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2 ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2011. SCHEDULE. 7:30am registration and breakfast (catered by the Richmond courtyard by Marriott).

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  • 7:30am registration and breakfast (catered by the Richmond courtyard by Marriott).
  • 8:00-8:15 announcements by Jane Del Simone. Richmond Chamber Board Member welcomes by: John Ziesenhenne, M.A Hays insurance, chair of economic summit, McKinley Williams, President of CCC, Mayor Gayle Mclaughlin, city of Richmond
  • 8:30 Speaker: Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Founding partner of Beacon Economics LLC
  • 9:45-10:35 workshop 1
  • 10:50-11:40 workshop 2
  • 11:40am lunch
  • 12-1:00am speaker: Sunne Wright- Mcpeak, president and CEO, California emerging technology fund
  • 2:00 Adjourn
  • She talked about
  • How to improve richmond
  • The economic summit was sponserd by
  • Mechanics bank, courtyard marriot.
  • 2nd annual economic summit
  • Economy is struggling
  • Its time to change
  • LBNL will bring new business and create jobs
speaker dr christopher thornberg
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Thornberg
  • Founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC
  • One of California's leading economic forecasters.
  • He talked about how the Bay area is in recovery mode
  • Getting good signs
  • Growth signs: two D’s for double dip
  • No driver no data
speaker dr christopher thornberg continue
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Thornberg continue
  • US economy is behind by 8%
  • California got hit the worst economy wise
  • Because its exposed to

Housing prices increase/decrease

Exports- goods/tourism/license

Business spending

  • Richmond has an 8% of vacant homes
  • “Stop house prices from going up”
  • Consumers overspending
  • Tax cuts need to stop

schools, roads, hospitals etc..

summary of dr thornberg
Summary of Dr. Thornberg
  • America is still over spending
  • Unemployment to remain high
  • Rough on low skill workers
  • How can we change this?
  • Interested in seeing the presentation?

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workshops 1 4
Workshops 1-4
  • Ws1: accessing Scarce capital in a tough economy: the ABC’s of SBA Loans. Presentation of multiple credit avenues, handle the ins and outs of borrowing in this changing environment. Facilitated by Erwin Reeves.
  • Ws2:Education and the Future of Employment.Transforming todays education for tomorrow’s economy. Facilitated by Dr. Bruce Harter,wccusd guest Madeline Kroneberg, wccusd school board and Brad Stam, connectEd.
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Workshops 1-4
  • Ws3: Effective Marketing and communication Including the Future in technology. Four diverse richmond enterprises share insights and best pracitces in cultivating audiences and staying relevant. Facilitated by Jan Brown, Jean Gonsoulin, Rauly Butler, and Ron Whittier
  • Ws4: LBNL and you. See what Berkeley lab’s search for a second campus means to you. Presenters Kerry O’ Banion, UC berkeley, Dan Kingsley, Armando Viramontes, Doreen Moreno