Thanks to our long-standing partnership with Presenting Sponsor Williams-Keepers LLC., we are pleased to announce the 2021 Economic Outlook Conference. This year, national, statewide, and regional leaders will come together to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in broadband and workforce development in the era of COVID-19.
This is a hybrid event. Register to attend in-person ORonline/virtually. Due to public health orders, there are limited in-person tickets available.
1:15pm Welcome & Sponsors
1:30pm National Broadband Development Outlook
Jordan Crenshaw, Executive Director
U.S. Chamber C_TEC
2:00pm ShowMe Strong Broadband Development
Tim Arbeiter, Director
Missouri Office of Broadband Development
2:30pm Fulfilling Our Partnership: Serving Missouri
Dr. Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor
University of Missouri Extension
3:25pm Keynote Mike Parson, Governor
State of Missouri
3:40pm Return Strong: Helping Missouri Skill-up and
Get Back to Work
Dr. Mardy Leathers, Director
Missouri Division of Workforce Development
4:20pm The Future of Workforce Development in
Dr. Jeff Lashley, President
Moberly Area Community College
4:55pm Closing Comments
As part of an initiative by the Chamber to support our local economy facing challenges from the impacts of COVID-19, fees for those who register to attend virtually will include a $10 gift card to a local business which will be provided to those registrants after the event. This is in place of a lower fee for attending online/virtually only.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor Williams-Keepers LLC;
Location Sponsor Columbia College;
Gold Sponsors Boone-Central Title Company, Brockmeier Financial Services, LLC., Cumulus Media, Joe Machens Dealerships,KRCG CBS 13, and SOA Architecture;
Livestream Sponsor Columbia Board of REALTORS;
Supporting Sponsors Elasser & Associates, PC, MAAD CREATIVE, LLC., and Gerding, Korte & Chitwood, CPAs;
Printing Sponsor MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.