First "Power In Partnership" breakfast of the year to feature economic forecast for Rowan


is the economy looking for 2015 in Rowan County?  This week the  community will get a look at what can be expected.

The reservation deadline is Tues., Jan. 13 for the first PIP of the year.

Dr. Eric R. Hake, Catawba College, will present a 2015 Economic Outlook titled "Green Shoots and Ladders" at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce's Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast on Thurs., January 15, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks (728 Klumac Road).  This month's PIP is presented by the Bank of North Carolina.

Dr. Hake is the Associate Professor of Economics and department chair of Business and Economics at Catawba College.  He joined Catawba College in 2010 and has been teaching economics at the college level since receiving his doctorate in economics in 1994 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  

His primary interests are macroeconomics and finance history, focusing on the legal and financial adaptations associated with technological change that jointly create the modern global economy. The social impacts of these changes are best described by Joseph Schumpeter's expression "gales of creative destruction."  

Dr. Hake has published in the Journal of Economic Issues, the Forum for Social Economics, and the Review of Political Economy, and serves as the secretary for the international academic association, The Association for Evolutionary Economics.  

He lives with his wife and daughter in Salisbury, NC.

The upcoming PIP dates are: Feb. 19, March 19, April 16 and May 21. If you are interested in obtaining a Half-season Power Card, please let us know. The Power Card is the Rowan Chamber's frequent attender program. You receive a discounted price for the series and do not have to make a reservation each month.

Please join us for this upcoming breakfast. If you are not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome; however, the reservation deadline is Tues., Jan. 13 by 5 p.m.

The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The price includes the cost of breakfast and the program. Contact the Chamber at 704.633.4221