Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast Feb. 1 at ISU

January 16 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University will host the 11th annual Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in Dede I of the Hulman Memorial Student Union. The event is sponsored by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, ISU's College of Business and Terre Haute Savings Bank and Financial Services.

The event features comments on national, state and local issues from an array of panelists. Presenters will provide various perspectives on national issues, comment on state issues, provide local business forecasting and follow up with a question and answer session.

Speakers this year include Terre Haute Mayor Kevin Burke, Inside Indiana Business Host Gerry Dick, Dora Hotel Company Owner Tim Dora and ISU Economics Professor Robert Guell.

Gerry Dick, a 1990 ISU graduate, is host and creator of Inside INdiana Business. In 2000, Dick and a partner formed Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC, a new media company created to deliver business and technology news and information through multiple media sources. Prior to the creation of Grow Indiana Media Ventures, Dick served as senior vice president of the Indianapolis Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).

Tim Dora is co-owner of Dora Brothers Hospitality Corporation and Indiana Hotel and Property Management Inc., both hotel management companies. He also is the sole owner of Dora Hotel Company, a hotel development and management company, which is currently developing both a Hilton Garden Inn and a Candlewood Suites extended stay hotel in Terre Haute.

To register or for more information about the event, contact the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce at (812) 232-2391. Tickets are $15 for Chamber members and $18 for non-members.

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CONTACTS: Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce at (812) 232-2391; Indiana State University College of Business, (812) 237-2000 or business@indstate.edu.

WRITER: Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or 237-7972 (Tues/Thurs) or mgreninger@indstate.edu

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Indiana State University will host the 11th annual Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in Dede I of the Hulman Memorial Student Union. The event is sponsored by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, ISU's College of Business and Terre Haute Savings Bank and Financial Services.

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