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January 2020 Dinner Meeting
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When: January 15, 2020
5:30-9:00 PM
Where: Pinstripes
7 Oakbrook Center Mall
Oak Brook, Illinois  60523
United States
Presenter: William A. Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Contact: Dee Dee Bandy
(630) 359-4273

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Please note that this event takes place on a Wednesday evening!

Back by popular demand, economist William Strauss shares his Economic and Manufacturing Outlook for 2018.

Join your fellow CASMI members for the January Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Pinstripes, Oak Brook, Illinois. Please register online using the "Register" link above.


Up to three (3) individuals from CASMI Member Companies (Primary and Associate) can attend this meeting at no cost. Additional individuals from the same company can be registered at the rate of $50 per person. This event is only available to member companies and their employees.

Please select the "Register link" above for preferred, convenient online registration. Your form will pre-populate with your information, saving you time.

  • When registering attendees 1, 2 and 3, select the "2020 January Dinner Meeting - Company Attendee #1, #2, #3" option.
  • When registering attendees 4 and above, select the "2019 January Dinner Meeting - Company Attendee $50 (#4+)" option.

Questions? Contact the CASMI office at (630) 359-4273.


  • Cocktails: 5:30 pm
  • Presentation: 6:15 pm
  • Dinner: 7:15 pm



Economic and Manufacturing Outlook 2020

William A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor

A frequent presenter to the CASMI audience, William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic advisor in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector. He produces the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index and organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium.

Strauss has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University and Webster University in Chicago. He currently teaches at DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at the University of Chicago Graham School. His research papers include analysis of the manufacturing sector, the Midwest regional economy, the trade-weighted dollar, business cycles and Federal Reserve payments operations.

Strauss has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows and quoted in the major business magazines and newspapers. He has also provided testimony concerning manufacturing issues to the U.S. Senate.

He is a past president of the Chicago Association of Business Economists; a past board member for the National Association for Business Economics; a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Illinois Center for Economic Education; a member of the Economic Advisory Committee for the Council on Competitiveness; and a board member of Global Midwest Alliance.

Strauss earned a B.A. in economics and geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University.

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