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Jan. 7, 2009

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Courtesy Corporation’s owner-operators Dick Lommen and Rick Lommen will be the guest speakers at the next installment of Viterbo University’s Leadership at Noon Series Tuesday, Jan. 27 in room 107 of the D.B. and Marge Reinhart Center.

Since beginning more than 45 years ago with a single restaurant, Courtesy Corporation has grown to include 38 McDonald’s restaurants in western Wisconsin, southern Minnesota, and Decorah, Iowa. This total includes the restaurants in La Crosse, Onalaska, and Holmen.

With 3,000 employees, Courtesy Corporation is one of the largest employers in the region. Those employees serve more than 16 million customers every year.

Viterbo’s Leadership at Noon Series features local business people discussing the crucial components of a successful business. This year’s series will conclude Tuesday, March 24 with Susan Christopherson of Fowler & Hammer General Contractors, one of the leading construction companies in the region.

Both presentations will be held from noon–1 p.m. in the Reinhart Center and are free and open to the public. Audience members are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase a box lunch for $5. The Leadership at Noon Series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University.

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