Upcoming Events

    • August 10, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Pride 365: How is your company working to increase diversity all year long?

    Tina will share her expertise and insight successful branding and marketing to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond Pride Month.

    Beyond turning your logo rainbow, what is your company/org actively doing to being intentional all year long.  From targeted and sometimes outspoken marketing to hiring practices to internal programming to show your support for the LGBT community.

    About our speaker:

    Tina Cannon has been President and CEO of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. since 2019. Prior to that, she has served as VP of Local Government Relations with the Greater Austin Chamber, a senior policy analyst to the Austin City Council, and founding partner of Napkin Venture. She was also Entrepreneur in Residence for the Applied Entrepreneurship Program at Texas State University, and is a proud alumna of Texas State.

    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

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    • August 10, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    • UT Club 7th floor after our meeting

    How We Got to Now

    by Steven Johnson. Plan to join fellow MBC members for lively  discussions in a relaxed atmosphere on the 7th floor.

    8:30 at the UT Club, 7th floor after our June 8th meeting.


    • August 17, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Truth in Taxation 

    Are you concerned about rising property taxes? Join Travis Central Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler for a look at how budgets and tax rates proposed by your taxing entities will impact your property tax bill. Attendees will also learn more about how property owners can influence the process and lower their property taxes

    About our speaker:

    Marya Crigler currently serves as the Chief Appraiser of the Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD).

    A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Crigler has more than 25 years experience with TCAD and has held a variety of positions in the agency, including Appraiser, Modeler, Director of IT, ARB Coordinator, and Deputy Chief of Operations. She was appointed Chief Appraiser in December 2011.

    Crigler is a member of the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts, International Association of Assessing Officers, and Texas Association of Assessing Officers. She has served on the Comptroller’s Property Value Study Advisory Committee.

    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

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 24, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Austin's Response for Children Impacted by Parental Incarceration 

    Dan Leal will speak about the unique needs of children impacted by parental incarceration including the effects of adverse childhood experiences on children's lives.   He will also talk about the proactive response that a non-profit organization in Austin brought to the issue in partnership with Austin ISD.   He will conclude the presentation with information on how we can help.

    About our speaker:

    Dan Leal became Seedling Foundation’s Executive Director in August 2017. Over the past five years, Dan has helped to grow the number of mentors for school aged children impacted by parental incarceration while increasing the resources available to high school mentees.  In 2020, Dan served as the Chair of One Voice Central Texas, a membership organization of over 100 non-profit executives and organizations that seeks to support Executive Directors and increase local resources for non-profit health and human services non-profits. 

    Prior to Seedling, Dan served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Denton County for 15 years. Dan led an organization of 29 staff members and 37 partner agencies to provide justice, safety, and healing for abused children. Dan collaborated with Jenna Quinn and State Representative Tan Parker on the passing of Jenna’s Law, which served as the catalyst for Children’s Advocacy Centers in Texas to add education to their service delivery.   

    Prior to leading the Children’s Advocacy Center, Dan served as the Human Services Coordinator for the City of Denton and was named Public Health Advocate of the Year by the Denton County Health Department.   He is also a recipient of the David Fitch Humanitarian Award from the University of North Texas.

    Dan and his wife Kirstin live in Bastrop, have two adult sons, and recently saw a granddaughter added to the family.  Dan’s youngest son and daughter in law serve in the United States Air Force.  Dan is a member of the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas and has been a Rotarian for 9 years leading many youth service initiatives including the Four Way Speech Contest and Interact Clubs. 

    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

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 31, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Austin Transportation: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

    Austin traffic is like the weather—it's too hot, it's getting hotter, everybody talks about it, and nobody can do anything about it. Well...

    This week we'll talk about Austin Corridors, and what we're doing about it!

    About our speaker:

    Yasmine Smith, Esq. is a born and raised Austinite with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from St.Edward’s University and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Yasmine is the managing partner and founder of Abundance Law, PLLC which is dedicated to Wills & Estates, Business Entity, and Real Estate Law and proudly serves clients throughout Central Texas. Additionally, Yasmine serves as the Director of Justice & Advocacy of The Austin Area Urban League. In these roles she actively engages, mobilizes, and supports our unhoused neighbors with policy matters that impact their quality of life. Additionally, Yasmine also serves as Community Engagement Specialist for the Mayor of Austin Steve Adler where she focuses on community relations, equity, and policy areas that include cyber-security and transportation. Additionally, Yasmine serves as Trustee of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and Chair for People United for Mobility Action (P.U.M.A).In the latter, Smith played a crucial role in equipping Project Connect with the national template equity evolutions we see today One of Yasmine’s greatest joys is giving back to her beloved hometown in mind, body, and soul in all that she does.

    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

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • September 07, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712

    Upcoming Speakers in September

    Our speakers are always engaging, informative, and insightful (and often inciteful). Our members are too! Become a member and make MBC your midweek pick-me-up every week.

    The long hot summer's hot speakers continue with:

     Susan Fraser The Future of IH-35 
     Mirhan Aroian Echos of the Armenian Genocide in Ukraine 
     Manish Naik, M.D. COVID update 
     Bridget Grumet Finding Political Common Ground 


     Is there a person or organization you'd like to hear from at MBC? Send your speaker recommendations to Programs@MBCAustin.org and we'll try to set that up!


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