St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series

Nov. 3 and 17, 2009

From St. Norbert College, October 19, 2009
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Two chief executives will present in November as part of the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series. This is the thirteenth year that the college has provided this educational resource for area business professionals. All of the presenters are outstanding business and community leaders who will share their unique strategies for meeting challenges facing American businesses today. The series is sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP and Insight Publications.

- Tuesday, Nov. 3 -
Robert Cera to speak on "Maintaining Business Value During Downtimes"

Robert Cera, CEO of Baylake Bank, will present "Maintaining Business Value During Downtimes" as part of the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the F.K. Bemis International Center at St. Norbert College. The event is sponsored by Baylake Bank.

Cera joined Baylake Bank, a $1 billion asset company with 28 community financial centers throughout northeast and central Wisconsin, in July 2006.

He has worked in the financial services industry for more than 18 years and, just prior to joining Baylake Bank, served as president of the Chicago Region of Associated Bank following its acquisition of State Finance Services Corporation in October 2005.

Cera is treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a Founder's Club board member at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

- Tuesday, Nov. 17 -
Joyce Bytof to speak on "Positives and Negatives in the Merger/Acquisition World"

Joyce Bytof, chairman and CEO of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, the largest real estate company in northeast Wisconsin, will present "Positives and Negatives in the Merger/Acquisition World " as part of the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the Riverview Country Club, Appleton.

Bytof started her career in 1960 in the mortgage business and obtained her Broker's License in 1964. She joined the Appleton Board of REALTORS in1969
and joined Bytof Inc., Realtors in 1975. In 1990, she was named president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Bytof Inc., Realtors. After numerous mergers
and acquisitions, and a name change to Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in 1995, Joyce has successfully grown the company to 19 office locations and
more than 500 real estate professionals.

Bytof has also has been a community activist for such groups as Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, YMCA, the United Way, Harbor House and Goodwill, to name a few. She also serves on several boards including those of the Appleton Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation. Bytof has been honored with numerous awards and accolades throughout a career that has spanned almost 50 years.

The registration fee is $60 for an individual session, or $500 for the entire series of nine breakfast events. For more information or to register, contact St. Norbert College at (920) 403-3166 or e-mail jamie.mcguire@snc.edu or go to the website at: http://www.snc.edu/president/ceobreakfast.html.

All sessions run from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and take place at the Riverview Country Club, Appleton or F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College.