The Cuesta College Business and Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a free forum, The Latest Economic Trends, Perspectives and Predictions, by local financial planning experts Bob Wacker and Rob Garcia on February 23.

Wacker, president and CIO of R. E. Wacker Associates, was named one of “America’s Top Financial Advisors” by Worth magazine. He will give a general review of the economy, where we are and how we got here.

Garcia, a certified financial planner and principal at Rob Garcia Wealth Management, was named as one of the Tribune’s “Top 20 Under 40” in 2008. He will discuss the effects of the state budget on the local economy and Cuesta College.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, February 23 from 3-5 p.m. in Room 5401 on the San Luis Obispo Campus. Parking is free in lots 1A and 2 in student parking spots only.

To RSVP, please contact the Business and Entrepreneurship Center at (805) 546-3188 or email

Released Feb. 14, 2011