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  • Mark your calendar: Virtual Breakfast Series

    Family businesses are created with values ingrained in the DNA of the family and passed from generation to generation. Some families find ways to embrace, celebrate, and translate these values within the business itself. Our values have deep roots and dictate how we live and work. For example, Hobby Lobby, Burton, Gallo, Nike, White Castle are all family-operated and find ways to live their family values within the business. In this session of the Virtual Breakfast Series, panelists discuss how they have been able to translate their values into the fabric of the family business.

    Learn more
    The Virtual Breakfast Series on October 20 will focus on translating family values into the family business
  • Family business feature

    Does your family business have something you'd like to share? Whether you hosted the most rockin' holiday party for employees or have a good practice that you think should be universal, we want to hear from you! 

    Share your story
    featuring the lagomarcino's story
  • Family Business Newsletter

    Get the latest information delivered directly to your inbox each month! Fill out our "contact us" form and we will send out periodic emails for special events from the UNI Family Business Center, along with news catered to your interests.

    Get the latest family business insights
    Sign up to get the latest iowa family business news
  • Join our peer groups

    The Legacy Group by Vermeer is facilitated by Mary Andringa, former CEO and second generation family member of Vermeer Corp. Quarterly sessions are focused on the next chapter beyond the family businesses daily operations. Each Legacy Group session has a different theme or discussion focus with various topics being explored that include: changing identity moving away from the family business, philanthropic initiatives, succession/legacy conversations.

    Join the next session
    Legacy peer group provides resources for outgoing family business members
  • Join our new, members-only digital hub

    As a valued member of the UNI Family Business Center, you have the opportunity to connect with other members on our new Info Hub!

    • Search the directory
    • Register for upcoming events
    • Access your membership details
    • Participate in private peer group forums
    Register today
    The Info Hub offers a space for conversation and membership management
  • UNI Family Business Conference 2022

    This conference is designed to connect, educate and provide resources to Iowa's family businesses. Family businesses are different, meaning you have unique opportunities and obstacles that you face each day. On Nov.

    Join us for this "HOT" conference
    Iowa family business conference will feature Tabasco sauce ceo tony simmons

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Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Fall isn’t here quite yet, but its close. And along with it comes our second Iowa Family Business Conference, powered by the University of Northern Iowa Family Business Center. Our first t... Read More

Thursday, September 01, 2022

By Dan Beenken

Whew! The first session of our Virtual Breakfast Series is in the books and it was a big one!

We tackled family communication right out of the gate this year. It's su... Read More

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

We are “kicking it up a notch” this year with our Family Business Center and I am excited to get the new season of programming rolling. The “kicking it up a notch” theme is going to show itself at... Read More