RESCHEDULED: 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 will remain the same; regional economists and business leaders 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
Mike Mason, Accomack County Virginia Administrator
Valerie Connelly, VP of Government Affairs & Public Relations, Choptank Electric Coop

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

Lower Shore Legislative Delegation – 12:50 PM
Senator Marybeth 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 Eastern Shore Delegation Luncheon features the entire Lower Shore Legislative Delegation and their thoughts on what will be the “hot button” issues for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session. The panel has a moderator overseeing the Q & A.

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



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

** 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


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


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


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

Sponsorship Deadline: November 25, 2020

For information or to become a sponsor, contact
Bill Chambers at 410-749-0144 or

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
Bank of Delmarva
Chesapeake Utilities
Coastal Association of Realtors
Delmarva Power
Delmarva Veteran Builders
Fairfield Properties
Gillis Gilkerson
Greg Reddell State Farm Insurance Agency
Mountaire Farms
PKS & Company, P.A.
Shore Transit
Small Business Development Center at Salisbury University
SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
Worcester County Economic Development

Supporter Level Sponsor

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.
W.R. McCain & Associates
Minuteman Press Salisbury
Provident State Bank