The Portledge Business Club is a student-run association that has many activities to keep members engaged and educated. This includes guest speakers, field trips to places such as the New York Stock Exchange, the Freedom Tower, and many other venues. The club meets every Wednesday to discuss current financial markets, business conditions, as well as global politics. It created the Business Club Investment Fund which contains its own constitution and bylaws. The fund invests in actual stocks and currently has nearly $30,000 in investments. Stocks which are selected by students, who must first make formal proposals in front of a board of trustees who oversee the clubs financial decisions. These trustees are generally Wall Street investors or bankers. The club has an annual business club dinner where they invite esteemed guest speakers to discuss important financial topics or real-world business trends. The preparation of all events/trips/guest speakers is handled by the club members themselves, not the faculty. This is a key trademark of the club: all activities are student managed. This helps them become the business leaders of the future.
Faculty Advisor: Roger LaFlair