The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of family-owned businesses in the state of Maine.

“Being a part of the IFOB has been a huge resource for me and my personal professional growth and also for Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream. I know I will take at least one piece of information that I can relay to the rest of my family from every program/event that I attend!   With IFOB, the networking opportunities and knowledge base are SPECTACULAR!” - Lindsay Skilling, CEO, Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

Upcoming events

  • December 14, 2016 5:00 PM
    Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
  • February 28, 2017 5:00 PM
    The Woodlands Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105-1153
  • April 25, 2017 5:00 PM
    The Woodlands Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105-1153

We provide support for your Family-Owned Business

How we do it!
The Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout the state of Maine. The IFOB serves family business owners, executives and employees through a wide range of continuing business education programs, networking opportunities and consulting services. The Institute is a comprehensive resource for family-owned business. 

Our definition of a family-owned business
A family business is a business wherein one owner either shares ownership or works in the business with at least one other family member (contemporaneously or overtime) and has a commitment to the continuation of the enterprise.

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