Ken Fisher to speak at economic forecast breakfast Jan. 22

Event will include breakout panel sessions

The founder, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of Fisher Investments will be the keynote speaker at an annual economic forecast breakfast.

Ken Fisher will give a local outlook and business advice for 2015 and beyond, Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 W. Sixth St. The event, presented by The Columbian and Riverview Community Bank, will begin at 7 a.m.

The cost to participate, $50 per person, includes a sit-down breakfast during the keynote presentation and attendance to one breakout session. Tables for 10 people will also be available for $500.

The panel sessions topics will include small and emerging business, prospects and challenges for large employers and development of housing and commercial spaces. Paul Dennis, the president and CEO of the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association, will be among the speakers at the session regarding economic development opportunities.

Scott Bailey, a regional economist with the Washington Employment Security Department, will provide an economic forecast, and the president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Kelly Love will serve as a moderator.

Fisher Investments, a $60 billion money management firm, moved into a new, five-story building at 5525 N.W. Fisher Creek Drive, in Camas, in 2011. There is also a one-story building for processing and printing operations. A second, five-story building opened on the 150-acre campus in 2014.

The firm is based in California.

In addition to being a columnist for Forbes magazine, Fisher has written 10 books, including four New York Times best sellers.

High school and college students are also welcome to attend the economic forecast breakfast. The first 50 students and their advisers are offered free seats to the event if they call Audri Bomar, community partnerships manager for The Columbian, at 735-4466. The student program is sponsored by BergerABAM. After the free seats are gone, a special student rate of $30 per person will apply.

To register before Thursday, Jan. 15, visit www.columbian.com/economicforecast.

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