We attended a Family Business Alliance (FBA) panel event this week featuring four generations of family business owners. The companies represented were S2 Yachts (Tiara Yachts), Custer Office Environments, Wesco and Grand Rapids Metrology. West Michigan has a rich concentration of great family businesses! FBA is a unique organization that offers tremendous support for those navigating the challenges that face business owners and in particular the challenges that face multi-generation family business. If you’re part of a family business and not involved with FBA, it is well worth your time to join and become involved. One of the great benefits of being part of FBA is their Peer Groups. The Peer Groups offer tremendous support from a group of peers who are facing the same challenges. The event was facilitated by Joe Schmieder of The Family Business Consulting Group and highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing different generations as they begin their journey and grow their family businesses. The Family Business Consulting Group offers great resources at Family Business Consulting Group Resources.