Upcoming events

    • June 01, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Making Meaning of Loss and Grief During the Pandemic

    During the pandemic, people have experienced extreme mental health impacts: loss of health; loss of jobs; loss of community, and loss of any sense of normalcy.  Austin Grief in expanding our mission to support people suffering during this unprecedented time.

    About our speaker:

    Dr. Malone is a renowned expert in the field of grief and loss and is a Fellow in Thanatology. Dr. Malone's clinical social work experience spans over 30 years, providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. She has held teaching positions at the University of Texas Arlington, the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward's University, and Texas State University. 

    Dr. Malone has developed and taught courses on death and dying, grief and loss, and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. She brings with her local and national recognition in the grief and loss field through her many publications, presentations, trainings, and professional conferences.

    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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    • June 08, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    100% Committed

    What if you could identify the road blocks that threaten to hold your organization back? Tyson offers a reliable formula to help individuals and teams discover their own obstacles, and learn how to move past them through the power of teamwork and unified vision. Be all in and learn how change is inevitable—Overcoming is a choice!

    About our speaker:

    For over a decade, Tyson Dever has been sharing from stages across the nation how unthinkable tragedy inflicted by a distracted driver could not hold him back from living life on his terms. 

    Months after his 22nd birthday, Tyson was waiting to turn left onto a residential road when a fully-loaded cement mixer, driven by a distracted driver, changed his life forever. The wreck would leave him paralyzed from the waist down, but has yet to hold him back. After shocking his medical team with his progress, he was back at school within months, finishing his degree at Texas State University. From there he went on to become a full-time varsity coach and teacher, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

    Today, Tyson lives independently, drives, fishes from his own bass boat, hunts using a rugged track chair, and shares his message with audiences across the nation. The lessons he learned along the way about attitude, determination and grit combine to create an engaging and funny presentation that will show you how to overcome adversity, better equip yourself to chase your dreams, and never (ever) give up!

    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

    • June 08, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    • UT Club 7th floor after our meeting

    The Power of Moments

    by Chip and Dan Heath. 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.


    • June 15, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Amplify Your Brand with Digital Marketing Know-How

    If you feel overwhelmed when faced with exactly how to market your brand or business in this almost post-digital era, you are not alone. Many of us are hammered with things like “Your website isn’t ranking,” “Have you tried radio?,” or “Social media advertising?”
    What about print, mailers, or email? The list goes on.

    With so many choices, and usually, a set marketing budget to pull from, it’s tough to know exactly which route to take when it comes to making sure your brand is seen and stands out from your competition.

    In this presentation you’ll learn about key digital elements that should be at the core of your marketing endeavors, why each digital element matters, and 
    how to design and execute an effective plan that will help your brand stand out from the rest!

    About our speaker:

    Laura Lewis is the big-thinking founder and CEO of female-run boutique digital marketing firm LaLaPow. Operating out of the creative hub of Austin, TX, Laura and her eclectic team embody the out-of-the-box artistry of the area, bringing a mixture of clever innovation and proven marketing strategy to every project in their path.

    Her philosophy for life, as it is with marketing, starts with people. As a student of human behavior — a passion she’s fostered as a life counselor, media host, marketing maven, and businesswoman — Laura sees the people behind the brands and those that make up her clients’ audiences. Utilizing her unique skillset, she puts her marketing mastery to work connecting people to people, knowing that a brand alone doesn’t win hearts and minds. That feat is accomplished by highlighting humanity through an assured campaign strategy, a Laura Lewis trademark if ever there was one!

    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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    • June 22, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Forget the Alamo

    Every nation needs its creation myth, and since Texas was a nation before it was a state, it's no surprise that its myths bite deep. There's no piece of history more important to Texans than the Battle of the Alamo, when Davy Crockett and a band of rebels went down in a blaze of glory fighting for independence from Mexico, losing the battle but setting Texas up to win the war. However, that version of events, as Forget the Alamo definitively shows, owes more to fantasy than reality. Just as the site of the Alamo was left in ruins for decades, its story was forgotten and twisted over time, with the contributions of Tejanos--Texans of Mexican origin, who fought alongside the Anglo rebels--scrubbed from the record, and the origin of the conflict over Mexico's push to abolish slavery papered over. Forget the Alamo provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texas's struggle for independence, then shows how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. As uncomfortable as it may be to hear for some, celebrating the Alamo has long had an echo of celebrating whiteness.

    In the past forty-some years, waves of revisionists have come at this topic, and at times have made real progress toward a more nuanced and inclusive story that doesn't alienate anyone. But we are not living in one of those times; the fight over the Alamo's meaning has become more pitched than ever in the past few years, even violent, as Texas's future begins to look more and more different from its past. It's the perfect time for a wise and generous-spirited book that shines the bright light of the truth into a place that's gotten awfully dark.

    About our speaker:

    Jason Stanford is a writer whose bylines have appeared in Texas Monthly, the Texas Tribune, Texas Highways, the Texas Observer, as well as many publications that have nothing whatsoever to do with Texas. Together with Bryan Burrough and Chris Tomlinson, he co-wrote the New York Times-best selling 

    The former communications director for Austin Mayor Steve Adler, in 2018 he was named by Austin Monthly “Best Man Behind the Curtain." Jason is also credited with writing the Mayor’s widely circulated response to a critic of an all-female screening in Austin of the movie Wonder Woman and with instigating a breakfast taco war with San Antonio that ended without a single egg being broken. 

    A former political consultant for more than 200 campaigns in 40 states, Stanford contributed a regular column to the Austin American-Statesman, wrote a nationally syndicated column, and in 2011 co-wrote with James Moore Adios, Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush. Currently, publishes a Substack newsletter called The Experiment and is the chief of communications and community engagement for Austin ISD.

    Stanford majored in Russian at Lewis & Clark College which led in 1992 to editing the Moscow Guardian, an English-language expatriate tabloid and working as a researcher for the Los Angeles Times bureau.

    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

    • June 25, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Walker Honey Farm, 8060 E US Hwy 190, Rogers Texas
    • 19
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    Walker Honey Farm Tour