Family Business Australia held its first Family Easter Egg Hunt at KidCity on Sunday 9 March. Attended by local family businesses, their friends and colleagues, the event was proclaimed “a keeper” by everyone who attended it. While the adults networked and enjoyed the delicious canapés provided by the two KidCity chefs, the children had Canberra’s largest indoor playcentre all to themselves.
The Easter Bunny left plenty of chocolate surprises hidden amongst the play equipment and the adults got to hear the inspiring story of how the Perkins family manages to run a business with facilities spread over approximately 1500m2, provide more than 1700 birthday parties a year, pump up more than 20,000 balloons, fry up around 35000 nuggets and 2500 kilos of chips and keep the 400 people who visit KidCity every weekend coming back for more.
The FBA Family Easter Egg Hunt is an initiative of the FBA ACT Chapter. The ACT Chapter is one of the fastest growing chapters in Australia with members from multi-generational family businesses, sole traders and sibling owned companies. The sizes of the businesses involved in the chapter range from well established companies to those that have only been in business for one or two years. Some of the ACT members include Canberra Airport, Griffith Butchery and Bakery, Pialligo Estate Wines, Urban Contractors, Shelvmaster, Bertram Ellis, Easycare Landscapes, SpySee Mystery Shopping & Reviews and many more.
One of the reasons businesses join FBA rather than other networking organisations is because this not-for-profit provides family-friendly networking events like the Family Easter Egg Hunt. FBA recognises that although a family might not be directly involved in a business, they affect it and are affected by it. The FBA family socials are very popular and can attract groups of over 250 people.
FBA also provides a good balance of educational events where business owners can not only learn from experts, but also their peers. The Forum Group Program allows family businesses to tap into the support and experiences of other businesses as they discuss family and business issues in a confidential facilitated forum setting.
FBA recognises that business growth is a major priority in choosing which associations and membership organisations companies choose to belong to. With this in mind, there are various opportunities throughout the year where members can promote their businesses. One of these programs is the Meet the Family Business initiative. This event gives a business the opportunity to host a function at their premises, show off their operations and tell their story. Meet the Family Business events are extremely popular and businesses book their slot a year in advance. FBA also organises speaking opportunities for members and some co-operative advertising opportunities. The FBA Family Expo is one of the key events geared at promoting Canberra families in business and will be held at the National Zoo & Aquarium on the 9th November.
For more information on upcoming FBA events or membership information, please contact Candice on (02) 6292-1573, visit www.fambiz.com.au or email email@example.com.