Past Events

  • Family Business for Bulldog Basketball

    Join us for two basketball games

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

    Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville Campus

    Women's Bulldog team plays Liberty College at 2:00 p.m.

    Men's Bulldog team plays Campbell University at 4:30 p.m.

    Family Business Sponsors and Members are encouraged to come cheer the basketball teams on!  Your level of membership determines the amount of free tickets.  Additional... Read More

  • January Webinar

    How to Beat the Tax Monster - Legally

    Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:00am

    UNC Asheville, Rhoades Robinson Hall, Room 129

    Click this link to watch 1.5 hour video of Irv's webinar.

    Irv Blackman, author of Tax Secrets of the Wealthy, will come to us via a webinar. FBF members can either... Read More

  • Closing the Legal and Tax Gap

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:00am

    Our most popular Forum deals with one of life's certainties,  taxes.

    Learn from Rollin Groseclose and Mickey Dale, Johnson Price Sprinkle as they discuss changes in tax laws and possible consequences from the election.

    New this year:
    Your brand is your business, and your... Read More

  • Gap the Conflict

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

    UNC Asheville Campus, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Is your family business harboring an unspoken conflict?  Will your Thanksgiving celebration look like a Norman Rockwell painting or will it end in a food fight?  Marla and Leonard Chalnick, of Stonebridge Connection will present a skit about a family conflict taking over the Thanksgiving dinner... Read More

  • Bridging the Personality Gap

    What are you thinking?

    Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00am

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Have you ever look at your spouse, children, or employees and wonder "What were you thinking?" Come to this Family Business Forum and find out! Learn about the differences in personalities. When members sign up to attend they will be sent a link to take a short survey online. A full... Read More

  • Building the Bridge for a Successful Family Business

    Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Our first Forum will highlight four of our members who have received the North Carolina Family Business of the Year Award.  These members will share their best practices, employment of family members and non-family members, their impact on our community and overcoming challenges. Panelists:... Read More

  • Because Butter Should Be Beautiful

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Even though Mark Peters grew up in the butter business, transition to the next generation was not smooth as butter. In 1956 his father, Leo Peters, founded the Michigan-based dairy operation known as Butterball Farms Inc. (Butterball).   Mark will share with us the challenges of transition and... Read More

  • Just own it!

    Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:00am

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Employee engagement is at an all time low, with Gallup reporting numbers as high as 70% of today’s employees checked out, unmotivated, and disengaged at work. Companies and organizations are scrambling to create programs, hiring experts, and initiating training to reverse the trend. Berstein and... Read More

  • How to Win an Argument (or not!)

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:00pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    The title says it all.  Learn from UNC Asheville Tenured Professor Mary Lynn Manns about an approach to arguing that you may not have tried.  Mary Lynn received the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Sciences (1995), the Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award (2013), the University Service Award (... Read More

  • Family Business for Bulldogs

    Men’s game p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 4:30pm

    UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Kimmell Arena

    Attend the Bulldogs basketball game with your family and employees, and enjoy snacks in the Bulldog VIP room. RSVP required to for up to five free tickets to the game. Additional guests are $10 each.