9th Annual Economic Outlook Forum Will Provide A Look Ahead for Northwest Harris County

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March 12, 2019

9th Annual Economic Outlook Forum Will Provide
A Look Ahead For Northwest Harris County
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s 9th annual Northwest Houston Works! Economic Outlook Forum is set for Friday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This annual business forum provides an overview of Northwest Houston’s current economic landscape with insight into the area’s economic future. This year’s forum has a special focus on technology and will be held on the Southwestern Energy campus at 10000 Energy Dr. in Spring.

Opening keynote speaker, Armando Perez, Senior Group Vice President of H-E-B, will update on H-E-B’s use of technology in business and its innovative impact and application on other businesses. Patrick Jankowski, Senior Vice President of the Greater Houston Partnership, and Dr. Jim Gaines, Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center for Texas A&M University, will address the current economic outlook.

 “We are very fortunate to have both Mr. Jankowski and Dr. Gaines with their vast knowledge and expertise about the Houston and Texas economy presenting for us this year” says Bobby Lieb, Vice President of Economic and Community Development for the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce.
R. Jack Cagle, Harris County Pct 4 Commissioner will be returning this year to discuss the future of Harris County.  The morning session will conclude with a segment titled “Technology’s Impact on Healthcare”, presented by Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Dr. Alexander Mohr of CHI St. Luke’s Hospital – The Vintage.

“The Economic Outlook Forum is a great way for our community to hear first hand from industry experts on our local and national economic future” says event co-chair Christina Malm, Northland Christian School.
“This incredible event showcases our vibrant economy and encourages connections that promote further growth and development” adds event co-chair Tina Riddle, The Breeder’s Assistant. 

Local restaurateur, Johnny Carrabba, will cover his fascinating journey from small family business to national restaurant success during the luncheon keynote, followed by an update from Washington D.C. with Congressman Kevin Brady, Congressman Dan Crenshaw and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (invited).

The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce notes early sponsors: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital; CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital; H-E-B; North Houston Economic Development Center at Lone Star College; Office Systems of Texas; Lone Star College – University Park; Noble Energy; Tracy Jones CPA, LLC; Windwood Presbyterian Church; AEI Engineering; Community Impact Newspaper – Spring/Klein Edition; Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses; Our Lady of the Lake University; Northland Christian School; Frost Bank; Westpark Communications; Kwik Kopy Business Solutions; Molen & Associates; The Breeder’s Assistant, and multiple vendor sponsors.
Tickets, which cost $80 (through March 15) for the full day and $50 for luncheon, keynote and national perspective only, are available now at www.HoustonNWChamber.org/EcoForum.  Sponsorships are also still available. Due to Southwestern Energy’s security requirements, all attendees must be pre-registered by March 27th to ensure entry.

Further details, sponsorship opportunities, and a complete list of event sponsors can be found here: www.HoustonNWChamber.org/EcoForum.

The Houston Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation. The Chamber is an organization of member businesses investing time, talent and resources in economic and community development programs, and working together to improve the economic, civic and cultural fortitude of the region. To learn more about the Chamber and benefits of membership, visit www.HoustonNWChamber.org and www.GrowHoustonNW.com.

Congressman Kevin Brady speaks during the Economic Outlook Forum. Photo courtesy of Larry Lipton, Allstate Insurance - The Lipton Agency

Vendor Sponsors promote their businesses and connect with attendees. Photo courtesy of Larry Lipton, Allstate Insurance - The Lipton Agency

Jim McIngvale ‘Mattress Mack’ gives the breakfast keynote during the 2018 Economic Outlook Forum

2018 Economic Outlook Forum

Barbara Thomason, President
ChamberInfo@HoustonNWChamber.org, (281) 440-4160