Be a Family and a Business
Develop strategies to minimize and prevent business issues from interfering with strong family relationships.
Plan for the Next Generation
Discover different strategies to overcome succession planning issues.
Preserve and Perfect
Learn how to keep your business's identity intact as the channel and world changes around it.
Why the Family Business Network?
As the leader of your business, you’re responsible for your family’s legacy. Without proper planning and education, 70% of first generation family businesses fail to make a successful transition to the second generation. The success rates get worse with each generation.
The Family Business Network (FBN) is an exclusive network of top leaders positioning their businesses for success across generations. The FBN provides a forum to address the unique issues presented in family-owned businesses, and to acquire the tools necessary to ensure long-term success.
The Inaugural Family Business Network Summit will be held February 21-23, 2018, at The Cloister at Sea Island, GA and is open to FBN members and their spouse/invited guest.Request More Info
“Preserving your family’s business is a challenging
job, at times. Thanks to the FBN, I now have more tools
and a group of peers who help make that job easier.”
Matt Cohen, President - Replenex, Inc.
"We have common challenges and everyone is very honest in a safe, secure environment. For that reason, I think it’s a tremendous value."
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Vice President, Triumph Tool, Ltd.
Inaugural FBN Summit 2018
This summit will provide FBN members the opportunity to connect with other family business owners and address the challenges and benefits of being a family owned business. Registration is for FBN members only and will open in November.
The Cloister at Sea Island, GA
February 21-23, 2018Summit Details
Need more info? Contact Ed Gerber at email@example.com
FBN Leadership Committee
Matthew CohenChair Replenex President Contact
Steve BrewtonR.G. Brewton Inc. President Contact
Susie Johnston FoxJohnston Industrial Supply President/CEO Contact
Patrick CurryCo-Chair Fullerton Tool Company President Contact
Matt SchronJergens Industrial Supply General Manager Contact
Chris WeilerWeiler Abrasives Group CEO Contact
Patrick McKeeverDurrie Sales Company Vice President of Sales Contact
Ed GerberStaff Champion ISA President and CEO Contact
Interested in joining a committee?
Submit your application of interest.
The Family Business Committee is comprised of a dynamic group of volunteers. Together acting as one, this group is dedicated to delivering the tools to drive strategy, culture and business performance for family business leaders. Candidates must the principal of a member company that is a family business. Candidates are willing to volunteer their time, knowledge and experience to help ISA Lead the Channel Forward®.