Ensuring success for now and generations.


Your business is more than a financial investment; it’s an investment of time, dedication and emotion.  Becoming a member of The Center for Private Business can help ensure that those investments succeed from generation to generation.

Your membership includes all family and non-family employees, who may benefit from some or all of the following member advantages:

  • Monthly subject specific programming featuring well-known experts on closely held and family businesses and centered around our key focus areas: Culture, Leadership, Succession Planning, Strategic Planning, Governance, and Family Harmony.
  • Inclusion in our Business Leader Forum program (separate one-time orientation fee required)
  • Continuing Education credit for employees (CPE) (CFA) (CFP)
  • Significant discounts on executive education offerings from the WFU Schools of Business
  • Social, educational and networking opportunities among peer business owners, without sales pressure, at our annual state-wide events
    Members-only newsletter and online member and sponsor directory
    Mentoring and internship opportunities with WFU Students and the Family Business Dynamics course