2019 Economic Luncheon

Presented by Community Bank & Trust and Courier Communications 


Thursday, October 24

11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Diamond Event Center

5307 Caraway Lane, Cedar Falls

Guest Speaker

Ernie Goss, MacAllister Chair & Professor of Economics, Creighton University

Ernie Goss is currently the MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Director of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colorado.  He is also a Research Faculty member at California State University-Fresno.  Dr. Goss was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration.  His book, Changing Attitudes toward Economic Reform during the Yeltsin Era was published by Praeger Press in 2003 and his book Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2007 (www.erniegoss.com and www.outlook-economic.com). He is editor of Economic Trends, an economics newsletter published monthly that is distributed to more than 9,500 subscribers. He is the past president of the Omaha Association of Business Economics, and the National Purchasing Management Association-Nebraska.   To gauge regional economic conditions, Goss conducts a monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of 10 states and a monthly survey of supply managers in 12 states.  Results from the two surveys are carried in over 100 newspapers, 50-100 radio stations and scores of other media outlets each month.  Recent citations appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and The Economist, as well as regional newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Kansas City Star, and the Minneapolis Pioneer Press.  Recently, Goss has appeared on CNN, Fox Business News, National Public Television and BBC.



This annual event is free and open to the public. Hosted by Community Bank & Trust and Courier Communications, guests are invited to listen to some of the nation's top economists and speakers. Enjoy lunch on us while you are educated on what is happening in today's national economy as well as Black Hawk County.


Limited Seating. RSVP is REQUIRED by October 14 to Taylor Thoma at 319-433-6156 or tthoma@communitybt.com. You may also RSVP by clicking here.