Family Business Association (FBA)

Newsletter September 2016

Dynamic New Season!

In this issue:

  • The Meeting Place for Family Businesses: Photo Gallery
  • AGM & Member Appreciation: Event September 22
  • Family Business Stories: Signature Event October 19
  • Thank You Program Sponsors
  • Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award: Nominate by October 14
  • Family Business Advisory Teams
  • Become a Member
  • You are Important
  • Meet our Board of Directors
  • Join us on LinkedIn
  • Contact Us
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The Meeting Place for Family Businesses

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AGM & Member Appreciation - Sept. 22nd, 5:30-7:30

Everyone Welcome!

Join us for a brief AGM and an enjoyable time with FBAVI members and friends as we launch our new season. You'll be glad you came!

No cost tapas & refreshments, compliments of FBAVI. Tomato & Basil Bruchetta; Skewered Tiger Prawns; Vegetable Rice Roll & Thai Sauce; Curried Chicken Satay; Lux Smoked Salmon Rosette & Prosciutto Wrapped Melon - great food and great company!


Date: September 22

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Venue: Union Club, McKenzie Lounge - 805 Gordon St. Victoria

Registration by September 19th required to determine catering needs. Email to register: or call 250-532-2402.

Family Business Stories Signature Event

Wed. Oct. 19th 5:30-8pm - Uplands Golf Club

Opportunities like this make FBAVI unique!

Join us for an intriguing evening when four FBA Members take you on a journey while sharing their family business stories.

  • How did they start?
  • How were family relationships affected?
  • What do they appreciate the most about being in a family business?
  • What were their successes and challenges?
  • What can you learn from their experiences?

Interactive panel presentation following a delightful dinner.

Panelists: Cindy Plumb, Pajo’s Restaurants; Dan Dagg, Hot House Marketing;

Rachelle McGregor, Rada Resurfacing Ent.; Fraser Murray, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort.

Facilitated by Stewart Story, Story Construction, FBAVI President

Menu: Roasted Squash Bisque Lime crème fraiche; Stuffed Chicken Supreme Spinach & goat cheese stuffing, chicken jus reduction, green olive & red pepper tapenade; Chef's Choice Dessert.

Members $55, Non-Members $75


What stories led to these results?

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Award winning designs

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Thank You Valued Program Sponsors!

Have a look at the many 2016/17 sponsors who make FBAVI programming possible.

Click HERE

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Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award

Nominate by October 14, 2016

The Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBAVI) is pleased to receive nominations for the 2017 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award. This Award recognizes significant achievement made within a Vancouver Island family enterprise and will be presented at: FBAVI Award Gala, The Beach House Restaurant, Thursday, February 9, 2017.

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

Past recipients: Wilson’s Transportation, Canada Homestay Network, Capital Iron, Country Grocer, McCall Brothers, Pacific Sands Resort, Robinson's Outdoor Store, Monk Office and Accent Inns.

Nominate now! Nominations close as of October 14, 2016

Nomination Guidelines: A Family Business who has for the past five years been registered in Canada. They must be a family owned, private company, or a public company controlled by an individual or family. The company can operate internationally, but the head office must be in Canada. Self-nominations will be accepted. Open to FBAVI members and non-members.

The full nomination package will be sent directly to the nominee.

Click HERE to download the nomination form from the FBAVI website homepage or request a form by email:

Family Business Advisory Teams - Business & Fun!

by Kerry Brown

Our group is in its first year so decided to keep it local. We booked the boardroom at the Oswego Hotel for our monthly meeting and then we moved up to one of the spectacular Penthouse Suites where we had a cooking class/dinner with Chef Koohtow. We all donned chef's aprons and caps and assisted in the chopping and dicing of items for the meal.

The completed dinner was served on the spectacular terrace overlooking James Bay and the outer harbour. It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know the members of our group!

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Top: Kerry Brown, Success Biz Coach; L to R: John McLeod, Reed Pope Law; Kevin Burkett, Burkett & Company Chartered Accountants; Julia Barber, Reg Barber Enterprises; Cameron Turner, TDMC Holdings; David Webb, Fernhill Financial & Adam Butcher, Seaflora Skincare. Missing: Jordan Mann, Don Mann Excavating.

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.

You Are Important

  • Does your business lend itself to a tour by FBAVI members & friends? If so, let us know, we’d be happy to design a visit with a splash!

  • Recommend a business, we’ll provide them with information on FBAVI. The best way to promote this excellent organization is through word of mouth. You have our consent to TALK IT UP.

  • Let us know what's new with your business and become part of our next newsletter!

Meet our Board of Directors

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Newsletter brought to you by: Bernadine Rudichuk, Executive Director.

We welcome your submissions.


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