CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Ideas Week, to be held Monday, April 4, though Friday, April 8, features events and programs to highlight the innovative, clever and fascinating aspects about Corpus Christi. Ideas Week is hosted by the Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend (YBP) in collaboration with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and many other local businesses and sponsorships.
“The goal of the week is to share Corpus Christi’s many great ideas and create community pride by showcasing what the city has to offer right now and into the future,” said Russell Wagner, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Director of Engagement and YBP Executive Director. “This is also a great opportunity for people to think about joining the Young Business Professionals. Many of our events are free and allow behind-the-scenes looks that people otherwise wouldn’t get.”
Ideas Week events include:
11:30 a.m. at American Bank Center – Henry Garrett Ballroom
Young and established leaders of the community will mix and mingle at this luncheon. Participants will also hear from a panel of local established leaders about their active participation in the local community.
6 p.m. at the Courtyard at Gaslight Square, 1002 Santa Fe St.
Have you ever wondered what to wear to an interview? What does "black tie" mean for a business gala dinner? Attend this free fashion show featuring outfits that answer these questions and more. Bring a gently used business outfit to donate to Dress for Success or make a monetary donation, with proceeds benefiting the Women's Shelter of South Texas.
11:30 a.m. at the New RTA Headquarters, 602 N. Staples St.
Take a free guided tour of the newest addition to the uptown skyline, the Regional Transportation Authority Building. Also, discover how architecture can spur smart growth. Lunch and keynote speech will be provided.
6 p.m. at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, 1900 N. Chaparral St.
Spend an evening in the brand new Science Center at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. The $3 million addition includes a Double Helix DNA model slide, a piano stairway and other fun surprises.
Noon at Bay Area Medical Center, 7101 S. Padre Island Drive
Lunch and Learn at the Corpus Christi Bay Area Medical Center where you will learn about the technological advancements in the medical field. The event includes a 45-minute hands-on tour, lunch and networking.
6 p.m. at Art Center of Corpus Christi, 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Check out the Downtown Farmers' Market and learn how easy it is to eat local and support a healthy community. Enjoy fresh produce, live music, local art and food truck cuisine.
11:30 a.m. at Small Business Development Center, 3209 S. Staples St.
Learn about the basics of opening and running a business and receive great information, personal accounts and free resources to help start your business. Lunch will be provided.
6:30 p.m. at Lazy Beach Brewery, 7522 Bichon Drive, Suite #100
$10 for Non-YBP Members. Attendees will meet with local entrepreneurs, marketers and business owners for an all-out networking extravaganza. Bring more than a handful of business cards to this limited seating engagement and come prepared to talk about your business in two minutes or less.
11:30 a.m. at Texas State Aquarium, 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Come see a new sea, under construction, as the Texas State Aquarium brings the sights, sounds and vibrant wildlife of the Western Caribbean to the shores of South Texas. Experience a hard hat tour of “Caribbean Journey,” the expansive final phase of a visionary master plan. Gain knowledge on design concepts and the critical components to accommodate sharks, tropical Caribbean fishes, birds and reptiles.
9 p.m. at Water Gardens, 1900 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Finish Ideas Week in style, relaxing under the stars and enjoying a free outdoor movie with your closest friends at the Corpus Christi Water Gardens. Movie in the Park is co-sponsored by the Corpus Christi Ride-in Theatre.
For a full schedule of Ideas Week events, go to http://ideasweekcc.org/.