This year is the Auburn Chamber of Commerce 55th Annual Business Meeting. The meeting will be held on April 11 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at J. Anthony’s Restaurant, 206 Southbridge Rd., N. Oxford, MA.

Mr. Jeffrey Fuhrer is this year’s keynote speaker. Fuhrer is Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and is an advisor to the Bank’s regional and community outreach department. He is responsible for the bank’s diversity and inclusion functions.

He has been an associate economist of the Federal Open Market Committee, and regularly attends this key U.S. policymaking meeting with the bank’s president. In June 1992 he joined the bank’s research department as an assistant vice president and economist, and from 1995–2001 headed its Open Economy Macro/International section. In 2000, Fuhrer was named senior vice president and monetary policy advisor, and in 2001 he became director of research. In 2006 he was named executive vice president.

Fuhrer began his career at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, first as a research assistant, and then in 1985 returned as a senior economist after earning his doctorate. He has been active in economic research for more than three decades, and has served as an associate editor for the American Economic Review.

Fuhrer has published numerous scholarly papers on the interactions among monetary policy, inflation, consumer spending, and asset prices. He has been married for 36 years and has three grown children. Fuhrer earned an A.B. in economics with highest honors from Princeton University, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Tickets to the event are $30 for Chamber members, and $60 for non-members. Reservations can be made online at, or contact Virginia Parent at for more information.