O'Donnell to give economic forecast at breakfast

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2007-12-21
Huntington, Ind.—Jim O’Donnell will present his 2007 economic review and 2008 economic forecast as part of the Huntington University Foundation Breakfast Series on Jan. 9. His annual economic prognostication has become a breakfast series favorite. His presentation is titled “The Sub-prime Mess, Falling Dollar and Sky High Oil – Does 2008 Even Have a Future?”

O’Donnell was an executive with a national mutual fund company prior to his current role as associate professor of business and executive-in-residence at Huntington University. He is a certified public accountant and served many years as an executive in the financial services industry with such firms as Fidelity Investments and the Dreyfus Corporation in Boston and New York, respectively. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University.

The public is invited to attend. The breakfast will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons and conclude by 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6. First-time attendees eat free. Breakfast meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. For more information, contact the Huntington University Foundation at (260) 359-4069 or log on to www.huntington.edu/foundation.

O’Donnell also will give his forecast for the Columbia City Area Chamber of Commerce, Wells County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development and Decatur Chamber of Commerce.

The Columbia City event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Jan. 8 in the community room of Parkview Whitley Hospital, 353 N. Oak St.. Breakfast will be served, and there is no charge. RSVP by Dec. 31 to the Columbia City Area Chamber of Commerce at (260) 248-8131.

Sponsored by Huntington University, the Wells County event will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 10 at the Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton. The cost for the breakfast is $8. RSVP by Jan. 4 to the Wells County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development at (260) 824-0510.

The Decatur event will begin at noon on Jan. 14 at the Woodcrest Campus Center, 1300 Mercer Ave. RSVP by noon on Jan. 11 to the Decatur Chamber of Commerce at (260) 724-2604.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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