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March 2019 PDM - Dr. Brian Long- Economic Update 2019

March 19, 2019
5:15 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT

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The Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University
2350 Business Court
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5239

Professional Development Meeting

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University

Room 1040/1050

 2350 Business Ct.

Kalamazoo, MI 490082

Registration is available until Monday, March 19, 2019 at:


Topic: Economic Update 2019


Dr. Brian Long



Dr. Long is Director of Supply Management Research at Grand Valley State University. From 1975 to 1985, he served as Associate Professor of Marketing at Western Michigan University where he taught Industrial Marketing, Industrial Purchasing and Marketing Strategy.

Dr. Long received his Ph.D, in Marketing from the College of Business at Michigan State University in 1975. Since then, he has been active doing research in the areas of business cycles, industrial marketing, industrial purchasing, and negotiation.  He is co-author of The Win-Win Negotiator, a One Minute Manager style book.

For over 35 years, he has edited a survey of local purchasing managers for both the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids areas, which has proved to be a major economic indicator of current and future business conditions. This survey appears in many local newspapers and regional business publications, and is part of the Federal Reserve’s bi-monthly survey of business conditions.

Get insight into the economic changes taking place and get answers to your questions about where the economy has been and where it’s likely to be headed.



5:30 pm: Hors d'oeuvres

6:00 pm: Speaker Begin

7:15 pm: Q&A


We hope you are able to join us for this interesting and informative presentati


$0.00 APICS Member Ticket

$0.00 Guest Ticket - Non APICS Member

$0.00 WMU Student Associate Member Ticket

$0.00 WMU Student Ticket - Non APICS Student Member


March 2019 PDM