Quarterly Membership Luncheon

Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce

“The Chamber is growing Nassau”

www.islandchamber.com

For information contact

Regina Duncan, President

961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G

Amelia Island, FL 32034

(904) 261.3248 Fax (904) 261.6997

     regina@aifby.com

March 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AMELIA ISLAND – The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach- Yulee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dr. Jerry D. Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation, will be our guest speaker at the Quarterly Membership Luncheon on March 28, 2017 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

By 2030, six million more residents will call Florida home and 2 million more jobs will be needed. To prepare for this continued growth and ensure Florida remains successful, we need to plan for Florida’s future that develops high-wage jobs, diversifies the economy, ensures global competitiveness and creates vibrant communities.

Dr. Parrish previously was the Chief Economist and Director of the Center for Competitive Florida at Florida TaxWatch. Prior to that position, he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting & Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University, and has many years of experience in management roles at international manufacturing companies.

Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, a M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He has published many research reports and articles on the Florida economy, Florida’s competitiveness and other economic topics of interest to Floridians.

To register, please visit our website www.islandchamber.com or call (904) 261-3248.

Mission Statement

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.

About Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to sustain a favorable business climate that enables existing and new businesses to prosper. The Chamber will provide leadership that aggressively promotes responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, responsible government, excellence in education and quality of life.

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