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Center for closely held businesses
Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business


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At the Center for Closely Held Business, we offer a variety of educational programs to help you connect, learn and grow alongside other family and private business leaders. Our single-day events and multi-day workshops will allow you to collaborate with and learn from family and private businesses facing the same challenges as you.

Upcoming Events

November 1, 2018 - Building Your Legacy 

After a lifetime of running a business, thinking about a new horizon can seem daunting. Join us for this half-day event to learn how other business owners built their best legacy and used a step-by-step approach to exit planning. 


February, 2019 - Growing the Bottom Line Through Tax Credits

Think speed dating for tax credits. This 3-session event provides business owners with insights to optimizing tax credits within operations, employment, and Indiana. 

Past Events

June 26, 2018- Exit Planning Event

This June, we hosted an engaging panel discussion on exit planning for family-owned and privately held businesses. This event provided attendees with a diverse group of experts that taught about innovative approaches for building strategies for sustaining your success, immediate actions to impact your company’s value, defying the odds, and positioning your company for a successful transition.

Conducted by the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business and the Indiana Chapter of Exit Planning Institute with the following sponsors: Katz, Sapper, & Miller, Sikich, nyhart, Edge Financial Strategies, Indiana Business Advisors, and Oxford Financial Group, LTD.

March 7, 2018—New Tax Legislation Event

In March we hosted a vibrant discussion on, “New 2018 Tax Legislation: How it is impacting you and your business.” The event was conducted by the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business and BKD CPA & Advisors.

January 15, 2018—Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance Panel

In January, we kicked off our event series in the Wildman Room at Hinkle Fieldhouse. In this panel, we defined the topic of cyber security, created awareness around existing cyber security risks, and explored solutions for companies. Solution sets included awareness, prevention, and post incursion actions. A viewing party of the Butler/Providence road basketball game followed the panel discussion.

About Our Programs

Educational Forums

These half-day educational forums take a deeper dive into the unique challenges that family and private businesses encounter.  Subject matter experts address key issues including strategic planning, family councils, effective family communication, estate planning and wealth transfer. You’ll walk away from these interactive workshops with actionable steps to move your business and family forward.


Workshops are designed to meet your practical needs as an aspiring and working entrepreneur. Taught by experienced instructors, affiliates of Butler University and industry experts, our workshops give you lessons and takeaways that you can immediately apply.