Festival Foods – A Foundation for Success


Festival Foods – A Foundation for Success    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Marq
3177 French Rd
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Pecan and parmesan crusted chicken breast served with cheesy Yukon smashed potatoes, whole green beans and carrots, dinner rolls, coffee and milk. Substitute vegan pasta primavera upon request.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Festival Foods – A Foundation for SuccessMark Skogen, CEO and president of Festival Foods, will share how execution, service, servant leadership and embracing change built the strong foundation for success at his company and why he feels passionate about carrying on the traditions. Mark will share real stories about the satisfaction gained from enriching lives and how failure can actually make you stronger.This event will also be co-hosted with Pulse, the young professionals program of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry
About the Speaker
Mark Skogen
President and CEO
Festival Foods
Mark Skogen is the third generation of Skogen grocers. Mark’s grandfather, Paul Skogen, opened his first grocery store in Onalaska, Wis., in 1946. Dave Skogen, Mark’s father, grew the small chain of IGA stores in the ‘70s and ‘80s and then introduced the family business to the large-grocery format of Festival Foods in 1990. Mark joined the company full-time after graduating from Viterbo University in 1992 and became president and CEO in 2000.Under Mark’s leadership, Skogen’s Festival Foods operates 19 stores across the state in the communities of Green Bay, Bellevue, De Pere, Suamico, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kenosha, Fort Atkinson, Appleton (2), Neenah, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Marshfield, Eau Claire, La Crosse (2), Holmen and Onalaska. The company has announced plans for stores in the Mount Pleasant and Madison markets as well.Mark attributes their continued success to the 5,000 associates whom are all committed to the company’s Boomerang Theory which guides everyday business decisions by answering the question, “Will it bring the customer back?”In addition to leading Festival Foods, Mark serves on several boards of directors, including Green Bay Packers, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay.  He resides in De Pere and has two beautiful daughters, Sydney and Kennedy.