BUSINESS Roundtables


The Solano-Napa SBDC offers several business roundtables for business owners to come together, learn, share their experiences, and receive guidance and advice from their peers. We succeed together!

Roundtable groups meet once a month (with the exception of the Vacaville Manufacturers).

Each roundtable group is for a specific geographic location and will require requesting to join; SPACES ARE LIMITED.

Roundtables are for dedicated groups of businesses, each with a Leader/Facilitator who helps plan meeting activities. The group’s success comes from member participation — so showing up monthly is essential!

Each roundtable group has criteria for joining. If you see a group that meets your needs and you are committed to participating regularly, please submit a Request to Join.

Napa COUNTY

NapaWISE

Napa Women in Successful Enterprises
Led by Cathy Balach

Who: Women business owners in Napa County

When: Every 3rd Tuesday, Noon-1:30pm

Where: ONLINE (via Zoom); Request to join through Meetup.com

Maximum of 12 women business owners. This roundtable is sponsored by Redwood Credit Union.

Request to Join

SOLANO COUNTY

SolanoWISE

Solano Women in Successful Enterprises
Led by Laurie Zerga

Who: Women business owners in Solano County

When: Every 4th Thursday, 7:30-9am

Where: ONLINE (via Zoom); Request to join through Meetup.com

Maximum of 12 women business owners in Solano County.

Request to Join

fairfield

Fairfield
Entrepreneurs

Led by Lisa Bishop

Who: Businesses in Fairfield

When: Every 3rd Wednesday, 3-5pm

Where: ONLINE (via Zoom); Request to join through Meetup.com

Maximum of 12 businesses.

Request to Join

vacaville

Vacaville
Entrepreneurs

Led by Jennifer House

Who: Businesses in Vacaville

When: Every 3rd Thursday, 8-10am

Where: IN PERSON at the Nut Tree Harbison Event Center, 1681 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville

Maximum of 12 businesses.

Request to Join

VACAVILLE

Vacaville
Manufacturers

Led by Tim Murrill

Who: Manufacturing businesses in Vacaville

When: QUARTERLY, inquire for details

Where: Vacaville, rotating location (in-person)

Sponsored by the City of Vacaville.

Request to Join

Why a Business Roundtable?

The old saying, “it’s lonely at the top” rings true for many business owners. It can be hard to find people around you who understand and relate to both your daily challenges and achievements. That is why it is so important to leverage the resources around you – and your fellow business owners.

The Solano-Napa SBDC offers several business roundtables in both Solano and Napa counties for business owners to come together, share their experiences, and receive guidance and advice from their peers.

“This is a safe place for our business owners, where they can interact and receive the guidance they need. We all recognize that none of us is as smart as all of us.”

TIM MURRILL, DIRECTOR, SOLANO-NAPA SBDC

The business roundtables meet once a month and are in size. Each meeting is 1.5 to 2 hours long and include discussions on business best practices and presentations from business owners.

“This really gives us the opportunity to take it to the next level,” said Kim Whittaker, a business owner in Vacaville.

Tim Murrill (second from left), director of the Solano-Napa SBDC with Vacaville Roundtable members (from far left) Manveer Sandhu, Morne Van Staden, and Kim Whittaker (Photo by Kimberly K. Fu, The Reporter)