Upcoming Breakfasts

    • June 28, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    The Television Broadcasting Industry – Present day and future challenges and opportunities

    Today’s media ecosystem is undergoing dynamic changes -- video content viewership is in flux proven by the trends of non-linear viewing behavior, mobile video consumption, and the rapid rise of cord cutting coupled with the increased penetration of Over The Top (OTT) players such as YouTube TV, Hulu, DIRECTV NOW, etc.

    Eric Lassberg, President and General Manager of KXAN, will discuss how KXAN is addressing these industry trends and how we see our place in this rapidly changing media ecosystem. How will local broadcast TV stay relevant and continue to serve their local community and what is the future of TV?

    About our speaker

    Eric Lassberg was born and raised in Dallas, TX eventually heading to Austin, TX to become a 2nd generation Longhorn graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Advertising. He returned to Dallas to begin his career at KXAS-NBC as an Account Executive. He remained in Dallas 10 years, spent time in in Atlanta for four years, and earned his GM stripe in Wichita, KS for six years before moving back to Austin where he became General Manager of KXAN, KNVA and KBVO in 2006. When he arrived, KXAN was a distant 3rd place station trailing by 11-12 revenue share points behind the leader KVUE. In 2016, for the first time ever, KXAN became the #1 station in revenue market share, also becoming the #1 news station in the market in the previous year of 2015 in all key newscast time periods. He is married to Ashley Lassberg, who he met in Wichita, KS, and they are proud parents to Bella and Sawyer.

     

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    • July 05, 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • July 4th Holiday

    To celebrate the Fourth of July, MBC will not meet on July 5, 2017. Enjoy the time with your family and friends. 

    On July 12, 2017, join MBC and learn "How to Start an AirBnB"

    Extra income and stability -- these are just two of the reasons why people around the globe are choosing to become part of AirBnB and other similar platforms. But how do you get started? How do you stay safe? Rene Geneva, a successful business owner and AirBnB host, has published a step-by-step guide to operating a successful AirBnB. Don't miss her helpful advice and fascinating stories as an AirBnB host on July 12.

          

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    • July 12, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    BlowUP Airbnb: Using Airbnb as a Platform to sell yourself

    Airbnb is a great way to make extra income, but did you know it can go further? You might even be able to build a different business by being an Airbnb host?


    René Geneva will talk about how to host Airbnb and market yourself in a way to attract customers to an unrelated business. This talk is fun, motivational, and for every entrepreneur who is trying to keep it together.

    About our speaker

    René Geneva is CEO of Texas Indie Solar, a Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, writer, family woman, Airbnb Superhost, and motorcycle enthusiast. She and her husband, Thomas, run a successful Airbnb while writing a book about it together. Many of their Airbnb guests become customers of their other ventures and many clients book their Airbnb.


    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!

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    • July 19, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Update on the Austin Police Department

    It's been more than six months since Interim Police Chief Brian Manley stepped into the role Chief Art Acevedo vacated in 2016. What changes have taken place? How is the Austin Police Department continuing its work to connect with the community?


    Join us as Chief Manley explains the state of APD and takes your questions.

    About our speaker

    Chief Brian Manley has been with APD since 1990. During his time, has has worked in and supervised numerous areas, including: Patrol, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Homicide, and Special Operations & Homeland Security.

    Chief Manley earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, majoring in Finance. He earned his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MSOLE) degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin in 2004 and was recognized as the St. Edward’s University 2004 Outstanding MSOLE Graduate of the Year. Chief Manley is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Institute, and is an IACP certified Leadership in Police Organizations instructor.

    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!

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    • July 26, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    How to Recover from Identity Theft

    Identity theft is rampant, and Texans are among the hardest hit. Many people think they have to pay a lawyer to help them recover.

    As it turns out, most people can take charge of their own recovery successfully without spending thousands of dollars on attorneys’ fees. For 10 years, Attorney Paula Pierce has guided people affected by identity theft through the recovery process step-by-step, as well as in court. 

    Join us as she discusses many of the steps we can all take to prevent and recover from identity theft.

    About our speaker

    Paula Pierce has been practicing law for 30 years. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Trinity University in San Antonio and law degree, summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law in Houston.

    In 2005, she had the unique opportunity to work with people who were plagued by a crime that had received little attention: identity theft. At that time, there were few resources available to identity theft victims and few lawyers with experience helping them. As the managing attorney for TLSC’s identity theft project, she learned about the federal and state laws that can be used by victims to recover from the crime and helped develop a victim’s toolkit. She has also represented identity theft victims in court. Several times, she was the first lawyer to appear in a court on behalf of an identity theft victim. This work gave her an inside look at the challenge cyber-crime poses for businesses.

    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!

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    • August 02, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Planning the Future for Transportation in Central Texas

    Fed up with traffic in Central Texas? You're not alone.

    The Austin metro area is rapidly growing -- the 9th fastest among metro areas in the U.S.! -- and the new residents are adding to traffic.

    How will Central Texas handle the influx of residents? What transportation plans are in the works? Join us Wednesday August 2 to hear from the executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO).

    About our speaker

    Ashby Johnson is the Executive Director of CAMPO. CAMPO is a 20-member board of elected officials from Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. For the past three years, Johnson has been responsible for directing the technical analyses of regional transportation planning issues for the CAMPO board, and he has been part of setting the vision, goals and priorities for state and federal transportation funding.

    Previously, Johnson served as deputy director of transportation and air quality at the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

    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!

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