Economic Outlook Seminar

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Name: Economic Outlook Seminar
Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The focus of this year's event will be on how the business community of South Dakota has been impacted by COVID19. 

Featured Speakers

Michael G. Vale, Executive Vice President, 3M Safety & Industrial Business Group. 
3M is an integral supplier of face masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items and operates plants in Aberdeen and Brookings.  

Joe Santos, Ph.D., Professor and Dykhouse Scholar in Money, Banking and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University
Jodi Schwan, SiouxFalls.Business

Small Business Panel Discussion to explore how the pandemic has impacted business and  altered business models.  Panelists include:
  • Jay Bender, President, Falcon Plastics, Brookings (manufacturing)
  • Pat Costello, Vice President, Schoeneman's Building Materials Center & President, Fuddruckers Restaurant in Sioux Falls (construction materials and restaurants)
  • Christine Hamilton, Co-owner and Managing Partner, Christiansen Land & Cattle, Ltd, Kimball (agriculture)
  • Randy Knecht, President/CEO, Journey Group Companies (construction)
Event Sponsors:
Sioux Falls Convention Center
1201 N West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

The event setup will adhere to recommended social distancing and food safety guidelines.  Masks are recommended.
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
3 PM - 6 PM

3-4 PM Registration check in and networking social hour with "served" hors d'oeuvres

4-6 PM Presentations
Contact Information:
$50 registration fee for in person (includes hors d'oeuvres and beverage)

$30 registration for Live Stream only option (a link to the access will be emailed prior to the event)

The Economic Outlook Seminar presentations will NOT be recorded.


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