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Economic Outlook and Stock Market Symposium

The Economic Outlook and Stock Market Symposium is one of the two capstone events sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship. The Keynote Speaker, renowned in his or her field, offers an assessment and wisdom regarding both the local and national economic outlook.

Furthermore, the program honors distinguished members of the business community with the following awards:

  • Business Person of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Greater Good Award
  • Alumni Business Person of the Year

The Symposium is usually conducted in the fall.

2014 Economic Outlook and Stock Market Symposium

Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites, Fayetteville

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Genetski

Robert Genetski's experience in the world of economics and finance involves a unique combination of business and academic expertise. He has headed asset management, investment, and economic research departments for several financial institutions. He has also taught economics at several colleges including NYU and the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.

For four consecutive years he has been recognized as one of the top-five speakers in the fields of Economics and Finance and has made numerous appearances on Fox News and CNN. After receiving his Ph.D. in economics from New York University, Genetski worked in the financial industry and subsequently founded of his own economic and financial consulting service. He has served on the board of directors for a number of public companies and provides insights on his website:


Award Winners

  • Business Person of the Year - Mr. Steven K. Blanchard, CEO and General Manager of Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • The Greater Good Award - The Fayetteville Area New Car Dealers' Association, President, Dan Dederick
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Mr. Robert Jordan, President and CEO of Jordan Lumber Company
  • Alumni Business Person of the Year - Mrs. Dianne Underwood deAndrade, Owner, The Marina at White Lake