July 31 Sunrise Business Update Meeting

Downtown New Bern

Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation and the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce are happy to announce the July Sunrise Business Update will be held Thursday July 31 with featured speaker Timothy Downs, Director of Economic Development for Craven County. He will provide an overview of the past year of economic activity in Craven County, projections and expectations for the next 12 months to include an overview of the economic development nonprofit organization that is being created.

Timothy Downs, prior to working for Craven County, spent five years as Deputy Director for the Office of Economic Development and five years as an Assistant Attorney for the City of Dayton, Ohio. He received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from NC State University.  He and his wife Emily have three children and enjoy spending time together.

The meeting will be held from 8 – 9am at Baker’s Kitchen, 227 Middle Street in the second floor meeting room with a full buffet breakfast.  The cost, $10 per person, will be collected at the beginning of the meeting.

Due to limited seating, reservations are required by contacting the Chamber. You can reply by email to acampbell@newbernchamber.com or by calling 637-3111.  Reservations for the July 31 meeting are required by the end of the Tuesday, July 29th work day.

Swiss Bear and the Chamber of Commerce provide this opportunity for the business community to meet and hear presentations from business professionals on topics that are important and timely to New Bern, Craven County and Eastern North Carolina.

The dates for the remaining 2014 bi-monthly programs are: September 25 (featured speaker, Ricky Brown, BB&T) and December 5 (speaker to be confirmed at a later date).

Swiss Bear and the Chamber of Commerce are providing this opportunity for the business community to meet and hear presentations from business professionals on topics that are important and timely to New Bern, Craven County and Eastern North Carolina.

For more information on the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce go to: www.newbernchamber.com or Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp: www.downtownnewbern.com.

Submitted by: Susan Moffat-Thomas, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation

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