Membership at the IEE provides opportunities for personal and professional growth through education, networking, customized consulting and custom-matched Huntington Bank peer forums. Membership levels vary in order to meet the specific needs of established entrepreneurs, families in business, and strategic level executives.

Primary membership benefits include:

Educational Programs: The IEE hosts monthly thought-provoking educational programs delivered by renowned speakers on topics relevant to family-owned and closely held businesses. Explore an unfamiliar topic or strengthen core skills – our programs range from providing customer excellence, offering diverse perspectives, to exploring economic outlooks and more.

Huntington Bank Peer Forums: Professionally facilitated peer forums are held throughout the year for entrepreneurs to exchange insights and experience with each other in a confidential environment. Each forum is composed of a small group of carefully matched members who regularly meet to explore the professional, family and personal aspects of operating a business.

Networking Opportunities: Built on making connections, the IEE recognizes the importance of networking. We provide opportunities for our members to become better connected in the entrepreneurial community through monthly educational seminars, annual socials, and relationship building events throughout the year.

Custom Consulting: A team of consultants are available to assist members throughout every step of their business. Consultants specialize in areas such as financial strategy and loan assistance, marketing, environmental compliance, product development, family business consulting, and more.

Additional Member Benefits:

  • Internship/Employee Placement Assistance through the University of Pittsburgh
  • Bi-monthly Member Newsletter
  • Exclusive Access to IEE Directory of 200+ Companies
  • Access to Private LinkedIn Member Community
  • Discounted Tuition for the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class
  • Custom Website Assessment
  • Secret Shopping
  • Notary Services


To download and complete a membership application, click here.

For more information about joining the IEE, please contact Membership Director, Rhonda Carson Leach.