Save The Date

An upcoming Seminar and Luncheon with John F. Bergstrom.


Tuesday, April 28th, 2015


Oshkosh Convention Center
2 North Main Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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11:00 a.m.


11:15 a.m.


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

About John F. Bergstrom

John F. Bergstrom is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bergstrom Corporation of Neenah, Wisconsin. Bergstrom Corporation owns and operates 28 automotive locations representing 35 different brands.

TIME Magazine has named Bergstrom the “Number One Quality Automotive Dealer” in the country. The “Wall Street Journal” has highlighted Bergstrom and his organization in a front page article focusing on outstanding customer service. Bergstrom has also been presented the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award by Arthur Young & Company. Marquette University has honored him with their "Alumnus of the Year" award. The Medical College of Wisconsin has presented him with an honorary Doctors Degree. He has been presented in Washington, D.C., with the "Herman W. Lay" national award for Outstanding Performance in the American Free Enterprise System.

Mr. Bergstrom serves as a director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Wisconsin Energy Corporation, Advance Auto Parts, Associated Bank, and the Green Bay Packers.

Mr. Bergstrom and his brother, Richard, started Bergstrom Corporation in 1974 with a small restaurant in their hometown of Neenah. Today, their business is ranked as one of the Top 50 largest dealer groups in the United States.


Early Bird Registration! REGISTER EARLY! We expect this event to be a sellout!

By April 1, 2015: $35/person, $250/table of 8 or $310/table of 10.
After April 1, 2015: $40/person, $290/table of 8 or $360/table of 10.

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About EIL

Excellence in Leadership was formed by a group of local like-minded business executives and community leaders to present opportunities for middle and senior managers to appreciate the powerful role of Christian values and ethics in the business world of today. Business leaders can use the timeless wisdom of the Scriptures as never before.

EIL has had the honor of hosting a number of events over the past few years including Jon McGlocklin, former NBA star with the Milwaukee Bucks; Tim Hoeksema, President and CEO of Midwest Express Airlines; Don Soderquist, COO for Wal-Mart (Ret.); William Pollard, ServiceMaster, Chairman of the Board; Dr. David Miller, Executive Director of the Yale University Center for Faith and Culture; Daryl Travis, CEO of BrandTrust; Eric Alexander, Director of Adventure Beyond Limits; Phil Hodges, Director of Development of Lead Like Jesus; Mark Skogen, President & CEO of Festival Foods; Laurie Beth Jones, best selling author; James Hunter, author and business coach; James Keller, President & COO of J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.; Joe Kiedinger, Brander-In-Chief, Prophit Marketing, Inc.; and Steve Stanley, Huntington Creek Capital; Daniel Neufelder, Sen. V.P. Hospital Operations Ministry Health Care and President Affinity Health System; and Stephen M. Peterson, President and CEO of Mid-States Aluminum Corp.

Purpose Statement

In a highly competitive, pressurized marketplace...

  1. To help, encourage, and motivate values-based business leadership in our communities
  2. To build a "platform"”" on which recognized, values-based leaders can challenge and motivate other leaders with their insights
  3. To provide an opportunity for values-based leaders to network with other leaders
  4. To provide another opportunity for values-based leaders to impact their spheres of influence

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Faith Statement

God: We believe in one true, living, eternal God, who has manifested Himself in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Scriptures: We believe the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testament, is the inspired Word of God, the authority in all matters of faith and conduct for Christians.

Jesus: We believe Jesus is the Christ and Savior of all; the Son of God manifested in the flesh. We believe Jesus was crucified for the sins of humankind, died and resurrected from the grave, is alive and will return to reign on earth as "King of Kings" and “Lord of All.”

The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present in our world today. We believe the Holy Spirit convicts people of sin, judgment and righteousness, and that He regenerates and indwells Christians, giving them power to live a life that is pleasing to God.

Salvation: We believe God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to die as payment for the sins of all and to work in us, helping us live a life of victory over sin. As a result, those who receive this free gift from God will not experience spiritual death, but will have eternal life.

Christian: We believe a Christian is someone who has received the gift of salvation and trusts in Jesus' death and resurrection as payment for their sins, living their life according to His Word and example.