MBU Community Business Breakfasts

The Community Business Breakfast Series began with a local businessman seeking a place to gather to discuss relevant topics. This series provides local businesses, government officials, MBU faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to gain knowledge on current, relevant, and interesting topics in an inviting space. Additionally, it exposes MBU students to the surrounding business community.

Come and 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. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and the presentation starts at 7:30 a.m.

Sponsorship opportunities exist for these events. Contact the MBU Development Office at 920.206.2325 or development@mbu.edu for details.

See below for more information and video links of previous breakfasts.

Getting to Campus

Parking is available inside the main entrance to the left. The meeting venue is in the top level of the Dining Complex.

Upcoming Community Business Breakfasts

August 20, 2019 | 7:30 AM | Community Business Breakfast
Presented by Maranatha Baptist University

Join MBU as we help you build more connections, as we introduce our Faculty, Staff, and programs to you as a community, and as we pay for a wonderful breakfast for you to enjoy. Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM, followed by the presentation.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend. We hope you will join us.

September 11, 2019 | 7:00 AM | Business Breakfast Series

"Wanted: Employees Who Can Solve and Get Along With Others-The Development of Soft Skills"

Presented by Tina Crave, Sarah Sullivan, and Kim Melchert

The Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation (GWCHF) facilitates Every Child Thrives, a partnership of more than 30 agencies across Dodge and Jefferson Counties working to improve outcomes for children and families. Brain science tells us that children’s social and emotional development is dependent on one critical factor – the social and emotional skills of the adults in their lives. With this understanding, Every Child Thrives has launched a multi-sector effort to support community leaders in building the social and emotional competencies of the adults in their workplaces. Just with children not being at their fullest learning potential when they lack social and emotional skills, we know that adults aren’t as productive at work when they lack these skills. Today’s presentation is an opportunity for business leaders to understand how the life experiences and environment/culture/climate of their employees may negatively impact productivity – and to begin to think about how to strengthen social and emotional skills of the adults in their workplace.

As GWCHF’s President and CEO, Tina Crave engages community partners in aligning efforts to measurably impact the lives of children and families. In her experience as a healthcare executive and as a current Board member of Thrive Economic Development, Tina understands the critical need for a skilled workforce and is leading efforts to ensure employees have the skills required to thrive in the 21st century workforce.

GWCHF Program Officer Kim Melcher is a Certified Health Education Specialist with 18 years of community health and program planning experience. With a passion for preventative health and wellness, Kim is committed to implementing innovative strategies to create healthy workplaces and communities. She knows that if employees aren’t well, businesses can’t do well. 

GWCHF Program Officer Sarah Sullivan has experience helping organizations achieve greater impact by operationalizing the latest brain science. Having trained students and adults on pragmatic language and executive functioning skills for 15 years, she knows how important social emotional skill development is. She has found that training is most needed for those who use inappropriate behavior as a way to cope with lagging social emotional skills.  


October 1, 2019 | 7:00 AM | Business Breakfast Series

Presented by Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly


Previous Breakfasts

February 13, 2019-Annual Economic Breakfast in Collaboration with Partnership Bank


November 13, 2018 -Recognizing the Signs of Substance Abuse


October 16, 2018 - Workforce Development