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Center for closely held businesses

Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business

The Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business is focused on helping closely held businesses succeed. Housed within Butler's Lacy School of Business, the Center connects closely held businesses with the resources and advisors needed for them to achieve their goals. Center members gain a Butler-backed competitive edge for their business through research, business valuations, planning, educational opportunities, referral partners, and coaching. 

Our Story

As he got to know the Indiana business community, Dean Steve Standifird realized the heart of that community can be found in the state’s more than 500,000 closely held businesses. Learn more about our beginnings


Gain a community of business expertise. Learn more about becoming a member.

About the Center

Our Team

The leaders of the Center are professionals who understand the unique challenges facing closely held business, who can anticipate the pressing questions firms are likely to ask, and who can identify the questions firms should be asking given their current stage of development and future aspirations. Learn more about our team.

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Student Involvement

The Center advances the Lacy School of Business’s commitment to experiential education by serving as a conduit between closely held businesses, faculty, and students. The Center facilitates student internships, faculty externships, case-writing, live “feature companies” for classes, guest lecturers for classes and clubs/organizations, and collaborations between closely held businesses and faculty for both applied and basic research. Learn more about our team.