"This morning's conference was great!  It was a wide range of participants on the panels and that was a great way to hear a wide view of options and ideas from the panelists!  Kevin Hancock gets my vote for most open, honest and helpful answers to questions. He was outstanding and his thoughts today were very heartfelt and honest.  Take away the layers of "facade" and discuss the truth of what it's like and how you face the issuers."
- Janet Cole Cross, Career Coach, Cole Cross Connections, LLC

Family Business Spotlight: Business After Hours

  • April 11, 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Opus Consulting Group, 130 Middle Street, 2nd Floor Portland, ME


  • Registers one or more members of a Chamber or members of the Manufacturers Association of Maine for free.
  • Register one or multiple future members.
  • Registers one IFOB member and multiple guests
  • Registers one member or more members of the IFOB for free.

Registration is closed

"April in Paris - Fall in Love with Family Businesses:  Rejuvenation and Growth"

After piloting the "Family Business Spotlight" Business After Hours programs last year, the Institute is happy to continue this successful series for 2016.  Throughout the year, the Institute highlights a family business on the web, in social media and various websites culminating in an event held at the company’s location.

We kick off the 2016 season with Opus Consulting Group, a business management and corporate strategy firm founded in 2009 by Jacques and Patricia Santucci in Portland, ME. The couple moved to Maine from France in 1999 and have both been executives in successful companies in Maine and internationally.

Bringing their wide experience to other businesses has been their motto.  Opus Consulting Group provides business management, exit strategy and corporate renewal consulting services, helping businesses to perform in a new environment and achieving results for their clients.  They partner with businesses during defining moments of a company’s evolution including Business Acceleration, Corporate Renewal and Exit Strategy.

  •  We invite you to learn their secrets to success including their rejuvenation and growth plans for 2016.
  • Network with other family-owned businesses and our associate partners.
  • Enjoy door prizes, beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided by Blue Elephant Innovative Events & Catering.

COST:  Complimentary for IFOB and Chamber Members and $10 Future Members. Please RSVP by registering for the event online or via email to Catherine below.

For more information contact:  Catherine Wygant Fossett catherine@fambusiness.org or 207.798.2667

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