Upcoming Events

    • July 06, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712

    Happy Birthday America!

    Happy Independence Day! We won't be meeting July 6th, but have a full lineup of stimulating speakers right into the Fall, come visit soon.

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

    • July 13, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
    Register

    Real Stories of Valuing a Business When Partners or Spouses Split

    Some of the most turbulent times in the life of a business person involve a dispute, either in their personal or professional life. And if that dispute is to resolved by a divorce (personal) or a partnership buy-out (professional), a business valuation engagement is an integral part of the solution.

    Hear a description of 2 actual situations where a valuation was performed to assist in the resolution of disputes. 
    The issues involved are not necessarily intuitive, and understanding them may assist in guiding you, should you ever be involved in cases similar to these.

    About our speaker:

    As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BWA Valuations, Brian Walters brings a wealth of experience and education to every engagement in which the value of a business needs to be determined.

    Mr. Walters has held several positions of increasing responsibility in a professional career that has spanned over 3 decades. In his role as the company’s primary valuation expert, Mr. Walters performs valuations in support of a variety of situations, including (but not limited to):

    • Divorce/marital asset division: business interest valuation related to partner buyout/buy-in; estate planning/gifting considerations;
    • Family Limited Partnership (FLP) interest valuation: “sanity check” valuations related to buying or selling business interests.

    Mr. Walters can work in a collaborative fashion with both sides of a dispute, offering an unbiased opinion as to the value of the business interests as needed.

    Alternatively, if the dispute regarding the value of a business needs to be settled in a courtroom, he has experience testifying as an expert witness in multiple court cases, providing clarity to the court and assisting with understanding the complicated but necessary process of performing a business valuation. 

    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

    • July 13, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    • UT Club 7th floor after our meeting

    Lessons from Lucy

    by Dave Barry. 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.


    • July 20, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
    Register

    A Decade of Growth: Austin Population Change and Demographic Trends

    The Central Texas region is the fastest growing area in the country, and Austin is a key draw. Austin stands out among other Texas and U.S. cities topping the charts on population and job growth as well as diversity. However, population and economic booms in the area do not always translate into prosperity for all.

    In this talk, Dr. Lila Valencia will review results from the 2020 Census, recent demographic trends, and take a look at future growth. She’ll discuss implications of these demographic changes on housing, transportation, and other policy areas.

    About our speaker:

    Dr. Lila Valencia is Austin’s City Demographer. She leads the Strategic Data Initiatives team at the Housing and Planning Department and produces population estimates and projections to support the planning and decision-making of city departments, local businesses and organizations, and the community at large.

    Lila is an applied demographer with over 15 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis in both the public and private sectors. Before her role at the City, Lila was a senior demographer at the Texas Demographic Center where she monitored and reported demographic and socioeconomic trends to inform policymaking and planning for the state of Texas. She managed product development for the Center and led 2020 Census coordination efforts with varying stakeholders across the state.

    Previously, Lila served as senior research analyst and complaint specialist at the City of Austin’s Office of the Police Monitor where she fielded complaints of police misconduct allegations and produced analysis and annual reports documenting these allegations.

    Lila holds a Ph.D. in Applied Demography from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master’s from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Lila has lived in Austin for over 25 years and enjoys Austin’s green spaces, live music, and cultural events with her husband Michael, daughter Ada, and their family pet Amaya.

    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

    • July 27, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
    Register

    Brand Evolution: From a Hairstylist's Chair to a $5 million Salon Company 

    After ten years of working for other salons, I took the leap in 2005 and opened my own salon company. I had one contractor that worked for me in a space that housed over ten hair stations. After six months, I had my first employee. Six years later, I had about thirteen people working at Urban Betty (half employees, half contractors). We then moved into a space double the size, and after a few months, I phased out my contractors and evolved into an all commission-based employee salon company. Now sixteen years later, we have two locations with over 60 employees and have made the Inc. 5000 list 3 times consecutively.

    About our speaker:

    Chelle Neff has been a leader in the U.S. salon industry since founding Urban Betty in 2005. Neff has successfully grown Urban Betty year after year and today has a salon company that houses more than 60 employees and 2 locations. In 2018, 2019, & 2020 Urban Betty was named as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000. If you want to learn more about Chelle, please follow her on Instagram @urbanbetty or visit chelleneff.com.

    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 03, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712

    Upcoming Speakers in August

    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:

     Michelle Smith Raise Your Hand Texas 
     Tina Cannon Austin LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
     Cynthia Martinez Travis County Property Appraisals
     Dan Leal Seedling: Mentoring Our Future


     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!

    • 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.



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