April 22, 2020 Dinner Meeting

April 22, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Capital Electric Training Room
1122 Executive Blvd., Suite B
Chesapeake, VA 23320

"2020 ODU Economic Forecast"

Please join us as ISM-Eastern Virginia hosts a study on the “2020 Economic Forecast”.  Prepare to eat, network, and learn how the past and future condition of the economy has and may affect your buying experiences. The balance of the economy can be extremely volatile.  Understanding the economic performance may help you better understand the future of your commodities.  On Wednesday, April 22nd, Dr.Timothy Komarek delves into the economic performance of 2019 and economic forecast of 2020. Bring any questions you may have as this will be an interactive and informative session.  His presentation on the 2020 Economic Forecast consists of the following:

  • 2019 Economic Performance
    • Regional and National
    • Defense
    • Jobs
    • Residential Market in Hampton Roads
    • Taxable Sales and Hotel Revenue
    • Port and Cargo
  • Forecast for 2020


Speaker: Timothy M. Komarek, PhD., Assistant Professor of Economics and Fellow, Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Department of Economics, Old Dominion University

Dr. Komarek is an urban and regional economist and serves as a fellow in ODUs Center for Economic Analysis and Policy. Dr. Komarek's academic research is in urban and regional economics, and energy economics. His research has appeared in academic journals including the Journal of Regional Science, Energy Economics, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Regional Science and Urban Economics and Energy Policy. He has given more than a dozen presentations at professional conferences and developed a regional forecasting model in the state of Michigan. Dr. Komarek holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Dining Options: Variety of Italian Specialties

NOTE: Walk-Ins are allowed, however, advance notice is appreciated and menu availability may be limited.



$20.00 Member Ticket

$20.00 Guest Ticket

$0.00 Guest (accompanied by Member)