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St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series

From St. Norbert College, March 12, 2007
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

Two CEOs will present in April as part of the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series. This is the 10th 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 Schenck Business Solutions, The Boldt Company and Marketplace Magazine.

The registration fee is $60 for each session. The presentations will be held either at the Riverview Country Club in Appleton or at St. Norbert College Bemis International Center. For more information or to register, contact St. Norbert College at (920) 403-3165 or e-mail

Tuesday, April 3
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Robert Atwell, president and CEO of Nicolet National Bank, to speak on "Banking and Entrepreneurship"
F.K. Bemis International Conference Center, St. Norbert College

Atwell, who was an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor from 1980-81, is the founding CEO of Nicolet Bankshares Inc. a small cap public company. He serves on the boards of Ariens Company, Promotion Management and Graber Products,
Starboard Media Foundation, the Friends of St. Vincent Hospital and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, April 10
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Michael Nowak, president and co-founder of Coating Excellence International, to speak on "Growth Strategy"
Riverview Country Club, Appleton

Under Nowak's guidance, Coating Excellence International has grown into a $150 million dollar company in nine years. Located in Wrightstown industrial park, CEI produces products for a wide range of markets, including ream wrap, food packaging, industrial packaging, woven bags and release products. It received the Best of State award among the 2006 governor's new product awards for large companies for the new clean strip easy open ream wrap. Prior to founding CEI, Nowak worked for International Paper, Philip Morris and Ford Motor Company.