Summit Agenda


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Thursday – August 15, 2013

12:00PM – 2:00PM      CBCC Board of Directors Meeting

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM        CBCC/COC Board Directors Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM       Registration & Welcome Reception

Radisson & Conference Center

2233 Ventura Street, Fresno CA 93721

8:00 PM – 11:30 PM     Attendees Casino Activity

Friday – August 16, 2013

7:30AM – 5:00PM           Summit Registration

8:30AM – 9:45 AM          Power Breakfast (Plenary)

Business Economics

Keynote Speaker: Les Brown

9:45AM – 8:00PM           Exhibitor Pavilion Open To Attendees and Public

10:00AM – 12:00PM      Business Opportunities with State of California

High Speed Rail

Department of General Services



Bonding & Certification requirements

12:15PM – 1:30PM           President’s Corporate Appreciation Luncheon

 Guest Speaker: East/West Bank

1:45PM – 3:15PM               Business Opportunities in the Private Sector

Panel: Wells Fargo, AT&T, Sempra, Union Bank, So Cal Edison & PG&E

3:30PM – 5:30PM             Business Contracting – Presenting with a Purpose

By Appointment Only ($75.00 if not Summit Attendee)

8:00PM                                 Exhibitor Pavilion Closed

8:00PM – Until                 Fundraiser Event for CBCC Council of Chambers


Saturday – August 17, 2013

7:30AM – 1:00PM           Summit Registration

8:00AM – 12:00PM         Youth Summit Program

8:00AM – 9:30AM           Power Breakfast (Plenary)

Economic Forecast CA & USA

Keynote Speakers: Mark Harris & Dr. Robert Watts

9:45AM – 11:00AM         Workshops

  • Business & Organizational Grant Writing

Facilitator: Sherita Herring

  • Applied Technology for the Competitive Edge

Facilitator: Selma Taylor (CARAT)

11:15AM – 12:30PM         Workshops

  • Access To Capital

Facilitator: East/West Bank

  • Green Economy & Your Business

Facilitator: Leonard Robinson, Strategic Counsel

12:45PM – 2:00PM         Chairman’s Scholarship Luncheon

Keynote: Ona Brown

Sponsored by: Bank of America

2:30PM – 3:30PM            CBCC General Membership Meeting

3:30PM – 6:00PM             Free Time

6:00PM – 7:00PM           Pre-Banquet Reception

Sponsored by: Southern California Edison

7:00 PM– 9:00 PM          Ron Brown Awards Banquet- Formal Attire

Featuring The Spinners

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo

9:30PM – until                  After Banquet Soirée