Why join a Family Business Roundtable? Family Business Center (FBC) members enjoy access to Roundtable discussion groups. These on-going, informal gatherings bring peers together to address common problems, learn from shared experiences, and help each other find solutions through comfortable, confidential discussions led by a professional facilitator. Many view their Roundtable peers as an outside board of advisors for both business and family issues. For some meetings experts are brought in to educate members on a variety of professional development topics.
Who participates in a Family Business Roundtable? There are three Family Business Center Roundtable group categories currently available: CEO Roundtables for family business owners or top executives, Women in Family Business, and Next Generation. Roundtables are small, select groups (7-12 individuals) from non-competing family businesses. Roundtables typically function autonomously, with members determining the time, place and content of their group meetings.
How do I join a Family Business Roundtable? To be eligible for a FBC Roundtable, you must be a member of the Family Business Center. For more information contact Brittany Prather at 502.852.8874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I learned more real-life, pertinent knowledge and wisdom in those monthly affinity meetings than I did in 5 years of college. It was a great, great experience for me.” - Jeff Francisco
“While it’s nice to learn that my business issues are strikingly similar to other CEO’s, it’s very valuable to learn (from their perspectives) how to address those issues.” - Allen Steinbock, Whip Mix
“The interaction has been great and there has not been a shortage of topics.” - John A. Zoeller, Zoeller Company