Tom Barkin of Federal Reserve Bank to speak at Small Business Week Breakfast

April 25, 2024

The Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center is hosting a Small Business Week breakfast featuring President & CEO Tom Barkin of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on May 7, 2024.

The breakfast kicks off the Chamber’s Small Business Week festivities. Barkin will be the keynote speaker and will discuss “The Economy Unpacked: A Conversation with the Federal Reserve’s Tom Barkin.” Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and will be held at the Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd., West Columbia, SC. The program is from 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Registration is required ($25/Shareholders; $35/Non-Shareholders) and includes the program and breakfast.

“The economy and economic outlook are critical to decision-making for both small and large businesses. We
are delighted to host Tom Barkin for this informative presentation,” said Angelle LaBorde, Chamber President
& CEO.

Mr. Barkin serves as a voting member on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee, and is also responsible for bank supervision and the Federal Reserve’s technology organization. He is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges. Tom earned his bachelor’s, MBA and law degrees from Harvard University.

The event is presented by First Horizon Bank. Since their founding in 1864, they have grown to have $81.8 billion in assets. As a regional financial services company, they offer commercial, private banking, consumer, small business, wealth and trust management, retail brokerage, capital markets, fixed income, and mortgage banking services. For more information about First Horizon Bank, click here.

Participants can register at For more information, call (803) 359-6113.


About the Lexington Chamber

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