Thinking ahead proved particularly rewarding for the attendees of Capital Bank’s latest Thinking Ahead Business Series, held March 6th at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The event brought together more than 200 business owners and managers from various industries in the Metro D.C. area to enjoy an informative discussion led by acclaimed economist Dr. Stephen Fuller, PhD, and Sr. Wealth Management advisor Gary A. Edmonds, Sr. Vice President, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

This session provided an overview of the local and regional economy, discussing the impact of national fiscal policies like sequestration, as well as long-term economic trends, including a hopeful prognosis for businesses through 2015.

“In today’s economy, businesses that want to succeed need to think about the bigger picture,” says Capital Bank CEO Ed Barry. “Understanding regional as well as local trends is critical. The great response we got to this Thinking Ahead Business Series shows that businesses are looking for sound advice and solid expertise.”

An ongoing series designed to help businesses plan, execute and grow in today’s challenging business environment, the Thinking Ahead Business Series brings industry leaders and experts together with the business community in the Metro D.C. area. These complimentary events, which are open to the public, are an extension of Capital Bank’s commitment to helping businesses grow.

With a belief that investing in the business community is sound economic sense, Capital Bank is committed to providing business leaders with the information and insight they need, not only in day-to-day operations and decision-making, but also in helping them plan for the future. Through ongoing banking partnerships and events like the Thinking Ahead Business Series, Capital Bank will continue to bring knowledgeable experts to their dynamic business banking relationships.