FBA News & 2018/19 Season Line-up

Newsletter July 2018

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In this issue:

  • FBA Welcomes New President
  • 2018/19 Season Schedule
  • The Future of work is NOW
  • New Season Sponsors
  • Event Photo Galleries
  • Member News
  • Welcome New Members
  • FBA Mission & Vision
  • Become a Member
  • Join us on LinkedIn
  • See your Board of Directors
  • Contact Us


  • Tips for Recruiting in Hot Market
  • 2018/19 Season; Save the Dates
  • Membership Fees
  • FBA Non-Solicitation Policy

FBA Welcomes New President

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Trevor McCall is the new FBA President. We wish Oliver Sommer, Past-President, our best with his move to Vancouver to fill the role of National Director of Category Development with Black Press.

Get Ready for A New Season of Dynamic Programming

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2018/19 Program Schedule

Mark your Calendar!

All events are catered - enjoy the food, company & topic!

Watch for news on registrations.

See the bottom of this newsletter for a downloadable Event Dates page.

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm, AGM & Member Appreciation, wine tasting & vineyard tour at Rathjen Cellars. Mike Rathjen & Colin Mann hosts with transportation provided by Wilson's Transportation.

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm, The Future of Work is NOW, trends that shape the future of work by Rocky Ozaki, Co-founder of Now Innovations.

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm, Emotional Intelligence, Is there a direct correlation to your bottom line results? by Kerry Brown, Success Biz Coach.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:30-8:00 pm, Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards, recognizing excellence. Nominate deserving candidates.

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30-8:00 pm, Workplace Stress & Wellness, tips for productivity by Jennifer Wilson, Canada Homestay Network.

  • June 2019, date & times TBA, Year-end Social: Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy, HarbourCats game on Hop-On Hop-Off bus hosted by Wilson's Transportation.
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New Season Highlight

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The Future of Work is NOW

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 5:30-8pm @ Uplands Golf Club

Special Offer - Tickets for everyone: $55 (plus GST)

Rocky Ozaki, the co-founder of NoW Innovations, will simplify, in a compelling way, the reasons the Future of Work has arrived. He will walk us through what the "NoW' looks like and what any family business can do to future proof their business. Rocky brings decades of research, experience and inspiring stories of success to a keynote that will resonate with all types of business owners.

Are you ready!

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New Season Sponsors

Special THANK YOU to the many valued sponsors who committed 30.5K in cash and in-kind support for our 2018/19 season starting September 1, 2018.


Black Press


Business Examiner; CIBC

Country Grocer; Country Grocer @

Salt Spring; Hothouse Marketing

Wilson's Transportation


Bank of Montreal; Capital Iron; Dwyer Tax Lawyers; NKPG;

Proline Management; Reed Pope Law & Story Construction


Butler Bros.; Canada Homestay International; Don Mann Excavating;

Durwest Construction Management; Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites;

K.P.M.G. LLP; McCall Gardens; Monk Office; Pajo’s Restaurants;

Rinald Tax Advisory; Schibli Stedman King Chartered Accts.;

Serenity Home Care; Success Biz Coach & Wittich Environmental

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Event Photo Galleries

Thanks to Denise Lloyd, Engaged HR, for an excellent presentation!

The 'Tips for Recruiting Success in Hot Market' handout is

at the bottom of this newsletter.

Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent

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Year-end Social: Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy

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Member News

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Caitlin McKenzie is Monk Office’s new CEO and President.

Congratulations, Caitlin!


Welcome New Members

Anderson Hill Management Consulting, Advisor Member, Tyler Galts

Andrew Sheret, Family Member, Julie Findlay

Dynamic Shift Consulting, Family Member, Robyn & Sean Bacon

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FBA - your business family.

Our Mission

To promote the sustainability and growth of Vancouver Island business families by providing education and support through

community and shared experience.

Our Vision

We are an engaged and supportive community of vibrant Vancouver Island business families and advisors who connect, share ideas and learn from each others’

unique experiences.

Our organization has been providing a community of support to family businesses on Vancouver Island since 1999. We help families in business succeed through shared experience, education and resources. FBAVI is where Canadian business families go to connect, grow and learn for sustainable success across generations.

Contact Us

P: 250-532-2402

E: fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca

W: http://www.familybusinessassociationvi.ca

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