Family Business Conference supports Iowa family-owned businesses

In November, the UNI Family Business Center held its first Iowa Family Business Conference in Des Moines — a one-day event designed to connect, educate and provide helpful resources to Iowa family businesses.

More than 130 Iowa family business members from across the state attended breakout sessions led by Craig Culver, board chairman for Culver’s Restaurants, and Tom Hubler, CEO of Hubler for Business Families, Inc. — who also served as keynote speakers — as well as eight family–owned business experts.

With a mission to strengthen the viability and success of family-owned businesses, the UNI Family Business Center focuses on consulting through education and awareness, offering leadership and skill development, ecosystem building and networking opportunities, and a platform for peer learning.