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Event Detail

Distinguished Speakers Series: State Senator Susan Garrett (D-29) (Ended)

Creating Financial Stability in a Struggling Economy

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, December 03, 2010 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

State Senator Susan Garrett (D-29)

State Senator Susan Garrett

Program Description:
Join State Senator Susan Garrett, a community advocate, businesswoman, and respected leader as she discusses plans for creating financial stability in a struggling economy. Senator Garrett will be prepared to answer questions about budget issues within the state of Illinois, how state legislature is formulating plans around meeting obligations from a pension standpoint and about the state of business and business formation.

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, December 3, 2010
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Standard Club (320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL)

Members - $45
Non-Members - $55
Student-Members - $10
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

CFA Institute Qualified Activity:
Eligible for 1 credit hour

Business Casual

Chef's Choice (Vegetarian meal available upon request)

For Reservations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Introduction by Michelle Moreno, CFA

Presenter Background Information:
State Senator Garrett is currently serving her third term in the Illinois Senate (2002-present) and has recently been named Majority Caucus Whip for the 96th General Assembly by Senate President John Cullerton. Prior to serving in the Senate, Sen. Garrett served two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives (1998-2001). Her district includes parts of Lake and suburban Cook Counties.

As a community advocate, businesswoman, and respected leader, Sen. Garrett brings an outstanding record of success to the 29th District. She continues to focus on the quality-of-life issues that have been her platform for many years: more accessible health care, quality education, and well-planned community development.

Sen. Garrett is currently chair of the Senate Environment Committee and vice-chair of the Commerce Committee. She also serves on the Revenue, Education, Public Health Committees, and the Joint Committee on Government Reform. Her priorities for 2009 and 2010 include continuing government ethics reform, and, as chair of the Environment Committee, improving the quality of our water by addressing, among other things, pharmaceutical contamination. Sen. Garrett has recently called upon the Governor and the IEPA to form a Clean Water Commission, which would be entrusted with the job of analyzing and measuring water sources across the state for traces of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals every quarter.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch & Speaker

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2010-2011. Regular and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations except for ONLINE reservations using FUNCTION TICKETS. No day-of-event pre-registrations accepted (on-site only, if applicable and space available). There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, November 30.

A Passport Event This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. Please click here if you would like more information.

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