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 23, 2024 to learn from industry leaders and our keynote speaker, Todd Buchholz.
Small Business and Entrepreneur Panel Discussion - Moderator - Zoey Jantsan, Realtor, Edina Realty and Chair of the Women's Roundtable
Josh Haynes, Partner, Smart-HR
Tiffany Piotrowicz, Owner, TerraLoco
Jeremy Schaar, CFO, Roca Climbing & Fitness
Allisa Song, CEO/Co-Founder, Nanodropper
Industry Panel Discussion - Moderator - Ryan Parsons, President, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
Chad Behnken, Vice President, Hamilton Real Estate Group
Mike Benike, President, Benike Construction
Bradley Lahr, Vice Chair, Mayo Clinic Facilities and leadership team member of Bold. Forward. Unbound. in Rochester
John Reed, Executive Director, Rochester International Airport
Business Outlook Survey Results Presentation
Kathryn Leys, Extension Educator, Community Economics, University of Minnesota Extension
Brigid Tuck, Senior Economic Impact Analyst, University of Minnesota Extension
Todd Buchholz - Economist/Author/Keynote Speaker
*Panelist to be announced*
Renowned economist, White House advisor, and best-selling author Todd Buchholz connects the dots between Wall Street, Main Street, and financial capitals throughout the world. An internationally known consultant on global markets and winner of Harvard's annual teaching prize, Buchholz advises the world's leading companies and "lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit."
Buchholz has authored numerous critically acclaimed and best-selling books on the economy and leadership, many of which he has developed into successful lectures and speaking events. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and are used in universities worldwide, including at NYU, Duke, and Princeton. As an author, Buchholz is praised for his examination of economics, business and entrepreneurship in the context of global society. Buchholz has penned articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, and Reader's Digest.