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OBTA Presents: January 2018 Educational Luncheon

January 11, 2018
11:00 AM PST to 1:00 PM PST
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Hi-Lo Hotel
320 SouthWest Stark Street
Portland, OR 97204
http://www.hi-lo-hotel.com/
http://www.hi-lo-hotel.com/
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For more than 40 years, John Mitchell, Ph.D., has been reading the reports and analyzing the data that would put most of us to sleep. However, by leveraging his charismatic and captivating style, the former U.S. Bancorp Chief Economist and current principal at M&H Economic Consultants will deliver a data-driven presentation that keeps attendees on the edge of their seats. In this energetic presentation, John will offer his views on the current economic environment, what to expect in the coming year and key trends that are driving commerce at local, regional and national levels. Attendees will leave the session with critical information to help guide their daily business decisions throughout 2018.

 

The Oregon Business Travel Association is pleased to have John back in 2018 to share his unique views on Portland, Oregon and the United States.

 

John W. Mitchell
M & H Economic Consultants

John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years, before joining U.S. Bancorp in 1983.  He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. He wrote US. Bancorp’s regional publications including the Update, The Business Barometer, Northwest Portrait, and  US Territory  and was a columnist for Oregon Business Magazine. He wrote Sterling Bank’s economic newsletter from 2007 to 2012.   He currently speaks to conventions and business groups around the nation.  He has been making economic presentations on the nation and the region for more than 47 years.

John was a member of the Western Blue Chip Forecast Panel, and is a Trustee of the Aquila Tax Free Trust of Oregon, and Northwest Bank and served as a director of Oregon Mutual Insurance.  John was Chairman of the Oregon Council of Economic Advisors from 1992 to 1998 and a member from 1984 to 1998. He was a member of the American Bankers Association Panel of Economists.

John and his wife Carol divide their time between the Portland area and Coeur d’Alene.  He enjoys biking, railroading, sea kayaking and his granddaughters.

Tickets

$45.00 Allied Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$55.00 after 12:00 am January 5

$55.00 Guest Educational Luncheon Fee
$65.00 after 12:00 am January 5

$45.00 GBTA All Access Allied Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$55.00 after 12:00 am January 5

$20.00 Direct Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$30.00 after 12:00 am January 5

$20.00 GBTA All Access Direct Member Educational Luncheon Fee
$30.00 after 12:00 am January 5