Business Council to partner with CMTC for Regional Manufacturers Roundtable

June 7 complimentary lunch event is designed to hear from manufacturers and connect them to resources for profitable growth. The event is offered at no cost to manufacturers and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at San Juan Oaks.

This article was contributed by the San Benito County Business Council.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) and the San Benito County Business Council (SBCBC) are partnering to host a roundtable for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in the Central Coast Region to hear from manufacturers and connect them to resources to grow profitably.

The event is offered at no cost to manufacturers and will be held Thursday, June 7 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Juan Oaks Golf Club, 3825 Union Road in Hollister. RSVPs are due by 5 p.m. Monday, June 4th to SBCBC Executive Director, Kristina Chavez Wyatt at [email protected], (831) 524-0408 or via Eventbrite at

The event is targeting manufacturers in the Central Coast region including San Benito and Monterey counties, southern Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, and Los Banos. Additional resources and information will be provided by the California Employment Training Panel (ETP) and regional business services providers.

The CMTC is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is part of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Network. CMTC is leading the expansion of “California’s Manufacturing Network” to serve SMMs statewide. The aim is to develop and deploy technology, management, and technical expertise for SMMs focused on improving their productivity and global competitiveness.

As a nonprofit organization, CMTC’s mission is to serve as a trusted advisor to manufacturers providing solutions which will grow both their businesses and the California economy. CMTC provides a full range of consulting services that can help transform your organization into an innovative, high performing, market driven and cost-effective operation, including:

  • Identifying and Implementing Solutions to Remove Barriers to Growth
  • Increasing Productivity & Sales
  • Reducing Costs
  • Improving Quality & Competitiveness
  • Developing a Skilled Workforce for the Future
  • Leveraging Technology & Innovation
  • Creating an Agile Supply Chain
  • Ensuring Continuous Improvement & Strategic Growth
  • Leveraging Networks, Incentives, and Funding

The San Benito County Business Council is facilitating the event in alignment with member goals: 1) on supporting the efforts of the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County (EDC) to implement the 2017-2022 San Benito County Economic Development Strategy, 2) the retention, expansion, job creation, and growth of existing local businesses, 3) the attraction of new businesses and investment, and 4) supporting improvements to local infrastructure such as planning & permitting, roads, broadband, and housing.

San Benito County Business Council

Established in 2002, the Business Council is a 501 C 6 non-profit organization comprised of more than 45 businesses, municipal, non-profit and community agencies, representing more than 2,500 employees in San Benito County and throughout the Monterey Bay region. The top 4 priority goals for 2021 identified by our member survey participants are as follows:

1. Retention, expansion, job creation and growth of existing businesses
2. EDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Implementation - New business attraction
3. Measure G Implementation, roads, transportation, decaying infrastructure
4. Building relations with elected officials and staff