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State of the Economy by The Philadelphia CFO Leadership Council

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 9:45 AM (EST)

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State of the Economy

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The Philadelphia CFO Leadership Council

Thursday, December 8, 2016 
7:30am - 8:15am - Holiday Breakfast & Networking
8:15am - 9:45am - Program
The offices of Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Program Description:

Historically, the small business sector has delivered half of all private sector jobs and output. However, in this recovery, the small business sector has not played its historical role, resulting in 2% GDP growth and a mediocre recovery in employment.  Small business owners have many serious concerns including rising health insurance costs, the cost of compliance with regulations, taxes, uncertainty about the direction of the economy and government policy and finding and keeping qualified labor.  

Make plans to join us on Thursday, December 8th and participate in a thought provoking discussion with William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, NFIB, Professor of Economics Emeritus in the College of Liberal Arts, Temple University.

Learning Objectives:

Through this session, attendees will:

  • Gain insights on the evolving economy to assess their potential impact on organizations,
  • Gain insights regarding the past election and the likely economical effects and developing strategies for minimizing future threats,
  • Gain insights on the global economy and opportunities for growth.



Chief Economist, NFIB
Professor of Economics Emeritus
in the College of Liberal Arts,
Temple University


To register for this program, simply complete the form above. All CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information:

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Caroline Boyce, Marketing Director, Philadelphia Chapter at

Cancellation Policy:

Send cancellations to no later than 4pm on December 5th to receive a refund.

CPE Information:

  • Field of Study: Economics
  • Program Level: Advanced
  • Approved CPE: 1.5 Credits
  • Program Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Delivery Method: Live/Group


The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: 


About Our Speaker:

William C. Dunkelberg 

Currently Professor of Economics Emeritus in the College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, where he  served as Dean of the School of Business and Management from 1987 through 1994 and as Director of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Entrepreneurship.  He currently serves as Chief Economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (350,000 member firms; since 1971) and as Economic Strategist, Boenning & Scattergood.  His prior appointments were at Purdue University,  Stanford University and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.  He has B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Michigan.


Dr. Dunkelberg is a nationally known authority on small business, entrepreneurship.   He was reported by the New York Times to be one of four final candidates for Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1981, served as an advisor to the Secretary of Commerce, and was appointed to the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System in 1989.  He is a past president and a Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics [NABE] and was awarded the Abramson Award for the best paper in 2009.  He was appointed to the Census Advisory Committee representing the American Economic Association in 1992 and again in 1995 (serving as chair) and served on the board of The National Bureau of Economic Research from 1996 to 1999.  He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists (and chairman in 2003) and the National Business Economic Issues Council and the first recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Research Advocate of the Year award.  In 2008, the Haas School of Business (Center for Executive Education) at the University of California Berkeley honored him with their Leading Through Innovation Executive Award. 


Dr. Dunkelberg has presented expert testimony before the U.S. House and Senate. He appears frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg and FOX Business.  He is frequently quoted in major news publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, the New York Times, USA Today, and serves on the economic forecasting panels for USA Today, the AP,and Bloomberg and as an economic advisor to ABC News.   He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles and writes a monthly small business economic report for the National Federation of Independent Business ( 


His board service includes NCO Group (1999-2006,private equity deal), Liberty Bell Bank (co-founder, 2002, Chairman of the Board, 2005-), Wireless Energy Solutions (co-founder, 2009-), Independence Realty Trust (2011-), Advanta Corp.(1989-2001), Active-e Solutions (sold to Neoware 12/01), Penn Fishing Tackle Mfg. (sold 12/02), (a founder, dba, Ensoniq Corporation (sold to Creative Labs), the Global Interdependence Center (Chair), the Credit Research Center (George Washington University), the Commonwealth Foundation, the International Visitors Council, The Ben Franklin Innovation Investment Advisory Committee, the National Economist Club (2001), Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Delaware Valley, and the Pennsylvania Council on Economic Education.  Dr. Dunkelberg served as a regional judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program for 14 years, a national judge in 2001 and 2003, and as a member of the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  He served as a member of the Quality of Markets Committee for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange until its sale to NASDQ in 2008.




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Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 9:45 AM (EST)

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