I’m happy to greet you at the midpoint of what is shaping up to be a banner year for FBC. After adding several new family business members in January, they have begun integrating themselves through our Affinity Groups and Spring Family Forum which had the highest number of attendees yet. As we all know, a larger and more diverse membership generates new programs, better connections and greater resources for us all.
We are looking ahead to Generations 2020 which, the planning committee tells me, could feature a change in format and record attendance. Be sure to mark your calendars for April 2-3, 2020 and note the change of venue – Sheraton Grand Sacramento – as the Sacramento Convention Center continues its renovation. Our post-2019 Generations conference survey showed that attendees continue to be hungry for information on succession and the importance of planning.
This newsletter features Ashley Gill Rossi from Green Acres who shares her perspective on their family business. And, we also have a spotlight on fellow Board Member, Gina Lera. As the Chair of the Programs Committee for many years, Gina has been instrumental in guiding the quality programming our members enjoy.
As you read along, perhaps with your children and grandchildren in mind, I wish you a restful and fun-filled summer with family and friends, and look forward to seeing you at FBC’s summer social at the River Cats’ game at Raley Field on July 26th.