Economic Outlook Forum

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Name: Economic Outlook Forum
Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
In January, the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC distributed a survey to gauge business performance in the Bismarck-Mandan area and national level. Join us again for the 2019 Economic Outlook Forum on Wednesday, March 13th at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center to find out what factors are influencing the local and the national economy. This half day presentation will feature a large panel of professionals, in a variety of different industries that will inform us on the current community.

Find out what our community business leaders are saying about the topics covered in our survey: 2018 performance, anticipated performance of 2019 and reasons attributed for successes and challenges for our local businesses. This year's agenda includes: 

Keynote: On the Current Economic, Business & Political Climate
  • Roger Tutterow, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University 
Roger Tutterow is a Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University and serves as Director of the Econometric Center, an  applied research center housed in KSU’s Coles College of Business. Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. His analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times and on CNN. 
Presentation of Economic Outlook Survey Results
  • Karel Sovak, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business, University of Mary
Legislative Panel Discussion
  • Rep. Josh Boschee, House Minority Leader
  • Rep. Larry Klemin, Speaker of the House
  • Sen. Rich Wardner, Senate Majority Leader
Industry Panel Discussion       
    - Moderated by Stacey Thomas, Specialized Cleaning & Restoration Inc.
  • Chris Baumgartner, Senior VP of Member Services & Administration, Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • David Ripplinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University
  • Kurt Schley, President, CHI St. Alexius Health
  • Jen Wilson, General Manager, Kirkwood Mall
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from experts in their industries, listen to a variety of panelists and see the valuable survey data first hand.

If you are interested in having a table sponsorship contact David at, Shay at, or call 701-223-5660 to find out more details. Or you can register above.
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
800 S. 3rd Street, Bismarck
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, March 13
7:00am - 11:30am 
Contact Information:
David Leingang 701-223-5660
Tickets are:
$40.00 for Chamber EDC Members;
$50.00 for General Admission
Day of the Event:
$45.00 for Chamber EDC Members;
$55.00 for General Admission

*No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance.
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