Economic Forecast Breakfast set for Jan. 31

January 16 2008

Indiana State University will host the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast at 7 a.m. Jan. 31 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I.

Kim Paul Hamel, regional manager of CBL and Associates Management Inc., will be the featured speaker for the 12th annual breakfast. Hamel has direct responsibility for 10 million square feet of shopping centers in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan, including Terre Haute’s Honey Creek Mall.

Hamel has been with CBL for 15 years. He previously served as vice president and director of retail management for Goodman Segar Hogan in Norfolk, Va., was a retail consultant to the city of Richmond, Va., and was regional manager for Cousins Properties in Nashville. Tenn.

“The Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast has become a great event with a lot of pertinent knowledge, giving members of the chamber information they may not hear otherwise,” chamber President Rod Henry said. “This event provides a real opportunity to hear from great economists and speakers that have a wealth of knowledge not only about our economy but a forecast into the future of our community and state.”

Other speakers include Bart Colwell, president and chief executive officer of Terre Haute Savings Bank; Robert Guell, professor of economics at ISU; and ISU alumnus Gerry Dick, creator and host of Inside INdiana Business, Indiana’s most watched local business television program. Nancy Merritt, dean of ISU’s College of Business, will serve as moderator of the panel and also offer comments.

Limited seats for the Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast are available and may be reserved through Jan. 23 by calling the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce at 812-232-2391.

Co-sponsors of the breakfast are Indiana State University, Terre Haute Savings Bank and Terre Haute Savings Bank Financial Services.

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Looking ahead Robert Guell, professor of economics at Indiana State University, is a perennial panelist for the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast.

Contact: Rachel Leslie, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, 812-232-2391 or rleslie@terrehautechamber.com

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Indiana State University will host the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast at 7 a.m. Jan. 31 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I. Kim Paul Hamel, regional manager of CBL and Associates Management Inc., owners of Terre Haute's Honey Creek Mall, will be the featured speaker for the 12th annual breakfast.

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