Business & Community Expo Breakfast 2018

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Name: Business & Community Expo Breakfast 2018
Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Business owners, employees and community members, 

 Thursday, October 18 from 8:00 - 9:30 am, at the Comfort Inn Conference Center, for a special breakfast event prior to the Business & Community Expo, featuring keynote speaker Mark Flegenheimer, President & CEO of Michigan Sugar Company
 in Bay City!


Mark Flegenheimer is President & CEO of Michigan Sugar Company in Bay City, Michigan.

Mark began his career in New York City, trading sugar and coffee, with Amerop Sugar Corporation. He was Amerop’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. 

In 1994, Mark joined Michigan Sugar Company as Vice President of Administration. In 1996, he was named Chief Operating Officer and promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. In 2002, Mark was involved in a grower-led, leveraged buyout, converting Michigan Sugar Company into a grower-owned cooperative. In 2004, he led the merger of Monitor Sugar Company into Michigan Sugar Company, as well as the acquisition of AmCane Sugar in 2016.

Mark graduated from DePauw University. He and his wife, Anne, reside in Saginaw, Michigan, and have two children, Trevor and Katie.

Since their founding, more than a century ago, when six independent sugarbeet companies merged, Michigan Sugar Company has perfected the process of turning one of the region’s largest cash crops—the sugarbeet—into pure, all-natural sugar.

Today, Michigan Sugar Company is the third largest beet sugar processor in the United States, producing an annual average of more than 1 billion pounds of sugar. They sell their products in wholesale and retail quantities under the Pioneer® Sugar and Big Chief® Sugar brands. 

As a grower-owned sugar cooperative, their mission is to maximize shareholder value by efficiently producing quality products, from seed to shelf, while enhancing their employees’ future.

- Chamber Members: $25
- Non-Members: $30
- Full Table of 10 (Chamber Members): $200
- Full Table of 10 (Non-Members): $260

** Includes hot buffet breakfast and program **


*All registrations are final. Please give 24 hours notice of registration cancellations. No refunds will be given to cancellations/ no shows the day of the event. 

Event Sponsors:

Premier Sponsors

Breakfast Keynote Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Comfort Inn Conference Center
2424 S. Mission St., Mt. Pleasant
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, October 18
8:00 - 9:30 am
Contact Information:
Call the Chamber Office at
(989) 772-2396 or Register Online
Chamber Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $30.00
Full table of 10 (Members): $200
Full table of 10 (Non-Members): $260
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