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Plan to attend the 2011 Economic Summit

Between the informative workshops, the excellent speakers and the business community in attendance, you will not want to miss this year’s Economic Summit on Tuesday, September 13th at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. The event will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will include breakfast provided by the Richmond Courtyard Marriott and lunch provided by various local caterers and restaurants. During our breaks, you will have the opportunity to network and meet with a showcase of local Richmond businesses. Reserve your seat today online. It’s easy.

We welcome back Dr. Christopher Thornberg, a founding Partner of Beacon Economics, as our keynote speaker in the morning. Beacon Economics, LLC is an independent economic research and consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Their economic and data analysis helps their clients make informed, strategic decisions about investment, growth, revenue, policy, and other critical economic and financial issues. Dr. Thornberg is widely considered to be one of California’s leading economic forecasters. An expert in economic forecasting, regional development, real estate dynamics, and labor markets, he was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the housing market crash and of the economic recession that has followed. Read more about Dr. Thornberg and Beacon Economics.

As our afternoon speaker, we are very excited to welcome Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund which is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to close the Digital Divide by accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband. Sunne Wright McPeak assumed the position as the CETF first chief executive in December 2006 after serving for three years as Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Read more about Sunne Wright McPeak and the California Emerging Technology Fund.

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