Our popular annual economic summit, What's Happening Up North, returns! This all-day event on May 11, 2023 kicks off with breakfast and networking, followed by outstanding speakers who will provide insights into the major economic trends impacting our community, plus facilitated panel discussions and breakout group brainstorming. Includes sit-down lunch and after-summit happy hour.
We invite business owners, community leaders and area residents to join us for this full day with acclaimed speakers, interactive discussions, networking opportunities, meals, a raffle and a hosted happy hour. Our keynote speakers will provide insights into economic trends that will impact our community in the year ahead. Together we’ll collaborate and share ideas about business prosperity, economic development, and quality of life in Bonner County.
We intend the summit to provide a launchpad for action we can take to move our community forward - to wit, our theme is From Strategy to Action: Headwinds & Opportunities.
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Northern Region Economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, Sam is a master at using statistics and data visualization to help tie the national trends and data to our local data, situation and challenges. Sam has presented at previous years' summits and returns by popular demand.
A principal in M&H Economic Consultants, Dr. Mitchell has a 50-plus year resume, including professor of economics at Boise State University; chief economist for U.S. Bancorp; and Sterling Bank economist.
Holding multiple degrees in business, economics and education, Dr. Fields is CEO of the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene and has managed innovative programs for a half dozen colleges, including Stanford and Central Washington University.