Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

About the Family Business Center

The Family Business Center of Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business is a community of business-owning families dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge to repair, sustain, and grow successful family businesses. We serve as an indispensable network for families in search of a confidential sounding board of like-minded individuals. We provide this through peer advisory groups, learning institutes, and annual events.

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Mission
As an integral part of the Quinlan School of Business, our mission is to help family businesses navigate complex generational transitions, strengthening both their family and business.

Vision
To be the premier resource and learning community for multigenerational, mid- to large-sized family businesses.

FBC History
The FBC has been serving family businesses for over 25 years.  Special thanks to our Founders and our Founding Families who believed in - and continue to be committed to - the concept that community building and learning though shared experiences provide unique and meaningful support to family businesses.

1990
Center founded by John Ward, Moni Murdock and Bud Murdock

1991
First Peer Advisory Group (PAG)

1994
First Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards

1995
FBC becomes U.S. Chapter of Family Business Network International (FBN-I)

1996
Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI) launches

1998
Andrew Keyt becomes Executive Director of the Center

Late-'90s
Total of 18 Member families enjoy quarterly events

2010
Family Business Stewardship Institute (FBSI) launches
FBC co-hosts FBN-I World Summit in Chicago

2012
Anne Smart becomes Membership Director of Center

2016
Andrew Keyt becomes Clinical Professor in Family Business at Quinlan
Anne Smart becomes Director of Center

2017
Governance Institute launches
FBC joins Quinlan's Business Leadership Hub

Loyola Business Leadership Hub

The Family Business Center is a member of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub.  The Hub is composed of different Leadership Centers that provide a range of services -- some of which can benefit your Family Business.  Check out what they have to offer below.

LEADERSHIP HUB
Executive Education Delivering high quality professional education that is characterized by excellence, innovation, justice, and leadership.
Supply & Value Chain Center Where industry leaders and academics can exchange ideas and advance their knowledge in global supply chain management.
Family Business Center A community of business-owning families dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge to repair, sustain, and grow successful family businesses.
Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise & Responsibility Helping social enterprises and businesses successfully navigate sustainability in social, environmental, and financial performance.