South Bay Business Leaders Summit Set for March 6, 2015 at Manhattan Beach Marriot

Event will bring together top professionals in the region to share ideas on education and networking in today’s business environment.

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--()--The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce announced that the South Bay Business Leaders Summit (formerly the Women in Business Conference) is set for Friday, March 6, 2015. This year’s event is open to a broad range of business professionals, offering guests the opportunity to learn from noteworthy speakers and highly informative breakout sessions. The Summit will focus on enhancing business strategies through communication, branding and leadership.

“It's an honor to be the chair of this year's South Bay Business Leaders Summit”

The South Bay Business Leaders Summit will take place from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Manhattan Beach Marriot, 1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Tickets start at $125 and are offered through the Chamber’s website at

“It's an honor to be the chair of this year's South Bay Business Leaders Summit,” says Jill Brunkhardt, Public Affairs Representative from Chevron. “I am really excited about the amazing group of speakers we have lined up for the day. There will be something for everyone, from small, independent business owners to those who work for large corporations. We encourage anyone looking to get ahead in today’s competitive business environment to attend. It will be a valuable experience.”

The Summit will welcome keynote speaker, Tracy Cioffi, VP of Marketing and Direct Sales at See’s Candies, who was recently included on the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Generation list. Cioffi will be speaking on her business journey – how she’s gotten to where she is, where she has taken See’s Candies, and obstacles she’s had to overcome along the way. Lunch speaker, Andy Cohen, Co-CEO of Gensler, will speak on marketing, leadership, and business development. Confirmed breakout session speakers include Kim Salzer, General Manager of, to speak on Branding and Enhancing Your Brand; Daniel Martin, Senior Partner at Paolucci, Salling & Martin Communication Arts, to speak on Influencing Others Through Communication; Peggy Grande, from The Quiggle Group and former personal assistant to President Ronald Reagan, to speak on The “Wow” Factor; and Bill Karz, VP of Digital Marketing at the L.A. Tourism and Convention Board, to speak on Digital Marketing Strategies for Success.

Sponsors of the South Bay Business Leaders Summit include Skechers, Chevron, Chase Law Group, Citizens Business Bank, Continental Development, Grand Point Bank, Guaranty Escrow, Guzman Law Group, Manhattan Village, and Northrop Grumman. Sponsorships are still available. Contact Lori Tostado,, for more information.

To promote your business at the Summit, register for an expo booth. For more information, visit the website at or contact Brittany Keohi,


The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization dedicated to driving a strong local economy by promoting the community, providing valuable business connections, and representing business with government. The corporation is committed to unifying the business community in Manhattan Beach. Having one voice allows the business owners to have a place at the table as we look to develop long-term strategies for developing this city. Within that unity is also to create one brand under which the city will be known and can attract the best consumers, visitors, and residents.


For the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
Mike Hoye, 310-346-0845