Family Business Center
The Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center is an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in family business program development and research, serving as a resource to family businesses in the Chicagoland area and throughout the nation.
The center's research projects and educational programs have focused on family business leadership, the communication patterns of business-owning families, the role of trusts and trustees in family firms, the performance of family businesses compared with non-family managed counterparts, and demographic profiles of family businesses throughout the United States. The center also has a public library, containing one of the largest collections of family business materials in the country.
A family business is a living being: it grows, changes, and must adapt to an ever-changing environment. While is important to remember and honor the past, it is perhaps more important to chart a path not just for the company, but for the owning family as well.
~ Andrew Cretors, President, C. Cretors and Co., G5
The Mission of the Family Business Center is to:
- To further the understanding, growth and development of responsible family-owned businesses in the Chicagoland area.
- To celebrate the importance of family enterprises in our economy and our society.
- To develop Loyola University and Chicago as the nation’s center for the study of and solutions to the unique and distinct opportunities presented in family business.
About Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business:
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business is dedicated to Loyola's Jesuit tradition of educating responsible leaders for a rapidly changing global business environment. The Quinlan School of Business' solid reputation and its connections to world-class enterprises help its graduates secure competitive positions with businesses, corporations, foundations and other organizations.