The Center for Spiritual Capital invites business professionals and values-driven entrepreneurs to get involved with its efforts by joining as a member in a number of professional organizations.
The Catholic Professional & Business Clubs, Inc., is a national non-profit organization which serves as the support entity to regional and diocesan chapter ministries.
The first chapter club was founded in 1990 in Santa Rosa, California. Chapter clubs host monthly breakfast and/or lunch meetings with a speaker who shares their faith-filled message demonstrating that faith and business ethics need not be mutually exclusive terms.
Through the blessings of the Holy Spirit, CP&BC chapters have continued to grow throughout the nation. The national CP&BC organization was incorporated in 2003, and supports the chapters by providing an annual national conference, formation advising, speaker sources, and various other support services. Loyola's Catholic Professionals chapter is currently being formed.
Following the success of the Loyola MBA team at the 2010 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, where the team took first place, the Center for Spiritual Capital and the College of Business began planning a new association for student entrepreneurs.
The association will provide organizational structure and support for future student entrepreneurship events and project, such as the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week contest, and will be directed by Brett Matherne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management and holder of a Chase Bank Professorship in Minority Entrepreneurship.