Monterey County Business Council to Hold 5th Annual Higher Education and Research Leadership Summit

Top Quote Save the Date: Friday, December 2, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m The Monterey County Business Council and is holding its 5th Annual Higher Education & Research Leadership Summit. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) November 19, 2011 - The Monterey County Business Council and the Competitive Clusters Higher Education & Research Cluster is holding its 5th Annual Higher Education & Research Leadership Summit Friday, December 2, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Monterey Marriott Ferrante Room
    350 Calle Principal
    Monterey, California 93940

    Price: $35 per person (includes breakfast)

    RSVP: Please RSVP by November 29, 2011 to Machell Sterbick at 582.3236 or msterbick ( @ ) mcbc dot biz

    Participants include: Leadership from higher education and research institutions, business leaders, and elected officials

    • Welcome by Dan Oliver, President, Naval Postgraduate School
    • Featuring: Mitchel Winick, Dean of Monterey College of Law on the "Economic Impact of Monterey Bay Higher Education and Research."
    Also featuring a segment on "Higher Education Collaborations - High Impact, Hot Topics" to include presentations by Higher Education Institution Champions and Presidents from CSUMB, MIIS, MPC, NPS and MBARI.
    •Mary Ann Leffel, President, Monterey County Business Council: An Overview of Competitive Clusters.
    •Dianne Harrison, President, California State University, Monterey Bay
    • Closing comments by Doug Garrison, President, Monterey Peninsula College.
    • Press conference at 10:30 A.M.

    Background on Monterey County Business Council:
    Monterey County Business Council is an alliance of business executives and professionals providing collaborative leadership to help people from business, government, education, and the community work together on countywide issues reflecting our organization's strong commitment to the environment, economic vitality, and quality of life.
    A membership only organization, the Monterey County Business Council is a 501(c)(6), comprised of professionals from business, government, and education working together on countywide issues. Founded in 1995, the non-profit corporation seeks to promote the concept of private-public partnerships by bringing business experience and techniques to the public arena.

    Monterey County Business Council focuses on three key areas of vitality as we move forward in the 21st Century:
    • Business Advocacy
    • Economic Development
    • Workforce Development
    • Monterey County Business Council Objectives
    • Create greater alignment among the activities of business, government, education, media, health and foundation/community based efforts
    • Build coalitions around key community issues
    • Develop strategies that support the development of jobs & business opportunities
    • Work to improve the business climate to retain and expand existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses
    • Work to integrate workforce services with business needs

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    Press Contact:
    Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455

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