Institute for Private Business
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About the Institute for Private Business
The Institute for Private Business (IPB), formed by the Cook School’s Center for Entrepreneurship, is a member-driven organization committed to delivering resources that are relevant to the needs of family businesses and other closely held businesses.
IPB is led by a Steering Committee of private business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders who dedicate their time and talent to the effort of advancing private businesses in the Greater St. Louis region and beyond. The formation of IBP represents a culmination of the 100+ year history of the business school’s close relationship with the region’s business community.
The Institute for Private Business offers interactive seminars, educational forums, newsletters, peer groups, and networking opportunities. In addition, Saint Louis University resources are available to IPB member companies.
Seminar Series: The IPB Seminar Series is a twice-annual event that welcomes nationally-renowned private business owners and experts to St. Louis for a keynote address and workshop.
IPB Steering Committee: The Institute for Private Business is grateful to private business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders who dedicate their time and talent to the effort of advancing private businesses in the Greater St. Louis region and beyond. Through partnership, support, and dedication, IPB can grow, learn, and develop to meet members’ needs.
Membership: IPB offers two types of membership for businesses, core-level and associate-level, as well as the opportunity to be a partner, to share expertise and offer financial and programmatic support.
Sponsorship: The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks long-term partners that will offer financial and programmatic support to the IPB program.
For more information about the Institute for Private Business’ purpose, events, and programs, or to become affiliated with IPB, please click here.