Pasadena Business and Economic Summit Will Feature Presentation by County Economic Development Corporation CEO

Panel discussion to feature innovators in experiential design, mobile technology development and cultural institutions

Published : Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 3:03 PM

The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce invite leaders of business and industry in Pasadena to be part of a discussion on the local economy, their industries and the future of business in Pasadena at the fifth Pasadena Business and Economic Summit on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The University Club at 175 North Oakland Avenue in Pasadena.

Free valet parking is included along with lunch and the informative program.

Cost to attend the second Pasadena Business and Economic Summit is $50 and includes the program, lunch and parking. A corporate table of eight, which includes signage and recognition on the program, costs $400.

The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce join forces to present the discussion of the economic health and the future of business in Pasadena. The Pasadena Business and Economic Summit is generously underwritten by the City of Pasadena. Wells Fargo sponsors the 2017 Business and Economic Summit.

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek will welcome guests.

William (Bill) Allen Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation will provide an economic overview and insights into trends and issues that may impact our economy.

The Pasadena Business and Economic Summit will include an update on development activity in Pasadena by Economic Development Manager Eric Duyshart.

A panel discussion will be moderated by Karl Bird, Acquisitions Department Manager at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Featured panelists include Phil Hettema, President and Creative Executive of experiential design firm The Hettema Group, Don Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of mobile app developer My Jurny and Michael Shanklin, Chief Executive Officer of Kidspace Children’s Museum. Panelists will provide insights into their companies and talk about changing expectations of consumers across a range of industries. Time permitting, there will be a Q&A session following the panel discussion.

Invitations were mailed in September. Anyone wanting to be added to the invite list, email Tickets can be purchased online at

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is a business service member organization that works to ensure the prosperity of its members through a variety of offerings including referrals, networking, workshops and seminars, events and much more. The Chamber serves 1450 member companies.




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