2021 Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast

The 33rd Annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 28, 2021, beginning at 7:30 AM, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. The Eastern Shore Delegation Luncheon will follow at 12:30 PM.

This decision was made in the safety and health interests of our generous sponsors, attendees and panelists given the rapidly changing situation with State-imposed mandates governing COVID -19 and pubic events.

The April 28, 2021 Economic Forecast curriculum includes regional economists and business leaders who will analyze the challenges facing the regional, national, and global economy. Additionally, our full Lower Shore Legislative Delegation will be on hand to answer questions from the recently completed 2021 General Assembly Session on business legislation that is set to become law.

Presented by Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and BEACON at Salisbury University, the event is an unparalleled opportunity to hear first-hand what leading regional economists and business leaders believe to be the biggest achievements and challenges ahead.

What’s Next? A National and Regional Economic Outlook – 8:00 AM
Dr. Memo Diriker, Director, The Business, Economic, and Community Outreach Network at Salisbury University
Dr. Dustin Chambers, Professor of Economics, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University

Our Economic Development Directors – 9:00 AM
Dave Ryan, Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development
Melanie Pursel, Worcester County Economic Development, Office of Tourism
Susan Banks, Dorchester County Economic Development
Danny Thompson, Somerset County Economic Development
William Pfaff, Sussex County Delaware Economic Development
Rich Morrison, Accomack County Virginia Economic Development

Rural Broadband – 10:15 AM
Brian Pettyjohn, Delaware State Senator
Robert Bridgham, Executive Director, Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority
Valerie Connelly, VP of Government Affairs & Public Relations, Choptank Electric
Jason Clarke, Delaware Chief Information Officer.

Fit, Fun & Grow – 11:15 AM
Steve Leonard, President & CEO, TidalHealth
Richard Willey, President, Perdue Agribusiness – Perdue Farms
Susan Jones, Executive Director, Ocean City Maryland Hotel, Motel, Restaurant Association

Offshore Wind Update – 12:15 PM
Matt Drew, Orsted

Lower Shore Legislative Delegation – 12:50 PM
Senator Mary Beth Carozza
Senator Addie Eckhardt
Speaker Pro Tem Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes
Delegate Christopher Adams
Delegate Johnny Mautz
Delegate Carl Anderton
Delegate Wayne Hartman
Delegate Charles Otto

Following the Forecast, the Lower Shore Legislative Delegation will be on hand to answer questions from the recently completed 2021 General Assembly Session on business legislation that is set to become law. The panel has a moderator overseeing the Q & A.

Full event registration is $75 for members and $100 for future members.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CEO LEVEL – $2,500

Six (6) complete Forecast tickets, reserved seating, exhibition sponsor table, logo on all signage at event, recognition as CEO level sponsor on screen at event, logo and recognition on Chamber website, social media, & SBY Business online publication, access to attendee list

CHAIRMAN LEVEL- $1,250
** Option for display table extra $125

Four (4) complete Forecast tickets, reserved seating, logo on all signage at event, recognition as Chairman level sponsor on screen at event

BOARD LEVEL – $500

Two (2) complete Forecast tickets, logo on all signage at event, recognition as Board level sponsor on screen at event

SUPPORTER LEVEL – $250

One (1) complete Forecast ticket, logo on all signage at event, recognition as Supporter sponsor on screen at event

EXHIBITION TABLE – $250

One (1) 6 ft table for you to display and market your business

Sponsorship Deadline: March 28, 2021

For information or to become a sponsor, contact
Bill Chambers at 410-749-0144 or bchambers@salisburyarea.com.

Presented by

beacon community outreach


Media Sponsor

CEO Level Sponsor

Chairman Level  Sponsors

      pohanka auto          


Board Level Sponsors

Allen & Shariff Engineering, LLC
Associated Building Contractors Chesapeake Shore
Baxter Enterprises
BBSI
Chesapeake Utilities
Coastal Association of Realtors
Delmarva Power
Delmarva Veteran Builders
Fairchild Properties, LLC
Gillis Gilkerson
Greg Reddell State Farm Insurance Agency
Veronica James, Realtor® ERA Martin Associates
Maryland Small Business Development Center at Salisbury University
Mountaire Farms
Patriot
PKS & Company, P.A.
Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development
Shore Transit
SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
Worcester County Economic Development

Supporter Level Sponsor

Bancroft Construction
Bank of Delmarva
Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.
Davis Strategic Development
Hebron Savings Bank
Minuteman Press Salisbury
NAI Coastal
Provident State Bank
W.R. McCain & Associates