Family Business Center of Hawaii

Equipping, educating and celebrating families in business

Shidler College of Business

  • Marcus Boland with Ann, Emalia and Jim Pietsch
  • Diane Chong, Tim Fong, Marvin Fong, Gary Thompson
  • Guy and Gail Kamitaki
  • Dunham Family
  • Chuck Kelley, Lee Hausner, Jenny Kelley, Carri Morgan
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The Family Business Center of Hawai’i is a partnership between Hawaii’s family business community and the University of Hawai’i Shidler College of Business.

Established in 1995, the mission of the Family Business Center is “equipping, educating, and celebrating families in business.” The Center provides opportunities for families to address many of the challenges they face by providing educational seminars and a forum for the exchange of information between families so that they can survive and thrive through future generations.


October 14-15, 2016

2016 Annual Retreat

"Fireproofing your family business"

Speaker(s): David C. Bentall, Founder of Next Step Advisors Inc.

Time: October 14: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. October 15: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


November 3, 2016

Big Island Meeting

Speaker(s): Nelson T. Okumura, President and CEO of Valley Isle Produce Inc.

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


November 9, 2016

Oahu Workshop

Speaker(s): Joline Godfrey, author of “Raising Financially Fit Kids.”

Time: 4 to 6:30 p.m.