The Michigan Family Business Center (MFBC) at the University of Michigan – Flint is one of 60 family business centers at prominent universities in the United States and elsewhere which provide high-level business support for family businesses in a confidential setting. Programs include monthly speakers on topics of general interest to family businesses, mini-forums on specific topics requested by MFBC members, and affinity groups for members in particular positions, such as succeeding generation members. The Center offers a learning-content website and a library for members. The activities are held in Grand Blanc.

MFBC works in conjunction with the Michigan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at UM-Flint which enhances the experiential learning opportunities for students throughout campus while promoting the growth and success of businesses and not-for-profit organizations.



Family and Closely-Held Business Resources The Michigan Family Business Center provides its members with the following resources to assist in developing the family business and planning for the future. If there is additional information a member wishes to see researched or listed, please contact the Center.

Presentation Materials
Presented by Dr. David A. Dieterle
Presented by Stanislaw Consulting, LLC
     Emotional Intelligence



Presented by Larry Nichols
     Let's Get It Started



Michigan Estate Planning Law Center
Presented by Patrick Mannor, Development Director
     Competitive Space


Doing Business with the Government
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Membership in the Michigan Family Business Center (MFBC) Center is open to family businesses where:

  • the family has controlling interest in the company.
  • one or more family members work for the company.
  • the family expects to continue its management and/or control of the business.

Because of the generosity of our sponsors, the MFBC is pleased to offer the cost-effective annual membership fee of only $400 per company. The membership provides participation for two family members (or delegates) to MFBC events. Additional attendees participate at a nominal $30 fee.

To initiate membership, fill out the online form and we will contact you. You can also contact the MFBC office at (810) 762-3160.



The Michigan Family Business Center (MFBC) is pleased to offer special pricing for AAUM members to all of our events. Please contact us for more details.

MFBC Membership Overview



Larry Nichols, MBA
MFBC Interim Director

Dale Tuttle, MBA
Director, Michigan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Kristin Arntz