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Discussion about regional partnership and development

Oct. 7, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Kenneth V. Miller, a prominent local businessman, will present a talk titled "Arcadia Commons West and Event Center--A Vision for a Regional Partnership and Development," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

The free, public talk will be held in Schneider Hall on the main campus of Western Michigan University and is part of the 2009-10 Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. A question-and-answer period and reception in Miller's honor will follow the presentation.

Kenneth V. Miller is a member of Suite Idea Inc., a group working on a plan to build a 6,800-seat event center in downtown Kalamazoo. He also is an attorney and a principal in Havirco, a Kalamazoo investment management firm, which he has co-owned since 1983.

In addition, Miller is majority owner of the Millennium Restaurant Group, which owns and operates several southwest Michigan restaurants, including the Union Cabaret and Grille, a WMU-theme restaurant on the Kalamazoo downtown mall.

Miller is a member of the Kalamazoo Rotary and was recently honored by that organization with its Red Rose award for his service to the community and commitment to development of the downtown Kalamazoo district. In October, he will receive a 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award from the WMU Alumni Association.

Miller was recently elected president of the WMU Foundation and is serving his second consecutive term as chair of the WMU Board of Trustees, to which he was appointed in 2002. He earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in business administration from WMU and a juris doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.


Those planning to attend the upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series talk are encouraged to register by Oct. 9. To register, contact the dean's office in the Haworth College of Business at monique.haley@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5069.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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