Economic Forecast

Economic Forecast - 2013
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 3/20/2013
Time: 02:30 PM TO 05:00 PM

Event Description:
Online registration is now closed; however, we'll be taking registration at the door. Hope to see you there.

Eugene Chamber Economic Forecast - 2013
Wednesday, March 20 from 2:30 - 5:00 PM
Hilton Eugene & Conference Center, 66 E. 6th Ave.

The annual Economic Forecast event features expert speakers that provide local and regional economic predictions for the coming year. This year's event features:  

  • Higher Education Driving Regional Economic Development - University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson and Oregon State University President Dr. Edward Ray will co-keynote Economic Forecast 2013 outlining the economic development roles of their respective institutions including plans for a regional business accelerator. 
  • Assessing Eugene’s Business Climate - The strength of a community’s business climate is directly connected to local business success and effective economic development efforts. The Eugene Area Chamber, in partnership with the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) will unveil the results of the first comprehensive analysis of our local business climate in over a decade. 
  • The Register-Guard Panel of Economists - Oregon's leading economists analyze trends and help anticipate the economic year ahead in a fast paced, interactive, entertaining panel presentation featuring:  Bill Conerly, Conerly Consulting; Tom Potiowsky, Former State Economist and Professor of Economics at Portland State University; Ed Whitelaw, Founder and President of ECONorthwest/Professor of Economics, University of Oregon; Brian Rooney, Regional Economist at the Oregon Employment Department; and John Mitchell, M & H Economic Consultants. 

Our Sponsors:
Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU) was founded more than 50 years ago in Eugene by a small group of passionate people. Years of taking great care of their members and providing the best possible financial services has made OCCU the second largest state-chartered credit union in Oregon. Today, OCCU serves 10 counties including Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties.

The Providence organization has been an important part of the Oregon and Pacific Northwest landscape for nearly 150 years. Providence Health Plans is a well-known and highly respected not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, and affiliated health services. The Providence network provides or administers health coverage to more than 375,000 members nationwide.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is Oregon's largest customer-owned utility. Founded in 1911 and chartered by the city of Eugene as a municipal utility with a separate elected board, EWEB provides electricity and water to more than 86,000 homes, businesses, schools and other customers. The utility also offers a variety of energy management services designed to encourage the efficient use of electricity in commercial buildings and industrial facilities to help customers reduce energy waste and control operating costs.

Table of 10  - $450.00      
Members - Table seating - Individual - $40.00      
Members - Theater seating - Individual - $30.00      
Nonmembers - Table seating - Individual - $50.00
Nonmembers - Theater seating - Individual - $40.00     

Registration/Cancelation policy:
Chamber event reservations must be canceled more than 24 hours prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. Chamber event reservations not kept, or canceled less than 24 hours prior to the event, will not be eligible for a refund, or will be billed if they have not yet been paid. Please call 541-484-1314 with any questions regarding the cancelation policy. Thank you for your consideration.



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66 E. 6th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

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