Economic Summit 2021

December 2, 2021
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Location

Rochester International Event Center
7333 Airport View Dr. SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Virtual Zoom
*Zoom link will be given in a separate email closer to the event date.

Contact Information

Rochester Chamber

Date/Time Information

Doors open at 7:00am. Program begins at 7:30am.
Event Main Photo

Event Description

Registration Deadline is Monday, November 29, 2021 at 12:00pm.

Economic Summit provides a current snapshot and forecast of the year ahead for the local, regional, and national economy, including insight into the economic trends impacting businesses in the Rochester region. Join us for this premier event on Thursday, December 2, 2021 to learn from industry leaders and this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Roger Tutterow, Director of the Econometric Center.  
Industry Panel Discussion
Moderator - Ryan Parsons, President, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Michelle Blomberg, President/CEO, AgVantage Software
  • Adam Brase, Division Chair, Strategic Intelligence, Mayo Clinic
  • Scott Eggert, General Manager, Broadway Plaza
  • Andy Johnson, Preconstruction Services Manager, Kraus-Anderson
Small Business and Entrepreneur Panel Discussion
Moderator - Dr. Christine Beech, Executive Director, Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • William Forsman, Co-Owner/General Manager, Café Steam
  • Seamus Kolb, Owner, Carroll’s Corn
  • Dharani Ramamoorthy, CEO, Xylo Technologies
  • Maria Serbus, Owner/Founder, Grounded Evolution 
Additional panelists to be announced

Business Outlook Survey Results Presentation
  • Jennifer Hawkins, Extension Educator, Community Economics, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Brigid Tuck, Senior Economic Impact Analyst, University of Minnesota Extension
Featured Keynote: "Where We Go From Here: Navigation in a Post-COVID World"
  • Dr. Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics, Director of Econometric Center, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Roger Tutterow’s analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, CNN, CNBC, NBC, NPR’s “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered,”
In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. 

Registration deadline is Monday, November 29, 2021 by 3pm. 

Please note, we are planning this event in accordance with the state guidelines to encourage the safety of all attendees and staff. The format and timing of this event is subject to change. The Chamber will ensure that all sponsors, attendees, and members are notified of scheduling changes to this event. 


Registration Required. IN PERSON space is limited!
Member Admission: $45
Virtual Member Admission: $30
General Admission: $55
Virtual General Admission: $40

Click HERE  for Table Sponsorship! Please fill out the form and return the signed document to Cheryl Krage at to reserve your spot. Table sponsorship includes registration for six attendees in reserved placement.