Family Business Association

The Family Business Association is the leading independent, non-profit organization serving family business enterprises in New England. It provides educational programming and a forum for these businesses to collaboratively exchange knowledge and experience. The FBA is dedicated to the recognition and implementation of best business practices and ethical standards among these enterprises.

It takes hard work, determination and persistence for a family business to succeed. It also means being willing to take risks. Family businesses face the same tough challenges every other business endures but they also encounter a unique set of personal and professional challenges that non-family businesses could never imagine.

Despite these obstacles, family businesses power our economic engine and are the backbone of the United States economy. Family businesses provide significant employment opportunities, revenue generation, economic growth, and are also traditionally active within their local communities.

Join Us!

We have a comprehensive and growing database of more than 6,000 New England family business owners and senior executives. They can tap into our various resources for education, public relations, marketing, networking, and finding the best partners and service providers. Members are able to learn and connect through conferences, award programs, webinars, E-news, websites, seminars, the magazine, social events, and more. Virtually all of our members are involved in the business and purchasing decision for their organizations.

The FBA is focused on enriching family businesses, so that they can attain a higher level of success, which then enables them to contribute back to the community.

Brian Nagle

Co-Founder FBA Managing Director First Republic Bank

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Join us on October 24-25, 2017 at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston as we celebrate and educate area family businesses.

The Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts will be held the Tuesday night, October 24 followed by the New England Family Business Conference on Wednesday, October 25.