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When you run a family business, success is your legacy. By joining the Wake Forest University Center for Private Business, you are helping to ensure that success, now and for generations to come. The Center is open to all Wake Forest and non-Wake Forest affiliated companies, who are privately held.

Upcoming Events

February 21st, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
“Taste of Forum” 

This event will be held in Charlotte. This is a half day session introducing members and prospects to our Business Leader Forum program by providing them with a real Forum experience. If you’re wondering what exactly is Business Leader Forum, and questioning if it might be right for you, you will want to join for one of our “Taste of Forum” sessions! Lunch is included and the event is free of charge. 

March 2nd, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
“Managing Millennials” 

This event part of our webinar programming series, and is presented by Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh. This is a great presentation for business leaders who find themselves managing this generation or working with Millennial family members. 

March 15, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
“Communicating Through Conflict and Change”

Join us for this exciting two-part program located at a beautiful new facility, The Barn in Reynolda Village here in Winston-Salem, in which Steve Swavely from The BB&T Leadership Institute will present a lecture on how to communicate most effectively in times on conflict and change in your business.

Then stay for a boxed lunch with leadership from Triad area company Mickey Truck Bodies as they discuss how they managed conflict and change in their company by utilizing some of the same skills presented in the morning session.

This event is free of charge for Center members and sponsors, non-members are $40.