|For Immediate Release
|June 22, 2004
||Contact: Cheryl Weiss
Entrepreneurs to Hold Class for Educators During Institute for Financial
and Economic Education
(Madison) A group of successful Wisconsin entrepreneurs will reveal their
secrets, experiences, and motivations directly to a group of 50 Wisconsin
teachers on Thursday, June 24, 2004 as part of the Financial Milestones
and Entrepreneurship session of the 2004 Wisconsin Institute of Financial
and Economic Education. The one-week Institute is being held on the campus
of Edgewood College in Madison June 21-25, 2004 and provides teachers
with the tools to teach economics and personal finance in their classrooms.
"The Wisconsin Institute has done an outstanding job of bringing
together educators and entrepreneurs," said Lorrie Keating Heinemann,
Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. "This
innovative approach offers an unprecedented opportunity for teachers to
gain new insights about entrepreneurial activities that they can bring
back to their classrooms," she added.
The day will highlight diverse kinds of entrepreneurial activities. Teachers
will first hear Joseph Saari, co-founder and president of Precision Information
Systems, Inc., Phil Keiser, president and chief operating officer of the
Culver Corporation, Tom Still, president of Wisconsin Technology Council,
and Pam Christianson, Wisconsin Department of Commerce during a panel
presentation at Edgewood College.
Institute participants will then embark on a cruise on Lake Monona and
hear from Robert VonRuetenberg of Bette Lou Cruises who will discuss family
entrepreneurship and his family's successful tour boat operation. Next,
the educators will tour GenTel Bio Surfaces and meet with its president
Finally, Redonna Rodgers, president for the Center for Entrepreneurship
and Professor Kym Husom, Edgewood High School will conclude the day by
providing educators a session on how to create a lesson plan and a module
or course on entrepreneurship for their students.
Call Kathryn Carlson (608) 264-7800 for details.