February Communicator

NEWS AND ACTIVITY REPORT

SCHUYLKILL

February 2019

Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce to host annual Economic Forecast Breakfast

The Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The breakfast will be held at St. Nicholas Hall in Primrose and will begin at 7:45 a.m. Mauch Chunk Trust Company is the proud sponsor of the breakfast and the program’s presenter, Dr. Edmond J. Seifried.

conferences and has delivered over 2,500 economic presentations to various groups both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Seifried is the author of the book “The Art of Strategic Planning for Community Banks.” In addition to his academic and consulting experience, Dr. Seifried serves as a director of a community bank. Breakfast sponsor, Mauch Chunk Trust Company is an independent community bank that is locally owned and managed. The community bank operates seven branch locations and one trust and investment services office in Carbon and Schuylkill counties, providing a complete range of personal and business banking products and financial services. For more information, or to your reservation, contact the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce at 570-622- 1942. Registration is also available online at www.schuylkillchamber.com.

Dr. Seifried, co-chairman of Seifried & Brew LLC, will give insight on the economic trends for 2019. The business community leaders of Schuylkill County will benefit by hearing about whether or not the strong economic growth trends from 2018 will continue through 2019, along with other topics that include increased interest rates, near record

Dr. Edmond Seifried, Ph.D. Co-Chairman Seifried & Brew LLC

low unemployment rates and how the yet-to-be-completely settled tradewar with China will disrupt economic growth. Dr. Seifried is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He also serves as Executive Consultant and Chief Economist for the Sheshunoff CEO Affiliation Programs. Dr. Seifried serves as the dean of the Virginia and West Virginia Banking Schools and has served on the faculty of numerous banking schools including: Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the Graduate School of Banking of the South. He frequently appears as a guest speaker at regional and national

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