January 26 – Family Business Story Summary – BobCat of the Tri Cities

Trevor Sloan shared the story of Bob Cat of the Tri Cities with CFFB at our January luncheon,.  Trevor shared the process that he went through starting and growing their family business.  This included the struggles that are encountered along the way. One key insight that Trevor shared with us was the valuable life lessons […]

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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 – Family Business Story Summary – Sutera

Bernie, from Melloul-Blamey shared information about his new business venture, Sutera which is a waste collection  system. Sutera is looking at new ways to collect dog waster, commercial waste (from restaurants, for example) and many other applications. It is so great to have our local organization on the forefront of breaking environmental solutions. Dave Schnarr, […]

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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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