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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  • Member Spotlight: King Milling Company

    Oct 20, 2017

       King Milling Company: 5th Generation and Forward In 1900 Thomas F. Doyle bought into King Milling Company, a move that would change the trajectory of his family for generations to come. Today, his great-grandsons are running the business and the fifth generation is coming on board. We recently talked with Brian Doyle, fourth generation…
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  • Recap: 11th Annual Family Business Forum

    Oct 6, 2017

    An unofficial theme of the 11th Annual Family Business Forum was culture—defining it, living it and understanding the difference it can make for family businesses, their employees, and customers. The event began with a conversation between Chris Shepler, president and third generation of Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, and Dr. Don Steele, co-author of Undefeated: The…
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  • Member Spotlight: Kent Companies

    Aug 23, 2017

    How Kent Companies is Growing Talent Outside of the Family Tree Attracting and retaining top talent is important to your business—after all, turnover comes at a high price. When it comes to attracting and retaining employees, family businesses that brand themselves as such have a leg up on the competition. In addition to the family…
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