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Join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association for this monthly noon-hour speaker series. Enjoy a luncheon buffet, an informative presentation and engaging discussion with UW-Eau Claire experts.

Reservations are requested for Let's Do Lunch sessions, which are open to the public. The ticket price of $13 per session includes the presentation, Fanny Hill buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make reservations, call 715-836-3266 or email alumni@uwec.edu.

The Potential Economic Impacts of the Confluence Project

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Noon-1 p.m.

Fanny Hill Restaurant
3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire

Dr. Brady Foust, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of geography, will discuss the potential economic impacts of the Confluence Project in downtown Eau Claire. The project, a public-private development planned at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers, includes a shared university-community arts center and a privately developed mixed-use building. Foust's presentation will focus on the private sector building investment associated with the project as well as the Confluence as a business and employee recruiting tool. Foust has more than 40 years of academic and private sector research experience in retail and industrial site location, urban systems and economic development.

Join us for a delicious lunch and informative presentation about the Confluence Project.

About the presenter:

Dr. Brady Foust

Dr. Brady Foust

Dr. Brady Foust served on the UW-Eau Claire geography faculty from 1971-2008. In addition to his university position, he was a senior founding partner of Matrix Research LLC — one of the leading companies engaged in retail and industrial site location for more than 25 years. That company merged into Proxix Solutions, which continued until it was sold to First American Spatial Solutions (now CoreLogic). Foust continued to work as a senior consulting geographer for CoreLogic after he retired from UW-Eau Claire.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Stetson University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee.

For more information about the presentation, contact Dr. Brady Foust at bradyfoust@gmail.com.

Upcoming Let's Do Lunch presentations

Feb. 26, 2015: Dr. Harry Jol, UW-Eau Claire professor of geography and anthropology

March 25, 2015
April 29, 2015
May 27, 2015

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