Southern California Institute Family Business Forums in Association with San Diego State University’s
avin Entrepreneurship Center

Family Business Forums (FBFs) serve the unique educational (legal, financial, tax, governance, & succession), interpersonal, and growth needs of families through yearly programming that include: 8 monthly round table sector family meetings, 3 FBF group full day conferences, and 3 FBF group social events.

Click here to see the Sample Annual Agenda

First started in 2004 and coordinated through Carmen Bianchi, FBFs provide for three distinct sectors of family business: up to $20million, $20 – $80million, and over $80million in annual revenue.

The purpose of the associated relationship is to help the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center find innovative ways to serve the growth needs of closely held and family businesses and to provide opportunities for the Lavin Center students to build their professional networks by meeting and interacting with owners and key executives of prominent family businesses.

Students interested in participating may contact Ami Doshi at SDSU’s Fowler College of Business.

Family Business Forum Roundtable Meeting

Local San Diego Closely Held and Family Businesses

November 10, 2021 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm

The Clubhouse Grill at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Join us for a lively, facilitated Roundtable Meeting that will include: 

Panel discussion with prior members of Lavin Center at SDSU Family
Business Forums – an inside look at structure and benefits of the
forums, with:

– Phil Teyssier, President, Atomic Investments
– John Yi, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, KES Inc.
– Kenneth Smith, CEO & Owner, Southwest Traders, Inc.
– Jaime and Alex Mautz, Co-Owners, Pacific Ink, Inc.

Panel discussion followed by Roundtables – “When Governance
Runs into Estate and Business Planning.” Join us as we share life,
family, and business trials and tribulations as the business transitions
through growth, generations, and a look toward the future, with:

– Charles Wax of WAXIE Corporation
– Brother and Sister, John Costa & Lisa Corbosiero of Hi Tech HoneyComb

Socializing, cocktails, appetizers, and insightful conversations

Families and approved Sponsors can network with premier families in the San Diego business community as well as learn more about the 2022 Family Business Forum programming.

Families can register to attend on November 10 Here

Sponsors can learn more and register Here

2022 FBF Sponsorship Opps

2022 FBF Sample Annual Agenda

Family Membership Application fillable

For more information call Nae at 858-200-1911

The Executive Director of SCI, Shelley Lightfoot says; “We are thrilled to join forces with Alex, Carmen, and the Advisory Board at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center to serve the growth needs of local family businesses.  By combining the prior Family Business Forum’s format, along with SCI’s years of experience in providing resources, innovation, event management, and building collaborative relationships, we will drive unparalleled value for the families and students who participate.”


Joe Strazzeri, co-owner of SCI and partner of Strazzeri Mancini LLP commented: “The Lavin Center has become a stellar example of what can result when academic talent, local industry and private donors join forces. SCI’s association will expand that reach even further by enhancing the Center’s visibility and inspiring businesses to ‘give back’ as well as increase student opportunities for mentorship with business owners and hands on networking.”