Students in Business and Government…

BY: BRUCE BONAR, Brisbane Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, bruce@brisbanechamber.org, 415-467-7283

Students in Business and Government…

BY: BRUCE BONAR, Brisbane Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, bruce@brisbanechamber.org, 415-467-7283

The Brisbane Chamber of Commerce hosted its 23rd-annual Student Forum in Business and Government Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22nd for Lipman Middle School eighth graders at Mission Blue Center in Brisbane.
Chamber President and CEO Madison Davis welcomed nearly 100 guests, including 48 students, to the event sponsored by Recology. “This year, our 8th graders dove deep into learning about the companies they shadowed, which lead to lively and informative presentations”, said Davis. “Three years ago, presentations were transitioned to a digital format which has enhanced the students’ communication skills and understanding of technology. The students also went further this year to tailor their interviews, researching their business beforehand and crafting specific questions. This allowed them to be prepared for their visit and participate in conversations with some working knowledge of the company.”
This program, which partners the business community with Lipman Middle School students, has been a joint effort for 23 years and has exposed over 1000 8th graders to businesses in Brisbane, South San Francisco, Daly City, and San Francisco. Through this experience, students can gain insight into an industry and a series of careers within that industry that they may be unfamiliar with. We hope thatthrough this process, students come away inspired and have learned something that may not have been introduced in the classroom.
The Chamber thanks the following businesses that participated in this program: Recology, South San Francisco Scavengers Company, Hensley Event Resources, Davis and Company Real Estate, Universal Paragon Corporation, F.W. Spencer and Son, BiRite Foodservice Distributors, City of Brisbane, North County Fire Authority, Brisbane Police Department, US Bank, DoubleTree Hotel San Francisco Airport North, KTSF 26, and Seton Medical Center.
Photographs of the students both shadowing the business and at the Students in Business and Government Forum can be found on the Chamber’s web site: http://www.brisbanechamber.org/eventphotos/
If you or your business is interested in participating in the 2020 Students in Business and Government Forum, please contact us at the Chamber office (415) 467-7283 or by e-mail madison@brisbanechamber.org.
Please Mark Your Calendar…
Thursday, May 30th — Excellence in Education:
The school year is winding down, and the chamber and community will be honoring our local elementary, middle and high school students at the 24th annual “Excellence in Education Awards” event. The reception starts at 6:30pm, Thursday May 30th at the DoubleTree Hotel, 5000 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane 94005. We thank Golden State Lumber for sponsoring this annual event. Please RSVP by email rsvp@brisbanechamber.org or register on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-annual-excellence-in-education-awards-evening-tickets-61260303216
For questions on donating to the scholarship fund, please contact president/CEO Madison Davis at madison@brisbanechamber.org or call (415) 467-7283.
Wednesday, June 19th — June NETwork@NITE:
It’s hard to believe, but it is already time to be making plans for summer! Please plan to attend the June afterhours mixer at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco North 5000 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane CA from 5pm to 7 pm on Wednesday June 19th.
This is a great opportunity to mingle and network while building community, rekindling friendships, and making new connections with other business owners, chamber members and community leaders. To rsvp, please email rsvp@brisbanechamber.org or register on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-networknite-doubletree-by-hilton-san-francisco-airport-north-tickets-62327388898
A vibrant community has to have a diverse and vibrant business sector to ensure stable revenue for the community, and to be good corporate citizens who help to create an environment where everyone can benefit. Please remember to support our local restaurants and businesses.
We are interested in ideas of what you would like to see in future issues of the Luminary and want to hear your thoughts. You can email us at: madison@brisbanechamber.org.