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Biz/Economic Summit reminder issued
by Bob Mickelson
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LAYTON -- Business owners and managers, city officials and all those interested in the economic health of Northern Utah in general, and Davis County in particular, can still sign up to take part in this year's Northern Utah Business and Economic Summit.

Scheduled for Friday, March 18, it will be held 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Weber State College Davis Campus, 2750 North University Park Blvd. in Layton.

The cost is $50 per person prior to the event or $60 at the door. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and materials.

Among the speakers scheduled to appear is Governor's Economic Develop- ment Director Chris Roybal and Robert Spendlove of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

"Now that we have a new governor, people are asking what this means for business in Utah," said Chris Dallin, president and CEO of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, chief sponsor for the event. "They want to know how Utah can take it to the next level."

Issues ranging from the future of Hill Air Force Base to identity theft, real estate to current business projects and transportation to future business trends will be discussed.

According to Dallin, nowhere will business owners and managers find so much vital in-formation on such a wide variety of topics packed into a single day of instruction.

Guest speakers hail not just from business and economic fields, but from government, law enforcement, the military and education, all prepared to provide the most up-to-date information to those taking part.

The Legacy Parkway situation and the future of Hill Air Force Base will be among the main issues of interest.

"We'll be updating people on the latest news about Legacy and letting them know how they can help get the word out," said Dallin. "On Hill Air Force Base, visitors will learn how they help make sure it stays open."

Another topic certain to attract a lot of attention is how to guard identity theft. Scott Harper, considered the expert on the subject in the state of Utah, will help attendees learn how to avoid this problem both in their personal and professional situations.

"Did you know," Dallin noted, "that there is a Web site you can access to tell credit card companies to stop sending you applications in the mail? Harper will talk about that and a whole lot more."

Along with the slate of expert speakers, conference goers will be able to take part in any two of 11 "rapid fire" breakout sessions, each five minutes long and providing specific information to those taking part. (See accompanying schedule.)

Those interested in registering for the conference, or in obtaining further information, should contact the Davis Chamber of Commerce at (801) 295-6944 or daviscc@ as soon as possible.

"We encourage anyone concerned about the business and economic climate in Northern Utah to attend," stated Dallin. "Everything you need to make good decisions for your business will be on the docket."

Slate set for Summit

LAYTON -- Here is the agenda for the 2005 Northern Utah Business and Economic Summit:

March 18, 2005

- 7:30-8:15 a.m. -- Registration and breakfast networking

- 8:15-8:25 a.m. -- Welcome, Gary Petersen, chair, Davis Chamber

- 8:25-8:30 a.m. -- Announcements and instructions, Bill Cochran

-8:30-8:35 a.m. -- Introduction of Davis Chamber Leadership Institute participants, Judy Hurst

- 8:35-8:45 a.m. -- WSU Davis Campus presentation, Bruce Davis

- 8:40-9:15 a.m. -- Identity Theft in Davis County, Sgt. Scott Harper

- 9:15-9:25 a.m. -- Davis County COG, Mayor Joe Johnson

- 9:25 a.m. --Instruction for breakout sessions, Bill Cochran

- 9:25-9:30 a.m. -- Break

- 9:30-10:20 -- Breakout sessions (select one): HAFB, what do we do to keep it open?, Rick Mayfield; Legacy Parkway/Transportation Issues in Davis County, Rep. Stuart Adams; Economic Development in Davis County, Wilf Sommerkorn/Kent Sulser; Results of the 2005 Legislative session, Sen. Sheldon Killpack; Leadership that gets results, Kim Baurebank; 2005 Real Estate Market, Mike Ostermiller, John Brown (Weber/North Davis Association of Realtors)

- 10:20-10:30 a.m. -- Break

- 10:30-11:15 a.m. -- Rapid Fire, Northern Utah Projects and announcements: 1. Scott Lunt, How is the Davis Conference Center doing? 2. Mike Bouwhuis, DATC new center. 3. Bryan Bowles, Status of new schools in Davis County. 4. South Davis Recreation Center update, Bountiful City. 5. Davis Cable 17 update. 6. Davis CVB, Barbara Riddle. 7. Top of Utah Military Affairs Support our Soldiers project, Bob Eckstrom. 8. Brad Wilson/Dave Bailey, Destination Homes. 9. Nathan Richins, Wasatch Integrated Waste.

- 11:15-11:30 a.m. -- Break, snacks available in the foyer

- 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. -- Breakout sessions

- 12:20-12:50 p.m. --Lunch and networking in the foyer

- 12:50-1:20 p.m. -- Robert Spendlove, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget

- 1:20-1:50 p.m. -- Chris Roybal, senior advisor for Governor's Office of Economic Development

-1:50 p.m. -- Thank-yous, Chris Dallin, Chamber of Commerce.

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