January 26 – Communitech and Family Business Seminar – Summary

Iain Klugman, the President and CEO of Communitech shared with CFFB the latest news about what Communitech is involved in.  Communitech began in 1997 the same year that CFFB started.  Both organizations are grounded in a great hard-working community. Communitech is on a mission to stay relevant to its customers and to stay mission driven.  […]

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September 29 – Creating a Sustainable Saleable Business – Summary

CFFB was very fortunate to have 6 experts from BDO Canada share their wealth of information with us regarding best practices for family businesses as they look to transition their business. Some of the strategies include: the value of establishing an advisory board developing an estate plan protecting shareholder equity building a strong company culture […]

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April 28 – Getting to know your Banker – Breakfast Seminar

Gary Chung, Managing Director with BMO’s Corporate Finance Group, talked about how to elevate your relationship with your bank to get value. Your bank is generally involved in 3 areas: providing and allocating capital assist with risk management provide advice and connectivity Gary used the Q & A process which was very beneficial for our […]

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March 31 – Fraud Presentation by WRPS

On March 31/2017 Detective David Clark of the Waterloo Regional Police Service shared with us the many ways that our businesses or our personal affairs can be compromised.  Some of the processes include: mass media frauds business email scams identity theft ATM skimming How can we protect ourselves and our businesses? Call a company if […]

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March 31 – Family Business Story Update – Georef/Bus Planner

Donald Linders shared the struggles that Georef encountered as they grew from a small company to a larger company.  Georef was built on two basic principals: Listen to your clients Keep your word Growth certainly presents many challenges.  Some of what Donald has learned during this growth period include: success comes from client satisfaction communication […]

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