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Frank Krejci - STRATTEC
09/23/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

STRATTEC was formed 20 years ago as an independent public company by being spun off of Briggs & Stratton.  Its 3200 employees just completed a record year of sales and profit sharing, now just a few years after its automotive customers were in bankruptcy.  President and CEO Frank Krejci will describe efforts to expand its products and global presence through a unique partnership called VAST.  In addition, STRATTEC is redefining its business for growth and diversification through initiatives like biometric security products and contract manufacturing of zinc die casting from its Milwaukee facility. 

County Executive Chris Abele
09/30/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

County Executive Chris Abele will speak to Rotary about his vision and upcoming budget for Milwaukee County. 

Tim Sheehy - Entertainment & Cultural Needs Task Force
10/07/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

More info coming soon

Dr. Steve Duncan - Impact of Stem Cells on Treating Disease
10/14/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Stem cells can now be easily made from any individual patient. We also now can turn these stem cells into most of the cell types that make up the body including nerve cells, heart cells, and liver cells. Although stem cells could offer an inexhaustible supply of ‘spare parts’ that could be used to repair damaged tissues, as is the case for diabetes and Parkinsons, a lot of work still needs to be done before stem cell transplants become routine. Stem cells, however, have other uses that can have immediate impact on treating disease. Dr. Steve Duncan, Marcus Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of MCW’s Program in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, will explain how stem cells can mimic complex human diseases in the laboratory and offer a new way to identify drugs that can be used to treat disease in patients.