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36th IWV Economic Outlook Conference next week

The 36th Annual IWV Economic Outlook Conference will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. This year, the conference will be inside Joshua Hall, and it will return to Kerr McGee Center next year.

The Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce is extending the opportunity to all for sponsorship in this year’s conference. 

The conference and Business Expo will offer an excellent opportunity for businesses to network, and market their products and services to, other companies in the valley. This half-day conference draws attendees interested in the community and our local businesses.

Guest speakers will include keynote speaker Dr. Aaron Hegde, Professor of Economics and Department Chair at California State University Bakersfield, and an entrepreneurial panel to share best practices and lessons learned.

Networking breakfast begins at 7 am, and the conference starts promptly at 8 am.

Tickets are $40 for Chamber Members and $45 for non-members. Group ticket sales are available in groups of eight for $300 for Chamber members and $350 for non-members.