As a committed family business organization, we offer our members a variety of educational programs as well as networking and social events to assist our members in growing and perpetuating their family businesses.

Our programs include:


Affinity Groups

These discrete peer networking groups meet to dialogue about Family Business dynamics and best practices. They serve as a forum to meet with like individuals within Family Businesses to share ideas, trends, issues and opportunities unique to our stakeholders. Affinity groups are organized into:

Founders, CEOs and Senior Level Management (AG1) Specifically designed for the senior generation family members and executive non-family leaders, discussions for this group are often focused on sharing the challenges and responsibilities of family business leadership and succession planning. Contact Curt Rocca for more information.

NextGen: Future Family Business Leaders (AG2)  This group focuses on sharing the experiences and challenges of preparing to become a leader in a family business, including the responsibilities of ownership and leadership.  Contact Maggie Bender-Johnson for more information.

Women in the Family Business (AG3) The AG-3 group meets and shares the experiences of women in a family business, working in the business or notContact Pat Lewis for more information.


Family Business Forums

These are half-day events held twice per year (spring and fall) and include time for networking and learning. We will gather to hear from other families about best practices in their family business and challenges they have faced along the way. Our technical advisor members have an opportunity to share their expertise in breakout sessions as appropriate. This is a great way to get to know other family businesses. If you are a family business and would like to attend as a guest, please contact Stella Premo, Executive Director at 916.771.3220.


Annual Generations Conference

A dynamic two-day conference designed by and for California’s family businesses. Sacramento’s Convention Center serves as the backdrop for this multi-generational event set for February 11-12, 2019.  Join other family businesses from our region for great educational sessions and collaborative networking opportunities focused on the unique challenges of family business. The Generations Family Business Conference features an impressive roster of local, regional and national keynote speakers and breakout sessions, who will share personal stories of their family businesses.

More information on the Generations Family Business Conference


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