Upcoming Breakfasts

    • August 23, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Who Says the Printed Word is Dead?

    John Garrett, founder of Community Impact Newspaper, certainly won't. Since launching the first edition in Round Rock and Pflugerville in 2005, the company has grown to 22 editions and is the fastest growing news organization in the state of Texas.

    Community Impact has ranked among Inc. 5000's fastest growing U.S. companies for seven straight years starting in 2010. The newspaper has also received numerous awards, including awards for outstanding journalism and advertising design by the National Newspaper Association. In 2017, Community Impact received the most recognitions in the Local Media Association Digital Innovation Awards, one of the most prestigious award programs in the industry.

    About our speaker

    Before starting Community Impact, John held advertising positions at the Houston Chronicle and the Austin Business Journal.

    John grew up in north Austin and graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1993. John attended and graduated cum laude from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of fine arts in radio and television. While at Sam Houston, he was awarded the Creager Award, given to the male student who contributes the most to overall student life.

    John is married to Jennifer. They have three daughters - Mollie, Ruby and Sophie - and live in Round Rock. They are active members of Cityview Bible Church. Over the years, John has served on many boards, including the Round Rock Area Serving Center and Round Rock Chamber, and he continues to be actively involved in the community.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 30, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    What Will The Texas of the Future Look Like?

    Texas has added more population annually than any other state for the past 10 years. The Texas Demographic Center has been monitoring key demographic trends behind this population growth.


    Although Texas is growing rapidly and substantially, growth in Texas is not evenly distributed across its 254 counties and not evenly distributed among its race/ethnicity groups. All the while, Texas is aging. The source and distribution of population growth in the state has varying implications for infrastructure and demands of goods and services in Texas along with potential challenges for maintaining inclusive and equitable economic growth in the state.

    About our speaker

    Dr. Lila Valencia is a senior demographer at the Texas Demographic Center. She has over 10 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research in both the public and private sectors. Her current work involves understanding and communicating demographic trends and processes in Texas. Dr. Valencia also manages product development and data requests at the Texas Demographic Center. She has a diverse research background, including projects focused on migration, energy consumption, transportation, and gender-based violence.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • September 06, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    8 Months After Sweeping Staff Changes -- Update from the Travis County District Attorney

    Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore stepped into her current role in early 2017 after following through on a campaign promise to overhaul the DA's office. The changes marked the most sweeping personnel change in the district attorney's office in decades.

    How has the reorganization affected the way the office works? What are the most serious issues facing the office now? You won't want to miss this chance to hear Margaret Moore speak and answer your questions.

    About our speaker

    Margaret Moore was elected Travis County District Attorney on November 8, 2016.

    Moore is a fifth generation Texan and native of Waco. Her father, Tom Moore, Jr., was District Attorney for McLennan County from 1952-1960, which inspired her to pursue a legal career. 

    Moore earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972. She was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1973.

    Moore served as Precinct 3 Travis County Commissioner twice, appointed by the County Judge to serve unexpired terms (1999-1998, 2001-2002). Her public service also includes chairmanship of the Travis County Child Welfare Board and as a Commissioner on the Board of Emergency Services District #9.

    MBC Members: We’re Falling For You

    Exciting news! September is MBC’s Member Appreciation Month with fabulous weekly prizes for members and lower breakfast rates for future members.

    Two lucky MBC members attending breakfast September 6 will each win a $25 gift certificate from Mangia Pizza! Pick up your raffle ticket at the MBC registration desk; must be present to win. Don’t delay! Sign up for your place at breakfast now!

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • September 13, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Texas Politics Past and Future

    On the heels of the Texas Legislative Special Session, the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith joins us to walk us through what happened and why.

    He will also do a very personal preview of the upcoming Texas Tribune Festival. The festival has brought together more than 250 speakers to discuss topics including education, climate change, the presidency and the role of media in 2017.

    About our speaker

    Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune.

    The Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization. Its deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post.

    Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.

    MBC Members: We’re Falling For You

    Exciting news! September is MBC’s Member Appreciation Month with fabulous weekly prizes for members and lower breakfast rates for future members.

    Two lucky MBC members attending breakfast September 13 will each win a $25 gift certificate from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Pick up your raffle ticket at the MBC registration desk; must be present to win. Don’t delay! Sign up for your place at breakfast now!


    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • September 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    And Now for Something Completely Different

    Celebrate the energy and spirit of MBC as we devote the meeting to making new connections while strengthening old ones. You’ll learn the inside scoop on some of your favorite taglines. You’ll hear how people spend their week. And, you’ll discover you’ve got more in common with people than you would ever have thought!

    Come along to Rally Day at MBC, where knowledge and connection meet.

    MBC Members: We’re Falling For You

    Exciting news! September is MBC’s Member Appreciation Month with fabulous weekly prizes for members and lower breakfast rates for future members.

    One lucky MBC member attending breakfast September 20 will win two tickets (value $170) to ZACH Theatre’s production of A Tuna Christmas! Pick up your raffle ticket at the MBC registration desk; must be present to win. Don’t delay! Sign up for your place at breakfast now!

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Program

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy


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