Family Business Alliance Ambassadors are volunteers for FBA who are committed to helping members get the most out of their membership. They are all individuals who have been very involved with the organization and have used resources and programs to help strengthen their businesses and families. Ambassadors are available as a resource to our members for any questions they may have from a member’s perspective.
Hugh Ingalls is one of FBA’s committed ambassadors serving the family business community on his own time. Get to know Hugh with his answers to our questionnaire below.
How did you first get involved in FBA?
I was looking for a network of folks who understood what it truly meant to work and grow a business with family and thankfully I was exposed to FBA by being a member of the GR Chamber of Commerce!
Why is FBA important to you?
It is important to me because it’s a central hub of people and information that make West Michigan a great place to work, live, and play.
What has been your favorite FBA event?
Any event where we hear stories of how family businesses have continued to grow and scale at or greater than the initial vision.
Why do you think family businesses are important to West Michigan?
They represent what stitches our country together and what a business means to a community in organizing people (family) around a purpose.
What is your favorite (non-work related!) hobby?
Playing Sunday night beer league hockey!
Tell us some fun facts about yourself
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookie dough all the way.
Favorite Grand Rapids restaurant: Butchers Union
Favorite TV show/movie: Succession
Favorite book: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill