Foundation Breakfast Series

Habecker Dining Commons

Consider this your invitation to enjoy some wonderful food and learn with us!

TIME: 7:45-9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University

COST: Breakfast is $12. First-time attendees will enjoy a complimentary meal courtesy of The Purviance House Bed and Breakfast, Barb and Brooks Fetters, proprietors. 

Make a reservation for each breakfast at

OCTOBER 12, 2022

Growth and Innovation in Indiana - Ms. Linda Walczak, Director of Expansions and Retention – North Region, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

The IEDC is pivotal in helping businesses launch, grow, and locate in Indiana. Learn what is happening in our community and how we are furthering our legacy as one of the top states in the nation for business.

NOVEMBER 9, 2022

GE Electric Works - Mr. Kevin Erb, Owner/Principal, Palisade Partners

Steeped in history and innovation, the Electric Works campus offers a condensed yet comprehensive view into Fort Wayne’s past, present, and future. Mr. Erb will discuss how this historic site will be reimagined into a hub that embraces the community’s energy and culture.

DECEMBER 14, 2022

Huntington University Christmas Concert - Dr. George Killian, Associate Professor of Music at Huntington University

Come listen and sing along with some Christmas favorites!

JANUARY 11, 2023

Music in the Dark - Mr. Monte Sieberns, Owner of

Monte “The Music Man” Sieberns has revived Huntington’s Z103 radio station with an online presence. Mr. Sieberns has been blind since birth but has always had a love for music. He will discuss how he grew his radio station and their plans for the future.

FEBRUARY 8, 2023

Business as Mission – Mr. Ron Turpin, CFO of Ambassador Enterprises

Ambassador Enterprises is a legacy-minded private equity firm that has created a network of affiliate companies with a unified purpose. Learn how this company has turned its business into a mission to create a lasting, positive impact on people and their communities.

MARCH 8, 2023

Agbioscience: Creating Impact Through Innovation - Mr. Mitch Frazier, President of AgriNovus

Indiana is home to a $52 billion agbioscience economy and a well-established presence on the global stage of food and agriculture. As we continue to grow our impact through innovation, what opportunities does this present for tomorrow’s leaders?

APRIL 12, 2023

Advertising with the Best – Mr. Jonathan Sackett, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Mr. Sackett has had a lengthy career in advertising for some of the world’s largest ad agencies, including DDB, Ogilvy, and The Martin Agency. He has spearheaded advertising for some of the world’s largest brands, including Coke, GEICO, Mars, and McDonald’s, to name a few. Now, he is rebranding NE Indiana and applying ad innovations to its partnerships.