Upcoming events

    • 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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Past events

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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