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An Analysis of What’s Coming

90% of small business owners expect inflation to continue to rise, which is an increase of 20% from previous months.

Market analysts are currently predicting a 98% chance of a global recession.

Soaring food and energy prices are eroding real incomes, triggering a cost-of-living crisis and growth in the world’s three largest economies-the United States, China, and the EU are weakening. The economic outlook for the United States has deteriorated amid high inflation, tight labor conditions, and monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve.

But what does this mean for your business? What can you expect in the coming months and how can you position yourself?

Join us for the next Business Growth Roundtable where we have gathered economic thought leaders and policy makers to share their insight on our current economic volatility and what we can expect in the coming months.

This webinar is ideal for:

  • Business owners and leaders
  • Business development professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Sales professionals

Our Presenters

This discussion will be moderated by Kim Luthy
Chris Emigholz Chris Emigholz Chief Government Affairs Officer, NJBIA

As Chief Government Affairs Officer for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association Christopher focuses on taxation, budget, economic development and workforce development. NJBIA is the largest and most impactful business association in the nation.

Prior to his current job, Emigholz worked in state government for a decade. He was the Budget Director for the State Senate Republican Office for 8 years overseeing economic, fiscal and education policy, and he also directed education policy and legislative affairs in the New Jersey Department of Education prior to that. This is his second stint at NJBIA having served for years as their workforce development and education lobbyist earlier in his career. He was also a teacher through the Teach For America program in a high school in Atlanta, Georgia, and a community liaison/volunteer coordinator for an elementary school in Baltimore City through the AmeriCorps-VISTA program.

Emigholz has a Master of Public Policy degree from Rutgers’ Bloustein School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. He currently lives in Robbinsville, NJ with his wife and 3 children, where he is active in the community including coaching youth sports and serving on the school board to which he was elected.

Sarah Krom, C.P.A., MST Sarah Krom, C.P.A., MST Managing Partner, SKC & Co. CPAs, L.L.C.

Sarah Krom is Managing Partner at SKC & Co. CPAs, L.L.C. and is well-respected by her clients and business associates for bringing tremendous value to those relationships. She knows the importance of providing entrepreneurs with a high-level of financial and accounting expertise and as a result, they can make the best use of their time both personally and professionally. Sarah works closely with clients to establish realistic financial goals and helps create reporting systems to ensure that they are on track to achieve those goals. By immersing herself in the daily operations of the business, she is able to consult on operational efficiencies, cost-saving tactics, and real-time financial reporting.

A summa cum laude graduate from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and a Masters in Taxation from Villanova University, Sarah frequently speaks at meetings for various trade and professional organizations. She has also authored numerous articles on how entrepreneurs can run successful businesses.

Kim S. Luthy, CFP®, CDF®, CFS, CLTC Kim S. Luthy, CFP®, CDF®, CFS, CLTC Director of Wealth Planning, Synthesis Wealth Planning

As the Director of Wealth Planning with Synthesis Wealth Planning, Kim has dedicated herself to empowering clients to control their own destiny. A highly qualified professional with more than 33 years of experience, she has earned her Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP®) which illustrates her completion of the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP® Board. In addition to her CFP® designation, Kim has earned the professional designation of Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC), and is a registered representative holding her life, accident, health, and long-term care insurance licenses in multiple states. Kim is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® designation. (CDFA) This enables Kim to provide financial information and assistance to people going through a divorce. It is essential to Kim to be able to help avoid common financial pitfalls of divorce by offering insight into the pros and cons of different settlements serving as their financial advisor.

Prior to joining Synthesis Wealth Planning in 2020. She was recognized with numerous awards during her time there such as; Associate of the Year, Presidents Club and Total New Sales Leader for June 2015- 2016; June 2016- 2017 & June 2018-2019 amongst others. Kim has been recognized outside the financial services community including Court of the Table level within the Million Dollar Round Table. She was also honored by the Tribute to Women Award by the Boy Scouts of America.  Kim is also a 2x recipient of the Leading Women Entrepreneur Award and named a 2020 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of NJ.

Kim is a member of the Financial Planning Association, complimenting her fiduciary role and is highly active in the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. She has served on many committees within Women in Business group, such as the Steering Committee Board.