Economist Sean Snaith comes to town Sept. 29 for JCCI’s 35th anniversary annual meeting. The noontime event at the Schultz Center also will kick off JCCI’s upcoming study. The lunch theme: Back to Work. Snaith is director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. JCCI info: 396-3052 or www.jcci.org.
• In other JCCI events, IBM Chief Economist Phil Swan joins a special edition of the Issues & Answers forum, called “Recession & Recovery - A Fortune 100 View.” It’s noon Aug. 18 at JCCI.
• Swan also speaks to the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Trustees the afternoon of Aug. 18.
• “For What It’s Worth - Your property, your taxes and balanced city budgets” is another Issues & Answers lunchtime event Aug. 26 at JCCI. Duval County Property Appraiser Jim Overton is the speaker.
• St. Vincent’s HealthCare and MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark, are working together. St. Vincent’s Primary Care family physicians will serve as medical directors for seven walk-in medical MinuteClinics in CVS pharmacy stores in Jacksonville, Macclenny, Orange Park and St. Augustine.
• Single-family home prices in Jacksonville fell 32.8 percent between the first quarters of 2007 and 2010, and dropped 7.2 percent between the first quarters of 2009 and 2010, reports the Fiserv Case-Shiller Indexes. Fiserv calls for a drop of 6.9 percent by next year’s first quarter. Jacksonville fared worse than the U.S., where prices dropped 28.7 percent from 2007 to 2010, rose 2 percent over the past year and are predicted to fall 4.9 percent by next year. “The stabilization of residential real estate markets will take many years,” said Fiserv economist David Stiff.