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Allen & Company of Florida, LLC, and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce present the Economic Forecast Breakfast 2022, for the 35th year, on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 7 to 9 a.m., at the RP Funding Center. This year, more than ever, expert insights into the local and national economy are critical when considering future planning and budgeting.  Yes, it was the strangest year ever. We locked-down the economy for a pandemic, spent trillions of dollars to overcome the economic crisis that followed, and printed trillions of dollars of new money to help pay for it. In the meantime, even though many small businesses did not survive, US stock markets moved to new highs. With vaccines being distributed and COVID data getting better, the world is heading back to “normal.” But will it be a “new normal”? Brian Wesbury, will discuss this and more.

“The Economic Forecast Breakfast is one of our signature events,” said Chuck McDanal, Interim President & CEO of the Lakeland Chamber. “Bringing this level of insight, guidance, and wisdom to our business community is core to the Chamber’s mission, and Allen & Company is not only the presenting sponsor, but it is the reason, year after year, that this event is such a wild success.”

Nationally recognized Chief Economist Brian Wesbury of First Trust Advisors, L.P., returns as our guest speaker for the 35th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast 2022 sponsored by Allen & Company. You can plan on hearing a perspective that is steadfastly germane to the economies and politics of the world we live in delivered in a dynamic and unwavering style.  
 “It was 35 years ago that a small group of interested people met to hear about how the national economy played a part in our local market.  It’s hard to believe that small idea became an event with almost 1,000 people attending”, comments Michael Walker, Vice President of Regional Operations at Allen & Co.  “The Economic Forecast Breakfast has provided us the opportunity to attract several of the most talented economists in the country, but very few surpass the intellect and energy of Brian Wesbury. “  He further notes, “no two forecasts have ever been the same, and this year promises to be one to remember.”

Another special video will premiere at this years event.  “Year after year we’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Allen & Co. to capture the stories of the incredible work being done in the great state of Florida.  We’ve heard from some of the greatest leaders and innovators from our communities.  We are excited about this years video as it shares the resilient and hopeful stories of Floridians.  We’ve learned that big things are happening and this is the place to do busineess!” Andy McEntire, Founder/Directore Indie-Atlantic. 
Join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #EFB2022. Questions for Mr. Wesbury may be submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #EFB2022. The question and answer period will occur shortly before the end of the program.  Questions submitted via Twitter will take precedence.  Doors will open at 6:45 a.m. for registration and breakfast at the RP Funding Center.

Ticket Pricing

Early Registration (Cut-Off Dec. 20, 2021)

Individual $35 | Table $350 | Student $20

General Pricing

Individual Investor $38 | Investor Table $380

Non-investor $45 | Non-investor Table $450

Register Here for the 35th Economic Forecast Breakfast 2022

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