2018 Economic Forecast Luncheon and Exhibitor Expo

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Name: 2018 Economic Forecast Luncheon and Exhibitor Expo
Date: November 7, 2027
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join business leaders and Chamber members at this informative luncheon. In an effort to bring the most relevant information and opportunity to our community and members, the 2018 Economic Forecast will have elements of our Expo and our Business Launchpad. 

10:00am - Doors open for an expo format representing 25 Renton/Chamber businesses.
11:00am - Vision House Non-Profit (Pitch)
11:15am - Skylar Olsen - Director of Economic Research for Zillow.
11:15am - LUNCH
11:30am - Marilyn Strickland - CEO of Seattle Metropolitan CoC. Former Mayor of Tacoma.
12:10pm - Renton Schools Foundation Non-Profit (Pitch)
12:15pm - Community Leader Roundtable - Local leaders discuss opportunities and challenges.
12:45pm - Renton Downtown Partnership Non-Profit (Pitch)

Marilyn Strickland - Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Marilyn Strickland is the president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Recognized by leaders throughout the Seattle metro area for her principled, collaborative, and forward-thinking style, Strickland champions a regional approach to address our most pressing issues, including housing affordability, transportation, and workforce training. She is the first person of color and second woman to hold this role. 
Prior to this position, Strickland served for eight years as Mayor of Tacoma, where she forged new ground on transportation, education, international investment, and economic development, and served for two years as a member of the Tacoma City Council. Prior to elected office, she worked in both the private and public sectors. She currently serves as a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, on the Pierce County Advisory Council for Amara, and is the 2018 Campaign Chair for United Way of Pierce County. 
Strickland holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University. 

Skylar Olsen - Director, Economic Research and Outreach, Zillow

Skylar joined Zillow in the summer of 2012. Her research is used by consumers, policy makers, and other researchers to understand the real estate markets and make better decisions. While authoring numerous research projects such as A House Divided ? How Race Colors the Path to Homeownership, she also creates many of Zillow?s real estate metrics, including the Buyer-Seller Index and the Buy-Rent Breakeven Horizon. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington and specializes in the spatial patterns of housing and demographic change.


Kathy McCorry - Issaquah Chamber
Marilyn Strickland - Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Vicky Baxter - Renton Chamber of Commerce
More to be announced....
Event Media:
Renton Pavilion Event Center
233 Burnett Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
Date/Time Information:
November 7th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lunch 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Contact Information:
Ben Andrews
$40.00 Chamber Members
$45.00 Non Members
$500 Table for Eight
$300 Non-Profit Vendor
$350 Member Vendor
$400 Non-Member Vendor
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