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Family Business Association
The Family Business Association is the leading independent, non-profit organization serving family business enterprises in New England. It provides educational programming and a forum for these businesses to collaboratively exchange knowledge and experience. The FBA is dedicated to the recognition and implementation of best business practices and ethical standards among these enterprises.

Become a Member Today

A few of the benefits include:

  1. Eligible for a free 30-minute consultation with an advisor type of your choice
  2. Free access to selected FBA conferences and events
  3. Discount rates on products and services from The Warren Group
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The Family Business Association Awards and

the FBA Annual Conference were success once again


This is the real family business event from the only non-profit association that has been tirelessly serving family businesses in New England for the past decade. We continue to be your trusted source to connect with advisors, specialists, and thousands of other local family business owners.

The annual awards gala was held Thursday night May 16th at the Needham Sheraton followed the next day by the annual conference.

Check out all of our finalists with short videos about each company, including many in-person interviews, the award winners, and pictures from the event on the FBA Awards page.

“We use the FBA frequently to update ourselves with the local community, surrounding happenings that we can be a part of or help with and we also utilize the service guide directory to match up with services that assist us in a number of things. I am always excited when something matches exactly what we need at the time we are looking.” “I also know that I can trust the companies that advertise with the FBA because like us, they are most likely family businesses themselves and we like to work with fellow family businesses.”

Valerie Bono,

Owner, Golden Cannoli

We welcome and thank the newest sponsors of the FBA


The Family Business Consulting Group

829 Studios


Suffolk University


Cementing a Legacy with Deveney & White Memorials

Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about the details of a cemetery headstone for a loved one until they are faced with the solemn responsibility of doing so. It’s often a very difficult and emotionally trying time, and there are a lot of factors to consider – type of stone, shape, size, font, special effects, etc. That’s where Elizabeth Deveney of Deveney & White Memorials comes in to help. 

Family-Owned Funeral Homes Provide a Guide through Grief While Celebrating Life

Our relationship with death changed and continues to evolve thanks to modern-day funeral directors like Reid McHoul, Jim Delaney, Tim Keefe and the businesses started by their grandfathers. All three are now the third generation in their family’s businesses, whose respective legacies were built by intimately understanding the needs and desires of families coping with the death of a loved one. 

Business Environment Generally Bright in 2017

Following the most unorthodox election in American history, for business owners throughout the nation and especially in Massachusetts, the stars seem to have aligned coming into 2017. With a new president branded as overtly business friendly and more importantly a booming local economy, those on the front lines supporting small and family-owned businesses agree that morale is high among executives.