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Economic Forecast for Manufacturing & Business

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2024 Economic Forecast for Manufacturing & Business

This forecast outlines trends in manufacturing and business activity in the current economy and is designed for business owners, CFOs, senior accounting, banking management and more!

Date: March 12, 2024
Time: 9am – 12pm
Cost: FREE for Association Members & $25 for non-members/public
Location: Manufacturers’ Association Center of Excellence – 3405 Board Road, Ste. 100, York PA

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9 am: Breakfast & Networking

9:20 am: Introduction:
Tom Palisin, Executive Director, Manufacturers’ Association

9:30 am: Keynote Address:
Thomas Neal, Director of Interest Rate Management, First National Bank 

Tom Neal is a Director of Interest Rate Management at First National Bank, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In that role he works with FNB customers to structure and execute various interest rate solutions involving swaps and options with a focus on Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, DC.  Prior to joining FNB, Tom spent 15 years with the Derivative Products Group at PNC Bank.  Before that, Tom was an aerospace engineer in Baltimore, MD.  Tom is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

10:30 am: Presenter:
Abby Smith, President & CEO, Team Pennsylvania Foundation: A Briefing on Pennsylvania’s Competitiveness and The Role of Manufacturing

Abby Smith has focused extensively on building strategic public-private partnerships to address long-term issues that no one sector can tackle alone. Abby’s 20-year career includes high-level strategic planning and leading cross-sector collaboratives at the state level in Pennsylvania as well as in several other states, along with ample experience as a grant and project manager overseeing multi-million-dollar grants and serving on various state-level councils. Read more…


11:30 am: Q&A

Available Sponsorships: Partner Sponsor $500 | Breakfast Sponsor $250
You get company linked logo on event webpages and marketing & acknowledgment and sponsor signage at the event. Last year we had 80 attendees!

Contact karla@mascpa.org with any questions!

Economic Forecast

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March 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Manufacturers’ Association Center of Excellence for Apprenticeship & Training
3405 Board Road, Ste 100
York, PA 17406 United States
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