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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 $1,000 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

September 28thDaniel Burrus is a futurist focused on helping organizations forecast technological advances and build strategies to take advantage of them. Daniel’s clients include Verizon, Microsoft, VISA, Proctor & Gamble and Honda. He is a featured writer on disruptive innovation for CNBC, Huffington Post and Wired Magazine, and has appeared on CNN, Fox Business and Bloomberg. 

Daniel is the CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology-driven trends to help clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He has authored several books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Flash Foresight, and his latest book, The Anticipatory Organization is an Amazon No. 1 bestseller.  All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of this book.

This event will be held in the Martin Commons on Messiah University campus.  Come join us, along with some of your team for an agenda as follows:

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                   Enjoy an extended networking breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                 Settle in for a lively keynote from Daniel on “Future Trends that Matter”

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.               Round table Q&A session, extended networking


Through August 19th — Each MBI member will have three spots for their team members or client guests allocated to them.

August 20th – until the event— Any remaining spots will be offered to MBI members wishing to bring more than three team members and MBI invited guests.

Registration is required for this event, using this link.

Detailed information will be provided to registrants.


December 13th — Peter Greer is the president and CEO of Hope International, a global Christ-centered economic development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance adviser in Cambodia and Zimbabwe and as managing director for Urwego Bank in Rwanda. He received a B.S. in international business from Messiah University and an MPP in political and economic development from Harvard's Kennedy School.

Peter has co-authored 15 books, including Mission Drift (selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Rooting for Rivals (selected as a 2019 Leadership Resource of the Year in Outreach magazine), and most recently The Gift of Disillusionment. In this most recent book, Peter discusses the journey visionary leaders often take from idealism to disillusionment, and the key principals at work as these leaders either become more hopeful, or more cynical. This topic is a timely one as we bring 2022 programming to a close and enter the Christmas season. 

This event will be open to all MBI members and up to three of their invited guests and colleagues. The event will also be open to Messiah alumni and their guests and colleagues. All registered attendees will receive a complimentary copy of this book.

This event will be held in the Martin Commons.  Come join us, along with some of your team for an agenda as follows:

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                   Enjoy an extended networking breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                   Settle in for a keynote from Peter Greer on “The Gift of Disillusionment”

9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.                    Extended networking time

Registration is required for this event, using this link.

Detailed information will be provided for registrants.