Coachella Valley Economic Summit
The 2016 Coachella Valley Economic Summit is set for November 1 at Palm Springs Convention Center and will feature Claremont McKenna College professor Dr. Manfred Keil, who'll deliver the economic review and forecast. The program also includes a panel discussion on key issues affecting business attraction, growth, and opportunities in the region. The summit draws 750 business, education and civic leaders, as well as entrepreneurs from outside the region, who come to learn and network. Tickets go on sale in July 2016. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Steven Biller.
RENEWABLE ENERGY ROUNDTABLE
The premier networking program for the clean energy and green technology set, the Roundtable offers an opportunity to learn about initiatives and issues in the region. The Roundtable is on hiatus for the summer. Watch this space for the fall/winter schedule.
SMALL BUSINESS FORUMS
Entrepreneurs and industry experts discuss topics relevant to owning and operating a business in the Coachella Valley on the second Wednesday of every month, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Contact Kyle Wagner, Director, Economic Development, (760) 340 1575, firstname.lastname@example.org
LENDER MATCHMAKING & INVESTOR FORUM
Coachella Valley business owners and entrepreneurs can participate in a series of free workshops and meet with lending institutions at the Lender Matchmaking & Investor Forum. CVEP consultants will prequalify applicants and assist in the lender matchmaking process. Contact Kyle Wagner, Director, Economic Development, (760) 340-1575, email@example.com
The CVEP Business Services Center offers free Spanish-language workshops periodically throughout the year. Contact Kyle Wagner, Director, Economic Development, (760) 340 1575, firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
The Board of Director—comprised of a cross-section of business, civic and education leaders—meets every third Wednesday of the month (except in August and December) to govern the activities and finances of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership. Meeting locations change monthly. Contact Lesa Bodnar, director of administration and facilities, (760) 340 1575, email@example.com
Business and education leaders meet on the second Monday of each month to discuss aligning classroom learning with the needs of the local workforce, providing work-based learning experiences, and promoting scholarship programs for financially disadvantaged students. Call (760) 340 1575.
This is a closed monthly meeting of the executive officers and CEO of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership. Meeting locations change monthly, and attendance is by invitation of the chairman. Contact Lesa Bodnar, director of administration and facilities, (760) 340 1575, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elected officials (or representatives) and civic and business leaders meet every second Thursday of the month to determine whether to review pending legislation and determine whether to take a position if the initiative supports the legislative platform established by the committee. The committee meets at the Greater Palm Springs CVB headquarters in Rancho Mirage. Contact Lesa Bodnar, director of administration and facilities, (760) 340 1575, email@example.com
This committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month to help steer business attraction marketing initiatives of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership and its stakeholders. The committee meets at the Greater Palm Springs CVB headquarters in Rancho Mirage. Contact Steven Biller, director of marketing, (760) 340 1575, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and business partners review labor market information, assess workforce needs, and tailor career pathways to prepare local students for the workforce. CVEP currently facilitates three industry councils: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Advanced Technology; and Arts, Media, and Entertainment. Contact Jacqui Tricco, industry council coordinator, (760) 340 0084, email@example.com