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‘Economic Outlook’ is the topic at Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 9

Jan. 27. Does a recession loom in 2023? Because of steady in-migration, is North Carolina at least somewhat immune? What about the debt ceiling? These questions and more will be answered at the Economic Outlook Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 9 with noted Wells Fargo economist Jackie Benson at The Peninsula Club.

Newsmakers Breakfasts are open-forum Q&As with people who make the news. The price to attend, $15, includes a full Peninsula breakfast (tip included).

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. for networking. The breakfast buffet gets under way at 7:30 a.m. and the audience-driven Q&A begins at 8 a.m., concluding at 9 sharp.

Noted economist

Jackie Benson

Benson is a vice president and economist with Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank in Charlotte, She covers the macroeconomy, including the housing sector, commercial real estate, construction and the regional economy.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2022, she was senior economist at the US Senate Joint Economic Committee.

Benson holds a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University, having earned a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida.

RSVP required

Reserve a seat by calling 704-895-1335 with Visa or MasterCard. The cost, $15, includes a full country breakfast.


• The Presenting Sponsor is Christina Stone Homes, broker/Realtor with Allen Tate

• The Breakfast Sponsors are Davidson Wealth Management and United Community Bank

• Coffee Sponsors are Elise Redmond, Realtor with Sotheby’s; Master Title Co.; and TDS Telecom, the cable and internet provider