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President’s CEO Breakfast Series offers professional growth opportunities

Posted On January 06, 2017

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By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public Relations

MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College is kicking off its third President’s CEO Breakfast Series on Jan. 25. The series will feature four speakers who share the college’s commitment to investing in the betterment of Manitowoc County and neighboring communities.

“The President’s CEO Breakfast Series is a great way for community and business leaders to connect and learn. This series reflects the central role that Silver Lake College plays in our community as an educational and professional resource,” said Dr. Chris E. Domes, president of Silver Lake College.

Bank First of Manitowoc, which prides itself as being a community-focused organization, is the major sponsor of the CEO Breakfast Series. 

“The series is a great platform for community leaders to share their stories and create candid conversations about important topics businesses currently encounter,” said Mike Molepske, chief executive officer of Bank First.

Check-in is at 7:15 a.m. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. The program concludes at 8:30 a.m.  Tickets are $100 for the series of four or $30 each. For tickets, visit sl.edu/tickets.

The program also offers opportunities to provide leadership development for those in the early years of their careers who often have tight budgets or work for not-for-profit organizations. The cost is just $95 and includes all four sessions. Silver Lake College will collaborate with local businesses and not-for-profits to select these recipients. Sponsors will have a chance to personally meet the young professional they have sponsored and sponsors or sponsoring businesses will be recognized on the event program and in slides shown during registration.

The line-up of programs includes:

  • Lola Roeh, general manager of the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, will speak about “Managing the Business — When Your Product is The Experience” on Jan. 25.
  • Glen E. Tellock, president and CEO of Lakeside Foods Inc., Manitowoc, Wisconsin, will speak about “Demands of Public Versus Private Ownership” on Feb. 15.
  • Ben Harrison, CEO of Kaysun Corp. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, will speak about “Corporate Wellness” on March 29.  
  • Tim Schaefer, executive vice president of client and digital experience at Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Silver Lake College alumnus, will speak about “Leading Large Scale Change” on May 2.