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SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 2, 2004
    Contact: Tracy Navas, School of Business and Economics, (707) 664-2220, tracy.navas@sonoma.edu

 

Top Economic Forecaster is Keynote Speaker at
North Bay Economic Outlook Conference, Feb. 5

Sung Won Sohn, one of the nation's top five forecasters of economic growth, is the keynote speaker at the upcoming North Bay Economic Outlook Conference 2004 called "Securing our Economic Future: Sources for the Region's Economic Vitality Today and Tomorrow."

The conference, presented by Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics, runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Vineyard Creek Hotel Spa and Conference Center, 170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa.

North Bay economic trends will be outlined by Robert Eyler, Director of SSU's Center for Regional Economic Analysis, and Lynne Kidder, Executive Director, North Bay Council.

Other speakers include:

Technology - John Webley, Founder, President & CEO, Turin Networks
Wine - Vic Motto, Partner, MKF Group LLP, Wine Industry Accts, Consultants
Real Estate - John Lowry , Exec. Director , Burbank Housing Dev. Corp.
Tourism - Jennifer Jasper , Dep. Director, California Travel & Tourism Comm.
Government - Michael Chrystal, County Administrator, County of Sonoma
Health Care - Margaret Sabin , President and CEO, Marin General and Novato
Community Hospitals

Bloomberg Magazine chose Sohn in December 2001 as one of the nation's top five forecasters of economic growth. He is executive Vice President and Chief Economic Officer of Wells Fargo and is responsible for international, national, regional and agricultural economics.

The Economic Outlook Conference Planning Committee consists of Brad Bollinger, Business Editor, Press Democrat; Lawrence R. Brackett, President and CEO, Frank Howard Allen Realtors; T.K. Clarke, Interim Dean, School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University; Dan Condron, Community Relations Director, Nietech Corporation; Robert Eyler, Economics Professor, Director, Center for Regional Economic Analysis, Sonoma State University; Roger Grossman, Publisher, Marin Independent Journal; Ahmad Hosseini, Dean Emeritus, School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University; Roy O. Hurd, Chairman, CEO and President, Empire College; and Randy Sloan, Editor and Co-Publisher, North Bay Business Journal.

For further information, phone Tracy Navas, SSU School of Business and
Economics, at (707) 664-2220.

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