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.
Gathering Place by the Water: Building a World Water Hub
April 4, 2017
Dean Amhaus has served as the first President & CEO of The Water Council since March 2010. The Council’s express purpose is to grow the Milwaukee region into a world hub for water research, education and economic development.
The only organization of its kind in the United States, The Council is coalescing these attributes into a powerful force that is garnering international recognition.
The Council’s most significant achievement occurred in September 2013 with the opening of the Global Water Center, a one-of-a-kind water technology research and business accelerator located in a 98,000 square feet /30,000 square meter seven-story refurbished Silver LEED warehouse in Milwaukee’s downtown.
One of the programs within the Center is The BREW, which assists water technology entrepreneurs develop their company and expand their commercialization opportunities.
Mr. Amhaus has served as the President of the Spirit of Milwaukee, which is dedicated to enhancing Milwaukee’s image; President of Forward Wisconsin, the state’s economic development organization; and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission.
For six years, Mr. Amhaus was with the Wisconsin Arts Board, first as Deputy Director and later as Executive Director. During the 1980s he worked in government relations in Washington, D.C.
Schooled in Wisconsin, Mr. Amhaus received his M.B.A from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and his B.S. in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
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.