GGBC Web Santa Promo Banner.png

ReCAP: Creative Business Growth LUNCH

GGBC's all-star Creative Business Pro Start-Up experts discussed what it takes to grow a creative-focused business in the Bay Area. Thanks to the generous support of First Republic Bank, the event raised over $1,100 over lunch. MajGen Jan Huly was the keynote speaker and spoke in honor of Pearl Harbor Day and shared with the attendees the mission of Marines Memorial and upcoming events.

ggbc creative biz promo badge-01.png
  • Kellie Menendez, veteran investor, marketing pro, artist and co-founder of Half Full.

  • Liz Curtis, Founder and CEO of Table+Teaspoon

  • Laura Moreno, Managing Director for New Listings & Capital Markets at Nasdaq

  • Matthew Coleman, Salon Manager, Harry Winston

  • Antonio White, Moderator, GGBC Club President, veteran startup marketing pro

With a limit of only 50 people in attendance, you'll get time to ask your toughest, most challenging questions to our expert panel of Creative Business Pros. In addition, we'll serve a light lunch including beverages, plus you'll get an opportunity to chat with other professionals involved with creative focused local businesses.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from talented, successful and accomplished business leaders who are focused on growing their creative pursuits and helping you do the same. 

You get access to our panelists, a lovely light lunch with beverages, networking with other creative business owners and advisors, all at the top of San Francisco's iconic Transamerica Pyramid building. Very limited tickets available. All proceeds go to GGBC's year-end charitable giving program– and thanks to a sponsorship from our friends at First Republic Bank, 100% of your ticket price is tax deductible.

Come join the fun!

Coming UP AT GGBC

GGBC Web Matthew Promo Banner.png
 Doug McConnell has hosted and produced many series, specials and news reports on commercial and public television since moving back to the Bay Area in 1983. Among his series was the legendary, "Bay Area Backroads," the longest-running television series in Bay Area broadcast history. Doug has a passion for nature, history and adventure. As a fourth-generation Californian, Doug has explored his home state extensively both personally and professionally all his life and is thrilled to be returning to television to share his interests, knowledge and discoveries and invite viewers to join him for extraordinary adventures along the open road.

Doug McConnell has hosted and produced many series, specials and news reports on commercial and public television since moving back to the Bay Area in 1983. Among his series was the legendary, "Bay Area Backroads," the longest-running television series in Bay Area broadcast history. Doug has a passion for nature, history and adventure. As a fourth-generation Californian, Doug has explored his home state extensively both personally and professionally all his life and is thrilled to be returning to television to share his interests, knowledge and discoveries and invite viewers to join him for extraordinary adventures along the open road.

Have Breakfast with All Our Magnificent Speakers!

  • Nov 28th: Tony Woodall, Author “9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement”

  • Dec 5th: Doug McConnell of “Open Road” and “Bay Area Back Roads” fame

  • Dec 7th: GGBC Off-Site Special Business Discussion Panel Event at Transamerica Pyramid

  • Dec 12th: Matthew Coleman, The Legacy of Harry Winston

  • Dec 19th: Pete Ratto MC’s GGBC’s Annual Christmas and Hanukkah Celebration


Recent Events

 Many people set goals. Not everyone is able to achieve their goals. Why? How can you set goals that can be achieved? The 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement provide the framework to Get the Goals You Set. Join us for an interview with fellow GGBC Member and author, Tony Woodall.

Many people set goals. Not everyone is able to achieve their goals. Why? How can you set goals that can be achieved? The 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement provide the framework to Get the Goals You Set. Join us for an interview with fellow GGBC Member and author, Tony Woodall.

  Scaling Startups in San Francisco: Breakfast + Q&A with SF Entrepreneurial Rockstars, Liz Curtis and Kellie Menendez   With all the focus on high tech business in San Francisco, you may be surprised to learn about the rebirth of the San Francisco's Creative Industry. Hear from two exceptional Start-Up founders with deep business and professional experience as they share their stories of scaling their creative- focused start-ups in San Francisco, leveraging both the Internet as well as physical storefronts. You'll have a chance to meet the founders of Table+Teaspoon and Half Full as well as participate in a Q&A Session. This breakfast chat is part of the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's Getting Business to Scale Series. The chat with be moderated by GGBC Club President and veteran start-up marketing pro, Antonio White

Scaling Startups in San Francisco: Breakfast + Q&A with SF Entrepreneurial Rockstars, Liz Curtis and Kellie Menendez

With all the focus on high tech business in San Francisco, you may be surprised to learn about the rebirth of the San Francisco's Creative Industry. Hear from two exceptional Start-Up founders with deep business and professional experience as they share their stories of scaling their creative- focused start-ups in San Francisco, leveraging both the Internet as well as physical storefronts. You'll have a chance to meet the founders of Table+Teaspoon and Half Full as well as participate in a Q&A Session. This breakfast chat is part of the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's Getting Business to Scale Series. The chat with be moderated by GGBC Club President and veteran start-up marketing pro, Antonio White

GGBC Web Promo col-Kearney Banner.png
  Nora is a 3D Printing expert since 2010, passionate about how products are made: from design to manufacturing, using emerging technologies, such as IoT, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing. Nora's expertise is in building strategic alliances and strong business relationships. Named amongst the 20 most influential women in Additive Manufacturing every year since 2015, Nora also received the Certificate of Honor in Manufacturing by the City of San Francisco in 2017 for her work with Women in 3D Printing, and was awarded Community Advocate of the year 2018 by her peers. Nora founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to promote women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing industry. She also co-initiated and co-organizes #3DTalk, an industry-specific and educational event series featuring women in the 3D Printing and related industries. #3DTalks are global events hosted in various cities across the USA and Europe.

Nora is a 3D Printing expert since 2010, passionate about how products are made: from design to manufacturing, using emerging technologies, such as IoT, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing. Nora's expertise is in building strategic alliances and strong business relationships. Named amongst the 20 most influential women in Additive Manufacturing every year since 2015, Nora also received the Certificate of Honor in Manufacturing by the City of San Francisco in 2017 for her work with Women in 3D Printing, and was awarded Community Advocate of the year 2018 by her peers. Nora founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to promote women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing industry. She also co-initiated and co-organizes #3DTalk, an industry-specific and educational event series featuring women in the 3D Printing and related industries. #3DTalks are global events hosted in various cities across the USA and Europe.

 Morgan Le is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Talent Orchard, a leading workforce solutions provider for Fortune, Startup companies and government contracts. She has worked directly with 60+ public company CEOs and board members globally. She advices and counsels the world’s leading companies on Board and C-Level recruiting, leadership development, succession planning, talent assessments, workforce/organizational design and culture. Under her strategy, Morgan spearheaded her independent brand’s transformation as a diversified human capital expert.

Morgan Le is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Talent Orchard, a leading workforce solutions provider for Fortune, Startup companies and government contracts. She has worked directly with 60+ public company CEOs and board members globally. She advices and counsels the world’s leading companies on Board and C-Level recruiting, leadership development, succession planning, talent assessments, workforce/organizational design and culture. Under her strategy, Morgan spearheaded her independent brand’s transformation as a diversified human capital expert.

GGBC Web Variety Show Promo Banner.png
GGBC Web New Kinds Promo Banner.png
GGBC Web Promo Makers Month Banner.png
 The responsibility of craft. At Telhart, we believe in doing things differently. We chose to buck the trends of modern production, which mass produces ephemeral goods and (mis)markets them as unique designs. Instead, we built Telhart Watch from the ground up, with the credo of responsible design. This meant creating bespoke timekeeping software, building a double-windowed watch casing, and designing the world's first wooden circuit board. And we did it all from our sunny (sometimes foggy). We're reimagining the way consumer goods are made. And we're doing that with community.   Joining our Kickstarter campaign  helps Telhart invest in the development tools and materials needed for the first round of production. It's a one-time commitment, and it means you'll receive one of our first watches, made by hand, by the Telhart team, in our San Francisco design studio.design studio in San Francisco.

The responsibility of craft. At Telhart, we believe in doing things differently. We chose to buck the trends of modern production, which mass produces ephemeral goods and (mis)markets them as unique designs. Instead, we built Telhart Watch from the ground up, with the credo of responsible design. This meant creating bespoke timekeeping software, building a double-windowed watch casing, and designing the world's first wooden circuit board. And we did it all from our sunny (sometimes foggy). We're reimagining the way consumer goods are made. And we're doing that with community.

Joining our Kickstarter campaign helps Telhart invest in the development tools and materials needed for the first round of production. It's a one-time commitment, and it means you'll receive one of our first watches, made by hand, by the Telhart team, in our San Francisco design studio.design studio in San Francisco.

 In the most technologically advanced region of the planet, the art of premiere Stained Glass craftsmanship is rapidly becoming a lost art. San Francisco's preeminent Master Stained Glass artisan,  John Lenox , states this about his work, "For me, there is something about the way the glass and sunlight work together and this makes it easy for me to go to work every morning." Join us for a wonderful time learning about the artistry and craft of John Lenox. Tickets available at  www.GGBCsf.org  with limited availability free tickets for Veterans and College Students.

In the most technologically advanced region of the planet, the art of premiere Stained Glass craftsmanship is rapidly becoming a lost art. San Francisco's preeminent Master Stained Glass artisan, John Lenox, states this about his work, "For me, there is something about the way the glass and sunlight work together and this makes it easy for me to go to work every morning." Join us for a wonderful time learning about the artistry and craft of John Lenox. Tickets available at www.GGBCsf.org with limited availability free tickets for Veterans and College Students.

 The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History currently tours 20 of Sidney Mobell’s finest jeweled art pieces from their collection, including his $2 million dollar, 24k gold Monopoly game board. The items were donated in loving memory of his wife, Ronnie. Born 1922 in Denver, Colorado, Sidney spent his early adolescence in an orphanage due to an ailing Mother. He served in the second World War, became an ASCAP hall-of-fame song writer. In 1970 he built the preeminent San Francisco jewelry store of its day catering to powerful politicians and stars of stage and screen, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Samy Davis, Jr. and many others. Johnny Carson had him as a regular guest on the Tonight Show each Christmas and the British Royal family has several of his iconic, original Diamond Hourglass necklaces. At 92 and still keeping office hours, Sidney Mobell is a shining example of San Francisco spirit.

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History currently tours 20 of Sidney Mobell’s finest jeweled art pieces from their collection, including his $2 million dollar, 24k gold Monopoly game board. The items were donated in loving memory of his wife, Ronnie. Born 1922 in Denver, Colorado, Sidney spent his early adolescence in an orphanage due to an ailing Mother. He served in the second World War, became an ASCAP hall-of-fame song writer. In 1970 he built the preeminent San Francisco jewelry store of its day catering to powerful politicians and stars of stage and screen, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Samy Davis, Jr. and many others. Johnny Carson had him as a regular guest on the Tonight Show each Christmas and the British Royal family has several of his iconic, original Diamond Hourglass necklaces. At 92 and still keeping office hours, Sidney Mobell is a shining example of San Francisco spirit.

 Before OCCULUS Rift, XBOX, Playstation, NINTENDO, and ATARI, there was "Galaxy Game", co-created by Hugh Tuck and his friend Bill Pitts at Stanford Artifical Intelligence Lab. Come hear Hugh's terrific story about the making of this wonderful piece of computer science and Pop Culture history. Open to all ages.

Before OCCULUS Rift, XBOX, Playstation, NINTENDO, and ATARI, there was "Galaxy Game", co-created by Hugh Tuck and his friend Bill Pitts at Stanford Artifical Intelligence Lab. Come hear Hugh's terrific story about the making of this wonderful piece of computer science and Pop Culture history. Open to all ages.

 A Time-Honored Breakfast Club tradition: Come meet two of our newest members and hear about their lives. A great way to get to enjoy comradery and fun.

A Time-Honored Breakfast Club tradition: Come meet two of our newest members and hear about their lives. A great way to get to enjoy comradery and fun.

 Now with the “legalization” of marijuana in California, and pot getting more publicity, you might be more confused than ever. You’ve heard words like Marijuana, Cannabis, Pot, THC, CBD, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, and more. Can someone please stop the reefer madness! And clear this up for us? Yes, we know just the person! Larry Jacobson, adventurer, circumnavigator, business and life planning coach, author, speaker, and evidently a stoner, says he can de-mystify this all for us. Bring it on Larry!

Now with the “legalization” of marijuana in California, and pot getting more publicity, you might be more confused than ever. You’ve heard words like Marijuana, Cannabis, Pot, THC, CBD, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, and more. Can someone please stop the reefer madness! And clear this up for us? Yes, we know just the person! Larry Jacobson, adventurer, circumnavigator, business and life planning coach, author, speaker, and evidently a stoner, says he can de-mystify this all for us. Bring it on Larry!

  Audrey Lasky , MS EDU is the author of the groundbreaking new book GET A C.L.E.W. FOR LIFE! (The Definitive Guide to Optimizing Health and Fitness for a Lifetime Based on the Program Climb, Lift, and Eat Well ®) Audrey is a Parisian-born former New York educator turned author, speaker, trainer, and travel expert living in downtown San Francisco. As the president and founder of The Audrey Zeitouni Lasky Company, a boutique health and fitness consulting LLC, Audrey specializes in teaching men and women of all ages how to make optimum health and fitness an integral part of daily life at home, at the office, and when traveling. As a world traveler with more than one million documented airline miles under her belt, Audrey explains how and why the three tenets of her trademarked program (C.L.E.W.) are essential in making business and leisure travel more productive and enjoyable both in-flight and on the ground.

Audrey Lasky, MS EDU is the author of the groundbreaking new book GET A C.L.E.W. FOR LIFE! (The Definitive Guide to Optimizing Health and Fitness for a Lifetime Based on the Program Climb, Lift, and Eat Well ®) Audrey is a Parisian-born former New York educator turned author, speaker, trainer, and travel expert living in downtown San Francisco. As the president and founder of The Audrey Zeitouni Lasky Company, a boutique health and fitness consulting LLC, Audrey specializes in teaching men and women of all ages how to make optimum health and fitness an integral part of daily life at home, at the office, and when traveling. As a world traveler with more than one million documented airline miles under her belt, Audrey explains how and why the three tenets of her trademarked program (C.L.E.W.) are essential in making business and leisure travel more productive and enjoyable both in-flight and on the ground.

  Ann Mahony, CDE  - Known as the Forgery Sleuth, Ann is board certified in Document Examination and has been court qualified since 1982, testifying in Federal and Superior Court on forgery and fraud. Her work includes, but is not limited to wills, deeds, contracts, medical records, calendar, journal and notary entries, anonymous letters, hate mail, graffiti and elder fraud. She has provided training for the State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois, California Association of Police Training, Northern California Fraud Investigators, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Safeway Stores, Pacific Bell, and others. Clients include Bank of America, Federal Express, Coldwell Banker, Chicago Title, State Farm, Kaiser Permanente and others.

Ann Mahony, CDE - Known as the Forgery Sleuth, Ann is board certified in Document Examination and has been court qualified since 1982, testifying in Federal and Superior Court on forgery and fraud. Her work includes, but is not limited to wills, deeds, contracts, medical records, calendar, journal and notary entries, anonymous letters, hate mail, graffiti and elder fraud. She has provided training for the State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois, California Association of Police Training, Northern California Fraud Investigators, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Safeway Stores, Pacific Bell, and others. Clients include Bank of America, Federal Express, Coldwell Banker, Chicago Title, State Farm, Kaiser Permanente and others.

 Chuck Hooper is a business intelligence consultant, specializing in data visualization analytics. Chuck brings 5 decades of business and IT experience with him. From 1998-2008, he was an owner of Pro Relational Systems (“PRS”), aconsulting and application development firm specializing in business intelligence.  His experiences include the analysis, design, implementation, training and support of business intelligence, data warehouse and decision support system environments in a variety of engagements for clients including: Clorox, E.&J. Gallo Winery, PepsiCo, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Unilever, The Broad Institute, Zeltiq, Align Technology, Harte-Hanks, Accenture, PWC, Awarepoint, Deloitte, McKesson, UMass Medical, Irish Life, UC Irvine and many others . In 2005, PRS became Tableau’s first consulting partner. In 2008, Chuck joined Tableau Software to starttheir Professional Services group. In 2011, Chuck “retired”, back to the independent consulting world.  In addition to the current consulting offerings, Chuck does speaking engagements, and, conducts training sessions on the use of Tableau Software products, visual analytics, data warehouse design, and other business intelligence topics, at both the technical and the executive levels. Chuck is honored to be one of the officially designated “Tableau Zen Masters”.

Chuck Hooper is a business intelligence consultant, specializing in data visualization analytics. Chuck brings 5 decades of business and IT experience with him. From 1998-2008, he was an owner of Pro Relational Systems (“PRS”), aconsulting and application development firm specializing in business intelligence.

His experiences include the analysis, design, implementation, training and support of business intelligence, data warehouse and decision support system environments in a variety of engagements for clients including: Clorox, E.&J. Gallo Winery, PepsiCo, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Unilever, The Broad Institute, Zeltiq, Align Technology, Harte-Hanks, Accenture, PWC, Awarepoint, Deloitte, McKesson, UMass Medical, Irish Life, UC Irvine and many others . In 2005, PRS became Tableau’s first consulting partner. In 2008, Chuck joined Tableau Software to starttheir Professional Services group. In 2011, Chuck “retired”, back to the independent consulting world.

In addition to the current consulting offerings, Chuck does speaking engagements, and, conducts training sessions on the use of Tableau Software products, visual analytics, data warehouse design, and other business intelligence topics, at both the technical and the executive levels. Chuck is honored to be one of the officially designated “Tableau Zen Masters”.

 “ The Best Customer Service Comes from the Heart ” Poor communication costs your organization money, frustrates your customers and strains employee relations. Poor service jams your help desk and call center queues, tests customer loyalty and hand delivers clients to your competitors. Poor sales costs your company market share and shrinks your bottom line. Can you afford business as usual? More sales, better service and clearer communicationform the cornerstone of Craig Harrison's Expressions of Excellence!™ Craig's impact is immediate: under his tutelage, deliver stellar customer service, work effectively as a team, step into their leadership, sell more powerfully and communicate for success with colleagues, customers and the world-at-large.

The Best Customer Service Comes from the Heart” Poor communication costs your organization money, frustrates your customers and strains employee relations. Poor service jams your help desk and call center queues, tests customer loyalty and hand delivers clients to your competitors. Poor sales costs your company market share and shrinks your bottom line. Can you afford business as usual? More sales, better service and clearer communicationform the cornerstone of Craig Harrison's Expressions of Excellence!™ Craig's impact is immediate: under his tutelage, deliver stellar customer service, work effectively as a team, step into their leadership, sell more powerfully and communicate for success with colleagues, customers and the world-at-large.

GGBC Web Member Allstars 6 Promo Banner.png
 Adjunct Professor Thomas Klitgaard, an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP, San Francisco, focuses his practice on East Asian commercial and intellectual property issues. Mr. Klitgaard was the chair for many years of a business manager training program jointly run by the Shanghai Municipal Government, China’s State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and the City of San Francisco. He received the Magnolia Silver Award in 2011 from the Shanghai Municipal Government for “valuable support to Shanghai’s development and outstanding contributions to [our] friendly cooperation.” Early in his career, Klitgaard served as the law clerk for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. In addition to teaching Asian Legal Systems at USF for nine years, Klitgaard has been a guest professor at the Shanghai Economic Management College and an associate and adjunct professor of commercial and corporate law at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).

Adjunct Professor Thomas Klitgaard, an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP, San Francisco, focuses his practice on East Asian commercial and intellectual property issues. Mr. Klitgaard was the chair for many years of a business manager training program jointly run by the Shanghai Municipal Government, China’s State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and the City of San Francisco. He received the Magnolia Silver Award in 2011 from the Shanghai Municipal Government for “valuable support to Shanghai’s development and outstanding contributions to [our] friendly cooperation.” Early in his career, Klitgaard served as the law clerk for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. In addition to teaching Asian Legal Systems at USF for nine years, Klitgaard has been a guest professor at the Shanghai Economic Management College and an associate and adjunct professor of commercial and corporate law at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).

  "Art Knows No Boundaries"  Documentary filmmaker, Louie Navarro travels the globe, interviewing artist from border regions. In this exclusive rough-cut preview, Louie presents selections from interviews with artists in Mexico and the United States. The filmmaker inquires how the borders (physical and mental) have influenced their work. The objective for this Crowdfunding GoFundme.com project is to travel to more countries with hard borders dividing them from their neighbors and film more interviews.

"Art Knows No Boundaries" Documentary filmmaker, Louie Navarro travels the globe, interviewing artist from border regions. In this exclusive rough-cut preview, Louie presents selections from interviews with artists in Mexico and the United States. The filmmaker inquires how the borders (physical and mental) have influenced their work. The objective for this Crowdfunding GoFundme.com project is to travel to more countries with hard borders dividing them from their neighbors and film more interviews.

 The creator of the Stompump is Reason Bradley, Internet Famous for his numerous Battlebots victories! His primary roll is the owner of a product development and prototyping shop in Sausalito, CA and founder of Universal Sonar Mount, a company that specializes in equipment for mounting and optimizing underwater survey equipment. Co-Creator, Woody Tate. The original founder and creator of the Tate Labs/Bar Fly brand. He's successfully created and managed now 2 Kickstarter campaigns as well as launched and sold one company. Between the two of them they have decades of product development experience.  www.Stompump.com

The creator of the Stompump is Reason Bradley, Internet Famous for his numerous Battlebots victories! His primary roll is the owner of a product development and prototyping shop in Sausalito, CA and founder of Universal Sonar Mount, a company that specializes in equipment for mounting and optimizing underwater survey equipment. Co-Creator, Woody Tate. The original founder and creator of the Tate Labs/Bar Fly brand. He's successfully created and managed now 2 Kickstarter campaigns as well as launched and sold one company. Between the two of them they have decades of product development experience. www.Stompump.com

 Non-profit Spaulding Boatworks and volunteer master boat builder Peter Saggers have spent more than 500 hours and $16,000 to build the SV-14, a sailboat that was designed as a reasonably-priced prototype that can be specifically outfitted for disabled sailors. We're building the boat for the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS). We've even tweaked the design so the boat can be launched from the BAADS-specialized dock in San Francisco. BAADS members visit the Spaulding Marina every week to check on our progress. Contibute to our  Gofundme Campaign by clicking here . Check out the great work BAADS does here:  http://www.baads.org/

Non-profit Spaulding Boatworks and volunteer master boat builder Peter Saggers have spent more than 500 hours and $16,000 to build the SV-14, a sailboat that was designed as a reasonably-priced prototype that can be specifically outfitted for disabled sailors. We're building the boat for the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS). We've even tweaked the design so the boat can be launched from the BAADS-specialized dock in San Francisco. BAADS members visit the Spaulding Marina every week to check on our progress. Contibute to our Gofundme Campaign by clicking here. Check out the great work BAADS does here: http://www.baads.org/

  EarJellies on  Kickstarter -  $71,028 pledged of $25,000 goal    EarJellies  are the World's first and only ear plugs made of MemorySil™ Viscoelastic Silicone! Ultra low pressure for maximum comfort! EarJellies - The World's Most Comfortable Ear Plugs! EarJellies are 17x softer than foam ear plugs. They won't cause irritation or fall out like foam earplugs either.

EarJellies on Kickstarter - $71,028 pledged of $25,000 goal

EarJellies are the World's first and only ear plugs made of MemorySil™ Viscoelastic Silicone! Ultra low pressure for maximum comfort! EarJellies - The World's Most Comfortable Ear Plugs! EarJellies are 17x softer than foam ear plugs. They won't cause irritation or fall out like foam earplugs either.

  Honey Love on Kickstarter  -  $314,721 pledged of $30,000 goal    HONEYLOVE  is "re-shaping" traditional shapewear to allow women to highlight our best features, support posture and get a smooth fit in favorite clothing. As a female-founded startup, we know the power of confidence, so we created Sculptwear to be the most supportive, sexy and effective shapewear to ever hug your curves.

Honey Love on Kickstarter - $314,721 pledged of $30,000 goal

HONEYLOVE is "re-shaping" traditional shapewear to allow women to highlight our best features, support posture and get a smooth fit in favorite clothing. As a female-founded startup, we know the power of confidence, so we created Sculptwear to be the most supportive, sexy and effective shapewear to ever hug your curves.

  Willie Lewis Brown Jr.  (born March 20, 1934[1]) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker and later served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco, the first African American to do so. Under current California term-limits law, no Speaker of the California State Assembly will be permitted to have a longer tenure than Brown's.[2] The San Francisco Chronicle called Brown "one of San Francisco's most notable mayors" who had "celebrity beyond the city's boundaries." Brown served as San Francisco mayor from January 8, 1996 until January 8, 2004. His tenure was marked by a significant increase in real estate development, public works, city beautification and other large-scale city projects. He presided over the "dot-com" era at a time when San Francisco's economy was rapidly expanding. Brown presided over the city’s most diverse administration with more Asian-Americans, women, Latinos, gays and African-Americans than his predecessors.[3] He increased funding of Muni by tens of millions of dollars and ended the city's policy of punishing people for feeding the homeless.

Willie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934[1]) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker and later served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco, the first African American to do so. Under current California term-limits law, no Speaker of the California State Assembly will be permitted to have a longer tenure than Brown's.[2] The San Francisco Chronicle called Brown "one of San Francisco's most notable mayors" who had "celebrity beyond the city's boundaries." Brown served as San Francisco mayor from January 8, 1996 until January 8, 2004. His tenure was marked by a significant increase in real estate development, public works, city beautification and other large-scale city projects. He presided over the "dot-com" era at a time when San Francisco's economy was rapidly expanding. Brown presided over the city’s most diverse administration with more Asian-Americans, women, Latinos, gays and African-Americans than his predecessors.[3] He increased funding of Muni by tens of millions of dollars and ended the city's policy of punishing people for feeding the homeless.

 Can a shy, introverted engineer become a corporate rock star? The answer is yes if they willingly lock themselves in a room with the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's resident presentation expert. Come celebrate Patricia Fripp's birthday, and listen to her reveal a few of her proprietary presentation techniques. What would it mean to you if you knew how to have resounding success with every speech and presentation you gave? Impossible, you say? That depends on the speech coach you engage to help you.  Executive speech coach Patricia Fripp and her expert associates simplify and demystify the process of designing a presentation for anyone who needs to speak in public. Executives, sales teams, and even high-fee professional speakers undergo nothing less than a transformation in their presentations from both a content and delivery standpoint. Learn more about this National Speakers Association Hall of Famer at  www.Fripp.com

Can a shy, introverted engineer become a corporate rock star? The answer is yes if they willingly lock themselves in a room with the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's resident presentation expert. Come celebrate Patricia Fripp's birthday, and listen to her reveal a few of her proprietary presentation techniques. What would it mean to you if you knew how to have resounding success with every speech and presentation you gave? Impossible, you say? That depends on the speech coach you engage to help you.

Executive speech coach Patricia Fripp and her expert associates simplify and demystify the process of designing a presentation for anyone who needs to speak in public. Executives, sales teams, and even high-fee professional speakers undergo nothing less than a transformation in their presentations from both a content and delivery standpoint. Learn more about this National Speakers Association Hall of Famer at www.Fripp.com

  About KGO Radio Host John Rothmann   John F. Rothmann is a radio talk show host on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco. John first joined the KGO family in 1996. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency, John has spoken on over 150 university campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. John has been a professor at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco since 2004. John has been involved in many political campaigns on the national, state and local levels including Richard Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign and Senator Frank Church’s California Presidential campaign in 1976. He served as Chief of Staff to Senator Milton Marks and as Field Representative for Senator Quentin Kopp, both of San Francisco. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, John is a graduate of George Washington in San Francisco and received his BA in 1970 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Whittier College in 1971. John lives in San Francisco. He and his wife Ellen have two sons, Samuel and Joel. Learn more about John at his website  rothmanntalksandtours.com

About KGO Radio Host John Rothmann

John F. Rothmann is a radio talk show host on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco. John first joined the KGO family in 1996. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency, John has spoken on over 150 university campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. John has been a professor at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco since 2004. John has been involved in many political campaigns on the national, state and local levels including Richard Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign and Senator Frank Church’s California Presidential campaign in 1976. He served as Chief of Staff to Senator Milton Marks and as Field Representative for Senator Quentin Kopp, both of San Francisco. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, John is a graduate of George Washington in San Francisco and received his BA in 1970 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Whittier College in 1971. John lives in San Francisco. He and his wife Ellen have two sons, Samuel and Joel. Learn more about John at his website rothmanntalksandtours.com

  Richie Greenberg  is a startup consultant and small business advisor, and a 17-year resident of San Francisco. He is the San Francisco GOP-endorsed candidate for Mayor. He is a delegate on the RCCC (Republican Party Central Committee), an associate member of the Republican Women of San Francisco and is a member of and is endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans. Richie is on the board of trustees of an orthodox religious congregation, he is a volunteer disaster services worker, having trained and is certified under both the SFFD Emergency Response Team (N.E.R.T.) and the SFPD Auxiliary Law Enforcement Team. He speaks four languages, has traveled extensively to many countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and to Mexico City, leading to a deep understanding of lifestyles, business practices and norms of other societies besides our own.  Richie Greenberg was born in Queens, New York City, grew up on Long Island, moved to Los Angeles for college, then settled in San Francisco in 2001. Richie went to public schools, elementary through high school. A product of a diverse family, Richie's cousins, and In-laws range in age from newborns to the 90's, who live here in San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Florida, Texas, New Orleans, Paris, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Learn more at  RichieGreenberg.org   Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

Richie Greenberg is a startup consultant and small business advisor, and a 17-year resident of San Francisco. He is the San Francisco GOP-endorsed candidate for Mayor. He is a delegate on the RCCC (Republican Party Central Committee), an associate member of the Republican Women of San Francisco and is a member of and is endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans. Richie is on the board of trustees of an orthodox religious congregation, he is a volunteer disaster services worker, having trained and is certified under both the SFFD Emergency Response Team (N.E.R.T.) and the SFPD Auxiliary Law Enforcement Team. He speaks four languages, has traveled extensively to many countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and to Mexico City, leading to a deep understanding of lifestyles, business practices and norms of other societies besides our own.

Richie Greenberg was born in Queens, New York City, grew up on Long Island, moved to Los Angeles for college, then settled in San Francisco in 2001. Richie went to public schools, elementary through high school. A product of a diverse family, Richie's cousins, and In-laws range in age from newborns to the 90's, who live here in San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Florida, Texas, New Orleans, Paris, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Learn more at RichieGreenberg.org

Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

 Jane Kim became active in civic life thanks to the lessons she learned from her parents – immigrants from South Korea who raised Jane in a one-bedroom apartment alongside her grandparents. Jane first volunteered to help homeless residents while in high school and later worked as an organizer for the Chinatown Community Development Center and as a civil rights attorney. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  Jane Kim was elected in 2010 to represent District 6 on the Board of Supervisors, which includes South of Market, Mission Bay, the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. She is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco and the first Asian-American candidate to win a non-historically Asian district in the city. During her first term on the Board, Jane led efforts to establish the police substation on 6th Street, transform Boeddeker Park into a beautiful, brand new park. Jane was appointed Chair of the Rules Committee and also served as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee. Currently, Jane sits on the Land Use Committee, making recommendations on small to large land use and economic development projects and reforms to the Planning Code. Learn more at  JaneKim.org    Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

Jane Kim became active in civic life thanks to the lessons she learned from her parents – immigrants from South Korea who raised Jane in a one-bedroom apartment alongside her grandparents. Jane first volunteered to help homeless residents while in high school and later worked as an organizer for the Chinatown Community Development Center and as a civil rights attorney. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Jane Kim was elected in 2010 to represent District 6 on the Board of Supervisors, which includes South of Market, Mission Bay, the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. She is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco and the first Asian-American candidate to win a non-historically Asian district in the city. During her first term on the Board, Jane led efforts to establish the police substation on 6th Street, transform Boeddeker Park into a beautiful, brand new park. Jane was appointed Chair of the Rules Committee and also served as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee. Currently, Jane sits on the Land Use Committee, making recommendations on small to large land use and economic development projects and reforms to the Planning Code. Learn more at JaneKim.org

Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

 London Breed currently serves as the  President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors  and  District 5 Supervisor . She first won election to the Board of Supervisors in November 2012. In January of 2015, her colleagues elected her to serve as President of the Board. She was re-elected as District 5 Supervisor in November 2016 and unanimously re-elected as Board President two months later. London is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition community, located in District 5. She graduated with honors from Galileo High School and attended the University of California, Davis, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-Public Service with a minor in African American Studies. London went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. As Board President, London is the 2nd-highest ranking official in San Francisco, leading the legislative body of the city and overseeing a $10B budget with over 30,000 employees. She has dedicated herself to improving the City’s housing, environment, public safety, transportation, and quality of life.  London also serves on the Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors, as a Commissioner on the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and is an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Leran more about Board President Breed at  www.LondonforMayor.com   Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

London Breed currently serves as the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and District 5 Supervisor. She first won election to the Board of Supervisors in November 2012. In January of 2015, her colleagues elected her to serve as President of the Board. She was re-elected as District 5 Supervisor in November 2016 and unanimously re-elected as Board President two months later. London is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition community, located in District 5. She graduated with honors from Galileo High School and attended the University of California, Davis, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-Public Service with a minor in African American Studies. London went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. As Board President, London is the 2nd-highest ranking official in San Francisco, leading the legislative body of the city and overseeing a $10B budget with over 30,000 employees. She has dedicated herself to improving the City’s housing, environment, public safety, transportation, and quality of life.

London also serves on the Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors, as a Commissioner on the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and is an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Leran more about Board President Breed at www.LondonforMayor.com Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

 Mark Leno lost his life partner to the AIDS epidemic, dedicated himself to being a community volunteer and civic leader, and became the first openly gay man to serve in the California Senate. Mark’s accomplishments include raising California’s minimum wage to $15, requiring developers to build affordable housing in every large project, stopping the chemical industry from putting dangerous toxins in consumer products, and passing landmark laws for equal rights, marriage equality, and protecting transgender Californians. Mark has run a small business in San Francisco for 40 years. He lives in Noe Valley, and would be the first gay Mayor in San Francisco history. Learn more about Senator Leno at  www.MarkLeno.com

Mark Leno lost his life partner to the AIDS epidemic, dedicated himself to being a community volunteer and civic leader, and became the first openly gay man to serve in the California Senate. Mark’s accomplishments include raising California’s minimum wage to $15, requiring developers to build affordable housing in every large project, stopping the chemical industry from putting dangerous toxins in consumer products, and passing landmark laws for equal rights, marriage equality, and protecting transgender Californians. Mark has run a small business in San Francisco for 40 years. He lives in Noe Valley, and would be the first gay Mayor in San Francisco history. Learn more about Senator Leno at www.MarkLeno.com

 Angela was born and raised in San Francisco, along with her five brothers, and she raised her four children here. Her parents are former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angelina Genaro Alioto. During her service on the Board of Supervisors, Angela was elected President of the Board. She served as Vice-Chair of the Board's Finance Committee, Chair of the Health, Public Safety and Environment Committee, and Chair of the Select Committee on Municipal Public Power, a committee she created as President. Today, Angela is a champion for workers discriminated against in the workplace based on race, age, disability, gender, religion and sexual orientation, as well as a fighter who tackles harassment, wage/hour, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination of workers.  Angela won the largest civil rights verdict in American history for African American workers and has won several high-profile verdicts against corporations who have engaged in workplace discrimination. In 2007, Angela was a Finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. She was named Litigator of the Month in 2000 by the National Law Journal and was a finalist for 2001 National Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Learn more at  www.aliotoformayor.com

Angela was born and raised in San Francisco, along with her five brothers, and she raised her four children here. Her parents are former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angelina Genaro Alioto. During her service on the Board of Supervisors, Angela was elected President of the Board. She served as Vice-Chair of the Board's Finance Committee, Chair of the Health, Public Safety and Environment Committee, and Chair of the Select Committee on Municipal Public Power, a committee she created as President. Today, Angela is a champion for workers discriminated against in the workplace based on race, age, disability, gender, religion and sexual orientation, as well as a fighter who tackles harassment, wage/hour, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination of workers.

Angela won the largest civil rights verdict in American history for African American workers and has won several high-profile verdicts against corporations who have engaged in workplace discrimination. In 2007, Angela was a Finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. She was named Litigator of the Month in 2000 by the National Law Journal and was a finalist for 2001 National Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Learn more at www.aliotoformayor.com

  Anna Lecat  is a repeat fashion entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Les Lunes, a men and women’s fashion label based in San Francisco, Paris, and Shanghai. Lecat specializes in retail and sustainable manufacturing having previously lived and worked in China for 18 years. She speaks fluent Mandarin and feels at home on the streets of Shanghai, in the mountains of Northern California and traversing the theater district in Paris. Her insatiable enthusiasm for championing artisanship, quality, and ethical manufacturing is well known in the business world.

Anna Lecat is a repeat fashion entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Les Lunes, a men and women’s fashion label based in San Francisco, Paris, and Shanghai. Lecat specializes in retail and sustainable manufacturing having previously lived and worked in China for 18 years. She speaks fluent Mandarin and feels at home on the streets of Shanghai, in the mountains of Northern California and traversing the theater district in Paris. Her insatiable enthusiasm for championing artisanship, quality, and ethical manufacturing is well known in the business world.

  Did you know  that off the West Coast were Japanese submarines in the weeks immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor? They not only sunk a number of merchant vessels, but shelled the American mainland on more than on occasion. Come here John J. Geoghegan, author of  Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Plan to Change the Course of World War II , speak about this fascinating but little known period of American history. Based on interviews he conducted with the Japanese officers and crew who patrolled the California coast, Mr. Geoghegan will illustrate his talk photographs of many of the ships, submarines and naval personnel involved.

Did you know that off the West Coast were Japanese submarines in the weeks immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor? They not only sunk a number of merchant vessels, but shelled the American mainland on more than on occasion. Come here John J. Geoghegan, author of Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Plan to Change the Course of World War II, speak about this fascinating but little known period of American history. Based on interviews he conducted with the Japanese officers and crew who patrolled the California coast, Mr. Geoghegan will illustrate his talk photographs of many of the ships, submarines and naval personnel involved.

  2/14:  Janice Litvin - "Exercise for Life" – Janice Litvin, health & fitness expert shows us how to get fit in just a few minutes a day. Exercise does not have to be time-consuming, dreary, or difficult, and Janice will inspire us with the latest trends & techniques for finding the FUN in fitness. She will teach you how to " Love Your Heart, Love Yourself ." In addition to being a wellness leader, she is a Zumba Fitness Instructor, Certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She helps organizations get their people healthy & fit so they can come to work every day happy, engaged, and ready to work. Her first book, "   Working Well: How to Engage Employees in Workplace Wellness   will be out later this year. She can be found at  www.JaniceLitvin.com.

2/14: Janice Litvin - "Exercise for Life" – Janice Litvin, health & fitness expert shows us how to get fit in just a few minutes a day. Exercise does not have to be time-consuming, dreary, or difficult, and Janice will inspire us with the latest trends & techniques for finding the FUN in fitness. She will teach you how to "Love Your Heart, Love Yourself." In addition to being a wellness leader, she is a Zumba Fitness Instructor, Certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She helps organizations get their people healthy & fit so they can come to work every day happy, engaged, and ready to work. Her first book, " Working Well: How to Engage Employees in Workplace Wellness will be out later this year. She can be found at www.JaniceLitvin.com.

  2/7/18 -  The  Port Chicago disaster  was a deadly munitions explosion that occurred on July 17, 1944, at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, United States. Munitions detonated while being loaded onto a cargo vessel bound for the Pacific Theater of Operations, killing 320 sailors and civilians and injuring 390 others. Most of the dead and injured were enlisted African American sailors.

2/7/18 - The Port Chicago disaster was a deadly munitions explosion that occurred on July 17, 1944, at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, United States. Munitions detonated while being loaded onto a cargo vessel bound for the Pacific Theater of Operations, killing 320 sailors and civilians and injuring 390 others. Most of the dead and injured were enlisted African American sailors.

  1/31/18  - Do you wish your clients, colleagues and friends could understand why San Francisco politics are so colorful and complicated? Do you find it hard to explain yourself? Then January 31 is the must-attend breakfast for bringing guests. Examiner columnist Joel Engardio will provide an entertaining look at the history that shaped our local politics and how to make sense of it today. See where you fit on San Francisco's unique political spectrum.  More on Joel Engardio --  www.engardio.com

1/31/18 - Do you wish your clients, colleagues and friends could understand why San Francisco politics are so colorful and complicated? Do you find it hard to explain yourself? Then January 31 is the must-attend breakfast for bringing guests. Examiner columnist Joel Engardio will provide an entertaining look at the history that shaped our local politics and how to make sense of it today. See where you fit on San Francisco's unique political spectrum.

More on Joel Engardio -- www.engardio.com

  1/24/18 - Michael Kress  is the Senior Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Crosspoint. With an extensive 40+ years of professional investment experience, Michael has developed a high regard in the San Francisco investment community and has largely contributed in making Crosspoint one of the preeminent authorities on tactical investing. He has spent the last 20+ years of his career advising individuals and institutions using Crosspoint’s core investment methodology. Michael is a member of the firm’s investment committee and enjoys taking the time to develop personal connections with the firm’s existing clients.

1/24/18 - Michael Kress is the Senior Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Crosspoint. With an extensive 40+ years of professional investment experience, Michael has developed a high regard in the San Francisco investment community and has largely contributed in making Crosspoint one of the preeminent authorities on tactical investing. He has spent the last 20+ years of his career advising individuals and institutions using Crosspoint’s core investment methodology. Michael is a member of the firm’s investment committee and enjoys taking the time to develop personal connections with the firm’s existing clients.

  1/17/18 - Carmen Chu  is a leader in San Francisco who cares about our City’s core value of inclusion. As the daughter of small business owners, she was raised to believe that good government should serve everyone. During her years on the Board of Supervisors and now as our elected Assessor, Carmen drives her team to innovate beyond business as usual to better serve the public. She leads a department that generates $2.6B in revenue to keep core City services running.

1/17/18 - Carmen Chu is a leader in San Francisco who cares about our City’s core value of inclusion. As the daughter of small business owners, she was raised to believe that good government should serve everyone. During her years on the Board of Supervisors and now as our elected Assessor, Carmen drives her team to innovate beyond business as usual to better serve the public. She leads a department that generates $2.6B in revenue to keep core City services running.


2017 Events

GGBC Web Christmas Promo Banner.png
GGBC Web Promo Banner-NathanCottam.png
ggbc_banner_tony-woodall.png
GGBC Web Promo Banner-tom-klitgaard.png
GGBC Web Promo Banner-BertHill.png
GGBC James Dixon - Web Promo Banner.png
GGBC oct 18 - matthew-kumin.png

Charitable Organizations Supported with Annual Monetary Donations

The Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center

RebuildingTogetherSF

The Marines Memorial Club

The Semper Fi Fund

Naval Sea Cadets

Todd's Gift Exchange

San Francisco Boys Chorus

The Boy Scouts of America Troop 88, San Francisco

GGBC Members are "People People" if you love San Francisco culture and have as sense of humor, you'll fit right in.

The Golden Gate Breakfast Club Meets Wednesdays at the Historic Marines Memorial Hotel

To book your next important event at this San Francisco Treasure, click here.

Marines Memorial Assoc Logo copy.png