Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve System, will give the keynote address at Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry's annual dinner May 28.
"Bernanke's brief remarks will be followed by an in-depth Q&A/moderated discussion led by Chamber President and CEO Tom Baldrige, with topics of interest driven by the attendees," a news release said. "In addition to remarks about the economy, he will address topics regarding the importance of innovation, technology and the ability to attract and keep talent as key factors to strengthening and sustaining an economy, as well as the role of the private sector."
Bernanke served two terms as chairman of the Fed, from 2006 to 2014, as well as serving as chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee — the system's principal monetary policy-making body. Before his appointment as chairman of the Fed, Bernanke was chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from June 2005 to January 2006 and served the Federal Reserve System in several roles.
This year marks LCCI's 142nd annual dinner, an event designed to provide a unique forum for business and community leaders to share an evening of business-building and celebrate and recognize the business community's efforts and accomplishments. Awards will be presented to prominent members of Lancaster County's business community as well.
LCCI said limited tickets and sponsorship opportunities remain for the dinner. General ticket sales will begin 8 a.m. Monday, March 31, and will be accepted via fax, scanned and emailed to Michelle Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org or walk-in. Available to chamber members only, tickets are $225 per individual and $2,250 per table of 10.