North Carolina Bankers Association en NC Economic Forecast Brings Optimism <p>The mood was a bit more up-beat at this year’s Economic Forecast Forum in Research Triangle Park.&nbsp; In recent years, the gatherings have been more about the recession than the recovery.&nbsp; But, yesterday’s annual forecast forum and luncheon brought out a mix of “optimism” and “reality” that seemed easier for state leaders in politics, banking and business to swallow.<br><br>Hundreds of people sipped on iced tea and nibbled on carrot cake as the speeches began&nbsp; beginning with Governor Bev Perdue.<br> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:55:53 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3608 at American Mortgage Conference in Raleigh <p>Some of the nation’s leading housing finance experts will be in Raleigh today and tomorrow for the American Mortgage Conference.&nbsp; Thad Woodard is president and C-E-O of the North Carolina Bankers Association.&nbsp; He says they wanted to present a major platform to answer some major questions about the future of home financing.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7438 at