FBA Welcomes New Board Members

Last updated: November 2, 2017

FBA President, Alan Streatch welcomed two new Board members , John Abbass of Econo Color One Hour Photo, and Mark Peapell of Peapell and  Associates / Supertemp at it Annual General Meeting last month. Both come from a family business and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge on what it takes to work in a family enterprise.  Family Business Association is honoured to have a dedicated Board...

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Great turn-out at our Performance Excellence session

Last updated: October 13, 2017

Thank-you to everyone who came out to our breakfast session this morning, hosted by Symplicity Designs at MNP in Burnside. We hope you all were able to take something away from the fantastic presentation by Merv Symes and look forward to hearing about how you’re improving your bottom line. ...

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FBA President Lobbys Gov’t on Tax Changes

Last updated: September 26, 2017

A panel of Family Business Atlantic Advisors shared disturbing news on proposed tax changes at a session held on September 25. Among other messages we learned that it will cost families more to sell their business to a family member than it would to a corporation in China! The clear message from all was that these are HUGE tax reforms that are a direct hit on family enterprises. Speakers urged the...

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Barb Stegemann, founder of 7 Virtues Perfume and husband, Mike Velemirovich inspire dinner guests

Last updated: September 20, 2017

Mike Velemirovich and his wife and business partner, Barb Stegemann shared their inspiring business story with Family Business Atlantic dinner guests last week. They said that they have always followed three simple business practices: “Follow what you know is right, stay the course and follow your instincts.” They spoke about not only their business challenges and successes, but noted...

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FBA Joins NS Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness

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Download Family Business Association’s Advocacy Package NOVA SCOTIA COALITION FOR SMALL BUSINESS TAX FAIRNESS Media Release September 20, 2017 Coalition asks Premier to Oppose Federal Tax Changes Halifax – A large employer coalition is speaking with a unified voice to encourage Premier Stephen McNeil to oppose the tax changes being proposed by the federal Minister of Finance. More than 40 ...

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FBA Members Concerned With Proposed Tax Changes

Last updated: September 8, 2017

Download Family Business Association’s Advocacy Package Since the proposed tax changes were announced by Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, on July 18, members of Family Business Association have been expressing their concern – and with good reason. “If this new legislation is passed, there will be severe repercussions for all families doing business in Canada, and especially those in t...

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