Chris Thornberg

Dr. Chris Thornberg

Beacon Economics

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Taner Osman

Dr. Taner Osman

Beacon Economics

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Program Details

7:30AM: Coffee/Networking (Breakfast will be served during the program)

8:30AM: Welcome and Introductions

  • Ryan Caldwell, Wacker Wealth Partners, Master of Ceremonies
  • Ziyad Naccasha, Carmel & Naccasha, Attorneys at Law, CCEF Chair of the Board
  • Josh Tang, Amazon, CCEF Co-Chair

8:40AM: SLO County Forecast

9:30AM: 3Minutes2WinIt Pitch Contest

10:20AM: State and National Forecast

11:10AM: Moderated Dialogue / Q&A

11:30AM: Adjourn

COVID Safety Precautions

We are looking forward to the 2022 Central Coast Economic Forecast (Annual Event) that will be held at the Madonna Expo Center.  The well-being of our guests, staff, and volunteers continues to be our top priority.  In response, the CCEF has enacted heightened sanitation, health, and safety protocols for the 2022 Annual Event. These pre-cautionary measures and policies are in alignment with CDC, State, and County of SLO public health orders, ordinances, and guidance for events of this size.

Event Capacity Reduced by 20%

The CCEF has voluntarily limited the number of people that can attend the 2022 Annual Event which has reduced the overall capacity by more than 20% (compared to our 2019 Annual Event).

Face Masks Encouraged

All guests and staff members are encouraged to wear face coverings while indoors at Central Coast Economic Forecast, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Guests must bring their own face coverings.

Practice Physical Distancing

For the safety of all in attendance, physical distance is recommended. We have increased the distance between each table.  Please be respectful of other guests and their space.

Food and Beverage

Consistent with the County of SLO recommendations to separate “eating” and “mingling” areas, the CCEF will not be serving a breakfast buffet during the networking hour (7:30-8:30am) but will provide guests with a plated breakfast served at the table once the program begins at 8:30am.

Contactless Environment / No Check-in Area

The CCEF will not have a formal check-in area this year.  Instead, seating assignments will be emailed to all guests a few days prior to the event.  Event signage will be placed throughout the Expo Center with table numbers and seating assignments.  Name tags will be placed at each seat.  We will have a few “floating” volunteers to assist guests as needed.

Increased Ventilation / Air Circulation

During the networking hour (7:30-8:30am), the doors to the Madonna Expo Center will be propped open.  During the program, the Madonna Expo Center will also run its ventilation system that is equipped with two large exhaust fans for increased air quality and circulation.

Wash/Sanitize Hands Often

The frequent washing and sanitization of your hands can help to keep you healthy and reduce the spread of germs.  Several hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the Expo Center.

Enhanced Cleaning & Sanitization

All high-touch surfaces and heavily trafficked areas within the Madonna Expo Center will be cleaned and disinfected at an increased frequency throughout event.  Prior to the event, all spaces and seating areas will go through a rigorous disinfection process.

COVID-19 Warning

The health and safety of our guests is our top priority.  We have taken enhanced health and safety measures to protect you.  However, an inherent risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 exists in any public place where people gather.  Please follow all venue policies, including health and safety policies, and posted instructions while in the Madonna Expo Center and on the grounds.

Please do not enter the 2022 Central Coast Economic Forecast Annual Event if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days or have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days.


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Bank of America
Cal Poly
Dana Reserve


The Cliffs
Mello group
Wacker Wealth Partners

Advisory Sponsors

American Riviera Bank
City of Atascadero
City of Paso Robles
City of San Luis Obispo
Coast Hills Credit Union
Mechanics Bank
Pacific Coast Business Times
Sesloc FCU
The Mortgage House
Thoma Electric
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