Welcome to a new (fiscal) year for CFBC! As the incoming President, I will speak for the entire Board in saying that we are truly excited about where we are as an organization and where we’re headed this year. I’ve had the pleasure to serve on the Board for four years and on the Executive Committee for two of those years…so of course, I have a few observations.

  • We have an incredibly dedicated and talented staff. I sometimes forget that Judy, Liz and Megan are actually employees. They make it happen on a level that only true ownership can achieve.
  • Up to now, we have been blessed with exceptional volunteer leadership. A special shout out to the folks I’ve worked with, and will work with, on the Executive Committee. Gina, Bob, John, Brian and Burt – thanks for showing us all how it’s done. Sean and Al – thank you for stepping up.
  • We have a full slate of the “right kind” of Strategic Partners. I’ve been particularly impressed with the time and talent they dedicate to our various committees. If you haven’t met them all, please introduce yourself.
  • Finally, I didn’t start to realize the full benefit of my CFBC membership until I volunteered for a committee. My network of really smart and successful business owners has expanded dramatically and I’ve been completely pushed out of my comfort zone. I’ve grown as a leader and my business is in a better place because of it.

You probably see where I’m heading with this soapbox. We’re clicking on all cylinders right now: a world-class Forum process, impactful programming that brings in some of the best thought leaders in business today and now a family business educational curriculum. All we need is you.

Please, please please take full advantage of all that we have to offer…we are so much more than just Forum.


Jeff Conner
Liners Direct
CFBC President 2016-2017




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