“Catching the Wave: Economic Impact & opportunities” forum is scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2012. It will be at the Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750.
Doors open at 11:00am; Buffet starts at 11:30am (lunch is sold out)
The agenda follows: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Luncheon and Opening Remarks Welcome: Charlotte Keim, Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce Linda Woggon, Ohio Chamber of Commerce Rebecca Heimlich, OERA (Ohio Energy Resource Alliance) Mayor Joe Matthews, City of Marietta Commissioner Steve Weber, Washington County Representative Andy Thompson , Ohio 93rd District
1:10pm – 1:30pm Shale exploration, drilling and production: a brief overview Speaker: Rhonda Reda, OOGEEP 1:30pm – 2:20pm Catching the Wave: Opportunities for directly supporting exploration, drilling, production Panel: Bill Polacek, President and CEO of JWF Industries (a welding and fabrication shop located in western PA) Jack Pounds, Ohio Chemistry Council Shawn Bennett, Energy In Depth Scott Miller, Ohio University
2:30pm – 3:20pm Catching the Wave: Business and Entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the Industry Panel: J. R. Shaw, Executive Director, Washington County (PA)Tourism Promotion Agency Amy Rutledge, Executive Director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
3:30pm – 4:20pm The Bigger Picture: Opportunities and Challenges Panel: David Mustine, JobsOhio Professor Bob Chase, Marietta College Tom Stewart, OOGA
4:30pm – 5:00pm Congressman Bill Johnson
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Reception Reservations are required:Call the Marietta Area Chamber at 740-373-5176 or email your name, business name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org