What will the 2020 Business Outlook in Shelby County be?

Published 12:01 pm Monday, January 13, 2020


PELHAM – The Shelby County Chamber will host the Fifth Annual “Shelby County Business Outlook Conference” on Wednesday Jan. 29.

The program, held in collaboration with the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business, is presented by Graham & Associates CPA and co-sponsored by Noble Bank & Trust and Spire Alabama, Inc.

Registration for the Conference opens at 8:15 a.m. with the program featuring a panel presentation beginning at 8:45 a.m. The panel will feature five business leaders sharing their outlook on what 2020 will look like in their respective sectors.

Panelists include Mechelle Wilder of ARC Realty, Tom McLeod of McLeod Software, Brian Massey of St. Vincent’s Health System, Will Norwood of Valley National Bank and Josh Vickery of Specification Rubber Products.

The panel presentation will be moderated by Dr. Stephen Craft, Dean of the Stephens College of Business.

The program will be followed by The Shelby County Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Community Luncheon.

During the luncheon portion of the program, Craft will share the aggregate results from the 2020 Shelby County Business Outlook Survey which the Chamber and the Stephens College of Business have been conducting. That survey will feature feedback from business owners and top managers on what they think Shelby County’s economy will look like in 2020.

The investment for the Fifth Annual “Shelby County Business Outlook Conference”, which includes coffee and refreshments in the morning and lunch during Craft’s presentation, is $25 for Chamber investors and $35 for “Future” investors.

Reservations are required, so contact The Shelby County Chamber at (205) 663-4542 or visit the Chamber’s website at ShelbyChamber.org.