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Stevens Center for Family Business


The Stevens Center for Family Business, part of the Scott L. Carmona College of Business at Saginaw Valley State University, provides a wealth of opportunities and resources for family business owners/leaders to leverage the strengths inherent in their enterprise, and to successfully confront – or even head off -- issues that may arise.  Using national experts as well as local business leaders, the SCFB provides major events, networking opportunities, peer groups, sponsor workshops, and many other activities and resources whereby members can learn about family business best practices and consider how to best apply them at their own company.

Helping Local Business Thrive

"It's so good to know that others in family business have some of the same problems and challenges that I have. Before I got involved with the SCFB, I thought I was the only one."

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Membership in the Stevens Center for Family Business gives participants a wealth of powerful resources to help manage the unique challenges - and celebrate the unique joys - of owning and operating a family business! Members benefit from the collective wisdom of successful business owners and professionals in an atmosphere that encourages open discussion and exchange of ideas.


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Upcoming Events

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Developing the Next Generation

Jon Weirauch, Leadership Development Consultant

When: Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 7:30-9:30 am | Peer Groups immediately follow: 9:45 - 11 am

Where: SVSU Curtiss Hall, Banquet Rooms A & B

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Latest Podcast

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The Maple Grille with Josh Schaeding, Chef and Owner

Josh Schaeding shares the amazing story behind a staple in Hemlock, Michigan: The Maple Grille. He dives into the restaurant’s origin, its commitment to serving locally sourced, farm-to-table dishes, and the challenges of running a multi-generational destination restaurant in a rural area. The Maple Grille is renowned for its wood-fired cooking and open kitchen concept, which complements his family's distinctive farm-to-table restaurant.

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5.5 million
Family Businesses in the United States
Of All New Jobs Created by Family Businesses
Of Small Businesses Are in Their 1st Generation
Of Family Businesses Engage in Philanthropy
Of All Public Companies Are Family Businesses
Are Managed by Non-Family Executives

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Director - Rejeana Heinrich
CCB 313 Scott L. Carmona College of Business
(989) 964-4035

Membership Coordinator - Casey Stevens
CCB 313 Scott L. Carmona College of Business
(989) 964-2776

Event Coordinator - Andrea Henning
CCB 313 Scott L. Carmona College of Business
(989) 964-2850