UNC Asheville Family Business Forum

Dear business community,

In this time of social distancing, the Family Business Forum has suspended in-person monthly programs. The work of the Family Business Forum (FBF) may be more important than ever right now. Considering our current situation, and the growing concern that we may be facing several more months of COVID-19 safety measures, the FBF 2019-2020 program year has been extended to June 2021. Dues for the 2020-2021 program year are being waived.

One resource you can find here is a list of free online educational opportunities that are available through my network of family business directors (click on Resources tab above).  I will keep this page updated so that you can find some online programs, Zoom Casts, webinars, and other content any time.  If you hear of other programs available for family businesses, please email sungert@unca.edu.

I send you my very warmest regards, and hopes for a better tomorrow,

Sophia Ungert
Executive Director, UNC Asheville Family Business Forum

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.

The FBF is the only ongoing professional development program specifically designed for family businesses in Western North Carolina. It is a member-driven organization; all of the programming and events are based on feedback from businesses telling us what they need to learn more about.

The Family Business Forum is grateful for the generous support of the SBTDC:

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