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Sensible tax reform in the spotlight at business breakfast

May 23, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Income tax reform will take center stage on Friday, May 30, during the eighth presentation in the 2007-08 Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series at Western Michigan University.

Presented by the WMU Haworth College of Business and Keystone Community Bank, the event will feature Dr. Christopher Korth, WMU professor of finance and commercial law. Korth's presentation, titled "Sensible Tax Reform-Fair Simple and Effective," begins at 8 a.m. in the Dean's Conference Room (Room 2150) in Schneider Hall, home of the Haworth College of Business. A complimentary breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Korth joined the WMU faculty in 1994. He previously spent 17 years at the University of South Carolina, where he was professor of international business and finance and director of the Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Program. Between 1973 and 1977, he was the chief international economist with the First National Bank of Chicago.

Earlier he served as the director of research at the Institute of International Commerce and assistant professor of international business at the University of Michigan and as assistant professor of international business and economics at Pennsylvania State University. He has written numerous articles and several books.

The Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series is underwritten through the generosity of Keystone Community Bank. The series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear prominent business leaders, WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the college of business discuss current business issues and corporate strategies as well as key information regarding the continuing progress of the business college.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (269) 387-5050. Parking will be available in the Fetzer Center parking lot.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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