The Brisbane Chamber of Commerce hosted its 22nd-annual Student Forum in Business and Government Luncheon on May 24 for Lipman Middle School eighth graders at Mission Blue Center in Brisbane.
Chamber President and CEO Mitch Bull welcomed nearly 100 guests, including 55 students, to the event sponsored by Recology. “This year, our 8th graders really pushed the envelope forward with their presentations”, said Bull. “Two years ago they moved to a digital format for their presentations and the skills that they are exhibiting have just increased exponentially.” “They research the companies first, develop questions about what they wanted to learn, and presented their results using today’s technology.”
This program, which partners’ the business community with the local businesses has been a joint effort for 22 years and has exposed over 1000 8th graders to businesses in Brisbane and San Francisco. It helps them see what companies do, the range of jobs in a company and hopefully allows them to plan for their future plans.
The businesses and city departments that participated in the educational program were: BiRite Foodservice Distributors; Cutera, Inc.; City of Brisbane fire and police departments and city hall; City National Bank; DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton San Francisco Airport North; F.W. Spencer and Son Inc.; KTSF, Channel 26; Recology; Davis and Company Real Estate; Seton Medical Center; South San Francisco Scavenger Co. Inc.; and Universal Paragon Corporation.