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Centre For Family Business: Events

All programs and events are designed specifically for the unique strategies, structures and challenges of a family enterprise. Only at the Centre for Family Business will Central Ontario family businesses receive such specific, targeted and effective training.

Our peer-supported network gives family businesses the tools they need to build healthy families and stronger businesses in a competitive landscape. As one of Canada’s largest family business associations, the Centre will help your family reach its fullest potential. Plus, our events are a ton of fun, and our speakers are top-notch! Register for any of our events here>>

Monthly Seminars – The Essential Tools of Success

These seminars focus on real issues and provide real solutions. Connect with relevant family business experts while gaining invaluable insight from a ‘family business story’ delivered by a CFFB Member. Motivating ideas and practical skills that can be applied immediately in the family business.

Typical Agenda:

  • 7:00 am – Doors open, arrive for coffee, and a ‘Meet and Greet’
  • 7:15 am – Welcome; breakfast is served
  • 7:30 am – Announcements and introductions
  • 7:45 am – Featured Family Business Story
  • 8:05 am – Sponsor Spotlight
  • 8:10 am – 10 minute break
  • 8:20 am – Keynote Speaker
  • 10:00 am – Event concludes

(Lunch events follow the same agenda but start at 11:00am and end at 2:00pm.)

Skills Workshops – Intensive, Informative & Always Interactive

These concentrated workshops are designed as intensive forums that give participants’ top-tier skills and essential business knowledge without a large time commitment.

  • Upcoming Events

    Mar
    31
    Fri
    7:00 am Don’t be a Victim of Fraud @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room
    Don’t be a Victim of Fraud @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room
    Mar 31 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    Don't be a Victim of Fraud @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room | Kitchener | Ontario | Canada
    March is Anti-Fraud Month.  Join us as a representative from the Waterloo Region Police Service comes to talk to us about a to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
    Apr
    6
    Thu
    6:00 pm 2nd Progressive Peek Behind the ...
    2nd Progressive Peek Behind the ...
    Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    2nd Progressive Peek Behind the Scenes Networking Night in Wilmot Township
    BRING A POTENTIAL MEMBER AND YOU COULD WIN! Join us on this 2nd progressive networking night as we visit some of our CFFB members in Wilmot Township and learn more about their businesses. For those[...]
    Apr
    28
    Fri
    7:00 am More Bang for Your Buck:Getting ... @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room
    More Bang for Your Buck:Getting ... @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    More Bang for Your Buck:Getting the Most out of your Banking Relationship @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room | Kitchener | Ontario | Canada
    Keynote Speaker: Gary Chung Gary will talk about: Banking landscape/Myths and realities of banking Contrast Canada vs US Company life cycle Startup / development Capital for growth and expansion New markets Acquisitions Succession planning Wealth[...]
  • “We joined the CFFB many years ago because we are small family business owners and thus appreciate the challenges and opportunities that other CFFB members face every day. We are continually touched by the stories we hear from CFFB members in personal interactions around the table and also the family business stories told at each event. As active members, we’re honoured to serve members and help them strengthen the financial tools and structures in and around their family businesses.”

    Brian Ogilvie, CFP, CLU
    Ogilvie Daugherty Financial Services

  • Premium Sponsor

    BMO
  • Corporate Sponsors

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