(Stockton, CA) The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd Annual Business Forecast Conference on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Robert Cabral Agricultural Center. The conference is designed to help local businesses better prepare for what to anticipate from the economy in 2013.
The program will feature keynote speakers Michael Stead, Director Capitol Markets for Bank of the West and Jeffrey Michael, Director Business Forecasting Center for University of the Pacific.
“We received so many positive comments after last year’s event that we really wanted to give our businesses even more information this year,” stated Sylvester Aguilar, Bank of the West and Chair of the Planning Committee. “This conference aims to better prepare businesses for strategic planning based on economic analysis. It also allows business owners to mitigate risk by making sound decisions based on concrete economic data.”
The forum will also feature a question and answer session with a panel of three local experts. They will talk about how the economy, the November elections and other regional dynamics may impact local business and what opportunities can be found during the next year. The panel will consist of Greenlaw “Fritz” Grupe, Chairman of The Grupe Companies, Greg Aghazarian, Beattie & Aghazarian, LLP and Don Wiley, St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Cost for the event is $75 per person. Registration and Breakfast will begin at 7:30 am and the program will begin at 8:30 am. Sponsors include: San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Joaquin County Enterprise Zone, San Joaquin County WorkNet, Wells Fargo Bank, Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel, Bank of the West, La TriColor 100.9, University of the Pacific, Central Valley Fund and Kaiser Permanente.
For more information contact the chamber office at 209-943-6117.