GREATER PALM SPRINGS Economic Summit
The 2017 Greater Palm Springs Economic Summit was held on October 25 at Palm Springs Convention Center and featured Claremont McKenna College professor Dr. Manfred Keil, who delivered the economic report and forecast. The annual summit draws 750 business, education and civic leaders, as well as entrepreneurs from outside the region, who come to learn and network. Tickets for the 2018 summit go on sale in July 2018. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lesa Bodnar.
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. Watch this space for upcoming roundtable meetings.
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 Laura James, 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. Contact Laura James, Director, Economic Development, (760) 340-1575, email@example.com
LANZATECH SPANISH-LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors—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, chief of staff, (760) 340 1575, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Elected officials (or representatives) and civic and business leaders meet regularly 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 GCVCC office in Indio. Contact Laura James, director of economic development, (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