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The purpose of our Business Breakfast Series is to give the community the opportunity to gain knowledge on current, relevant, and interesting business topics and to expose our business students to the surrounding business community. Come enjoy a delicious buffet style breakfast while you network with fellow business professionals from the Watertown community and surrounding areas. Each breakfast features a guest speaker, compelling topics, and a brief introduction to MBU.

Getting to Campus

Parking is available to the left inside the main entrance. The meeting venue is across walking bridge in the Dining Complex.

Upcoming Breakfasts

August 15 - Business Community Breakfast

Beginning with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., then followed by a presentation from 8:00-9:00 a.m., is a time you will not want to miss with MBU's faculty, staff, administrators, students, and other Watertown business men and women.

Maranatha has enjoyed wonderful relationships within the Watertown business community, and we invite you to come join us.

As we draw closer to the date, our presenter will be announced.

September 27 - Marketing Your Business


Tim Morgan, CEO, Genesis Marketing Group

October 11 - County Government and Economic Development

Panel discussion.

Paul Farrow
Paul Farrow
Joshua Schoemann
Joshua Schoemann
James Mielke
James Mielke
Benjamin Wehmeier
Benjamin Wehmeier
Dwayne Morris
Dwayne Morris

November 15 - Entrepreneurship to ESOPs - the Long View Best Practices

Scott Miller, President and Founding Partner, Enterprise Services, Inc.

Scott D. Miller, CPA/ABV, CVA, is President and founder of Enterprise Services, Inc., a firm that provides financial consulting services to business, specializing in business valuations and ESOPs.  Mr. Miller is widely acknowledged as a leading authority on ESOP valuations for closely-held companies, having served over 600 employee owned companies.  He previously served as Vice President of Finance and Trustee of a large ESOP company, is often published in major professional journals and authors seminars for professional organizations and industry groups.  He has authored several books including: “ESOPs Savvy Strategy for Tax Management, Succession and Continuity” (AICPA, 2012); “Buyouts” (John Wiley & Sons, 2013); “Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions Guidance for Small and Medium Sized Organizations” (AICPA, 2013).  He currently serves on the AICPA Forensics and Valuation Services Executive Committee, the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, the ESOP Association Board of Governors, and the Board of the Exit Planning Institute.  His undergraduate degree is from Kenyon College and he holds an MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.

January 24 - Generations in the Workforce: How to Speak Fluent Boomer and Millennial At Work

Kay Edwards,  President and CEO, Outsight Network

The US workforce now includes five distinct generations, each with its own unique culture, language, and preferred working style. Join us as Kay Edwards, President and CEO of Outsight Network shares findings from five years of research on generations, how they relate to institutions, and to each other. Learn how to help your multi-generational teams work more effectively together.

Outsight Network is a professional services firm working with mission-based organizations throughout the United States, specializing in business strategy and constituent engagement.

February 14 - Annual Economic Breakfast in Collaboration with Partnership Bank

Rob Marchant, Partner, Executive Vice President, Michael Best Strategies LLC & Chairman of the Watertown RDA

Rob Marchant

Previous Breakfasts

Gathering Place by the Water: Building a World Water Hub

Annual Economic Breakfast in Collaberation with Partnership Bank

February 15, 2017

Business and Education Partnership - Everyone Wins

January 26, 2017

Forensic Security/Investigation: Cyber & Data Security

October 12, 2016

Douglas Herman, Partner - BDO Consulting

During this presentation, the audience was be presented with options to discuss a variety of hot topics, ranging from critical business security concerns, to forensic investigations.  This unique format, modeled after the “choose your own adventure” novels of the late 1980’s, presented the audience with nine discussion topics, from which audience members picked select the items to be discussed.