State of the City Luncheon Forum

The annual State of the City Luncheon Forum is the must-attend event that brings together top business, government and community leaders for a discussion on Bakersfield’s accomplishments and challenges as well as plans to enhance its future. The Chamber will host the 2018 State of the City Luncheon Forum on Wednesday, July 11.

Featured speakers will include Mayor Karen Goh and other top city officials. “The Chamber is proud to host this marquee business event each year,” said Chamber President/CEO Nick Ortiz. “This event gives city leaders a platform to share insight with the business community on what issues are facing Bakersfield, the progress that has been made over the past year and where the city is heading in the future.”

This year’s event will be held at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, 801 Truxtun Ave. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program following from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 for members; $65 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 are $650. Buy your tickets here.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, call Jean Scheiber at 661-327-4421 or email

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!