Economic Summit – Oct 16

Economic Summit to Show How County Stacks Up as a Place to Do Business Highly sought-after worldwide site selection expert Dennis J. Donovan of WDG Consulting will headline a list of speakers at an Economic Summit to be held in Modesto on Thursday, October 16. The Economic Summit will take place at the Doubletree Hotel and is presented by BIA Greater Valley, the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the University of the Pacific Eberhardt School of Business. Donovan has been advising corporations on office and industrial facility locations for nearly forty years. He has served Fortune 500 companies and located corporate facilities in every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Donovan explained, “I will cover two major divisions including the latest trends in corporate site selection and a high altitude view of the county’s pluses and minuses as a place to do business. I will provide locational strengths and weaknesses and share how businesses view the county as a place for new corporate facilities.” Other speakers at the event include Dr. Jeffrey Michael, University of the Pacific Business Forecast, John Mulville Senior VP & Director of Consulting for Real Estate Economics and David L. White, CEO for the Stanislaus Business Alliance. Registration and breakfast run from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and presentations begin at 8:00 a.m. The morning event concludes at 11:30 a.m. Members are $40 and non-members are $50. To register for the event, call (209) 235-7831. The Stanislaus Business Alliance is a private-public organization that blends economic development activities and workforce development assistance to provide professional one-stop services to existing and prospective companies here in Stanislaus County. For more information on the Business Alliance’s mission to provide business assistance and workforce preparation, visit Teri Adams-Jones> For questions about speaker Dennis J. Donovan, please contact David White, CEO of the Stanislaus Business Alliance at (209) 567-4985.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.