Welcome to the forefront of family owned business.

The Seidman College of Business’s Family Owned Business Institute’s mission is to champion and serve family owned businesses through education, research and advocacy.

In September 1999, the Seidman College of Business and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce (working with its Family-Owned Business Council) raised $301,000 from a salute to Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos. This became the seed money for the Family Owned Business Institute, housed at the downtown campus of Grand Valley State University.

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Family Business Summit

Family Business Summit

February 18, 2016 All Day

Family Business Alliance Members and Family: February 18, 2015 - February 21, 2015 Join us for a weekend of education and family fun! Amazing two half day sessions on Servant Leadership...

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