Upcoming NBBJ conferences and events

Economic Outlook Conference


“Building a Resilient Workforce:

How can businesses respond and adapt to workforce challenges in light of the North Bay 2023 economic outlook?”

The North Bay economy, like many other regions, has experienced significant workforce challenges. As the region continues to navigate economic uncertainty, employers are faced with new challenges and opportunities when it comes to recruiting, retaining, and developing talent.

This year’s Economic Outlook Conference aims to spotlight a variety of workforce hurdles and possibilities. Our guest speakers include:

Dr. Mike Lee - Sonoma State President

Senator Mike McGuire: A prerecorded address

Dr. Robert Eyler - SSU Economist - 2023 North Bay Economic Outlook Presentation including Q&A with a focus on what economic factors could ATTRACT workforce to the North Bay.

Panel: "Exploring Creative Solutions for the Shortage of Workers in the North Bay Region"

Zachary Kushel- Marin Sonoma Impact Ventures

Bruce Wilson- Workforce Alliance of the North Bay

Presentation: Ryan Bauxbaum Next One staffing– "Reimaging Recruitment: Practical Strategies, Tips, and Techniques for Effective Hiring in Today's Competitive North Bay Job Market"

Panel: "The Power of Culture: How to Develop a Strong Business Culture to Boost Employee Retention and Recruitment"

Jamie Horst, Chief Purpose Officer, Traditional Medicinals

Leslie Camino, Sr. Director, Corporate Leadership Development & Culture, Keysight Technologies

Event Details

Date: June 1, 2023

Registration & Networking | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Program | 8:30 - 11 am

Where: Sonoma State University Ballroom, 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park


Influential Women Awards Ceremony

Join us to celebrate all of our nominees and our awardees this year for our Influential Women Awards. We had the largest amount of nominees ever and are so excited to get all of these amazing women in a room to celebrate. This will be more of a networking mixer and social than a sit down event.

When: June 14th, 2023

Time: 4PM Networking starts on the Prelude patio at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University

5:15PM - Celebrate our 2023 Influential Women Awardees

Get tickets to join in this celebration.


Leadership Conference: Building your personal leadership brand

Date: Oct. 5, 2023

The North Bay Business Journal’s Leadership Conference will offer an overview of relevant topics to businesses today that will enable participants to make better business decisions and advance their career. Workshops will be led by industry professionals, tailored to explore core business concepts presented to provide knowledge that can be immediately applied to a business or organization.

Request for workshop presenters: APPLY HERE

Best Places to Work

SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 13, 2023

Where: Graton Resort and Casino

Companies selected as Best Places to Work in the North Bay will be celebrated at this event held at Graton Resort and Casino. These businesses that are selected and win is based of several criteria, including the employer application, the survey ratings by employees, the number of responses, size of the company, the breakdown of responses from management and non-management as well as written comments by employees.

We hope to see you there to celebrate these amazing North Bay Businesses and are gracious to our hosts Graton Resort and Casino.

Diversity in Leadership Awards

October 2023

Stay tuned for more information!

Gold partner: Exchange Bank

Excellence in Construction Awards

November 2023

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Gold partner: Exchange Bank

CEO Spotlight Reception

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023

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Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa

Book of Lists 2024

January 2024

Stay tuned for more information!

Book sponsor: Exchange Bank

Questions? Email our events team HERE