January 27, 2012 – “Catching the Wave: Economic Impact & opportunities” Forum

“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 info@mariettachamber.com

3 responses to “January 27, 2012 – “Catching the Wave: Economic Impact & opportunities” Forum

  1. This looks very much pro-drilling without any cautions on the serious threats of fracking to our natural treasures of water, fertile land, and clean air.

  2. It is too bad that the majority of people have zero knowledge in the sciences. Fracking on a strata 6000 ft below the surface has zero impact on water. Farming, which disrupts the soil to a much greater degree than fracking, is the real threat to our “natural treasure” i.e. water (silt, algae), land (erosion) and clean air (remember the dust bowl).
    I also see many negative remarks as the waste well that caused the earthquake. The waste well did not cause the earthquake, the movement of tectonic plates cause earthquakes, the well may have encouraged the earth to move under less pressure.
    If you think about it, this is a good thing, the fault gets lubricated and releases under less stress than without the lubrication. This means that several 3.0 earthquakes may result than one that could be much larger (and therefore more damaging). I say that California should use this technology to help release pressure on the san andreas fault. This could save many lives and money.

    • Shale has natural vertical fissures that the toxic waste can flow into and migrate up through to an aquifer above. Do some research on it.

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