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Economist Anirban Basu to Speak at Chester River Yacht & Country Club, Sept 3

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Top Mid-Atlantic Region Economist Anirban Basu to Speak at Chester River Yacht & Country Club, September 3rd

Economist Anirban Basu will speak at the Chester River Yacht & Country Club at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 3rd.  Using the most current data available from credible sources, Mr. Basu will examine the state of the national economy from the perspective of labor, financial, housing and other key markets. He will place special attention on the economic performance of Kent County and the Eastern Shore region. He will also provide an economic forecast for the year to come.

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Basu is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers and law firms. On behalf of government agencies and non-profit organizations, Mr. Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies. Among other things, Anirban serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors (national) and as chief economic adviser to the Construction Financial Managers Association.

In recent years, he has also focused upon health economics, the economics of education and economic development. He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, international and urban economics.

In 2007, Mr. Basu was selected by the Daily Record newspaper as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. The Baltimore Business Journal named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.

Mr. Basu is involved with numerous organizations in a voluntary capacity, including serving as a Baltimore City Public School System board member and as a board member to the Baltimore Children’s Museum and to the Baltimore School for the Arts. Mr. Basu is also on the board of First Mariner Bank. He is also chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee and economic advisor to the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1990. He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003

Tickets: $15 Chamber Members $20 Non-Chamber Members RSVP at ww.kentchamber.org Online Reservations ONLY Seating is Limited. Reserve Today!

 

Deadline for Reservations: August 22, 2014

For additional information, please contact the Chamber office at 410-810-2968 or kentchamber@verizon.net

WCTR GM Now President of Kent Chamber of Commerce

WCTR General Manager Ken Collins was elected 2010 President of the Kent County Chamber Of Commerce last week. Doug Camp, head of The Investor’s Friend in Galena, was elected Vice-President. Collins says he is “elated” to be the new Kent Chamber leader and looks forward to working with members of the Chamber. Collins, a long-time Kent and QA resident, has been General Manager of WCTR since current owner Dick Gelfman took over in 2004.