Michigan’s Economy is Topic of Next Adrian Chamber Economic Club Luncheon
03/07/2013

The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Dr. Charles Ballard during next week’s Economic Club Luncheon, which is open to the public as well as to Chamber members. A limited number of reservations are still being accepted.

Online PR News – 07-March-2013 – Adrian/MI – The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Dr. Charles Ballard during next week’s Economic Club Luncheon, which is open to the public as well as to Chamber members. A limited number of reservations are still being accepted.

Dr. Charles Ballard, Michigan State University Professor of Economics and recognized expert, will speak on issues affecting Michigan's economy. As 2013 progresses, Michigan leaders, businesses, and non-profit organizations must join together for the vision necessary to ensure the survival and growth of the state’s economy. Ballard most recently appeared at the January gathering of the Detroit Economic Club.

“We want to offer timely information to our members, and to people within the community, regarding the changing economy, while relying on trusted experts knowledgeable about our local, state, and national economy,” explained Ann Hughes, Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “As a result, we started the Economic Club Luncheons last year, and are continuing them this year because of the valuable information they provide.”

The first Economic Club Luncheon for 2013 will be held on Tuesday, March 12th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at The Centre, 1800 West U.S. 223, Adrian, MI 49221. The cost to attend is $25 per person for Chamber Members and $30 per person for non-members. Reservations are required; please call the Chamber at 517-265-2320, or register through the Chamber website, at www.adrianareachamber.com/chamber-economic-club/ target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.adrianareachamber.com/chamber-economic-club/>

The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce has made the Economic Club series available, and the series is generously sponsored by the following local businesses: South Central Michigan Works!, Robison, Curphey & O'Connell, First Federal Bank and Wacker Chemical Corporation.

About the Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce:
The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce has a mission to increase the economic prosperity of the greater Adrian community, and provides a living, breathing social network for members to expand their businesses, grow their networks, and increase their knowledge about ongoing business issues.
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About Dr. Charles Ballard
Charles Ballard Ph.D. has been on the Economics faculty at Michigan State University since 1983, when he received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. In 2007, he became Director of the State of the State Survey, in MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. Also in 2007, he won the Outstanding Teacher Award in MSU’s College of Social Science. He has served as a consultant with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health & Human Services, and Treasury, and with research institutes in Australia, Denmark, and Finland. His books include Michigan at the Millennium and Michigan’s Economic Future.

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