1st Annual Board Retreat
We started the month reflecting on our board retreat, which took place at the end of June at Storm Stadium for our newly elected Board of Directors. The retreat was filled with great dialogue about what we want moving forward as an organization to serve our members and the region best. These conversations led to synergy and helped us define our objectives for the upcoming months and years as an organization.
Project Polaris Site Visit
This month we also hosted a site visit for “Project Polaris", which is an international manufacturing company interested in bringing their first U.S location to the region . This site visit came from a connection Connie made earlier this year at SelectUSA. The site visit went very well and we received a lot of positive feedback. We'd like to thank our many partners who helped make it a success. Connie will be providing a full update at the board meeting. We are excited about more site visits with foreign companies considering locating in the region in the upcoming months.
We are thrilled to share that we have relaunched our workforce recruitment Google AD campaign. We previously launched the campaign for two weeks. The data from the campaign and feedback from the community have been so positive we will be sharing more about the ad results at our next board meeting presentation.
August Board Meeting
The next board meeting will be on August 3rd. We will be two guest speakers from the University of California, Riverside, Rodolfo Torres, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, and Rosibel Ochoa, Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Partnerships. We are honored to welcome them both to our meeting this month. If you are interested in attending our August board meeting as a guest, please click here.
Our next TechSouthwest meeting will take place on September 5th at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur Exchange Building at 3:30. If you want to join the group, sign up here. One of our focuses of the group moving forward will be the industry-centered idea exchanges that we host throughout the year in partnership with the City of Menifee. If you are interested in identifying the needs of local businesses and growing tech in our region, then TechSouthwest is where you need to be! If you have any questions regarding TechSouthwest, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Stopher, CEcD