Business Leaders Talk about Ethics
Bruce Simones, owner of the Recovery Room, a neighborhood tavern located near Viterbo, opened the 2007–08 Leadership at Noon Series in September.
Simones discussed the values and ethical decisions that go with owning and operating a neighborhood bar with a good reputation in an age where alcohol-related issues have received considerable visibility within the community.
Formerly known as the Brown Bag Series, the Leadership at Noon Series is entitled “The Vision and Values of Successful Business Leadership” and features area business people discussing the crucial components of a successful business.
“We believe the reason this series of lectures has been so popular is that it gives both our students and the general public an opportunity to hear about the positive side of business,” said Rick Kyte, director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. “It gives us a chance to learn about the basic values and commitments that characterize so many of the exemplary businesses in this part of the country.”
The series continued with Julie Stansfield Nordeen, CEO of Stansfield Vending, Inc., and Janet Stansfield Hess, president of Stansfield Vending, Inc. and Allan McCormick, president and CEO of La Crosse Technology.
Rusty Cunningham, publisher of the La Crosse Tribune, will conclude the series for the year Wednesday, March 12. The La Crosse Tribune was founded in 1904 and purchased by Lee Enterprises in 1907 for $15,000. The paper, which has a daily circulation of 33,000 (41,000 on Sundays), is the source of local news for much of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.
For more information on the Leadership at Noon Series, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.aspx?id=26484.