Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Thurston Economic Development Council will present its 2012 Economic Update luncheon on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Saint Martin University’s Worthington Center in Lacey, WA. The focus of this year’s economic update is to highlight factors influencing today’s economic recovery, and to discuss ways businesses can maintain their resilience in an ever-changing market.The keynote speaker for this year’s Update is Jim Oster, Senior Vice President and International and Foreign Exchange Manager for Key Bank. Oster will discuss the hot economic topic of the Euro; its reason for coming into being; and how the crisis in the Euro zone may have future impact on the global, U.S., and Washington state economies.In addition to an analysis of the international economy, the Economic Update will host a panel that will discuss strategies necessary to ensure business resiliency in an ever-changing economic environment. Members of the panel include Jeanne Carras of Bonaventure, Lisa Janicki of Janicki Industries, and Perry Shea of Shea Carr Jewell.“We chose as panelists, representatives of different sectors of the economy- a locally-focused business, a business with more regional reach, and a company that has a national, even international reach,” says Renée Sunde, Thurston EDC’s Marketing & Business Development Director. “Each one of these businesses has employed business resiliency strategies – innovation, flexibility and a creative approach to providing top-notch service, which has really allowed them to flourish during the recession and beyond. We hope to share their successes with other business owners so they will be able to thrive as well.”To pre-register for the 2012 Economic Update, please click here. Check-in and registration for the luncheon will begin at 11:00 am, and the program is from 11:30 – 1:30. The cost per person is $45, and tables of eight are $350. In addition, sponsorships for the event are still available. Please contact Renée Sunde at 360.754.6320 or [email protected] for more details.