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HUTCH CC's Business Management & Entrepreneurship Program hosts forums every Spring and Fall at the Shears Technology Center Justice Theater.  Successful business owners and operators share insights, experiences, tips and suggestions and they candidly answer questions.  Past featured speakers: Fran Jabara - Venture Capitalist, Mert Sellers - Luminous Neon, Bob Brown - Mega Mfg, Kevin Bowen - Airport Steak House, Matt Lowen - Lowen Corp, Ben Miller - Stutzman's Greenhouse, Ron Oberg - Freddy's Frozen Custard, Russ Reinert and Darrel Miller - Central Bank & Trust, Chuck Vecchiarelli - McDonald's, Karen Maness and Mitzi Alexander - Absolutely Flowers, Bob Bush - City Beverage, Scott Mann - Mann Law Offices, Jeanette Richardson - Prairie Bank of Kansas, Tyler Davis - Bogey's, Bob Brower - Boras Corp, Denny Stoecklein - Hutch CC and Kansas State Fair, David Dillon - CEO & Board Chair of The Kroger Co.

Join us at future forums. Everyone is welcome. Admission is FREE!

Next Forum: October 20, 2016 - Featuring: RUSTY BILLINGTON - Owner-Operator of Sonic Restaurant Franchises

Previous Forum: March 3, 2016

The 25th Forum presented by the Hutch CC Business Management & Entrepreneurship Program
featured DAVID DILLON - retired CEO & Board Chair of The Kroger Co.

Dave Dillon grew up in an entrepreneurial family of servant-leaders in Hutchinson, KS.  He is an Eagle Scout who earned a Law degree at Kansas University and an MBA at Southern Methodist University.  Dave worked his way up through the ranks on the corporate ladder at various jobs & divisions of Dillon Companies, Inc.  He ultimately became the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board of The Kroger Co.  Here are some words Forum participants used to describe their observations about Dave and the event:  Genuine / Honest / Intergrity / Caring / Trustworthy / Dedicated / Welcoming / Inclusive / Helpful / Fun / Energetic / Insightful / Candid / Beneficial / Worthwhile / Fascinating / Inspirational

Program Coordinator Dan "Coach Nac" Naccarato is delighted that Dave Dillon was willing to share his experiences and recommendations with students and community members.  "It is refreshing to learn from an executive of Dave's caliber, who has risen to the highest level of corporate leadership, and whose roots remain firmly planted here in the garden spot of the universe," Coach Nac expressed. 

Dave Dillon attracted over 150 people to the Spring 2016 Entrepreneurs Forum. 

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