State of the Economy Luncheon

2017 Featured Speaker: Mark Vitner

February 8, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Embassy Suites, Grand Pavilion Ballroom
460 N Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


The featured speaker at the 2017 State of the Economy luncheon was Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. Vitner is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he also writes for the company’s Monthly Economic Outlook report and the Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary, and he provides regular updates on the housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies, consumer spending, and issues impacting small business.

Click here to access Mark Vitner’s PowerPoint presentation.

Originally from Atlanta, Mark earned a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. from the University of North Florida. He has completed further graduate work in economics at the University of Florida. He also completed the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Advanced Training in Economics program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mark is a member of NABE and is also a member of that group’s inaugural Certified Business Economist class. Mark is a past president and co-founder of the NABE Charlotte chapter, The Charlotte Economics Club. He serves as a distinguished lecturer and practitioner at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the Western Economic Association. He also chaired the Economic Advisory Council for the California Chamber of Commerce for three years. He currently serves as the chief economist for the North Carolina chapter of the CCIM Institute, which confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. He is a member of the Blue Chip economic forecasting panel and the Western Blue Chip forecasts panel, and he serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Breathette at 336-728-9220.

Although a Winston-Salem Chamber membership is not required to attend this event, you may request information on joining the Chamber by clicking here or contacting the Chamber’s Membership Department at 336-728-9245.



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