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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Family Business Center

Membership Levels in the UMass Family Business Center

Full Family Business (or private company): $2700 per member year

  • Attend 6 annual educational forums (up to 4 owners and managers; additional attendees at $50 per person)
  • Opportunity to participate in a FBC roundtable discussion group (each group meets 9 times annually, for $200 per attendee per membership year, in addition to member fee).
  • If desired, 3 hour consultation with center director on a range of topics to be discussed.
  • Have colleagues from other family companies as your guests to forums (1 time per guest company).
  • Opportunities for networking with other family business members, and sponsor representatives
  • If 100 employees or fewer, and a Massachusetts employer, you can get reimbursed $1250 after each paid up year through the Workforce Training Fund Express Grant

Individual Owner/Manager : $1850 per member year

  • When a business has 1 owner, though there are other employees
  • Not just a family business with one interested member
  • $1850 per year, plus $500 for each specific additional attendee from the member business
  • May attend all 6 educational forums annually
  • Opportunity to participate in a FBC roundtable discussion group (each group meets 9 times annually, for $200 per attendee per membership year, in addition to member fee).
  • If desired, 3 hour consultation with center director on a range of topics to be discussed.
  • Have colleagues from other family companies as your guests to dinner forums (1 time per guest company).
  • Opportunities for networking with other family business members, and sponsor representatives

Sustaining Full Family Business : $1450 per member year

  • From Year 5 on, a company may continue at full membership; or opt to become SUSTAINING MEMBER
  • May send 4 attendees to 3 dinner forums of your choice for $1350.00 per membership year ; additional attendees pay $50 per person per event
  • Additional educational forums can be purchased “a la carte” for $500 per sustaining member per session.
  • Opportunity to participate in a FBC roundtable discussion group (each group meets 9 times annually, for $200 per attendee per membership year, in addition to member fee).
  • If desired, 2 hour consultation with center director on a range of topics to be discussed.
  • Have colleagues from other family companies as your guests to dinner forums (1 time per guest company).
  • Opportunities for networking with other family business members, and sponsor representatives

Sustaining Individual Owner/Manager : $950 per member year

  • When a business has 1 owner, though there are other employees
  • From Year 5 on, a Sole Proprietor may continue at full membership; or opt to become SUSTAINING SOLE PROPRIETOR MEMBER
  • May send attend 3 educational forums of your choice for $925.00 per membership year ; plus $250 for each specific additional attendee from the member business
  • Additional educational forums can be purchased “a la carte” for $400 per sustaining member per session.
  • Opportunity to participate in a FBC roundtable discussion group (each group meets 9 times annually, for $200 per attendee per membership year, in addition to member fee).
  • If desired, 2 hour consultation with center director on a range of topics to be discussed.
  • Have colleagues from other family companies as your guests to dinner forums (1 time per guest company).
  • Opportunities for networking with other family business members, and sponsor representatives
  • Solopreneur (no employees) : $900

    • Solo owner may send attend 6 educational forums
    • Opportunity to participate in a FBC roundtable discussion group (each group meets 9 times annually, for $200 per attendee per membership year, in addition to member fee).
    • If desired, 2 hour consultation with center director on a range of topics to be discussed.
    • Have colleagues from other family companies as your guests to dinner forums (1 time per guest company).
    • Opportunities for networking with other family business members, and sponsor representatives

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • The center is designed for an audience of owners and key managers of private companies and the center's corporate partners; not for professional advisors from the fields of law, accounting, banking, finance, etc.
    • The center is a wonderful place for conversations between a diverse group of business owners at every stage, of every size, from every industry. It is networking in order to develop and improve, but not to solicit. We have succeeded so well in large part because we have maintained a non-solicitation policy, between all members and all corporate partners.
    • Professional advisors from firms other than our corporate partners can rest assured that they can refer their clients to our program, knowing that they will not be solicited by other advisors in their field.

    PAYMENT TERMS:

    • Prompt payment of the annual fee preferred, but timely payment in halves or quarters is allowed.
    • If paying in halves or quarters, please include explanation of your payment plan.
    • You can make a secure charge payment online at http://umass.edu/fambiz/PayFBConline.html

    for more information, call Ira Bryck, FBC Director

    at (413) 545-4545 or Ira@UMassFBC.com

    as of 11/14/13

    See calendar of events for next session.