The Chamber is pleased to welcome Dr. Ben S. Bernanke as our 142nd Annual Dinner
keynote speaker. Mr. Bernanke will provide brief remarks 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. He will address topics of importance
to The Chamber and the business community, such as 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
Dr. Bernanke served two terms as chairman of the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, as well as served as chairman of the
Federal Open Market Committee— the System's principal monetary policy-making
body. Before his appointment as chairman of the Fed, Dr. 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.
During his tenure as chairman, the Fed faced numerous economic and financial
challenges, with the past few years ranking among some of the more difficult for
the U.S. economy and for the Fed. These challenges, including the financial
crisis, bank bailout, problems in the housing and mortgage markets, and others,
have led to important changes at the Federal Reserve System, including new
monetary policy tools, enhanced policy communication, a substantial increase in
the institutional focus on financial stability and increased transparency.
Under his leadership, the Fed worked hard in addressing the financial and
economic crisis and, according to Dr. Bernanke, has been well served by a
culture that emphasizes objective, expert analysis; professionalism; dedication;
and independence from political influence.
Dr. Bernanke has served in several roles as a professor of economics and public
affairs, has published many articles on a wide variety of economic issues and is
the author of several scholarly books and two textbooks.
He received a B.A. in economics from Harvard University (summa cum laude) and a
Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is married
and has two children.
A limited number of tickets remain. General ticket sales will begin Monday,
March 31 at 8 a.m. and will be accepted via fax at 717.293.3159; scanned and
emailed to Michelle Landis of The Chamber;
or hand delivered to The Chamber at 100 South Queen Street. Available to Chamber
members only, tickets are $225 per individual and $2,250 per table of 10.
Please note that reservations
will NOT be accepted prior to March 31 and phone reservations will NOT be
Click here to download a reservation form.
The Lancaster Chamber's Annual Dinner provides 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 in building
prosperity. We will also be honoring prominent members of Lancaster County's
business community with the presentation of top awards.