EChO - Family Business Peer to Peer Group



New Brunswick has the highest density of multi-generational family businesses in Canada. It is critical to assure that these businesses will continue to be headquartered in the region. The next generation faces unique challenges as they establish their own identity as part of the family business(es).

As such, ECHO was established in 2009 by the Wallace McCain Institute. The goal is to provide a network of peer to peer support to the next generation of family business leaders in order to improve succession success. The first chapter was dedicated to family businesses on the NB Business Council.

WMI starts new ECHO groups based on interest. Once 25 people have expressed a desire to learn more about forming a group, we contact those individuals and set up a focus group for all parties at a mutually agreed to time. ECHO1 started in March 2009, ECHO2 started in September 2011 and ECHO3 started in February 2014.

Please contact Nancy Mathis at 506-721-3820 or nancy.mathis@wallacemccaininstitute.com if you have any questions.

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