Become a Member of Our Family
When you become a member of the Family Business Alliance, you become a member of our family. You have at your fingertips a broad network of diverse family-business leaders who have walked in your shoes. As a member, you’ll have special access to our events and resources, all of which are designed to optimize your success. We offer four levels of membership, listed below:
Reasons to Join
Connect with Community
Nobody understands the challenges of family business more than others walking a similar journey. Family Business Alliance offers a platform to develop authentic, meaningful relationships with other NowGeneration, NextGeneration, and Non- Family Leaders to explore family business dynamics. As a member-driven organization, the door is open to learn from other families to enhance your own family’s experience and organizational impact in West Michigan and beyond.
Elevate Your Leadership
Tailored exclusively for family businesses, our Succession, Governance, and Leadership Programs assist members broaden their understanding of the complex dynamics inherent in family businesses. Build foundational skills and best practices to forge a path forward for you, your family, and your organization. To maximize impact and foster connections, all programs are built to provide member to member learning opportunities in a small, confidential setting.
Access Nationally Recognized Speakers
Learn family business leaders, experts, and advocates from around the country by attending Signature Events and Workshops designed to explore the complex issues impacting family business organizations. With more than 16 events a year, we’re proud to deliver timely insights on topics that matter most to you.
Expand Your Peer Network
Often described as “the most important people in my life,” a Peer Forum is a small group of members dedicated to helping each other reach their professional and personal goals. By sharing concerns, gathering perspectives, and clarifying priorities, Peer Forums provide a supportive platform for members to become better leaders, more successful business people, and a better spouse, parent, and friend.
Align with the Community & Lean Into Your Impact
Are you proud to be part of a family business? Ninety percent of family businesses feel that what sets them apart is their long-term investment philosophy, commitment to employees and suppliers, and philanthropic contributions to their communities. These very contributions have undoubtedly made West Michigan what it is today.
As a member of West Michigan’s only family business association, you’ll show your pride and alignment these locally owned, value- driven organizations. Join us and 170 other community building organizations as together we advance family business and its impact.
Benefit from Organizational Partnerships
We align our members with strategic partnerships to provide critical tools to enhance business operations including The Grand Rapids Chamber, The Employers’ Association, and Family Enterprise USA.
“Since joining we have better communication internally. We receive education from FBA events and peer groups.”
“We joined to give the third generation access to other people who know what it is like to work in a family business.”
“Since joining the FBA I have become a better leader.”
“Since joining FBA there is a more intentional and deliberate effort for engaging additional family members and participating in the ‘right’ activities.”
Signature Event Tickets
Peer Forum Access
Succeeding in Succession
*FBA Membership is valid for 12 months from the date payment is received. Payment will be processed upon approval of application. Please note there is a 3 day approval period. Membership is only available to Family-Owned Businesses.*
- Complimentary admission to FBA signature events and the Annual Family Business Forum
- Access to member-only events and small group workshops focused on family business topics
- Access to research and resources (articles, podcasts, and webinars) from thought leaders in family business
- One-on-one, executive-to-executive conversations and coaching on issues that matter to you with proven family business experts
- Discounted Family Business Magazine Subscription
Family Business Alliance is proud to partner with the following organizations to provide strategic benefits for members:
- Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce: FBA members have access to the Chamber’s CEO & Management Roundtables for anyone in your organization
- The Employers Association: Receive complimentary HR Helpline calls, discounted membership, and more
- Family Enterprise USA: Receive 50% off an entry-level membership with FEUSA