OCBA to Host Dr. Joel Naroff, Economic Forecaster

Posted on May 1, 2012 By

The Ocean County Business Association (OCBA) is hosting Dr. Joel Naroff, a nationally recognized economic forecasting expert, who will discuss the state of our economy and what to expect, at Clarion Hotel (formerly the Quality Inn), 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, Thursday, May 17, 2012, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. A buffet lunch will begin at 11:30 and the OCBA meeting will begin at noon. The luncheon costs $20.00, but is free for prospective members. Reservations are required. Call 866-606-6222 for more information or for reservations.

Dr. Naroff, named one of the top five forecasters by Bloomberg Business News and one of the top 10 economic forecasters by USA Today, advises companies nationally on the risks and opportunities that economic developments may have on an organization’s operating environment.

His honors include the National Association for Business Economics Outlook Award, 2011, as top economic forecaster. The National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the premier professional association for business economists, awarded him its 2007 NABE Outlook Award as “Forecaster of the Year.” In 2008, Dr. Naroff received the Lawrence Klein Award for Blue Chip forecasting excellence.

He is widely quoted in many of the nation’s leading business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, Business Week, and Investor’s Business Daily. Dr. Naroff frequently appears on CNBC, FOX Business News, and Bloomberg Television, among others.

Dr. Naroff received bachelors’ degrees in economics and chemistry from the Stony Brook University and his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, teaches at the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking, is a past Chairman of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee, and is a past President of the Philadelphia Council of Business Economists.

OCBA is an Ocean County-based professional networking organization for business owners and corporate decision-makers.