Member Events & Community Resources – December

Find out about upcoming member and service provider events and what else is happening in the community of interest to family businesses!

The Edward Lowe Foundation has a new retreat offering that might interest some of the Center members:The Theory of Relative-ity. This highly interactive program target leaders and key managers of family-owned, second-stage companies*who seek profitable growth with fewer migraines.

The day-and-a-half retreat will be held March 13 and 14 at Big Rock Valley, the foundation’s learning campus in southwest Michigan. Participants will cover a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Conflict management
  • Engaging the next generation
  • Succession planning
  • Strategic innovation

Attendees will also be able to hear best practices and glean insights from other family-business leaders. Cost is $400 per participant, which includes program facilitation, food and lodging.

In addition to the cutting-edge content, retreats at Big Rock Valley provide a rare chance to unplug. Our property features 2,000 acres of prairies, woodlands and wetland, a unique rural environment combined with state-of-the-art meeting facilities that enables second-stagers to relax and reflect on their businesses from a new perspective.

To register or get more info, have them contact Rita Phillips or visit our website.

*Second-stage companies have 10-99 employees and $1 million to $50 million in annual revenue, although these are loose boundaries that fluctuate depending on industry. A national expert on second stage, the Edward Lowe Foundation provides a variety of programs to accelerate the growth of second-stagers.