Chamber event features Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, business leaders  

Enterprise Staff

Sept. 24, 2015

OCONOMOWOC — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and three Oconomowoc business leaders will be speaking about issues affecting Wisconsin businesses at the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast event.

The Business Over Breakfast event will be open to all from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Olympia Resort and Spa, 1350 Royale Mile Road. The event will feature a hot breakfast as well as networking and a panel discussion with the board after the speakers’ presentations.

Speaking along with Kleefisch will be Jon Spheeris of Coldwell Banker Elite, Mary Peterson of JNL Technologies and Daryl Lund of the Wisconsin Bankers Association.

Chamber Director Katie Miller urged all interested parties to register online at The registration fee is $18. There is a $20 walk-in fee for members and a $25 walk-in fee for nonmembers.

Kleefisch will be talking about business trends in Wisconsin and how they will affect local business owners. Spheeris will talk about the real estate industry in Oconomowoc concerning both the residential and commercial side and what the market looks like in Lake Country.

Lund will talk about trends in banking and financing, focusing specifically on the corporate and business side of the lending equation.

Peterson said she’ll be talking about new technologies that help keep seniors in their homes for as long as possible. JNL Technologies, Ixonia, specializes in providing the “latest and great” senior care technologies, she said. Peterson said that out-of-home care can sometimes costs upward of $70,000 a year. JNL is trying to make it possible for seniors to stay in their homes while still providing some of the same amenities they’d receive at an assisted care facility.

“It should be four really interesting conversations and then it’ll be a panel format,” Miller said. The next business over breakfast event is usually the mayor’s address on the state of the city in February. Miller is still arranging plans as to when the event will be.

“I think this education series is one of the key things the chamber provides in terms of value to the business community to help keep members on the cutting edge of what’s going on in business in general,” Miller said.