Chamber of Commerce Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series to present ‘A Slow Come Back is Better Than Nothing’

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is again pleased to announce the second installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series for 2010. The luncheon is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 12 at Boulder Creek Golf Club, located at 5750 Brewer Avenue, Belmont. As always, Amy Pollack and her staff look forward to hosting this event and providing an excellent lunch for area business leaders and speaker George A. Erickcek.

George Erickcek

Erickcek is the senior regional analyst for the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. His research focuses on analyzing issues in regional economics, preparing regional forecasts, and evaluating regional public policies. He also writes the Business Outlook for West Michigan, the Institute’s quarterly report which examines the economic conditions in West Michigan.

Erickcek received his M.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. Prior to joining the Institute in 1987, he served as economic analyst for the West Michigan Regional Planning Commission. He has been a presenter at several Grand Rapids area programs including those hosted by The Right Place Inc., The Employers Association, Grand Rapids Lions Club and others. He has strong ties to West Michigan and is very familiar with the economics of our area.

Please register by Friday, April 9 by contacting the Chamber office at (616) 866-2000 or e-mail Jeannie at with your reservation. The luncheons are open to everyone, so Chamber members are encouraged to invite a friend. Cost is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-Chamber members. Please note that if you are unable to attend the luncheon and have registered, it is necessary to contact the Chamber office prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged. This is a great networking event so please make sure that you bring a lot of business cards.

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