Family Business Association of California

The Family Business Association of California (FBA) represents family businesses at the legislature and in the courts to help overcome regulatory and economic obstacles and ensure they maintain freedom to operate with as little government intervention as possible.

The Leading Voice for Family Business in California

We are a proactive voice for family businesses in California and identify opportunities for and threats against family businesses, thereby providing a voice for solving the problems they face.
Family Business Association of California

Who We Are

FBA is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization that is the only association in California that solely focuses on representing family businesses at the state Capitol.

Family Business Association of California

What We Do

FBA introduces legislation to support family business, takes a stand against bad legislation, and fights for bills that are good for family businesses.

Family Business Association of California

Why We Do It

Family businesses are California’s most valuable asset. They are the backbone of the economy, both nationally and in California.

Family Business Association of California

Membership Advantages

The many advantages of membership include legislative advocacy, a weekly news summary, economic updates, peer-to-peer meetings, and more.



Latest News


At end of the Brown era, FBA helps defeat last-minute tax measure

By Dennis Albiani and Faith Borges Late in the evening on Sunday September 30, stakeholders, advocates, and constituents received the last email notification from Governor Jerry Brown providing a legislative update on the final bills to be signed or vetoed. In his...

Gentrification is Good

By Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, LLC Over the past few decades, the term “gentrification,” i.e. high-income persons and households moving into poor minority neighborhoods, who, in doing so, push out significantly poorer lifelong residents, has become one...

Chico ice cream and candy store marks 80 years as a North State icon

When Leonard Shubert rolled into Chico in 1938 and decided it would be a great place to start an ice cream business, some of the locals were skeptical. “People said, ‘You’re going to sell five-cent ice cream cones? Good luck with that,’” recalled Kasey...

End-of-session legislative update

By Dennis Albiani and Faith Lane Borges Early in the morning of September 1, the 2018-19 legislative session was gaveled to a close. During the last month of session, the Legislature acted on over 1,000 measures, the majority of which made it to the Governor. All of...

Another family business giving back

Family businesses are often the pillars of their community. A case in point is Peterson Holding Companies, the parent firm of FBA Member Peterson Cat. The company was founded in 1936 by founder and company namesake Howard Peterson and now his grandson, Duane Doyle, is...

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Sacramento, CA 95814

Family Business Association of California

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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