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State of American Business 2024

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Today's Agenda

Opening Remarks

  • Lillian Werbin, Co-Owner and CEO, Elderly Instruments – the 2023 America’s Top Small Business Winner

State of American Business 2024

  • Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

AI’s Potential and How It Can Be Responsibly Developed and Used

  • Brad Smith, Vice Chairman and President, Microsoft 
  • Harold Kim, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The Business Ecosystem, Entrepreneurship, and the Role of Franchises 

  • Matthew Haller, President and CEO, International Franchise Association
  • John Bates, Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Annapolis MD
  • Nick Friedman, CEO, College Hunks Hauling Junk

Closing Remarks

  • Ashli Watts, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

A look at the numbers

Analyzing the current state of the U.S. business community and the economy

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