The Wilton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its “Eggs & the Economybreakfast, the annual look at how the business and financial landscape is shaping up for the coming year, globally, nationally and locally. This year’s forecast breakfast will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11 at Marly’s Bar and Bistro (203 Town Green), Wilton, beginning at 8 a.m..

This year’s event features a new expert speaker, Prof. Steven Glazer, B.A., M.A. Economics. His remarks will cover the current economic trends and what is expected in 2018 for the housing market, the future for small businesses, and how the political changes and budget issues in Connecticut and Washington, D.C. will affect the economic climate. Glazer will also answer questions from the attendees.

Glazer has worked at Norwalk Community College since January 2004. He teaches both Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics courses. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Glazer has served as an advisor to the college’s award winning chapter of Phi Theta Kappa since 2005. He has also provided service to the college through his work on a variety of standing committees along with accreditation, search and tenure granting committees, while also presenting at numerous college symposia. He was the first president of Norwalk Community College’s College Senate and currently serves as chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.

Besides his teaching work at NCC, Glazer also serves as an adjunct instructor at UCONN, at the Stamford campus, teaching courses in both European and American Economic History as well as the Economics of Poverty and principles level courses.  He has also taught courses at Manchester Community College and Quinebaug Valley Community College along with Bergen Community College in New Jersey.

In addition to his work in academia, Glazer is currently serving a second, two-year term on the state of Connecticut’s Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

Prior to working at Norwalk Community College, Glazer served as a project manager at The Willard and Schulman Group LTD. as well as a data analyst at The Pretesting Company, Inc., where he performed regression analyses for numerous marketing campaigns and related the results to overall economic trends. He also served as a tutor and research assistant for several of his Economics professors while at both the University of Connecticut and Drew University.

A graduate of Drew University, where he received his B.A. in Economics, and the University of Connecticut, where he received his M.A. in Economics, Glazer has always made his students aware of the importance of economics to events that occur in their daily lives, showing how the economic landscape influences the experiences of all individuals and businesses.

Cost for the Chamber’s Economic Forecast Breakfast is $35 for Chamber members, $40 for future member. Reservations are required. To RSVP, or for more information, contact the Chamber via email or by calling 203.762.0567, or online.