Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce to Co-Host 2023 Economic Outlook Conference

The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce is working together with the Regional Economic Development Partnership (REDP), the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics, and McKinley Carter Wealth Services to host the 2023 Economic Outlook Conference on October 26, 2023, at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack. 

The agenda for the event, which kicks off with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m., includes two presenters: David H. McKinley, CFP President and Chief Investment Officer of McKinley Carter Wealth Services, and John Deskins, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Following the keynote presentations, three roundtable discussions will be held on the topics of the WVU Medicine Regional Cancer Center, Wheeling Ohio County Airport Aviation investments, and a roundtable on local housing issues pertaining to economic growth. The half-day event will wrap up at noon.

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“The Wheeling Area Chamber is looking forward to once again co-hosting this dynamic conference,” said President Kurt Zende. “The speakers and the roundtable panelists we have lined up will offer great insight into our local, regional, national and world economy and what we may see in the next year or two.”

In addition to the partners mentioned, sponsors for the event include: WesBanco, WVU Medicine, The City of Wheeling, Encova Insurance, The Health Plan, WTRF TV 7, Southwestern Energy, Belmont Savings Bank, West Virginia Northern Community College, Steptoe and Johnson, The Ohio County Commission, and iHeart Media. 

Tickets and limited sponsorships are still available for the Economic Outlook Conference. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and can be purchased by visiting www.wheelingchamber.com. Corporate sponsorships are available by calling Vice President of Membership, Events, and Education Mike Howard at 304-312-1048.