Upcoming events

    • 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

Past events

August 16, 2017 Walter Moreau, Foundation Communities
August 10, 2017 MBC and AGLCC Joint Happy Hour
August 09, 2017 Olga Campos Benz, Author, Former News Anchor
August 02, 2017 Phillip Tindall, Assistant Director, CAMPO
July 26, 2017 Paula Pierce, Attorney and Identity Theft Recovery Expert
July 19, 2017 Chief Brian Manley, Austin Police Department
July 12, 2017 Rene Geneva, AirBnB Host
July 05, 2017 HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY FROM MBC!
June 28, 2017 Eric Lassberg, President & General Manager, KXAN
June 21, 2017 Gina Chavez, Latin-folk Singer/Songwriter
June 14, 2017 Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor & Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune
June 07, 2017 Steve Adler, City of Austin Mayor
May 31, 2017 Edgar Gierbolini, President and CEO, Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
May 24, 2017 Scot Powe, Professor at Univ of Texas at Austin School of Law and constitutional law scholar | “The Supreme Court Now and Then"
May 17, 2017 Hall Martin | TEN Capital, Founder and CEO
May 10, 2017 Gen. Ricky Lynch, R Lynch Enterprises | "Adaptive Leadership"
May 03, 2017 Steven Enniss, Director of the Harry Ransom Center
April 26, 2017 Cónsul General Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
April 19, 2017 Bert Smith, Prison Entrepreneurship Program
April 12, 2017 Debi Tengler, Chief Relations Officer, Arrow Child and Family Ministries
April 10, 2017 MBC@Night Dinner w/Evan Smith: Interviewing the Interviewer
April 05, 2017 Dr. Mariana Varga, Neurologist | "Dystonia: A Personal Story"
March 29, 2017 Marjorie Mulanax, Executive Director of Hospice Austin
March 22, 2017 Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County Judge
March 15, 2017 Peter Strople | "Building Trust in Divided Times"
March 08, 2017 David Lallier, ROI Consulting| "TWIST: The Way I See Things"
March 01, 2017 Jim Duncan, Chair of the CodeNEXT Citizens Advisory Group
February 22, 2017 Teresa Sansone Ferguson, Executive Director of AustinUP| "The Future of Aging in Austin"
February 15, 2017 Dicky Grigg, personal injury lawyer | “Life of a Plaintiff’s Lawyer: Robbing from the Rich and Giving 2/3 of it to the Poor"
February 08, 2017 Mike Robertson, Is This Mike On? | The Art of Readiness: Creatively Saying Yes To Success
February 01, 2017 Catherine Morse, General Counsel and Senior Director for Samsung Austin Semiconductor
January 26, 2017 MBC Happy Hour
January 25, 2017 Marny Lifshen | Author, Speaker, Communications Consultant | Define Yourself! What Do You Want Your Brand to Be in 2017?
January 18, 2017 Thom Singer, Speaker and Conference Catalyst | Purposefully Powerful Podcasting
January 11, 2017 Chris Plonsky, UT Austin Women's Athletic Director | Navigating Intercollegiate Athletic Challenges
January 04, 2017 David Wallace, COO of AngelouEconomics | How Smart Are We?
December 28, 2016 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MBC!
December 21, 2016 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MBC!
December 14, 2016 UPDATE! Tom Britton | Customer Magic
December 07, 2016 Hugh Brown, CEO of St. David's Hospital Georgetown
November 30, 2016 Gregory Abbink, Austin Police Department | Diversity in the Austin Police Department
November 23, 2016 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Plus MBC and Coffee Connection on November 30
November 16, 2016 Matt Mackowiak, Political & Communications Consultant | 2016 Election: What Just Happened?
November 09, 2016 Nelson Guda, Ph.D. | Creativity—The Elusive and Powerful Force That Drives Our Economy
November 02, 2016 Kim Barnes, Media Consultant | Lights, Camera, Action! How to Get the Media's Attention
October 26, 2016 Ally & Jeff Davidson, Camp Gladiator | The CG Story: Better Together
October 19, 2016 Sally Hernandez and Joe Martinez, Travis County Sheriff Candidates | A New Sheriff in Town
October 17, 2016 MBC@Night Dinner w/Jeremi Suri: 15 Years After 9/11: What Have We Learned?
October 12, 2016 Sarah Hernholm | Youth Entrepreneurship
October 05, 2016 Roger Falk and Michael R. Levy | $720 Million Mobility Bond: Go Big—Big Deception
September 28, 2016 SPEAKER CHANGE: JOHN-MICHAEL CORTEZ | The Smart Corridor Mobility Bond
September 21, 2016 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune | Trump, Clinton, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going
September 15, 2016 MBC@HappyHour!
September 14, 2016 Professor Eytan Gilboa | Middle East Update: Major Events & Implications for the West
September 07, 2016 Goodwill of Central Texas | How does Goodwill turn 84 million pounds of donations into employment for Central Texas?
August 31, 2016 Leslie Hyland Rodgers | The Healing Power of Music
August 24, 2016 Kent Cummins, Magician | A Magical Life
August 17, 2016 Grace Miller, Community Outreach Specialist @ Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas | Planned Parenthood’s Role in Community Health
August 10, 2016 Ewe Blab, Pro Basketball Player | Olympic Basketball 1984 vs 1992 — Oh, What a Difference!
August 03, 2016 David Brooks, Public Speaker | Successfully Speaking
July 27, 2016 Philip Huang, M.D., M.P.H. -- What You Need to Know about the Zika Virus
July 20, 2016 Thierry Daupin -- Topic: READY FOR RUGBY, AUSTIN?
July 13, 2016 Janet Zaretsky: Elevating Your Conversational Intelligence: The Power of Responding Versus Reacting
June 23, 2016 June MBC Happy Hour

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