Compassionate Accountability:

How do you balance kindness, care, and concern with attention to outcomes?

Presented by Nate Regier, CEO & Co-Founder of Next Element
Jan 11th, 2024 - Drury Plaza Hotel

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Kansas Family Business Forum

Established 1995

The Kansas Family Business Forum is designed to provide unique learning experiences to those involved with family businesses. Events bring owners, families, and managers together to address issues such as ownership and management succession, strategic planning, estate planning, risk management, family dynamics, and family governance just to name a few.

Vision Statement:

To secure the future of family business.

Mission Statement:

To empower closely held family businesses through connection, inspiration, and education.


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2023-2024 Membership Programming

Executive Breakfast:

  • Wed, Sep 13, 2023 —
    Panel Discussion : You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – Lessons in Family Business Best Practices
  • Tue, Nov 7, 2023 —
    Building Your Business’ Strategy: Creating a Shared (and Flexible) Plan for the Future
  • Wed, Jan 10, 2024 —
    Incentive Compensation: Giving Right to Get the Most from Your Peopl
  • Tue, Mar 5, 2024 —
    Worksite Wellness: The Value of Healthy Employees and Healthy Choices,
    Presented by Shelley Rich, Medical Society of Sedgwick County

Member Off-Site Visits:

  • Tue, Oct 10, 2023 —
    The Print Sources hosted by Stu Lungwitz
  • Wed, Dec 13, 2023 —
    Village Tours & Travel hosted by Jeff Arensdorf
  • Tue, Feb 6, 2024 —
    Star Lumber hosted by Patrick Goebel

KFBF Presents...

  • Fall Event: Thu, Sep 28, 2023 —
    Is your Next Gen Ready: How to evaluate and prepare them for the Future.
    Presented by Daniel White, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C,
  • Winter Event: Thu, Jan 11, 2024 — 
    "Compassionate Accountability: How Family-Owned Businesses Strengthen Relationships WHILE Getting Results?"
    Presented by Nate Regier, Next Element
  • Spring Event: Thu, Apr 25, 2024 — 
    Busines Biography
    Special Guests: Ron & Marty Cornejo, C and S Group

Personal Advisory Groups:

  • Tue, Sep 26, 2023 —
  • Wed, Sep 27, 2023 —
    Next Gen
  • Tue, Nov 14, 2023 —
  • Wed, Nov 15, 2023 —
    Next Gen
  • Tue, Jan 16, 2024 —
  • Wed, Jan 17, 2024 —
    Next Gen
  • Tue, Mar 19, 2024 —
  • Wed, Mar 20, 2024 —
    Next Gen




For over 25 years, the Kansas Family Business Forum has been a great organization for meeting other family businesses. There is a sense of belonging to a greater community, of sharing similar values and beliefs and of continued learning from professionals for the well-being of our family business.
Patty Koehler, J.R. Custom Metal

"No matter what Family Business issue that we are confronting at Star, we know that others have already addressed similar situations in their own businesses. Thanks to KFBF, we have the forum to interact and learn from quality Grantors and other experienced business owners who already dealt with the similar issues."

- Chris Goebel, Star Lumber 

"KFBF is an important resource for our family business by providing education, resources and networking on risk management, human resource management, strategic planning and succession. These issues are imperative in any business at any time, but especially now. We must find the resolve to endure and the strength to thrive!"

- Walter Berry, Berry Companies Inc.  



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Lance Minor, KFBF Director