The University of Wisconsin Family Business Center's duty is to provide family businesses with an opportunity to address their unique and critical issues, helping the business and the family to succeed in current and future generations. We do this through a variety of events and services, focusing around the specific learning and networking needs of our member companies.

Lecture Series 

Leading family business experts share insights and information on trends and techniques that can be applied to your business. The curriculum is driven by the needs and desires of members. Past topics include legal, financial, and other planning issues around leadership succession and ownership transfer; family relationships, traditions, and values; power, control and compensation; and roles and responsibilities.

Food for Thought

Sponsors present educational programs that highlight their areas of expertise for the family business. These shortened breakfast programs allow for in-depth discussion of topics relevant to the family business by area practitioners.

Socials 

The Family Business Center is a vibrant community of family businesses and those individuals who serve them. Our members and sponsors are leaders in their communities, and enjoy the advantages of belonging to our Center. The social activities, including our Fall Social and Spring Social, allow members to converse and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed setting.