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Two Central Valley Family Businesses Join FBA

Two Central Valley family-owned businesses have joined the Family Business Association of California, the state’s only organization devoted exclusively advocating on behalf of family businesses. Julius Clothing of Sacramento was founded in 1922 by Julius Anapolsky and...

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Economic forecast 2018: Like 2017 but slightly better

By Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, LLC January 1, 2018 The combination of solid, widespread global growth; strong labor markets; low inflation; improving commodity prices; a slightly weaker dollar; and continued easy monetary policy from most central banks...

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2018 California issues in a nutshell

By Robert Rivinius, FBA Executive Director In addition to the FBA priorities for 2018, here are some other issues that will impact businesses and the people of California in the coming year: PAGA – the Private Attorneys General Act has been a disaster for many...

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RKR Marketing, 3/14/14

RKR Marketing interview with Robert Rivinius and Grant Deary.

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Central Valley Business Times, 6/15/17

Beth Gaines has joined the Family Business Association of California as director of membership… Read more


California bill won’t target tax rules for multinationals

Bloomberg BNA, 5/18/17

A California senator has dropped plans to change the state’s tax treatment of multinational companies with foreign affiliates, but is pushing a bill to end three other tax provisions he calls loopholes for the wealthy… Read more

California Death Tax

A California Death Tax Would Hurt Business

San Francisco Chronicle, 4/24/17

The bill faces its first hearing Wednesday before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, and the Family Business Association of California will do everything in our power to stop this poorly considered measure here and now… Read more

Family Policy

Family Policy

Comstock’s, 10/14/16

The Family Business Association of California is a lobbying firm founded to protect the interests of California family businesses in the state legislature, and to “fight against proposals which will add new regulations and costs to family businesses.”… Read more

Family Business Challenges

Time for Advocacy on Key Family Business Challenges

Crain’s Cleveland Business, 6/5/16

The pioneer in that effort is California, whose legislature in 2014 approved a bill to define and recognize family businesses. The governor vetoed the bill, but a similar one was introduced in 2015. The Family Business Association of California, a sponsor and supporter, lists it as a “top priority” for 2016…. Read more

Family Policy

Family Businesses in California - The Backbone of Our Economy

The IE Voice, 4/8/14

The Family Business Association’s mission is to provide an incentive for family businesses to create jobs and invest in California, propose initiatives for needed change, defend against hostile, unfavorable legislation and regulations, take legal action to protect family business, and communicate to members, the public, and public policy makers all aspects and benefits of the family business… Read more

Family Business Challenges

Family Advocate: A new family-business crusader emerges

Comstocks, 5/1/13

This lack of representation at the State Capitol on matters uniquely tied to family business was the driving force behind the creation of the Sacramento-based Family Business Association in October 2011… Read more

Family Business Challenges

Family businesses form trade association

Sacramento Business Journal, 10/30/12

The Family Business Association was formed by 22 prominent family-owned companies, including such local businesses as Pacific Coast Building Products, Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Inc., Raley’s Inc., Ramco Enterprises and Tony’s Fine Foods…Read more

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