Dear Members,

It is with pride and gratitude that I greet you after another successful Generations conference.  It was thrilling to see our members, sponsors, and prospective members exchanging ideas in support of each other and heartening to experience the results of our planning committee’s months of hard work under the leadership of Tim Schultz of Lundberg Family Farms.  I hope I speak for all that attended that the two days we spent educating, coaching and networking were worthy of a repeat in 2019.  We plan to produce even better results, perhaps by revisiting, dare I say reinventing, our breakout format and topics.  Please mark your calendars for February 11 and 12!


Speaking of reinvention, I am excited about what the year ahead holds and all the great ways the Capital Region Family Business Center is reinventing itself to provide the most exceptional support we can for our members.  Perhaps where this is most visible is in our newly reformatted Family Business Forum on April 17th, a half-day event for all members of the family business to discuss this season’s theme, reinvention within a family business.  We will hear from a few of our notable members who have weathered the storm of crisis and come out the other side reinvented and even stronger than before.  You will surely benefit from their stories and advice.

As you engage with your respective Affinity Groups, you may notice a few more bodies in the room.  That is the result of the hard work by our membership committee and intensified marketing efforts throughout the region that have built our membership over the past several months.  Please welcome them to our family.

Warm regards,
Steve Fleming