UNC Asheville Family Business Forum


Dear Business Community,

The program year started with so much promise for brighter days ahead. Unfortunately, given the current trajectory of the pandemic it remains necessary to move forward cautiously with planning for the new program year. As I plan meetings and workshops, I recognize that there is a varying level of comfort in meeting face to face. Please consult the Events tab on this webpage to know how upcoming programs will be delivered (in person or virtual). The Family Business Forum remains committed to finding speakers and resources to aid you in balancing family and business and ensuring that both thrive, and we’ll deliver information in ways that keep you connected and comfortable.

Stay safe!


Our Mission

Family- and privately-owned businesses face unique issues. The mission of the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum (FBF) is to provide professional learning opportunities to help these closely held businesses maximize the overall well-being of their company, and to assist with transition planning for the next generation of ownership.

FBF is the only ongoing professional development program specifically designed for family businesses in Western North Carolina.