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Auto Mogul to Speak at CBE Lunch
By Kari Johnson
UW-RF News Bureau
MAY 6, 2005--Denny Hecker, an automotive entrepreneur from the Twin Cities,
will speak at the UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics third
annual Alumni Luncheon on May 19 at the Holiday Inn St. Paul East.
Hecker's presentation will provide insights into growing a business with
his philosophy, "Good People Helping Good People." The luncheon
will begin with networking social at 11:30 a.m., and Hecker's presentation
and lunch will follow at noon. This event is open to the public. The cost
is $20; tickets are available at the door.
For more than 26 years, Hecker has built a single Chrysler dealership
in Roseville into a national automotive empire. Operating under the Walden
Automotive umbrella, which employs more than 1,200 people. Hecker has
18 dealerships including 15 in Minnesota. He also manages an extensive
leasing and fleet service.
Hecker has also been involved with 39 other businesses in the community,
generating total annual revenues of more than $5 billion. These businesses
include Denny Hecker Mortgage, American Hometown Title, and Denny Hecker
and Holmers Real Estate.
Hecker's business philosophy centers on customer and employee satisfaction,
financial performance, market penetration and ongoing improvement. His
philosophy is ingrained in the way he and his employees conduct business
Hecker was raised to believe in good family values and the value of hard
work. He shares these lessons with youth as a partner with Big Brothers
Big Sisters, the Dave Thomas Foundation, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Sharing
and Caring Hands, Toys for Tots, March of Dimes and many other non-profit
Hecker says, "I am committed to supporting children's causes because
I know that the hope and ambition of young people is our most valuable
For more information on the luncheon, contact Lori Clark at 715/425-3335
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:23 Central Daylight Time