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20th Annual CEO Forum

University of Saint Francis

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

20th Annual CEO Forum

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The Future of Entrepreneurship: Redefining the Marketplace          

The University of Saint Francis’s 20th annual CEO Forum sponsored by Tower Bank will examine methods entrepreneurs and business people can use to expand their businesses and grow sales.

Entrepreneurial growth means learning how to do commerce outside the traditional market area, either by globalizing, expanding into larger metropolitan areas or delivering online. Learn how to move outside the comfort zone to investigate larger possibilities through successful experiences, research and processes.


  • Don Schenkelretired founding chair and CEO of Tower Financial Corp. and Tower Bank
  • Scott Glaze, Chief Executive Officer of Fort Wayne Metals, Operations Overseas, Partnerships
  • Maciek Szaferski, President of EDM Products Direct, distributor
  • Lori Berndt, President of The Olive Twist


  • 7-8 a.m.—Registration, breakfast, networking
  • 8:15-9:15 a.m.—Don Schenkel: "The Global Marketplace"
  • 9:15-10:15 —Scott Glaze: Exports; Maciek Szaferski: Imports; and Lori Berndt: Partnerships, Collaborations and Social Media
  • 10:15-11 a.m.—Question-and-answer and closing remarks

The speakers will interact informally for a brief time and then segue to a question-and-answer session to wrap up the event.

Complementary parking is available across from the event center. 

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Note: The U.S. government shut-down has canceled the appearance of CEO Forum keynote Todd Schwartz, Deputy Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Another distinguished speaker is supplying the keynote.

Have questions about 20th Annual CEO Forum? Contact University of Saint Francis

When & Where

USF Performing Arts Center
431 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

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