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Roseville’s economic future forecasted

City manager to deliver State of the City address
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Roseville City Manager Ray Kerridge will announce what he feels is a positive economic forecast for the city’s future Friday. “Roseville’s evolution to a metropolitan city is underway,” Kerridge said, in a statement. “New initiatives are allowing us to realize that vision. Roseville is definitely open for business.” Kerridge will deliver the State of the City address Friday at the 26th annual South Placer Economic Forum — Roseville 2011, hosted by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. Kerridge will be speaking on the challenges, opportunities and what’s being done in Roseville and South Placer County to create a healthier bottom line. Co-chaired by former Roseville Mayor Gina Garbolino and Sutter Roseville Medical Center CEO Pat Brady, this year’s event will give local business people insight into the new business landscape and the changes companies have made to survive and thrive in the new economy. Dustin Corcoran, CEO of the California Medical Association, will also speak about challenges and changes for health care in California and the impact of health care reform on the business community. San Francisco radio host Gary Allen will bring his humor and financial insight as the keynote speaker at the event, which will include breakout sessions on business topics, lunchtime entertainment, a trade show and sponsorship opportunities. Following the day’s events, there will be a cocktail party for local business professionals to network and unwind. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hewlett Packard campus, 8000 Foothills Blvd., Building R-10 in Roseville. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online. For more event details, visit www.roseville2011.com or call (916) 783-8136. ~ Toby Lewis