SMC Co-Sponsoring, Hosting 2010 Economic Outlook Forum
SPARTANBURG, SC - Spartanburg Methodist College is partnering with the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce to present and host an economic outlook forum on Thursday, January 14 for members of the Chamber, as well as local business and industry leaders.
The event, called "Economic Outlook 2010: What lies ahead for the Nation and the Upstate? What about financial markets? Will a Great Recovery follow the Great Recession?," will be a lunch and learn presentation on financial markets and the national, regional and state economy.
" SMC is very pleased to offer this forum, which brings together two outstanding economists in the Upstate to offer their insights. SMC's role in the economic landscape of Spartanburg and the Upstate is considerable, and we are proud to join in the conversation that promotes the success of this region in this way,"says SMC president Dr. Colleen Keith.
Presenters include Mr. H. Daniel "Dan" Foster, president of the H. Daniel Foster Company and Dr. Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University. Foster is a former chairman of the SMC Board of Trustees, on which Yandle currently serves.
"The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with SMC to present the Economic Outlook 2010 Forum. SMC strives to connect students with their future through experiences inside and outside the classroom; the January 14th event will allow local business and industry leaders to connect with SMC - a strong community and business partner; and learn what lies ahead for the Nation and the Upstate," says Chamber program director Yvonne Harper, who is also the director of SMC's Paralegal Certificate Program
The cost of the program is $30. Registration begins at 11:30 am, with a luncheon and program which concludes at 2 pm. It will be held in the Fireplace Room on the SMC campus. Reservations can be made by contacting Vicki Kennedy at email@example.com or (864) 587-4236
SMC will also be participating in the Chamber's Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Thursday on February 11 at USC Upstate, for which SMC will serve on the focus group for higher education.
The Chamber's Economic Forecast for 2010 will focus on the local economic trends and projections developed by Chamber members on 12 business sectors: Construction & Real Estate; Utilities & Telecommunications; Finance & Insurance; K-12 & Higher Education; Professional Services; Manufacturing; Retail; Government; Healthcare; Human Service & Non-Profit; Tourism & Recreation; and Transportation & Distribution.
For more information on the Economic Forecast Breakfast or to register, please contact Yvonne Harper at (864) 594-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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