Fed Officer To Present Economic Outlook

Monday, September 30, 2013
Michael Chriszt
Michael Chriszt

Michael Chriszt, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s public affairs department, will present an Economic Outlook with a special focus on the housing industry during a lunch program, Thursday, Oct. 17 at Dalton State.

Mr. Chriszt appears courtesy of The Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship of the Dalton State School of Business. He will speak at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center from 12 to 1 pm. Tickets for the luncheon are $15 for individuals and $100 for a table of eight.

Mr. Chriszt will speak on factors shaping the local, regional, and national economies with a special emphasis on the housing industry, according to Dr. Larry Johnson, Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Economics.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Chriszt return this year to give his outlook on the general economy and housing in particular,” said Dr. Johnson. “His current roles as Vice President and Community Affairs Officer and his previous role as Vice President of the Atlanta research office give him a unique perspective on the region’s economy.”

In his capacity with the Federal Reserve Bank, Chriszt has strategic oversight for the Sixth Federal Reserve District’s corporate citizenship and economic and financial education programs. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 1989, moving to the research department in 1990. From 2004 to 2008, Chriszt served as Director of International and Regional Analysis, and from 2008 to 2010, he served as Assistant Vice President in the research department.

Mr. Chriszt holds numerous degrees, including bachelor’s degrees in history and diplomacy and international affairs from Miami University of Ohio, where he also earned a master’s degree in political science with emphases on international economics and comparative politics. He received a certificate of study on the European Union and graduated from executive education programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Atlanta Economics Club, where he serves as the group’s vice president.

To register for the luncheon, call CERE at 706/272-4580.


TNStars College Savings Sweepstakes Deadline Extended To Dec. 31

Tennessee families have more time to register for one of two $5,290 scholarships awarded by the TNStars College Saving Sweepstakes. One family of an elementary school student and one family of a middle school student will be awarded $5,290 to set up college savings accounts. Contest entries will be received until Dec. 31. Winners will be randomly drawn in January. TNStars, Tennessee’s ... (click for more)

Student Design Wins ‘Moc My Ride’ Contest

Be on the lookout on campus or in downtown Chattanooga for bikes wrapped with a design of UTC colors with the Chattanooga skyline. UTC student Mikey Clavin’s design was chosen in the first ‘Moc My Ride’ contest, a partnership between Bike Chattanooga and UTC Athletics. The ‘Moc My Ride’ contest was an open competition inviting UTC students to create a unique bike design to be ... (click for more)

Architect/Contractor Selected By Erlanger For New Children's/Women's Hospital

HKS has been selected as the architect and McCarthy as the construction manager for a new Children’s and Women’s Hospital at the Erlanger campus on East Third Street. The Atlanta team competed against another Atlanta group for the major construction project. Erlanger officials announced Monday that $11.5 million is being set aside in a debt restructuring for the new $30 ... (click for more)

Westfield Charged In Burning, Torture Of Kitten At Cleveland

An arrest has been made in the case of a kitten who was burned and tortured in Cleveland, Tn. At 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Gary A. Westfield, 31, of Cleveland, was placed in custody on a warrant obtained by Lt. Robert Harbison and Detective Matt Jenkins of the Criminal Investigations Division. Westfield was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a Class E felony. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Election Day Fable

Every day I am peppered with emails that friends send to me from across the country so I am unsure of where the fable you are about to read originated. But with early voting for the November general election now in full swing, I think everyone who will -- or will not -- take part in freedom’s greatest privilege should read this story because I believe there is a great lesson contained ... (click for more)