FBA News

Newsletter October 2018

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In this issue:

  • President's AGM Message
  • Awards Nominations
  • Emotional Intelligence Event
  • Enterprise Transition 2019 Event
  • Join us in the New Year
  • Photo Gallery
  • BC Employer Training Grant
  • Welcome New Members
  • Meet our Sponsors
  • FBA Mission & Vision
  • Become a Member
  • Join us on LinkedIn
  • FBA Board of Directors
  • Contact Us


  • Awards Nomination Form
  • Membership Information Package
  • FBA Non-Solicitation Policy

President's AGM Message

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Trevor McCall, FBA President, greeted members & friends at the Family Business Association AGM on September 13, 2018.

"We work together in so many ways.

Members come forward to be our event and workshop presenters.They help to enhance our programming through ongoing Sponsorship Campaign success.They involve others by sharing their experiences.And your Board of Directors focuses on excellence in bringing it all together.

Thanks everyone, for your energy, time, talent and generosity!"

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Family Business Excellence & Young Entrepreneur

2019 Awards Nominations Open

The Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBAVI) is pleased to receive nominations for the 2019 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award and the Young Entrepreneur Award.

The awards will be presented at the FBAVI Awards Gala @ The Union Club, Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Do you know of a fabulous family business? (Self-nominations encouraged!)

Past family business recipients: Titan Boats; DriveWise BC: Tru Value Foods; Wilson’s Transportation; Canada Homestay Network; Capital Iron; Country Grocer; McCall Brothers; Pacific Sands Resort; Robinson's Outdoor Store; Monk Office and Accent Inns.

Do you know of an outstanding young entrepreneur? (Self-nominations encouraged!).

This category was new in 2018 and Daisy Klaibert received the award.

Nomination Form

The downloadable Nomination Form is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Coming Up!

Emotional Intelligence with Kerry Brown

Thursday, October 25, 2018; 5:30-8:00pm @ Cedar Hill Golf Club

Tickets include a barbecue buffet dinner; Members $45; Non-members $65



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The research & statistics show the link to EQ-IQ and to:

Higher sales and profits; Increased performance; Improved customer satisfaction; Decreased attrition rates & Reduction in training costs

This workshop is for your entire business team!

Get the information from an expert in the field.

Leave with the tools to apply it and see it work.

Kerry Brown, Workshop Presenter

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As the CEO and co-founder of Success Biz Coach, a coaching, consulting and training firm, Kerry is a highly sought after results oriented business and executive coach with over 25 years experience working with CEOs and their teams in the areas of leadership and team development, performance management and strategic planning both nationally and internationally.

As a skilled coach, Kerry is valued for her excellent listening skills, insight, wisdom and the ability to get to the heart of an issue quickly to develop strategies to get the desired results. An inspiring key note speaker and gifted facilitator, Kerry is passionate about supporting her clients to create high performance teams that are committed to fulfilling the organization’s vision and values.

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Enterprise Transition 2019

Wednesday, December 5, 2018; 8:30-11:00am @ the Comfort Inn

Tickets include a buffet breakfast; Members $45; Non-members $65



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Based on recent primary and secondary research completed at Royal Roads University, Associate Professor Michael Thompson and Vernon Fischer of Fischer Financial Services(CFP, Family Enterprise Advisor) have created a three step process that allows a business owner to develop an effective transition “road map” which will add valuable clarity and direction.

Ernest Bednarz B.Com, CMEA from the Malahat Valuation Group, will also join us to discuss the mechanics of how businesses are valued from a practical perspective, cover some of the value drivers that can help increase business value and the steps owners can take to increase the value of their own enterprises over time.

Join us in the NEW YEAR

EVENT FLIER for full details

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

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

EVENT FLIER for full details

  • 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.

EVENT FLIER for full details

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Event Photo Galleries

September 13th AGM

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September 19th The Future of Work is NOW
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Engaged Crowd with Rocky Ozaki

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What does the Future of NOW look like?

Non-hierarchical; trusting & transparent; innovation; remote & flexible working & agility; highly collaborative; constant feedback; the best tools; personal development & belonging.

Email info@fbavancouverisland.ca to get the slide presentation.

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BC Employer Training Grant

Do you have some employee training needs?

The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) provides up to $8 million in funding for employers to support skills training for their current and new employees in the fiscal year 2018/2019.

Due to the popularity of the ETG and limited funding available, employers will be able to complete and submit applications for the third intake starting October 1, 2018 at 9 am.

Click HERE for full details

Welcome New Members

Elite Promotional Marketing, Family Members, Tony & Mallory Drolet

Bellrock Benchmarking, Advisor Member, Gabriel Dhahan

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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 Vancouver Island business families go to connect, grow and learn for sustainable success across generations.

See the bottom of this newsletter for a downloadable Member Benefits & Fees Package

Contact Us

P: 250-532-2402

E: fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca

W: http://www.familybusinessassociationvi.ca

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