Newsletters

June Newsletter

  • Presidential musings with Alan Streatch
  • Welcoming our newest members
  • Peter Wilson Dinner update
  • Mark your calendar: Fall Family Dinner with Hope Blooms
  • Scholarship winner: Jeremy Sutherland
  • Tax revisions recap
  • BOD / committee opportunities
  • Upcoming events
  • Member news
  • Dalhousie calls for partner organizations
  • Meet our Board of Directors
  • Become a member
  • Contact us

March Newsletter

  • Presidential musings with Alan Streatch
  • Welcoming our newest members 
  • Where are they now: Thian Carman
  • Scholarship deadline, March 31
  • Upcoming events
  • Member-hosted events
  • Courses available to you: feedback wanted
  • Member news
  • Meet our Board of Directors
  • Become a member
  • Contact us

February Updates

  • Peter Wilson Dinner
  • Family Business Award
  • Venture for Canada: Cresco Family
  • Scholarship Opportunity
  • Atlantic Canada Business Confidence Report – Survey

December 2017 Issue

  • Presidential musings with Alan Streatch
  • Holiday wishes
  • Profiling our newest FBA members 
  • Rowe School of Business survey
  • Congratulations to our HR management graduates
  • Communication and leadership skills – free registration
  • Philip Peapell wins $250 gift card
  • Where are they now: Ali Tregunno
  • FBA’s newest partnership
  • Upcoming events
  • Archway celebrates nominations
  • Welcoming Farnell’s newest CEO
  • Meet our Board of Directors
  • Become a member
  • Contact us

November 2017 Issue

Upcoming events

September 2017 Issue

  • Presidential Musings with Alan Streatch
  • Barb Stegemann and Mike Velemirovich to share their business successes and inspirations with FBA next week
  • FBA Advisors detail the true impacts of proposed tax changes
  • Family Business Matters with Leslie McNabb
  • Upcoming Events
  • Photos – John Abbass Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament 
  • Members Head to the Classroom
  • Newest FBA-Atlantic members 
  • Meet our Board of Directors
  • Become a member
  • Contact us

August 2017 Issue

In this issue…

  • Last chance to register – Human Resource Management course starts Sept. 7
  • 20 spots open in our upcoming golf tournament with Olympian, Luke Demetre
  • Proposed change to tax act: Voice your concern
  • Participate in our Advisor Survey
  • Renew your membership online
  • Upcoming membership events
  • Meet our 2017 Board of Directors
  • Become a member
  • Contact us

June 2017 Issue

In this issue…

  • John Abbass Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Apply for the 2018 John Abbass Scholarship
  • Recap of our Membership Summer Social
  • Welcome to our Newest Members
  • Note to Advisors
  • Upcoming Events
  • Family Members Welcome New Babies
  • Meet our 2017 Board of Directors
  • Become a Member
  • Contact Us

March 2017 Issue

In this issue…

  • Family Business Excellence Awards Luncheon
  • Presidential Musings with Alan Streatch
  • Peter Wilson Dinner – Early Bird Tables end March 17
  • Family Business Matters with Leslie McNabb
  • John Abbass Sr. Scholarship – Deadline April 1
  • FBA-Atlantic – Newest Benefits of Membership
  • Welcome New FBA Member – Armco Capital
  • Meet our 2017 Board of Directors
  • Become a Member
  • Contact Us

December 2016 Issue

In this issue…

  • Presidential Musing
  • Family Business Matters
  • Holiday Social Recap
  • 21st Annual Peter Wilson Dinner
  • Archway Insurance in Growth Mode
  • House of Auto and Krown Rust Control Join FBA-Atlantic
  • Members Asked to Complete Program Survey
  • Meet our 2017 Board of Directors
  • Become a Member
  • Contact Us

October 2016 Issue

In this issue…

  • Message from our President, Alan Streatch
  • AGM Notice: October 20, 2016
  • Join us for a fireside chat with the MacDonald family of Fisher Transport
  • Who would you nominate for 2017 Family Business Excellence Award?
  • Family Business Matters – What is a family business?
  • Meet our Board of Directors
  • Become a member
  • Contact Us

Other issues:

August 2016 Issue

Melissa Brenton, Don Brenton Fire Protection
“I think people would get the most out of Family Business Atlantic by joining a peer to peer group”
Fraser Moir, Halifax Seed
“It's a really great environment to bounce different ideas, problems of other people. The objective isn't to give advice so much but perhaps to gain perspective and guidance from other people, as to how well they might handle a certain situation.”
Chris Rideout, Rideout Tool and Machine
“People go to peer to peer groups, I think for different reasons sometimes. For me its that ability to express myself without being judged”
Melissa Brenton, Don Brenton Fire Protection
“I look to my peer to peer groups as trusted advisors. I go to them for advice on both issues that I have in my personal life and in/ or business”
Emily Tregunno, Halifax Seed
“When you get to leave a peer to peer group, I feel like I’m where I need to be when it comes to family business. I feel more relaxed, I feel like I am supported, I feel like whatever stress I had during the run of the day. It kinda makes me feel centered again”
Emily Tregunno, Halifax Seed
“Every family business has very unique challenges but yet they are all the same, so its really a support system of people that know what you’re going through”
Fiona Diamond, Brookes Diamond Productions
I am so inspired and motivated by this group of individuals who come from widely different business backgrounds and life experiences. We share so much in common and support each other in so many ways.
Mary-Ellen O’Regan, O’Regans Automotive Group
As a member of a Peer to Peer group we talk about business issues that are unique to family-run enterprise. Yes, it is an investment of time, but it is one that has become invaluable to me.
Gina McFetridge, CAIB, Archway Insurance
The support and advice both given and received by family businesses involved in Family Business Atlantic is invaluable. Family business supporting the growth and development of family business.