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11th Annual Leadership Breakfast

Join us for breakfast, networking, and an inspiring leadership presentation.

Thursday, Sept. 26
7:30 a.m.
MCC Campus Center
1427 Laramie

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Mark Hutton, CEO
Hutton Construction Company

Mark Hutton founded Hutton Construction in April 1992 and has since grown the company’s annual volume to over $140,000,000.  The company and its subsidiary, King Enterprise Group, specialize in commercial and industrial construction, and its 175 employees have been consistently recognized with awards for the company’s work in Kansas and throughout the Midwest.  Hutton Construction has also gathered numerous accolades for being a great place to work, having been a multi-year finalist in the Wichita Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work.”  In 2010, Hutton Construction was honored as “Company of the Year,” while Mark was named “Man of the Year” by Kansas State University’s college of Engineering.  That same year, the company received a “Best in Business” award from the Wichita Business Journal.  Most recently Mark was inducted into the university’s College of Engineering’s Hall of Fame.

With a passion for giving back to the industry, the community, and his church, Mark currently serves on a number of boards and committees.  In addition, he was recently elected to the Kansas House of Representatives serving the 105th district.

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Event Purpose
The Leadership Breakfast has been an outreach ministry of the college since 2003.  It’s purpose is to inspire and invest in the Christian leaders in the Manhattan community which will in turn strengthen their businesses, churches, and organizations that they are affiliated with.  This is just one of the events that Manhattan Christian College hosts throughout the year to educate, equip, and enrich Christian leaders outside of the traditional classroom.

Timeline of Speakers
Don Wilson, Senior Minister of Christ’s church of the Valley in Peoria, AZ.  Don did most of the talking, but he brought Doug Hawken, President and C.O.O. of PING, Inc. with him to give a short testimony.  We handed out a few copies of the book From Good to Great.

Chuck Harrison, the largest franchisee of Sonic Drive-In.  Chuck was the one who inspired us to give away a resource to everyone each year.  He actually bought the books and had them shipped to us because he liked to read and he wanted everyone to have a copy of The Traveler’s Gift.

Craig Estep, Vice President of Operations, Cessna Aircraft.  He talked about how to handle employee relationships.  He recommended God is My CEO and the local Christian Books and Gifts helped us make that available to everyone.

David Schuff, Co-Founder of Schuff International, Inc.  Dave said that the Bible was the best resource he knew of for handling his business.  The local Christian Books and Gifts helped us give away a bonded leather New Testament, The Message.

Steve Likens, Co-Owner of Kansas City Brigade Arena Football Franchise and President of Nations Holdings Company.  The local Christian Books and Gifts helped us give away The World’s Greatest Salesman by Og Mandino.

Jack Salmans, President of ProHome International wanted to be sure everyone received a copy of Dinner With A Perfect Stranger by David Gregory.  He said that he had given cases of this book away to other businessmen and the local Christian Books and Gifts helped us to make it possible.

Don Wilson, Senior Minister of Christ’s Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ, is one of our most distinguished alumni.  He came back and spoke the whole time this year and we gave away Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell.

Bill Clark, President Bionic Glove Technology, Hillerich & Bradsby Co.  His topic was leadership that fits like a glove.  MCC VP Student Development Rick Wright underwrote the cost of the books that we gave away, The Secret—What Great Leaders Know and Do by Ken Blanchard.

Jim Prentice, Assistant to Chuck Harrison, Mason Harrison Ratliff enterprises, Top 25 Restaurant Franchisee in the U.S.  The theme was man in the mirror and the local Christian Books and Gifts helped us give away The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley.

Trip Eberhart, Director of Customer Operations for Coca-Cola Refreshments.  His topic was human relations and he brought with him the company booklet entitled It’s Human Relations that Count written by the founder of the Coca-Cola Company and based on the Golden Rule to give away to everyone.

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