Mother, father, sister, brother, co-worker.

Family can be tricky enough. Having family as an employee or boss? That takes it to another level. Family Business Alliance can help you define what’s family and what’s business – and help both work together.


Helping Family Businesses Succeed Generation to Generation.

The Family Business Alliance is focused on your success. We tap into local expertise and national resources to give you the tools you need to thrive.

What’s New?

  • Welcome to our Website

    Mar 30, 2017

    Welcome! We are thrilled you are visiting the new Family Business Alliance website! Do you have a family business in your family? We get it! Our nonprofit is founded and led by family business leaders who walk in your shoes — or heels — every day. We really believe in growing a strong family business community through…
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  • Family-Owned Businesses Wrestle with Talent Concerns

    Jan 4, 2018

    As president of Grand Rapids Label and chair of the Family Business Alliance, Bill Muir understands what family-owned companies are going through right now. According to Muir, manufacturers remain optimistic heading into the new year, and they’re making more investments to support their customers. Eventually, the economy will go into another cycle and we’ll have…
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  • Member Spotlight: Russo’s International Market

    Dec 13, 2017

    In 1905, just three years after moving to the USA from Sicily, Giovanni B. Russo started what is now called Russo’s International Market.  Today, this fourth generation thriving family business is run by seven family members. To get to know a little more about Russo’s International Market, we talked with Kelley Russo who is part…
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  • Recap: From Partners by Chance to Partners by Choice

    Dec 8, 2017

    When you’re born into a family business, you inherit not only the business and the family legacy—you most likely also inherit partners (aka cousins and siblings).  No matter how tight-knit your family may be, there are certain challenges when it comes to transitioning from family member to co-worker to partner. Dana Telford, Principal Consultant with…
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