Last week Brett Ellis, a member of The Ellis Team at RE/MAX Realty Group in Fort Myers spoke at Illinois State University’s College of Business as an Alumni for their annual Business Week Festivities.

Students, professors, alumni, and local business professionals got their chance to ask probing questions from each of the panelists about business conditions, hiring practices, competing in a changing world, and specific academic questions relating to today’s business climate.

"It was great to go back and offer insight into the real estate industry, and the business climate as a whole.  It is fun to give back, expecially to such bright, inquiring, and young minds.  I remember sitting in their seat 19 years ago and listening intently to any nuggets I could find.

As a leader in the real estate industry, I was able to offer information and advice on a personal level to students entering the work force.  That was personally rewarding, and our way of giving back.