Date posted: January 30, 2017

Freebies and Facebook….. we’ve added some great things to your membership for 2017! I am really excited to welcome to 2017 as we start the year with a number of great new initiatives to add even more value to your FBA membership.

 We are introducing a series of Family Business Insider – Show and Tell events, these will be free to our members and first time guests, so now you can bring a family business guest to help grow our community. The first of these will be held on February 9th at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens. This family focused event is all about getting together to learn from and network with other family business members.  We will also welcome members from our event partner the Wanneroo Business Association.  This event is proving to be very popular, if you have not registered already be quick, we have limited spaces available. Click here to register.

Another membership benefit is the complimentary Family Business Essentials workshop, an educational opportunity, providing our new members with access to invaluable knowledge and networking. Learn more about this course and find out if you are eligible here.

Our adviser members will continue to learn and network monthly, through the informative and interactive sessions. View the calendar here: 2017 FBA WA Calendar of Events – Adviser. The first Adviser Connect will take place on the 16th of February. Lyall Bear, Director at CBSW and FBA Accredited Adviser will kick off the year with a presentation on Understanding Profitability in the context of the Family Business. A change of venue has limited the number of places at these events so please ensure your register today to avoid missing out, click here to book.

More exciting news is the launch of the FBA WA Facebook page – you can find it here. I’d encourage you to like the page and ensure you become active in the group postings and news items relating to your family business community. You can also win a FBA WA State Conference Registration in our first ever Facebook competition! Like us and post a picture of your family or family business workplace and tag us at @fambizwa

Congratulations to FBA Members, Kimberley Accommodation on receiving the Training Initiates Award at the 2016 AHA AON Excellences Awards. Click here for more information. 

Spread the good news…. We would love to hear if your family business has achieved something special, please email

That’s all from me for now; I will look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events.

Warmest regards,

Lorraine Willis
WA State Manager