An annual gathering for business insight and community collaboration is set to occur once again. The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for the 4th Annual Crawford County Business Forecast & Economic Development Update, popularly known as the ‘Forecast Breakfast.’ Scheduled for Wednesday, February 28 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM, this event promises to be a convergence of ideas, insights, and forward-looking economic trends.

A Culinary Start with a Side of Insight

The event, renowned not only for its informative sessions but also for its delectable breakfast offerings, will be catered by Avita Health System. Attendees can look forward to starting their day with a delicious meal accompanied by valuable updates on local economic conditions.

A highlight of the event will be the insightful presentations from various speakers. These experts will share results from the previous year and provide forecasts on how market dynamics and external factors might impact local businesses in the upcoming year. The full list of speakers, yet to be announced, will address attendees who are keen to understand and adapt to the changing economic environment.

Enhancing Visibility: Sponsorship Opportunities

For businesses looking to increase their visibility within the Crawford County community, the Forecast Breakfast offers exclusive sponsorship opportunities. With a limited number of sponsorships available at $200 each, sponsors will receive prominent recognition on all digital and print marketing materials. Additionally, sponsors have the unique opportunity to contribute promotional items to the event’s gift bags.

Beth Anne Jarvis ( and Rebecca Chapman ( are the primary contacts for further details regarding sponsorship opportunities and event specifics. Engaging with these key figures can provide businesses and community members with a deeper understanding of the event and how they can be an integral part of it.

A Bonus for Innovators: The Innovate Crawford Workshop

Adding to the day’s offerings, the Crawford Partnership is introducing the first Innovate Crawford workshop, immediately following the Forecast Breakfast. Titled “Safeguarding Creativity: A Crash Course in Intellectual Property (IP) Law,” this workshop will be led by Jake Ward, a distinguished patent and intellectual property attorney. This session is an unmissable opportunity for local entrepreneurs and innovators to grasp the essentials of IP law. Registration for this workshop is available at BrainTreePartners.

Venue and Registration Details

The event will take place at Galion St. Joseph Activity Center located at 115 North Liberty Street, Galion. Those interested in attending or sponsoring the 2024 Forecast Breakfast can register here.

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