Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM PST
Register Here

The Hilton Vancouver
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
How much:

$50 - Includes:

  • sit-down breakfast
  • keynote presentation
  • one break-out session
The first 50 students to register are free


Audri Bomar
Community Partnership Manager
The Columbian

Please join us for the 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast presented by Riverview Community Bank, and The Columbian, with support from The Management Group, BergerABAM, and Ginn Reatly Group.

The 2015 Keynote Speaker is Ken Fisher, Founder and CEO of Fisher Investments. Scott Bailey, Regional Economist for SW Washington, will provide a brief economic forecast following Fisher's presentation. Kelly Love, President of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, will moderate questions from the audience.

Plan to stay for one of four break-out sessions featuring panelists of local experts:

Small and Emerging Business
Moderator: Lee Rafferty, Vancouver Downtown Association
Eric Preisz, Garage Games
Betsy Henning, AHA
Mary Sisson, Kazoodles
Russell Brent, Mill Creek Pub
Prospects and Challenges for Large Employers
Moderator: Jeanne Bennett, SW WA Workforce Development Council
John Rudi, Thompson Metal Fab
Bryce Helgerson, Legacy Salmon Creek
Ben Bagherpour, SEH America
Jason Koenders, Integra
Development of Housing and Commercial Spaces
Moderator: Linda Reid, US Bank
Ryan Hurley, Hurley Development
Eric Fuller, Fuller and Associates
John Blom, Hasson Company
Kelly Helmes, New Tradition
Economic Development Opportunities
Moderator: John McKibbin, Identity Clark County
Mike Bomar, Columbia River Economic Development Council
Teresa Brum, City of Vancouver
Paul Dennis, Camas Washougal Economic Development Association
Lynn Valenter, Washington State University Vancouver

All break-out sessions will be video recorded and available to attendees through links on www.columbian.com

For questions, please contact The Columbian at

We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more about the event in a recent column by business editor Gordon Oliver.