Programming and Events

Mark your calendars!


Wednesday, April 19th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

“A Century of Innovation”

We are excited to announce the Center for Private Business will host its 2nd annual Celebrate the Legacy event on the evening of Wednesday, April 19th.  Our guest speakers for the evening, Andy Warlick, Chief Executive Officer, Parkdale Mills, Inc. and Allen Gant, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Glen Raven, Inc., will discuss how their companies have grown to be two of the largest and most successful companies in the state despite the significant challenges in the textile industry over the last 100 years.

Please join us on April 19th for a riveting discussion with two of North Carolina’s most successful textile executives!  This event will take place in One Biotech Place in the Innovation Quarter and is free of charge for members; non-members are $50/person.  To register, please click here.


Wednesday, May 17th, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Charlotte 

“Growing Your Company By Building Your People”

Please join the Wake Forest University Center for Private Business and the BB&T Leadership Institute for an engaging seminar titled “Growing Your Company by Building Your People” on Wednesday, May 17th at the Wake Forest University Center in downtown Charlotte.  This presentation, scheduled from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm with a boxed lunch included, features Will Sutton, Executive Vice President and Director of The BB&T Leadership Institute.

This conversation is designed for senior business and organizational leaders of all types and uncovers “the secret” to running a successful business – getting your employees to give you the best of who they are.  Briefly stated, engaged employees are more than just committed; they are also devoted advocates of the company.  The seminar will focus on recruiting and retaining employees who are both rationally and emotionally committed to their company, job, team and manager.

This event is free of charge.  To register, please click here