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As a Member of the Family Business Center, you'll be part of a community willing to share its wisdom and knowledge in a supportive, confidential setting. More specifically, you'll find the education and guidance you need. Our peer groups, conferences, webinars, customized programs and institutes are all available to help preserve your family's tradition and prepare a vision for the future.

Become a Member


Member Eligibility

Members must meet at least three of the following criteria 

  • 50 years in business 
  • Multiple generations working in, or owning, the business 
  • $10M or more in annual sales revenue 
  • 50 or more employees 
  • Desire to maintain ownership for the next generation 

Primary Members Benefits

  • Introductory primer on family business for the whole family
  • Annual goal setting meeting
  • Confidential, one-on-one coaching
  • Customized research on family business topics
  • Access to a network of family business owners
  • Subscription to the Family Business Center newsletter
  • Access to the nation's largest family business resource library
  • Invitations to conferences, webinars, and social events

Advanced Learning Opportunities

The Value of Membership

The Family Business Center is a great tool for any family business. The most valuable part of my membership is meeting other family business members and interacting with them on a variety of issues. My family has been involved in peer groups, the Next Gen Leadership Institute, and the Stewardship Institute—all have been very beneficial.

Bob Buddig
CEO, Carl Buddig and Company
Past Family Business Center Advisory Board Chair


Questions about membership?

Membership is $7,500 per year for each family business. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Anne Smart, Family Business Center Director, at 312.915.7738 or asmart@luc.edu.