QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
March 2020

FBC LEADERSHIP: MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS
Dear Members,

A few months ago, we planned the content for this newsletter about the exciting ways some members are prioritizing and implementing innovations in their businesses. Never in a million years could we have imagined the need for innovation upon us now due to the impact of COVID-19.

We are in unprecedented times and our daily routines with our work and home lives have been upended. The mass amount of media coverage of the pandemic can be shocking and overwhelming at times. Most significantly, we suspect that most of us are feeling a sense of uncertainty about our immediate futures which makes planning that much more difficult. We know that you are striving to navigate changes as they come, and we are too.

Stephen Fleming
Stella Premo
GENERATIONS CONFERENCE 2020 POSTPONED
As the circumstances of the pandemic continue to morph, the Generations planning committee is weighing its options for re-scheduling Generations while taking into consideration the best interests of our members. We will be in touch as a new plan takes shape. 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER
Please join us in welcoming Andersen & Son's Shelling to the growing FBC family!

MEMBER NEWS REGARDING COVID-19
With all of the uncertainty and disruption COVID-19 has been creating for our families, our businesses, our lives, we have compiled some stories, news articles and information on ways our membership is getting through these tough times. From collaborating from afar to creating new ways of doing business overnight, we commend our members for their resilience and their community support.

If you have news, stories or updates to share, please let us know and we will help spread the word. SHARE YOUR NEWS
WEBINAR: PROACTIVE MEASURES TO HELP FAMILY BUSINESSES
In case you missed it, earlier this week a team of professors from California State University Sacramento lead a webinar for our members called Managing Your Family Business Through Uncertainty. 

Participants discussed disaster preparedness, strategies for effective communication to stakeholders, shifting to a remote workforce and creating a plan to allow for safety directives while sustaining a family business. If you want the full PPT please contact Stella Premo at   spremo@capfamilybus.org

DEDICATED TO HELPING OUR REGION'S
FAMILY BUSINESSES GROW AND PROSPER