Pancakes and Partnerships

The Pancakes and Partnerships Procurement Breakfast event series provide small businesses to learn about the procurement practices of the area’s largest corporations and nonprofits in an intimate setting. Past presenters include Chevron, County of Kern, City of Bakersfield and Houchin Community Blood Bank.

A seasoned procurement professional will share her expertise to help our small business members untangle the buying process at our next Pancakes and Partnerships Procurement Breakfast on August 9. A partner at Klein DeNatale Goldner, Tracy Saiki, specializes in providing outside general counsel services for businesses, and has negotiated thousands of commercial agreements in diverse contexts. She has also served as general counsel for Bolthouse Farms and Campbell Soup Company.

In a special two-part series, small business owners will gain a high-level of understanding of the most common types of commercial agreements and what strategies to use when dealing with the thorny terms found in nearly all commercial agreements. You will learn:

  • How form agreements can protect a company’s business.
  • What issues to look for when reviewing form agreements received from commercial partners or vendors.
  • When to seek legal review and how to obtain that economically.

Each session is meant to be a stand-alone event, where individuals can benefit from attending one or both. The first event will be held at the Chamber office, 1725 Eye St. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the program following at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for members; $50 for nonmembers. A hot breakfast of pancakes and other breakfast items will be provided by Fresco Mexican Grill. Click here to reserve your seat. Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance to preclude billing.

The second session will take place on Sept. 6 at Klein DeNatale Goldner’s office, 4550 California Ave., Second Floor. The time will be announced soon.

For more information or to be a speaker at our Pancakes and Partnerships event series, contact Hillary Haenes at (661) 327-4421 or via email at