The State of the State of Small Businesses in the Bay Area

March 2017 GM

Join this interactive and timely discussion on the state of small business in the Bay Area. An expert and diverse panel of small business leaders will provide a wide-ranging analysis of the overall economic, regulatory and social conditions for the small business ecosystem.

Key Takeaways:

• Holistic view of resources available to small businesses on the national, state and local levels

• How the high-tech startup ecosystem impacts small business viability and growth

• Strategies and mindset that small businesses and their consumers/customers can implement to continue or accelerate momentum

• How their networks and surrounding communities can help small businesses survive and thrive


• Theresa Marcroft: CMO/VP Marketing, MarketSavvy: Moderator

• Marsha Bailey: Council Member of the National Women’s Business Council, Founder and CEO, Women's Economic Ventures and the Small Business Loan Fund of Santa Barbara

• Dennis King: Executive Director, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley

• Nancy Smith: Sunnyvale City Council Member | Program Manager, NVIDIA

• Connie Weisman: Director of Corporate Partnerships, Health Innovation, Plug and Play Tech Center

If you would like to submit a question to the panel, please email it in advance to Theresa Marcroft, our Moderator, at


Includes meeting, heavy appetizers, coffee/tea.

Once online reservations close, please join us onsite to register.

• Premium members: $40 through Sunday, March 12; $50 after that and at the door

• Basic Members: $50 through Sunday, March 12; $55 after that and at the door

• Non-members: $60 through Sunday, March 12; $65 after that and at the door


March 16, 2017

Michael’s at Shoreline

2960 N Shoreline Blvd

Mountain View, CA 94043

5:30 – 6:30 PM:

• Heavy appetizers and cocktails (no host bar)

• Small Business Marketplace: Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with our meeting sponsors and learn more about the services available to small businesses

6:45 PM: Open meeting

7:00 PM: Panel

8:30 PM: Close

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