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?

  • Member Spotlight: Teddy’s Transport

    Mar 16, 2018

    Teddy’s Transport is a perfect representation of a successful family business. Founded in 1982 , Teddy’s Transport is a nationwide, expediting service. It was started by Ted, or “Teddy”, and Mary Gibbs. The business was later purchased by their daughter and son in law, Helen and Craig Zeerip. Helen is now the current President of…
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  • Member Spotlight: Hylant (part two)

    Feb 22, 2018

    Member Spotlight: Hylant Family (part two) Last month we shared with you the story of the Hylant Family Business from the perspective of 2nd generation Mike Hylant. Mike shared with us the history of Hylant and what it has been like for him working in the family business. Many of us know Mike’s son, Matt Hylant….
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  • FBA Member Spotlight: Gimbal Capital Management

    Feb 15, 2018

    David Hodge, CFA, CFP Gimbal Capital Management Tell the story of GCM, how it was founded & how it became a family business. Gimbal Capital Management was founded in 1994 by Dan McAdams to provide investment management services to families in West Michigan.  Dan got his start in West Michigan as a commercial lender…
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