Announcing Our Fall 2019 Special Guest Speaker
To Be Determined

Date: TBD
Time: 11:30 to 1:30 PM
Venue: TBD

Stayed Tuned! We are currently arranging the speaker for this event. Check back soon.

There is a $15 fee, to cover breakfast and event costs, for each guest unless sponsored by a SDBG member and eligible for membership. If you are interested in attending, or have questions on our events, please contact Jeff Warner.

Previous Guest Speakers

Friday, March 22, 2019 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 298

Special Guest Speaker
Joan Stanford

Award-Winning CEO of Jazzy Pen Communications

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Elijah's Restaurant
Address: 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

To Joan Stanford, marketing is about getting people “jazzed” about doing business with you and the secret to success is masterfully written words. As the award-winning CEO of Jazzy Pen Communications, a marketing communications firm specializing in content marketing, Joan works with busy entrepreneurs to build their brands and craft content that attracts their ideal customers.

Thursday, November 08, 2018 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 477

Special Guest Speaker
Tony Assali

Speaker - Author - Serial Achiever

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 11:30 to 2:00 AM
Venue: Elijah's Restaurant
Address: 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

Tony Assali is a transformational speaker who works with organizations seeking a dynamic message on the topics of leadership and peak performance. Tony has the amazing ability to recognize business opportunities and use his natural leadership acumen and his ability to connect with people who thrive. Today he is President of Escrow Quick, a well-established Southern California escrow company. His new book, Catch The White Tiger, hits the marketplace in Fall 2018.

Friday, September 14, 2018 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 590

Special Guest Speaker
Colleen Hauk

Happy, Healthy, and Balanced

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 to 1:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Colleen Hauk is best described as an accomplished business development executive with compelling success leading sales teams, achieving business goals, driving profitability, and collaborating with management to improve processes.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 658

Special Guest Speaker
Patrick Henry

Product Positioning & Marketing Strategy Expert

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Patrick is a product positioning and marketing strategy expert, and has worked with dozens of entrepreneurs helping them to quickly and more efficiently grow their businesses and raise needed growth capital.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 1254

Special Guest Speaker
Marc Garrett

Professional Speaker and Founder of MB2 Access

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Marc Garnett presents on a variety of on-line marketing topics which focus on netting results for his clients… a return on their on-line marketing dollars.

Thursday, November 09, 2017 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 1183

Special Guest Speaker
Ja Marr Brown

Keynote Speaker, Author and Business Coach

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Ja Marr is known as a sales, management and leadership guru who speaks from experience rather than theory. During his 19-year career in this arena, he achieved every sales award possible including Salesperson of the Year and Sales Manager of the Year. He wrote the groundbreaking book “What’s Your Sales Story?” and founded The Kaizen Way, LLC that specializes in teaching individuals and organizations how to reach their potential with a “less equals more” approach.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 1348

Special Guest Speaker
Mary Barnett

Mobile, Social and Digital Marketing Strategist

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Mary Barnett is the owner of a certified woman-owned small business called Another Brilliant Idea, Inc. (ABI). ABI has been a boutique marketing firm since 1988, with expertise in various marketing channels that have created brilliant results for their corporate, government and retail clientele. Since in 2007, her focus has been offering targeted mobile technology solutions, branded as Brilliant Mobile Solutions.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 1084

Special Guest Speaker
Mimi Donaldson

Speech Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Author

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Be Pitch Perfect Any Time

Mimi Donaldson holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa, and a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. She has served as a staff Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International. Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government and has been the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor - coaching the contestants to success thru persuading judges and viewers.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 1383

Special Guest Speaker
Wanda Allen

Follow Up Sales Strategist & Professional Speaker

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 7:10 to 8:45 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

If follow up is a hard arduous "to do", then the Follow Up Sales Strategies Presentation is perfect for you. You'll learn that follow up is merely a matter of having effective habits and good systems in place. There's a lot of depth to it and understanding that will help put you in the ease of getting this all important work done on a daily basis.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 1274

Special Guest Speaker
Eugene E. Valdez, MBA

Founder / President of The CEO Teachers

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Gene Valdez founded The CEO Teachers in 2016 when he left commercial banking to pursue coaching/consulting full time. During his 39 year business career he formed and operated another coaching/consulting business called The Claremont Advisory Company which focused on entrepreneurial coaching and financial management consulting. For the majority of his business career he was a senior commercial banking executive for several major business banks in Southern California including Bank of California, Wells Fargo and Citizens Business Bank.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 Dave Hammond Guest Speakers 1253

Special Guest Speaker
Mark Maes

Creator of High Five Priority Business Mapping System©™

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2016
Time: 7:10 to 8:45 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Mark Maes is the founder and CEO of Maes and Associates, a business consulting firm. Before launching Maes and Associates’ HIGH FIVE PRIORITY BUSINESS MAPPING in 2009, Mark was the CEO of M&M Interiors for 28 years. This Riverside Company grew to occupy the position of fourth largest non-union C-9 contractor in California.

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Date: Thursday August 15 , 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: The Butcher Shop

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We meet every Thursday afternoon for lunch at 1:00pm. During the meeting, one or more of our members give a presentation about their business. That's how we learn to best market each others services to our own clients and friends.

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