Like you, I have spent the last week watching the development of the COVID-19 pandemic with feelings of concern and uncertainty. Our world is facing a challenge of an enormous magnitude and there are many questions we all have. During this time, Family Business Atlantic wants you to know that we are ensuring the safety and well-being of all our families and volunteers and are working to keep our members informed and aware of the most current information that will help you and your business work through this unprecedented time.

We have made the decision to postpone the events we had scheduled for the next three months and are so grateful to our Board and a team of volunteers who have actively responded and provided thoughtful guidance on how to best protect and serve our members. Please be assured that we are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to take appropriate action as the situation evolves.

As business owners, we ask “where do we go from here?”, and FBA is working hard to provide you with business solutions by working with our advisors and partners to offer relevant information and webinars to answer some of your concerns. If you have specific business inquiries, please reach out to our trusted advisors – you can find a listing of them on the membership page on our website.

These are extraordinary times and as a society, we are in uncharted territory. Please contact us if you have suggestions on other ways we can support our family business community. In closing, it is critical that we continue to stay calm and positive and take opportunities to be innovative and productive during this down time. I wish you, your family, friends and staff good health.

Stay connected through your peer groups – they may be your best sounding board right now to discuss the business challenges we are all facing. Also, please follow our social media campaign that will encourage people to reach to our members and community businesses to buy local and support your neighbourhood companies as much as possible. We are all looking for creative and new ways to do business and these small choices will help to improve an already stressed economy.

Amanée Mousavi

Amanée Mousavi

FBA President

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