The Economic Summit provides a current snapshot and forecast of the year ahead for the local, regional, and national economy, including insight into the economic trends impacting businesses in the Rochester region. Join us for this premier event on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 to learn from industry leaders and our keynote speaker.
Agenda: Small Business and Entrepreneur Panel Discussion Moderator – Zoey Jantsan, Realtor, Edina Realty and Chair of the Women's Roundtable
Shawn Fagan, Owner and CEO, Fagan Studios and Café Aquí
Daniel Johnson, Owner and CEO, Levels Apparel
Nikki Johnson, CEO, Sound and Media Solutions
Heather Nessler, Executive Director, SPARK The Children's Museum of Rochester
Industry Panel Discussion Moderator – Ryan Parsons, President, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
Brad Krueger, VP, Customer Experience at Boston Scientific
Chad Lunderville, District Store Director, Hy-Vee
Mike Paradise, President/CEO, Bigelow Homes
Jim Rogers, Chief Business Development Officer, Dept. of Business Development, Mayo Clinic
Business Outlook Survey Results Presentation
Jennifer Hawkins, Extension Educator, Community Economics, University of Minnesota Extension
Brigid Tuck, Senior Economic Impact Analyst, University of Minnesota Extension
Featured Keynote: Navigating Through Economic Uncertainty in 2023, A Look at the Risks and Opportunities Ahead
Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist, The Economic Outlook Group
Keynote Speaker - Bernard Baumohl
Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. In 2019, the Wall Street Journal ranked him as the most accurate economic forecaster.
A sought out international speaker, Mr. Baumohl has made keynote presentations before conferences, workshops and legislatures. Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing in international affairs and national security. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monitor the global economy. Mr. Baumohl was also an award-winning economics reporter with TIME magazine and covered the White House, Federal Reserve and Wall Street. In addition to his current role as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl has taught at NYU, Duke University and Florida Gulf Coast University, and was as a regular commentator on TV's Nightly Business Report.