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Messiah Business Institute

Messiah Business Institute

What is the Messiah Business Institute?

Messiah University launched the Messiah Business Institute (MBI) to build and support a thriving business community within Central Pennsylvania. MBI brings together business owners and their key leaders to:

  • Participate in educational content provided by local and national experts within their respective fields.
  • Provide multiple venues and the friendly environments in which collaboration and networking can occur.
  • Enjoy opportunities to interact with Messiah faculty and staff, in addition to meeting potential interns or new hires from the student body.

How did MBI come about?

MBI was created by Messiah University and group of corporate sponsors with the shared vision of building a thriving business community in Central Pennsylvania.

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Members submit a brief application and upon approval become immediate members. While a group of generous corporate sponsors have underwritten the largest part of our costs, members pay dues of $1,500 per year. Members may bring up to three company representatives or guests to each of four MBI educational events during the year, and the same number to each of the four Messiah Networking Breakfasts. Feedback throughout the year will dictate the speakers, format and content in future programming throughout the year. Interaction with faculty and students helps lay the groundwork for potential future interns and employees, while members build relationships with one another, which can evolve into future peer groups.

For more information, contact:

Greg Lowe, executive director
Messiah Business Institute • 717-919-3703

February 24, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

We received many comments regarding a COVID-19 update given last October by Jeffrey S. Morris, PhD, Professor, Director of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  “Helpful” and “Balanced” were the adjectives I heard most often following his presentation.  Join us as Dr. Morris leads another discussion called COVID-19, “The Statistics That Matter – Part II”.  This session will address new trends that have emerged since October, current trends with vaccine distribution, effectiveness, and a host of other information relevant for businesses planning to thrive in 2021.

You can also get a free preview of some of his work and other interviews at his website:  As noted before, some of the questions Dr. Morris might receive would require significant advance preparation, please email any questions you might like to see addressed to and we will make sure he can tailor his comments to key areas of interest.  No registration required, join us in Zoom room:  486 428 7420, or use this link: