An annual economic forecast event is underway at Indiana State University. The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Ground Hog Day Economic Forecast is featuring a keynote address from Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith and a panel discussion with Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick. February 3, 2014

News Release

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – On Tuesday, February 4, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Ground Hog Day Economic Forecast. This year's keynote speaker will be Victor Smith, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana.

The breakfast event will be held in the DEDE Activity Center in Room I at Indiana State University and is sponsored by Terre Haute Savings Bank and Indiana State University – Scott College of Business.

Doors open at 6:30 AM. The program will begin at 7:10 AM. Parking is available in the lot located at the corner of Chestnut and 5th Street across from the DEDE Activity Center.

The cost to attend is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. A member table of eight is available for $200 and includes reserved seating. Register at or by calling (812) 232-2391.

The panelists include Dr. Robert Guell, Professor of Economics at Indiana State University; Gerry Dick, host and creator of Inside Indiana Business Television; and Brian Conley, Owner and President of Conley Real Estate Appraisals, Inc. a full service real estate appraisal office located in Terre Haute.

The keynote speaker, Victor Smith, is the Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana. In this role, Smith is a member of Governor Mike Pence's cabinet and leads the state's domestic and international economic development agenda. Prior to his January 2013 appointment, he had a 17-year career in operations, sales and executive positions, including chief executive officer of CDS Engineering, a precision manufacturing company with locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. He is a native of Muncie, IN.

About the Chamber

Established in 1913, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has been and always will be, committed to creating a community that is a great place to live, work and do business. Its mission is to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development.

Source: The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce

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