Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce  to host Economic Forecast on Friday

Salisbury Independent
Posted 11/30/21

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce  will host the 34th Annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast on Friday, Dec. 3, in the Guerrieri Academic Commons at Salisbury University.

The event …

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Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce  to host Economic Forecast on Friday

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The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce  will host the 34th Annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast on Friday, Dec. 3, in the Guerrieri Academic Commons at Salisbury University.

The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. The Eastern Shore Delegation Luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m.

Presented by The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, BEACON at Salisbury University, and the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, the event is an unparalleled opportunity to hear first-hand what leading regional economists and business leaders believe to be the biggest achievements and challenges ahead.

The 2022 Economic Forecast curriculum includes regional economists and business leaders who will analyze the challenges facing the regional, national, and global economies.

A panel of the region’s Economic Development Directors will forecast “What’s Next!” for the southern Delmarva economy.

Participants include Dave Ryan of Wicomico County, Melanie Pursel of Worcester County, Susan Banks of Dorchester County, Danny Thompson of Somerset County, William Pfaff of Sussex County and Rich Morrison of Accomack County.

Speakers for a forum on Emerging Delmarva Industries (Timber, Wellness, Broadband and Wind) include:

  • Steve Leonard, President and CEO, TidalHealth.
  • Matt Drew, Onshore Infrastructure Construction Manager, Ørsted.
  • Beth Hill, Executive Director, Maryland Forest Association.
  • Neil Stegman, Operations Manager, Bloosurf.

Speakers for a forum on the future of Aviation and Space include David Pierce of  NASA Wallops Island and Bob Bryant of Delaware Coastal Airport.

Speakers for a forum on the recovery of the Restaurant and Tourism Industries include - Marshall Weston of the Restaurant Association of Maryland and Tom Perlozzo of Ocean City Tourism and Business Development.

Speakers for a forum on the state of The Building Trades include Ron Morgan of Becker Morgan and Dwight Miller of Gillis Gilkerson.

General Assembly preview

During the Eastern Shore Delegation Luncheon at 12:30 p.m., local lawmakers will be on hand to answer questions on the upcoming 2022 General Assembly Session and the business legislation that is set to become law.

The panel has a moderator overseeing the Q & A. Participants include:

  • State Sens. Mary Beth Carozza and Addie Eckhardt.
  • Speaker Pro Tem Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes.
  • State Delegates Christopher Adams, Johnny Mautz, Carl Anderton, Wayne Hartman and Charles Otto.

Full event registration is $75 for members and $100 for future members.

Sponsorships are available.

For more information contact Bill Chambers at 410-749-0144 or bchambers@salisburyarea.com, or visit salisburyarea.com.