2005-09-14 / Features

Economy After Katrina Is LICBDC Breakfast Topic

Joel Naroff, Commerce Bank chief economist, will discuss the state of the economy after Hurricane Katrina at a Long Island City Business Development Corporation business breakfast on Thursday, September 22. The breakfast, at Tennisport Restaurant on the East River and 2nd St. in Long Island City, will start with networking at 8 a.m. Commerce Bank will sponsor the event. The fee to attend is $25 for LICBDC members and $30 for non-members.To RSVP, contact Marion Loy at 718-786-5300, ext. 21 or marionloy@licbdc.org

Naroff has been named one of the top five economic forecasters in America by Bloomberg Business News and one of the top 10 economic forecasters by USA Today . He is widely quoted in many of the nation’s leading business publications, including the Wall Street Journa l, the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, Bloomberg News, American Banker, Barron’s and Investors Business Daily . Naroff also has appeared on CNBC and can be heard frequently on major national news radio networks, as well as on KYW News Radio in Philadelphia every weekend. Naroff provides expert economic commentary and analyses for a number of the region’s leading newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer , Philadelphia Daily News , the Allentown Morning Call , the Newark Star Ledger , the Bergen Record and the Asbury Park Press.

Before entering the banking field, for 10 years Naroff was a tenured professor in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a faculty member at Northeastern University in Boston.

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