Upcoming events

    • January 30, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    I-35: The Great Healthcare Divide & How to Overcome It

    Where a person resides in Travis County plays a significant role in determining how well and how long s/he will live. Join us as Dr. Jaeson Fournier discusses how geography and resource access is influencing the health of Austin and Travis County residents and learn how CommUnityCare Health Centers, as the largest primary care safety net provider in Texas, is using a data-driven approach to inform current and future healthcare delivery strategies.

    About our Speaker

    Jaeson Fournier, DC, MPH is the Chief Executive Officer for CommUnityCare Health Centers which is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Texas.  Prior to joining CommUnityCare, Dr. Fournier served as the CEO for West Side Community Health Services (a not-for-profit FQHC in St. Paul, MN), as Deputy Health Officer at the Ingham County Health Department (a public entity FQHC in Lansing, MI) and as CEO of Greater Elgin Family Care Center (a not-for-profit FQHC in Elgin, Illinois).  He also helped form and operationalize the nation’s first FQHC led Medicaid ACO while in MN and served as an expert consultant for Arizona State University’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported National Safety Net Advancement Center which aims to transform the ability of U.S. safety net organizations to respond to payment and care delivery reform efforts in fast evolving financial and delivery health care environments.

    Jaeson has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, a Doctor of Chiropractor degree from the National College of Chiropractic, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Fournier also completed a 3 year research residency through the National University of Health Sciences.

    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

    • February 06, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Q&A with APD's Chief

    Brian Manley joined the Austin Police Department in 1990 and has served as the Interim Chief of Police since December 2016. Chief Manley leads a department of over 2,500 sworn law enforcement and support personnel, with an annual budget of over $400 million. In his 28 years with the APD, Chief Manley has served in and led many areas of the Department, including Patrol, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Homicide, Highway Enforcement, Internal Affairs, Special Operations & Homeland Security, and Recruiting & Training.

    Having grown up in Austin, Chief Manley’s strong connections within the community have aided him in building and maintaining relationships across all of Austin’s diverse neighborhoods and with the many stakeholder and activist groups. Chief Manley believes in actively engaging the community to set priorities, sustain open lines of communication, and maintain transparency.

    Chief Manley has reengineered the department to better align operations with his commitment to community policing and improving the quality of life for all in Austin.

    Chief Manley attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 1992. He earned his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MSOLE) degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin in 2004 and went on to serve as an adjunct professor in the St. Edward’s University Criminal Justice program.

    Chief Manley is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute.

    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

    • February 13, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    What's Up the Hill?

    Huston-Tillotson University is Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and proudly serving as East Austin’s Intellectual Heartbeat. Dr. Burnette will share how the University is transforming itself while maintaining its legacy among the rapidly changing landscape in Austin.

    About Our Speaker

    Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, joined Huston-Tillotson University as President and Chief Executive Officer July 1, 2015. Dr. Burnette is an experienced leader in higher education with a deep commitment to student success and advocacy for education as the great equalizer. Her experience includes serving as interim President at Pierce College in Puyallup, Washington; and the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

    Dr. Burnette has combined her intelligence quotient (IQ), emotional intelligence (EQ), entrepreneurial spirit, and technical knowledge to forge successful careers in engineering, information technology, and education. Before transitioning into higher education, Dr. Burnette worked as a Computer Analyst at The Washington Post, was an Operations Support Engineer at Proctor and Gamble, held the position of Director of Information Systems at Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., and ran her own computer consulting firm, CompuMent.

    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

    • February 20, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Speaker Information Coming Soon!

    Whether you're new to Austin or a native Austinite, you'll enjoy a great breakfast with energetic, talented and fun people... no small feat for an early morning breakfast club! Come network, build relationships, expand your knowledge, and start your day with a smile.


    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

    • February 27, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce Overview

    The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of programs to fulfill their mission of promoting economic growth through advocacy for, connections to, and education of small businesses in the Asian Pacific American community in Central Texas. Marina Bhargava will give an overview of the chamber's activities and specific initiatives for minority business certification, starting a business, and international trade with Asia.

    About our Speaker

    Marina Bhargava is the President and CEO of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC). She oversees the overall management of the Chamber with specific responsibilities over the Chamber’s grants, program and partnership development, events and execution of the Chamber’s goals and objectives. This includes supporting the City of Austin’s international economic relationships with Asia.


    Marina currently serves on the board of Community Advancement Network as well as the Economic Prosperity Commission for the City of Austin, E3 Alliance’s Student Success Strike Force committee, and Austin Community College's Equity Leadership Advisory Team. She is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization’s McBee Fellows Class of 2015, and served on the Mayor's Task Force for Institutional Racism in 2017.

    Marina earned her B.A. and M.A. in economics from Northwestern University. Her career has been in a variety of industries, ranging from benefits consulting at Hewitt Associates to family owned plastics manufacturing. Prior to joining the Chamber, she was the Language Access and Outreach Coordinator for Asian Family Support Services of Austin, a domestic violence agency where she created trainings for and built relationships with the various Asian communities in Austin, and recruited and managed 20 contract interpreter advocates.


    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

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January 23, 2019 Imam Islam Mossad, North Austin Muslim Community Center
January 16, 2019 Terrill Fischer, ComedySportz Austin
January 09, 2019 Kate Betz, Bullock Texas State History Museum
January 02, 2019 Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County Judge
December 26, 2018 Happy New Year from MBC!
December 19, 2018 Happy Holidays from MBC!
December 12, 2018 Sam Tenenbaum, CoStar Austin
December 05, 2018 Leslie Wingo, Sanders\Wingo
November 28, 2018 Dr. William Inboden, Center for National Security
November 21, 2018 Happy Thanksgiving from MBC!
November 14, 2018 Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune
November 07, 2018 James R. Nowlin, Excel Global Partners
October 31, 2018 Paul H. Stebbins, World Fuel Services Corporation
October 24, 2018 Heidi Anderson, The Trail Foundation
October 17, 2018 Brent Fields, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
October 10, 2018 Jimmy Flannigan, Austin City Council
October 03, 2018 Tom Zoda, Ph.D., Syneos Health
September 26, 2018 Ed Scruggs, Texas Gun Sense
September 20, 2018 MBC@Night: Happy Hour with Austin LGBT Chamber
September 19, 2018 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune
September 12, 2018 Jon C. Yates, Boy Scouts of America
September 05, 2018 Randy Clarke, Capital Metro
August 29, 2018 Rosie Newberry, KXAN meteorologist
August 22, 2018 Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare
August 15, 2018 Phil Wilson, LCRA
August 08, 2018 Peter Mullan, Waller Creek Conservancy
August 01, 2018 Luis Rodriguez, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
July 25, 2018 Jonathan Kaplan, Numeris Capital
July 18, 2018 Christopher Laing, Capital City Innovation Executive Director
July 11, 2018 H.W. Brands, UT Austin History Professor
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June 27, 2018 Gay Gaddis, T3
June 20, 2018 Ben Wright, the Briscoe Center
June 13, 2018 Spencer Cronk, Austin City Manager
June 06, 2018 Peter Bay, Austin Symphony Orchestra
May 30, 2018 Mellie Price, Dell Medical School
May 23, 2018 Henry Yoshida, Rocket Dollar
May 16, 2018 Patrick Newman, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
May 09, 2018 Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, UT School of Social Work
May 02, 2018 Mayor's Panel: Climate Change
April 25, 2018 Stacey Chang, Design Institute, UT School of Medicine
April 18, 2018 Angela Evans, Dean LBJ School of Public Affairs
April 11, 2018 Angelos Angelou, Angelou Economics
April 04, 2018 René Banglesdorf, Author, CEO
March 28, 2018 Chris Del Conte, UT Athletics Director
March 21, 2018 Susan R. Nelson, Trauma Survivor
March 14, 2018 Jan Goss-Gibson, Civility Consulting
March 08, 2018 MBC@Night: A Cheese and Wine Tasting
March 07, 2018 Bobby R. Inman Admiral, U. S. Navy (Ret.)
February 28, 2018 Jo Karr Tedder, Central Texas Water Coalition
February 21, 2018 Alan Graham, Mobile Loaves and Fishes
February 14, 2018 AJ Josefowitz, Leadership Coach
February 07, 2018 Louis Grachos, The Contemporary Austin
January 31, 2018 Anne Rodgers, Journalist and Author
January 24, 2018 Joshua Banks, City of Austin Housing Authority
January 17, 2018 Bobby R. Inman Admiral, U. S. Navy (Ret.)
January 10, 2018 Jeremi Suri, LBJ School of Public Affairs
January 03, 2018 Turk Pipkin, The Nobelity Project, Actor
December 27, 2017 Happy New Year from MBC!
December 20, 2017 Happy Holidays from MBC!
December 13, 2017 Brent Landau, UT Department of Religious Studies
December 06, 2017 Mike Geeslin, President & CEO, Central Health
November 29, 2017 Brittany Deputy, University Librarian
November 22, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving from MBC!
November 15, 2017 Roosevelt Weeks, Austin Public Library
November 08, 2017 George Cofer, Hill Country Conservancy
November 01, 2017 Michael Sarraille, founder VETTED (Veterans' transition program)
October 25, 2017 Diane Odegard, Austin Bat Refuge
October 18, 2017 Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator
October 11, 2017 John Goodenough, Professor, UT Austin
October 04, 2017 Kendall Pace, Austin ISD Board of Trustees
September 27, 2017 David Edwards, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin
September 20, 2017 Rally Day 2017
September 13, 2017 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune
September 06, 2017 Margaret Moore, Travis County District Attorney
August 30, 2017 Dr. Lila Valencia, Texas Demographic Center
August 23, 2017 John Garrett, Community Impact Newspaper
August 16, 2017 Walter Moreau, Foundation Communities
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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"
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January 25, 2017 Marny Lifshen | Author, Speaker, Communications Consultant | Define Yourself! What Do You Want Your Brand to Be in 2017?
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January 04, 2017 David Wallace, COO of AngelouEconomics | How Smart Are We?
December 28, 2016 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MBC!
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November 23, 2016 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Plus MBC and Coffee Connection on November 30
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August 17, 2016 Grace Miller, Community Outreach Specialist @ Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas | Planned Parenthood’s Role in Community Health
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