Thursday January 23, 2014 
7:00 AM to 10:45 AM PST

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The Hilton Vancouver
Convention Center
The Hilton Vancouver 
Vancouver, WA 98660  

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Kate Sacamano, Community Partnership Manager 
The Columbian 
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2014 Economic Forecast Breakfast 

Please join us for the 2014 Economic Forecast Breakfast presented by Riverview Community Bank and The Columbian on January 23, 2014 at the Vancouver Hilton Convention Center. This annual breakfast forum features a keynote address from experts on the regional economy as well as breakout sessions with local business leaders and is sponsored by Berger ABAM, The Management Group, Inc., and Quail Homes. Additional support provided by CREDC, City of Vancouver and The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

The 2014 Keynote Panel, features Jon Roberts, TIPS Strategies, Inc., Scott Bailey, Regional Economist for the Washington State Employment Security Department, Rick Goode, President & CEO of Columbia Machine, Inc. and moderated by Betsy Henning, President of AHA Marketing.  The theme of the discussion will be Turning Promise Into Prosperity in SW Washington.

Tickets are $50 and include a reserved seat, sit-down breakfast, keynote and two break-out sessions.  The first 50 Students to register are free, compliments of our sponsor, Berger ABAM. To reserve free student admission, please call Kate Sacamano at 360-735-4466.

Doors open at 6:45. Presentation will begin promptly at 7:00. Keynote Speakers to begin 7:10. Reserved Seating required.

Plan to stay for dynamic breakout sessions. Each attendee can participate in two sessions.  Panels include:

Exploring New Markets
Moderator, Richard Biggs, Atlantric, LLC

Alisa Pyszka, Greater Portland, Inc.
Todd Coleman, Port of Vancouver
Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito
Schuyler Hoss, Gov. Inslee's Regional Representative to SW WA

Innovation and Imagination
Moderator, Angela Jackson, Portland Seed Fund
Ken Hood, Cisco
Leonard Felix, CID Bio-Science
Bill Huseby, Sigma Design
Ken Levy, 4-Tell

Building Local Business
Moderator, Kelly Parker, President, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Mike Bomar, Columbia River Economic Development Council
Lisa Dow, Columbia Bank
R. Tom Smith, Columbia Pacific Commercial Properties
Carol Curtis, Windermere

Voices of Our Youth
Moderator, Robert Knight, President, Clark College
Shavey Winters, WSU Student
Ryan Rutledge, Clark Student
Donnie Rhoads, Columbia River High School, Vancouver Public School Student
Waverley He, Mt. View High School, Evergreen Public School Student

Reserve your seat or table (of 10) before
January 22, 2014.

Advanced Reservations Required.
Tickets will not be available at the door.

For questions, please contact The Columbian at

We look forward to seeing you!