Upcoming events

    • May 29, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Interested in how your fellow MBC members and guests are advancing their careers and building their businesses? Or perhaps you've always wanted more time at MBC to explain your work and the benefits you bring to the Austin community? Join us for a morning of enhanced networking where we’ll engage in structured conversations and games spanning a range of different topics. This is your chance to go beyond exchanging business cards and make stronger, more personal connections in an effort to build long-lasting relationships. 


    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Member and guest engagement activities begin

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

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    • June 05, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Re-Cap of the 86th Texas Legislative Session

    Want to catch up on the Lone Star State's most recent legislative session? Join us as Representative Donna Howard takes us through what happened, including political highlights, setbacks, and what we can expect in the future.

    About Our Speaker:

    Born and raised in Austin, Donna Howard graduated from Reagan High School and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing (1974) and a master's in health education (1977), both from The University of Texas.

    She has worked as a critical care nurse at Brackenridge and Seton hospitals, served as the first hospital-based Patient Education Coordinator in Austin, and helped get the Seton Good Health School off the ground. She has served as president of the Texas Nurses Association (District 5) and was a Health Education instructor at UT.

    A strong advocate for public education, Howard served on the Eanes ISD board in West Austin from 1996 to 1999, and is certified as a Master School Trustee by the Texas Association of School Boards.

    First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006, Rep. Howard currently serves as Vice-Chair for the House Administration Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Higher Education Committees.

    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

    • June 12, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Fulfilling America's Promise to Our Youth

    Research shows that the largest, single predictor of a child’s future success is the presence of at least one non-parent adult in their life. With a new campus in East Austin and 34 satellite locations, Austin's Boys & Girls Clubs are serving thousands of  youth, regardless race, gender, religion or socioeconomic status. Through their high-quality programming, they are cultivating the next generation of community leaders.

    About Our Speaker:

    Misti Potter is the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA). She was promoted to lead the organization in March 2017 after serving for two years as executive vice president.

    Her role as CEO of BGCAA includes leadership, development and operational oversight for the 28 local clubs and four outreach programs, which are located in schools, community centers and housing authority sites in Travis and Bastrop Counties. BGCAA provides academic success and health, wellness, character and leadership services to more than 12,000 Austin youth each year. Currently, BGCAA provides quality out-of-school-time programs and services for an estimated 2,300 kids ages 6–18 on a daily basis. As CEO of BGCAA, Misti will work with a high-performing volunteer board of directors as well as program and development teams to raise more than $7 million annually to support the daily operations of the organization and more than 200 employees.

    Throughout her Boys & Girls Clubs tenure, Misti has become known as a change agent, leveraging her great passion and talent to organize and orchestrate resource development campaigns and plans that have raised more than $40 million.

    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

    • June 19, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Homelessness in Austin

    Austin has made significant progress addressing youth and veteran homelessness, but more work needs to be done. Mayor Adler will discuss some of the innovative strategies Austin is employing to provide all citizens with a sense of dignity.

    About Our Speaker:

    Mayor Adler was sworn into office in January 2015 and has focused primarily on Austin’s growing affordability crisis and worsening traffic.

    On affordability, Mayor Adler and the Council created a 6% homestead exemption in 2015 to provide a property tax break to homeowners, raising it to 8% in 2016. Under Adler, the Council also increased the senior and disabled property tax exemption to $82,500 in 2016 and to $85,000 in 2017, and approved a settlement with Austin Energy in August 2016 that lowered electric rates for everyone in town. Also in August 2016, HUD Secretary Julián Castro recognized Mayor Adler for completing the Mayors’ Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. In April 2017, the Mayor and Council adopted the Strategic Housing Blueprint that set a strategic goal to create 60,000 housing units affordable to households at 80% of median family income. In June 2017, Mayor Adler and County Judge Sarah Eckhardt unveiled the Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan to lift 10,000 local residents out of poverty and into middle-income jobs over the next five years.

    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

    • June 26, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Politics of Tourism in Austin

    The City of Austin's Hotel Occupancy Tax generates over $50 million a year in revenue that goes to support the city's tourism industry. But how are these funds being allocated and how might it change in the future? Catlin Whitington of the Austin Tourism Commission joins us for a conversation about about the Hotel Occupancy Tax and the politics behind Austin's tourism industry.

    About Our Speaker:

    Catlin Whitington is a senior event and urban planning professional with SXSW who focuses on long-range infrastructure and logistics development and the relationship between events, policy and urban environments.  Through this lens, Catlin applies economic development best practices, policy and land use analysis for the strategic planning of this global event.  He serves as Chair of the Austin Tourism Commission, on the board of the Shoal Creek Conservancy and advises on Music related policy issues for various organizations.

    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

    • July 03, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    To celebrate the Fourth of July, MBC will not meet on July 3, 2019. Enjoy the time with your family and friends. 

    On July 10th, join MBC to learn about Austin's oldest public park, the Pease Park Conservancy!

    • July 10, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Story of Austin's 1st Public Park

    Urban green spaces provide a range of health benefits and have been associated with decreased crime rates, closer-knit communities, and increased property values. As Austin's population continues to grow, parks will play an even more critical role in the daily lives of Austinites. The Pease Park Conservancy is Austin's oldest public park and we'll hear how it's future will impact all of Austin's green spaces.

    About Our Speaker:

    Heath Riddles has more than 20 years of senior executive leadership, fund development, public relations and communications strategy experience in business sectors such as government, the arts, entertainment and non-profit.

    Over the course of his career, he has overseen fundraising efforts in excess of $20,000,000, and has successfully placed editorial coverage for clients with the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, CNN and USA Today, as well as television stations and daily newspapers in all major Texas markets.

    Prior to joining Pease Park Conservancy, he was the vice president of fund development and communications at The Hispanic Alliance. Before that, he was a director at Elizabeth Christian Public Relations, after serving as director of marketing and communications at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. There he spearheaded institutional public relations efforts for the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" SXSW tapings, as well as visiting dignitaries including Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and others.

    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

    • July 17, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    About Our Speakers:

    Each week on Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, explore different aspects of human behavior and the brain.

    In conversations hosted by producer Rebecca McInroy, the two renowned psychologists cover everything from the effects of sugar on the brain, to what's happening in our minds while we sleep, and much, much more.

    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

    • July 24, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
    Register

    Information coming soon! 

    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

Past events

May 22, 2019 Colin Kendrick, Black Fret
May 15, 2019 Robert "Bobby" Epstein, Circuit of the Americas
May 08, 2019 Joel Baker, Austin Fire Chief
May 01, 2019 Derrick Chubbs, Central Texas Food Bank
April 25, 2019 MBC@Night: A Cheese and Wine Tasting
April 24, 2019 Adrian Farrell, Consul General of Ireland in Texas
April 17, 2019 Pam Jupe, San Juan Diego High School
April 10, 2019 Terri Burke, ACLU of Texas
April 03, 2019 Christiane Michaelis, The Dirty Easel
March 27, 2019 John Hunewell, Celltex
March 20, 2019 Sarah Ortiz Shields, Austin Tech Alliance
March 13, 2019 Peter Constant, Retirement Security Initiative
March 06, 2019 Charles Barnett, Austin Healthcare Council
February 27, 2019 Marina Bhargava, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
February 20, 2019 Dewitt Peart, The Downtown Austin Alliance
February 13, 2019 Dr Colette Burnette, Huston Tillotson University
February 06, 2019 Chief Brian Manley, Austin Police Department
January 30, 2019 Dr. Jaeson Fournier, CommUnityCare
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
July 04, 2018 Happy Fourth of July from MBC!
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
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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