Family Business Center

Celebrating 25 Years


Family Business Breakfast Series

Families who participate in the Breakfast Series learn best practices from experts and other business families while networking over a great breakfast.

First-time attendees are invited to join us for breakfast as our guest to see if it meets the needs of your family. Regular registration for one breakfast is $125 per family or sign on for the whole season (seven breakfasts) for $725.

2016-17 Breakfast Schedule

Jack Nicklaus: Our Family Business Story
Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

Getting the Most from Your Family Meetings
Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

HR Policies and What to Pay Family Members
Friday, December 2, 2016 7:30 a.m.

Helping the Next Generation Understand Wealth
Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

How to Pass to the Next Generation
Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Balancing Relationships and Business Needs
Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, May 12, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

Ownership Academy

These full-day seminars are led by family business experts. Learn alongside other business families, while gaining practical tools to enhance decision making in your family business.

Financial Basics
Friday, March 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost includes materials and attendance for the whole family.

Seminars like ours can cost as much as $20,000 per person. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to make these sessions accessible to a wider range of families. Despite our low price, we can offer scholarships on a limited basis.


Due to an overwhelming response from family businesses, the center established peer roundtables (affinity groups) in 2017. Groups  average 8-12 members of family businesses. More information and registration information can be found here. Participants can choose from any of these groups:

  • Owners/CEOs
  • Next Generation Leaders
  • Women
  • Non-owning Family Executives
  • Non-family Executives

Interested in joining our community of family businesses?

Contact us for information about how to enroll your family business and gain access to all our events and classes and to get help connecting with our family business advisers. | (651) 962-4560