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Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber kicks off Forecast Series with a look at national, local economies

Federal Reserve Bank Economist Paul Traub and Oakland County Deputy Executive Matt Gibb will kick off the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber’s annual Forecast Series by examining where both the national and local economies are headed, and what it means for local business.

Traub will provide insight on trends in the national economic picture and how they will impact Michigan, while Gibb will focus his comments on the relative fiscal health of Oakland County and southeast Michigan. The Economic Forecast will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 at Birmingham Country Club.

The Economic Forecast is one of three programs to be hosted by the Chamber. Other topics and speakers are the Real Estate Forecast, scheduled for Feb. 19 featuring Dan Elsea, president of brokerage services for Real Estate One and Michael Kalil, COO for NAI Farbman; and the Government Forecast, set for March 2 with the keynote provided by U.S. Rep. David Trott. Both the Government and Real Estate Forecasts will be held at the Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham.

“The Forecast Series is a great way to start the new year and always is among the most popular programs hosted by the BBC,” said Chamber President Joe Bauman. “The insight provided by our speakers is especially valuable to the business community because they all are connected to our communities and have a real understanding of what drives our local markets and political landscape.”

Tickets for each of the three programs, which includes a full breakfast, are $40 for Chamber members and $50 for guests, with special pricing available for tables of eight. Sponsor opportunities also are available. Current sponsors include: Diamond Sponsor, Clark Hill; Platinum Sponsor, Bank of Ann Arbor; Gold Sponsors, Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union, Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC, Max Broock Realtors – Chris McLogan and Silver Sponsor, Birmingham Shopping District.

To learn more about the Forecast Series or to register, please visit the BBC Web site at

For Immediate Release
Media contact:  Joe Bauman
or (248) 430-6135

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