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Complexity of economy to be discussed at Squaw Valley Institute forum

Special to the Sun

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Volatility in the stock market, the country’s down-graded credit rating by Standard and Poor’s, a debt crisis, high employment, record profits by some corporations: there is much to discuss in regards to the current state of the economy. The Parasol Foundation and Squaw Valley Institute are partnering to present three experts to explain the economy nationally and globally, Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley.

This forum features a panel comprised of Dean Meiling, David Hardie, and Robert W. Holman.

About the panel

Dean Meiling worked his entire career in the investment business. Prior to retirement, he was a managing director of PIMCO, a renowned fixed income portfolio management powerhouse with a reputation built on nearly 40 years of experience.

David Hardie is president of Hallador Investment Advisors Inc., which manages Hallador Equity Fund, Hallador Fixed Income Fund, Hallador Alternative Assets Fund and Hallador Balance Fund. He is also Chairman of Hallador Petroleum Company, HPCO.OB.

Robert W. Holman is the director for several publicly held investment companies, including iStar Financial Inc. He is the co-founder of TriNet Corporate Reality Trust. He also co-founded and was senior executive of Watkins Pacific Corp, a multi-national conglomerate.

Admission to the event is free, but space is limited. To RSVP, or for more information on this presentation, visit or call 530-581-4138.

About Parasol

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe region and#8212;-now and into the future. The Foundation is building a more prosperous community by providing community leadership on emerging issues, by partnering with donors to make their charitable giving meaningful, and by supporting quality programs provided by local non-profit organizations. Founded in 1996 by community members for community benefit, Parasol has granted more than $30 million to charitable causes since its inception. The oldest and largest community foundation in the Tahoe region, Parasol was rated as the number one community foundation in the United States for most gifts per capita during 2009.

About Squaw Valley Institute

Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community.

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