The Virginia Family Business Forum provides educational programs, leadership affinity groups and networking opportunities to family-owned businesses throughout the region.
The forum is housed at the VCU School of Business and offers access to faculty and university resources. Monthly seminars feature leading experts on topics of value to owners and members of family enterprises. Topics include succession planning, governance, family communications, leadership development, conflict resolution and other matters unique to multi-generational family businesses.
Membership is open to businesses whose family ownership spans two or more generations. The annual membership fee is $1,500 and permits participation by all owners, family members and non-family executives of the member business. Please contact Sam Davis, Director of the Family Business Forum, for additional information.
2017-18 Forum Programs
The Right Stuff: Identifying, Developing and Advancing Family and Non-Family Executives
Rich Reinecke | Co-founder, Fahrenheit Group
Selling the Family Business Doesn’t Mean the End of the Family Legacy
Mark Williams | Former President & CEO, Richmond Corrugated Box Co.
Whitney Van Der Hyde | Board Member, Perdue Family Foundation
Ten Traits of a Winning Workforce, Today & Tomorrow
John Martin | CEO, SIR
Building High Performing Teams in Family Enterprise
Margaret Wilson | Fellow, FFI, Founder of Tandem Partners
The Impact of New Tax Legislation on Family Enterprises
Mark Strong | EY; Dean Williams | Mitchell Wiggins
Ben English | Hirschler Fleischer; Patrick Beale | Invincia Insurance
Taking Stock – a film about a family business in South Africa
Ben Stillman | Filmmaker