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Family Business Alliance

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Ellie Frey
Family Business Alliance
274C DeVos Center
401 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids MI 49504

Phone: (616) 331-6827

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About the Family Business Alliance

The Family Business Alliance is a unique model of cross-sector cooperation that draws the best from research, expertise, practice, and service delivery for the benefit of family-owned businesses located in West Michigan. Spearheaded by the Family Owned Business Institute of Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business and the Grand Rapid Chamber of Commerce, and supported by family-owned businesses (as members) and firms providing services to them (as underwriters), the Alliance offers workshops, one-to-one assistance, and small group intensives and networking opportunities — all focused on the distinct challenges faced by family businesses.

Executive Partner Advisors. Available to members, Executive Partner Advisors are experienced, successful family-owned business executives who volunteer their time to provide one-to-one assistance and coaching to other family business owners.

Networking opportunities. Interact with other family business owners.

Information for family businesses. Take advantage of links to other family business organizations, and access articles, information, and data about family businesses.

Next Generation Peer Groups. Members meet with other "Next Gens" in a confidential, small group setting around family business topics and issues.

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