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The Business Breakfast

The Business Breakfast Series brings together business and academic leaders providing a platform for national, state, and local speakers to present on cutting-edge topics relevant to our community, as well as topics to enhance your business operations. These informative presentations give you and your colleagues a chance to network with leaders around the River Region. AUM has hosted the Business Breakfast for more than 30 years. AUM hosts breakfasts in both Montgomery and in Prattville, and each year holds one joint breakfast, featuring a particularly well-known speaker.


October 28 

David Wasserman, Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report

Friday, October 28  
The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville
How Did We Get Here? Trump vs. Clinton & What Business Leaders Need to Know 

Join David Wasserman as he analyzes how we arrived at our chaotic political predicament. David will lay out the powerful, long-term forces that have led us to this milestone in presidential politics and structurally shaken Congress: a cultural self-sorting of the electorate, the decentralization of news, a decline in the power of political parties (independent voters are now 43 percent of the electorate!), economic bifurcation and the global rise of nationalism. Come hear David’s take on the future of American politics and his prognosis of what we can expect in the 2016 presidential and Congressional elections.



November 17 

Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, Brand and Leadership Expert 

Thursday, Nov. 17 
Wynlakes Golf & Country Club, Montgomery
Encouraging Millennials on Your Team

Many consider word-of-mouth advertising the holy grail of brand expansion, but countless businesses forget the word-of-mouth generated internally and by their team of millennials. There is no one that understands the mindsets of millennial workers better than Johnny Cupcakes. In this dynamic presentation, he will inspire leaders to create a culture of “brand obsessives,” team members who will shout about the company values and engage with the brand on a deep level, resulting in loyal teams and bowled-over customers.

Key takeaways include:

•    Focus Pocus — When the stakes are high, how do we keep our teams focused and driven?
•    Happiness Hypothesis — Get your team to fall in love with what they do
•    Supportive Leadership — How do we create a culture where failure is appreciated?
•    Brand Alignment — Simple tools to embody the brand in and out of work hours



January 18 

Liz Huntley, Attorney, and Author of More Than A Bird  

Wednesday, January 18    
The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville
From Darkness to Light: Surviving Tragedy

Scared, abused and her endurance of tragedy taken to the limit, Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley reveals the perils of a childhood that would lead most to a broken life or premature death. Liz, now a successful attorney at a prestigious Southern law firm, recounts her journey from unimaginable darkness to radiance thanks to the early intervention of teachers, a pastor and caring people strategically placed in her life by God.     



Business Breakfast Details 

7:30am Buffet Opens
7:45am Welcome and Introductions
7:50am Speaker Begins
8:45am Conclusion

Who Attends
Business owners, legislators, political officials, corporate presidents and CEOs, military leaders, academic faculty

Become a Sponsor
Sponsor the Business Breakfast Series and raise your exposure within the River Region business community, network with leaders in the community, and provide professional development to your staff and clients

River Region Sponsor:

Table for eight (8) at all breakfasts
Three (3) breakfasts in Montgomery, three (3) in Prattville, and one (1) joint breakfast
Company name listed in each breakfast program
Company recognized during each breakfast\
Community Sponsor:

A table for eight (8) at either the Montgomery or Prattville breakfast
Three (3) breakfasts and one (1) joint breakfast
Company name listed in each breakfast program
Company recognized during each breakfast
Table Sponsor:

A table for eight (8) at the breakfast of your choice
Company name listed in the program of the breakfast you sponsor
Company recognized during the breakfast you sponsor


Montgomery Sponsors

Prattville Sponsors