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Oct 2011 - 3rd Annual Capital Ideas Forum

Is the money back?

Federal Reserve leader explores tough topic with who's-who of Triangle business community.

 Raleigh, NC – October 7, 2011 – Secrets of growing revenue in a low growth environment, the 2012 economic outlook, and critical tips to help North Carolina companies stay here, stay healthy and stay strong.

 The premiere business leaders conference in the Triangle is focused on these areas, the overall state of the economy, and the capital markets, regionally and nationally.

 Sponsored by the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the 2011 Capital Ideas Forum will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park.  

 "This is a rare speaking engagement in the Triangle by a leader at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond," said Forum chair, Gene Jones, a partner with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC. Jones added, "We are pleased and honored John Weinberg has chosen to be our keynote speaker."

 Weinberg is the Fifth District Federal Reserve Senior Vice President and Director of Research. He will provide insights on the current state of the national and regional economy.

 Forum panelists include executives from Cree, LabCorp, Nomacorc, Connexion Technologies, Clinipace as well as capital markets professionals and capital finance advisors from Wells Fargo Securities, Fennebresque & Co. and Fifth Third Bank.

 Jones explained, "The Forum gives attendees a first look into the forecasts of nationally and regionally recognized C-Level Executives and Investment Professionals for this year and 2012."  
 "Our executives will explain how their exceptional companies have managed to continue their strong growth in a low growth environment," Jones said. "Our capital markets professionals will discuss whether the money is back for mergers and acquisitions and the capital markets."

 John Fennebresque, managing director of the Charlotte-based investment banking firm Fennebresque & Co., and a Capital Ideas Forum panelist said, "Last year’s conference provided helpful insight on current market dynamics. The Forum is terrific for meeting people who can advise on the nuances of a rapidly changing marketplace."

 Fennebresque noted, "Without good capital flow, currently in short supply, it is hard for businesses to grow and create jobs. However, other strategic alternatives and capital solutions are still out there." Fennebresque continued, "while there is significantly less room for error today, corporate winners are those making sound decisions."

 The chair of this year’s conference, Jones, says, "We expect another sell-out crowd for the 2011 Capital Ideas Forum - the who's-who of the Triangle business community."

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