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2019 Business Partnership Program

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

June 13th Fairfield-Suisun Mixer

July 18th Joint Chamber Mixer

For the past six years, the SCC Educational Foundation enhanced B2B activity in Solano County by organizing Joint Chamber of Commerce mixers. These mixers have grown to become some of the largest networking events in Solano County. With the establishment of the SCC Alumni Association in 2018, new resources are now available to connect businesses with Solano Community College, alumni and current students.

So for 2019, we introduced the Business Partnership Program. This program retains the largest Joint Chamber Mixer from 2018, and adds programs that align the needs of businesses, SCC alumni and current students. We’ll do this by connecting our business and alumni network with community resources related to employee recruitment and job placement.

The new “Hire A Grad” program will link companies with alumni with the skills and training employers are looking for. The Alumni Association has developed a database of approximately 70,000 alumni, plus there are over 13,000 students currently enrolled at SCC. The Business Partnership Program will provide employers exposure to the SCC Alumni network and current students looking for jobs, internships and mentoring opportunities. We’ll work with the College Career Center, the Solano Workforce Development Board (SWDB), and social media to ensure job postings are connected to alumni and students. In April 2019, we worked with the SWDB to promote the 2019 NorCal Career Fair at Solano Community College.  85 employers and approximately 450 job seekers attended the job fair.

Of course we will continue to host Chamber of Commerce Mixers at various College locations as follows:

  • In February 2019 we hosted the Vacaville Chamber in association with the three Vacaville Rotary Clubs at the SCC Biotech Center.
  • On June 13th we’ll host the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber in assocation with NorthBay Heathcare at the new SCC Science Building in Fairfield.
  • On July 18th, we’ll host four Chambers (Benicia, Vallejo, American Canyon, and Fairfield-Suisun) in association with Travis Credit Union and the Solano SBDC at the SCC Vallejo Auto Tech Center.  Marketing tables are available for $45 at this event!

Total attendance is expected to be about 700.  These events feature great food from some of the best restaurants and catering companies in our area, micro brews on tap from local microbreweries, and varietal wines from Suisun Valley, Solano County, and Winters.  But more importantly, they are fantastic networking opportunities and a cost effective marketing format for businesses seeking exposure throughout Solano County.

Sponsors get the added benefits of exposure from flyers, banners, emails and social media posts, as well as marketing tables at the mixers. Our sponsors will also be promoted in our marketing to eleven Chambers of Commerce, as well as our extensive contact list and Alumni network.  And remember, the SCC Educational Foundation is a non-profit, so sponsors get the satisfaction of helping us carry out our mission to support Solano Community College and the students most in need.

Please consider supporting us in 2019! Give Curt Johnston a call today at (707) 864-7141, or email curt.johnston@solano.edu.

Thanks You 2019 Business Partnership Program Sponsors!

Check Out Photos of Past Business Networking Events

July 19, 2018 Joint Mixer – American Canyon, Benicia, Vallejo and Fairfield-Suisun Chambers

April 18, 2018 Joint Mixer – Solano County Black, Solano Hispanic and Fil-Am of Solano Chambers

Jan. 11, 2018 Joint Mixer with the Vacaville, Fairfield-Suisun, Dixon and Winters Chambers

July 20, 2017 Joint Mixer with the Vallejo, Benicia, and American Canyon Chambers

Solano Community College Business Networking Series

April 19, 2017 Joint Mixer with the Solano County Black, Solano Hispanic, and FilAm Chamber of Solano

January 12, 2017 Joint Mixer with the Fairfield-Suisun, Vacaville, Dixon, and Winters Chambers

 

Solano Business Connections:  To help grow local businesses by encouraging B2B opportunities across city lines, the SCC Educational Foundation in partnership with the SBDC and First Northern Bank operated Solano Business Connections from 2013 to 2016. Check out the photos from the 2016 and 2015. Members of ten local Chambers of Commerce came together for the largest business event in Solano County.

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Stage-24_Kitchell-v2    View photos from the 2015 event

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Organizer

Curt Johnston
Phone:
(707) 864-7141
Email:
curt.johnston@solano.edu

Venue

SCC Science Bldg (2700) Fairfield