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The Kansas Family Business Forum (KFBF) is nationally recognized, highly-regarded membership organization of family business owners, their families and key employees.

The Forum is designed to provide unique learning experiences to those involved with family businesses. Events bring owners, families and managers together to address issues of ownership and management succession, strategic planning, estate planning, family dynamics and family governance. Forum programming features a mix of national and local experts on family business issues.

Additionally, the KFBF programs incorporate opportunities for smaller peer-to-peer group meetings. These include Personal Advisory Groups, which are designed to address the specific family business needs of the president, CEO or founder of the family business. Executive Breakfasts format enables in-depth roundtable discussions of issues pertinent to the membership.

KFBF is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University in partnership with Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.; Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P.; Intrust Bank, N.A. and The Wichita Business Journal.

In the News:  

The Kansas Family Business Forum recently marked its 20th anniversary as covered by the Wichita Eagle's "Wichita State family business group proves founder wrong, marks 20th anniversary" article.

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Dr. Kirk Ring, KFBF Director. Photo courtesy of Travis Heying, Wichita Eagle. 

For questions on how to become a member of the Kansas Family Business Forum, please contact Diane Belden at (316) 978-3000 or by email at Diane.Belden@wichita.edu.