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 membership for any questions they may have from a member’s perspective.
Paige Afendoulis is one of FBA’s committed ambassadors serving the family business community on her own time. Get to know Paige with her answers to our questionnaire below.
How did you first get involved in FBA?
I got involved with FBA for Greenhouse Fabrics when I first moved back to Grand Rapids, MI in 2014.
Why is FBA important to you?
They (FBA) have an amazing network of people as well as a hub of resources that range from topic and themes to help improve and successfully transition family businesses. My family has been in the fabric industry for 90 years and 4 generations, so we know how important it is to transition human and intellectual capital.
What has been your favorite FBA event?
I love the smaller events such as wine tastings or low key dinners to connect more intimately with people.
Why do you think family businesses are important to West Michigan?
They are the blood of West Michigan, and it is so important to share our wealth of knowledge, stories, and lessons to other families and family businesses.
What is your favorite (non-work related!) hobby?
Skiing! I LOVE it.
Some fun facts about Paige:
- Favorite ice cream flavor – Blue Moon (for sure)
- Favorite Grand Rapids restaurant – Currently Tacos El Cuñado
- Favorite TV show/movie – Altered Carbon
- Favorite book – Punch Escrow