Ready to share ideas, pose questions and enjoy caffeinated (or decaffeinated) conversation? MorningMIX kicks off for the year at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 at Iconik Coffee Roasters‘ Lupé location (314 S. Guadalupe).

The 2019 series will take place on the third Thursday of each month that we don’t hold an evening MIX (schedule below).

Each gathering will also feature special guests to share their knowledge and lead the conversation.

On Jan. 17, morningMIX will be hosted by Mark Zientek, a master’s degree candidate in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Zientek’s studies focus on domestic economic policy, particularly around labor issues. For his thesis, he is teaming up with the City of Santa Fe’s Office of Economic Development to research how the office can best realize its workforce development goals for the city.

Zientek will be joined by Rich Brown, a development specialist with the City of Santa Fe’s Office of Economic Development. Brown tackles a myriad of initiatives that support business growth, prosperity and overall well-being for the City’s residents. His areas of focus are the entrepreneur journey, workforce development, tech industry cluster, business social capital development and the Federal Opportunity Zones. Before moving to Santa Fe, Brown served as the executive director of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth; a member organization with a charter to help middle-market companies sustain their growth goals through connections, programming and the M&A ecosystem.

All morningMIX events will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Lupé and will be held on the following dates:

February 21 (guest entrepreneur, BizMIX winner and mentor Haj Khalsa)
April 18
June 20
August 15
October 17
December 19

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