Join the Forum

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The value of membership in the Family Business Forum

• Hear from world-renowned authorities on family business without ever leaving town.
• Take part in six professional development workshops offering over twenty hours of professional education from the only program in WNC dedicated to family businesses.
• Find solutions to common challenges in collaboration with your peers.
• Network with other business owners in a confidential, non-solicitous environment.
• Receive an annual subscription to Family Business Magazine.
• Understand the complexities of family ownership so that the business can function profitably while the family lives harmoniously.


Who benefits from membership?

• Founders of the business.
• Next-generation owners.
• Key non-family employees.
• Adult children who are either active or non-active in the family business.


Who qualifies for membership?

• Businesses whose management team contains two or more members from the owning family.
• Privately or closely held businesses with no public ownership of its shares or assets, or where fewer than five individuals hold more than fifty percent of the company.
• Sole proprietors with no employees who attend for the purpose of education, not to solicit.


Membership Structure and Fees

The cost for annual membership is $1,000, billed before the start of the program year. Annual membership fees are used for program expenses (speaker fees, travel expenses, books, program food, and beverages); operating expenses; special member events; and an annual subscription to the Family Business Magazine.

Non-members may attend for $175 per event per person, payable at event.

Email Sophia Ungert to renew or start your membership today. 

***Due to the pandemic, annual dues have been suspended for the 2020-2021 program year.***