While family businesses are the bedrock of California’s economy and its communities, keeping a business going for decades is extremely difficult. Studies show that only 30 percent of family businesses survive into the second generation, 12 percent to the third, and...read more
The Family Business Association of California, the only organization advocating exclusively for California’s thousands of family businesses, has awarded its first Outstanding Legislator Award to Assembly Member Adam C. Gray, D-Merced, for his record on legislation...read more
Four more businesses recently joined the Family Business Association of California, the only organization exclusively working to protect the interests of family businesses in Sacramento. Mag Bay Yachts was founded in 2013 by father and son Michael and Barrett Howarth...read more
Firms in Petaluma, West Sacramento, Chico, and Salinas seek to protect family business Four businesses recently joined the Family Business Association of California, the only organization exclusively working to protect the interests of family businesses in Sacramento....read more
Recognize need to be part of only statewide group focusing solely on family businesses Five more companies have recently joined the Family Business Association of California, the only statewide organization that solely focuses on the impacts of new laws and...read more
When Jim Dobbas incorporated his business, he figured doing so on April 1, 1968, was fitting. “It was April Fool’s Day, but I didn’t care because I didn’t think I was going to make it anyway,” he recalled with a chuckle. Fortunately for California’s railroads, his...read more
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North Coast News has you covered there. Here’s a rundown of each of the 11 state propositions that every California voter will see on their ballot today.
Those against Prop 10 say the measure would also put as many as 539 rental boards in charge of housing, giving them unlimited power to add fees on housing that would be passed on to tenants in the form of higher rent.
The Association of Realtors, Family Business Association of California and the California Chamber of Commerce are among the groups who support “no” on Prop 10… Read more
The Sacramento Bee, 7/5/18
Chuck Collins, a researcher for a progressive Washington, D.C., think tank, recently wrote a ringing endorsement of a proposed 2020 ballot measure that would impose a state-level estate tax to pay for free college for all Californians (“One way to offer free college: Restore the state estate tax,” Viewpoints, June 13)…. Read more
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… Read more
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 owners look to the next quarter-century, not just the next quarter. We treat our employees as extended family. As a result, many of them stay with us for decades. And we strive to provide top-quality products and services…Read more
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… Read more
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
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