Topic: Business Succession
First Business Economic Survey of Dane County
Speaker(s): Scott Converse
A webcast of this event is provided by WISC TV 3 and Channel3000.com. Click here for details. (Click VIEW EVENT DETAILS button below to activate hyperlink) The A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research and First Business Bank are pleased to conduct the seventh annual First Business Economic Survey and Forum. OVERVIEW The First Business Economic Survey of Dane County surveyed business owners on economic indicators critical for decisions in today’s competitive environment. The corresponding First Business Economic Forum will include a brief presentation of the survey results with a panel discussion to follow. Scott Converse, professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business, will present the findings and discuss implications of the 2009 survey. He will identify trends based on what local business owners reported as actual and forecasted: sales revenue, production and operating costs, capital expenditures, profitability, staffing, and wages. He will also cover operating capacity, performance compared to expectations, and business projections. A panel discussion with audience participation will follow. Participants include: Jay Loewi is CEO of QTI Group, a locally-owned staffing company serving southern Wisconsin. He has thirty plus years of business experience as an entrepreneur, strategic leader and general business advisor. Prior to his leadership position in the QTI Group, Jay led the operations of a local food products company and held a leading financial role with a major bank. QTI"s services include staff recruitment, HR consulting, and Human Resources management. Mike Victorson is President & CEO of M3 Insurance. M3 is an independent insurance agency and broker that places insurance for and provides risk management and safety advice to businesses. They focus on property & casualty insurance, workers’ compensation, employee benefits and retirement plans for both private and public sector clients. Steve Mixtacki, CPA, is the CFO and a Senior Vice President of American TV & Appliance of Madison, Inc. Steve currently serves as a director of First Business Bank " Madison and The Evjue Foundation, a trustee of Edgewood College, and Chairs the Investment Committee of the Madison Rotary Foundation. Deb Archer, GMCVB Board Position: President/CEO Since April of 1995, Deb has been at the helm of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. Deb previously held the positions of VP of Convention Sales at the GMCVB, Associate Director of Sales at the CVB of Greater Kansas City and CEO of the Park City, Utah Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau. Deb’s professional affiliations include PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association, WSAE (Wisconsin Society of Association Executives) and ASAE (American Society of Association Executives). Deb is also a member of DMAI (Destination Management Association International)and serves on its Board of Directors. She currently chairs the Governor’s Council on Tourism and is also an Instructor of Destination Management at Madison Area Technical College. Corey Chambas is President & CEO of First Business Financial Services. Corey Chambas has worked in the commercial banking industry for 25 years, specializing in commercial lending and cash management. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he has also completed several advanced commercial lending programs including those of Darden (University of Virginia) and Kellogg (Northwestern University). In addition to his role as President and CEO at First Business Financial Services, Corey serves as a director of several of First Business"s companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc., Business Advisory Board member of Bellbrook Labs, LLC, Advisory Board member of the Aldine Capital Fund, L.P., member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County, and a member of Madison Breakfast Rotary. RSVP Those that were registered for the December 9 seminar are automatically registered for the December 10 seminar. Please contact Kelley Dixon if you have any concerns.