Greetings Family Business Association Saskatoon Members and Friends,
It’s an exciting time for family enterprise in Saskatoon! I am pleased to introduce to you the re-branded Family Business Association Saskatoon (FBAS).
FBAS is a local, not-for-profit organization established in 1999, formerly the Saskatoon Association of Family Enterprise (SAFE), our mandate is to promote the well-being, understanding and success of families in business in our great city.
With a renewed energy and focus on issues that are important to families in business, we provide networking opportunities, education, member support through Personal Advisory Circles (PAC’s) and shared experiences for our members, all in a non-solicitation environment.
Through my own experiences as a second-generation business owner, I have learned first-hand the importance of this organization to myself and my family. You simply cannot put a value on the opportunities to share experiences, learn from like minded business professionals and leverage the support you receive from your very own PAC.
FBAS was born out of a desire to educate and support business families in Saskatoon and area. The Prairies are unique in culture and make up of family enterprise. There is a diverse profile of businesses across Saskatchewan that are hoping to transfer their baby to the next generation; the statistics say that over 70% may not survive into the 2nd generation and 90% will not make it to the 3rd generation. FBAS helps families beat the odds! With my son involved in our businesses, representing the 3rd generation, we are well positioned to succeed, thanks to FBAS.
If you are a family in business or an advisor that wants to help, I encourage you to connect with us. Come to an event and meet other family businesses and our advisors. Experience us first-hand. Or give us a call to learn how we can help.
FBAS is “your business family” – an intimate and engaging organization with a desire to see families in business succeed.
Welcome to the family.
Board Chair, FBAS Saskatoon
Collin Schaan, Board Chair
President & CEO
Schaan Healthcare Products Inc.