WMU News

Miller is next local executive to speak in Keystone series

Nov. 12, 2003

KALAMAZOO--An executive involved in a wide array of local businesses is slated to speak at a presentation Friday, Nov. 21, at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

WMU alumnus Ken Miller, president and CEO of Havirco, will present "Food, Foam, Finance, Pharmaceuticals--Makes 'Cents' to Me" as part of the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series. The presentation, which includes a continental breakfast, will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Room 2150 of WMU's Schneider Hall. The free Haworth College of Business program is sponsored by Keystone Community Bank. Parking will be available in the Fetzer Center parking lot. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the business dean's office at (269) 387-5050.

Havirco is an investment-management firm with interests in banking, manufacturing, medical products, broadcasting, real estate, construction materials, testing laboratories for pharmaceutical and agricultural products, and restaurants. Miller is also majority owner of the Millennium Restaurant Group, which owns and operates restaurants in Southwest Michigan, including The Union Cabaret and Grill, a WMU theme restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo. Additionally, he is involved in the ownership and leadership of Team Industries, Keystone Community Bank, AvTech Laboratories and other business ventures through Havirco.

Miller is a member of WMU's Board of Trustees and serves as chair of the Haworth College of Business Council. A former director of the WMU Foundation, he is also active with such local organizations as the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the March of Dimes, Friends of Child Abuse Prevention, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a number of other groups. Miller 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.

As part of the 2003-04 Keystone series, business leaders from around West Michigan are slated to discuss the triumphs and challenges of finding success in this area, and how they have grown and prospered despite tough economic times.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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