Young Entrepreneur Award & Sponsor Recognition Ceremony

Celebrate with us as we honour outstanding Vancouver Island family businesses, a young entrepreneur and our valued sponsors at this prestigious event.

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Faxes to Facebook

Multigenerational Communication in the Family Business. Please note, this event is over 2 Fridays consisting of half-days on January 19 AND 26 from 1-5pm This interactive workshop is designed to

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Ambitions, Extreme Goals & Taking Risks

What percent of taking on and pushing through challenges is mental?  Fireside chat on reaching your potential. Learn about the challenges of a 100K run, the factors that make a

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Dear Younger Me

An all-day workshop by Next Step Advisors for all generations with David Bentall, Deborah Louvier & Darrin Hotte.

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Leaps & Lessons

Join three prominent entrepreneurs who transitioned out of their family businesses: Mel Cooper (Coopers Grocery Stores), Dave Saunders (Saunders Subaru) & Steve McKerrell (Swiss Herbal).

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Digital Marketing for Families in Business

Learn what family operated business leaders need to connect with more customers and grow their business through digital marketing. Whether you are looking for strategies in the business-to-consumer or business-to-business

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AGM & Member Appreciation

Join us for a brief AGM and an enjoyable time with FBAVI members and friends as we launch our new season and showcase our new marketing video and ad campaign.

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