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.
Win Irwin is one of FBA’s committed ambassadors serving the family business community on his own time. Get to know Win with his answers to our questionnaire below.
How did you first get involved in FBA?
I have been involved with FBA for over a decade, serving as a Board member and as a Next Gen facilitator.
Why is FBA important to you?
It exists to help all our family businesses to thrive and survive and pass the business from one generation to the next.
What has been your favorite FBA event?
My favorite events are hearing the West Michigan family business stories – from the families and their leadership.
Why do you think family businesses are important to West Michigan?
Family businesses are the lifeblood of free enterprise. Our businesses give back more to the community, make more profit, and generally operate with a higher set of values.
What is your favorite (non-work related!) hobby?
My favorite hobby is tennis!
Some fun facts about Win:
- Favorite ice cream flavor – Vanilla
- Favorite Grand Rapids restaurant – Green Well
- Favorite TV show/movie – Blue Bloods/Footloose
- Favorite book – Boys in the Boat
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