Mayor John Dickert is holding a fundraiser with some heavy-hitters in the local business community.
SC Johnson CEO Fisk Johnson and Johnson Outdoors Chairman and Helen Johnson-Leipold and her husband, Craig Leipold, are scheduled to attend the fundraiser on Feb. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the home of Porter and Maggie Venn.
According to an invitation to the event, others scheduled to attend include:
* Dottie Metz, owner of McDonald's Restaurants
* Jeff Neubauer, president/owner of Kranz Inc.
* Ed Lonergan, president/CEO of JohnsonDiversey
* Dick Hansen, CEO of Johnson Financial
* Jane Hutterly, Executive VP of worldwide corporate & environmental affairs for SC Johnson
* Ken Buser, President, Wheaton-Franciscan South Market
* James Dickert, Realtor
* Jim Eastman, Merchant's Moving and Storage
* Jerry Franke, president of WisPark
* Dave Perkins, president of Racine Federated
* Tom Burke, president and CEO of Modine
* Al Ruud, president of Ruud Lighting
* Chip Brewer, director of Worldwide Government Relations for SC Johnson
The invitation asks invitees to join the above guests to hear Dickert give an update "on the city's progress."
The event is being organized by Dickert's mayoral campaign. The mayor is up for re-election in April 2011.