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.


September 16, 2014

Maui Meeting

"Case Study: Transfer of Control of a Hawaii Family Business."

Speaker(s): Kenneth Gilbert, senior consultant and partner of Business Consulting Resources

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


October 17-18, 2014

2014 Annual Retreat

Speaker(s): Doug Box, founder of Box Family Advisors, and Ed Hart, director of the Center for Family Business at the California State University Fullerton


November 4, 2014

Maui Meeting

"Venn Diagrams: The Intersection of Estate & Income Tax For Family Business Owners (Planning in the ATRA-Math)."

Speaker(s): Paul S. Lee, national managing director of Bernstein Global Wealth Management

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