MCSC Women's Business Center coming events and blog and client success stories

Making a Candymaker's Dream Come True

Success Story Highlight!

Gabriela has been one of our greatest success stories over the years! Hear from her about how we helped her start and grow her business. This is a great video and interview from Wells Fargo Bank, one of our valuable and generous sponsors! 

Gabriela Murguía had a passion for selling Mexican candies. When she discovered a Spanish-language business course offered through the nonprofit Mission Community Services Corporation, she knew she had to enroll. After just a few classes, Gabriela started her own company, MercaMex Distributor, Inc., and now owns three stores in the Bakersfield, California, area that sell imported Mexican candies and other items. See how Wells Fargo is supporting local communities, and discover more stories at Wells Fargo Stories:

Small Business, Mighty Impact Event!

February 1st, 2018 marked the Women's Business Center's first successful friend raiser 'Small Business, Mighty Impact'. Over 160 entrepreneurs and business professionals extended their support for our local women small business owners.


As guests entered they walked through our market place where local products and services were displayed. Each business represented a unique industry within our community. Other eye catching activities featured at SBMI, were our Silent Auction, that brought in nearly $2,500. And our WBC Client Success Exhibit.


Our guests enjoyed tasteful treats provided by Popollo, Las Delicias de Zacatecas, and Nourish. Guests were topped off with a divine glass of wine and sampled craft cocktails perfected and served by Root Elixers, Talley Vineyards and Croma Vera Winery. Coastal Peaks also kept our guests wide-eyed and sprightly as the evening progressed.


After a bit of mingling, Polly Mertens and Kathy Marcove shared the top 10 hottest trends to come in 2018 and how to adapt to these trends to increase profit. With the heartfelt speeches and extraordinary journeys that were shared by Mayor Harmon and Ariel Shannon, our guests left full of inspiration and excitement, looking forward to beginning the next chapter in their own journeys


MCSC/WBC was delighted to receive special recognition from Congressman Salud Carbajal, California Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, and Mayor Heidi Harmon. Support from all levels of government are essential to our organization's growth!

A special thank you to our Master of Ceremonies and MCSC Board President Anita Robinson and the MCSC/WBC board, and team. With much gratitude we thank our sponsors, donors, business vendors, speakers, and volunteers for their generosity and effort in making this such a memorable evening!


Our MCSC/WBC team is diligently planning for 2019's smashing event! If you didn't make it to this year's event make sure you participate next year! For more opportunities to be involved as a sponsor, silent auction donor, business vendor, volunteer, and/or guest stay tuned and/or contact us with your interest!

Fall Graduation- 14 New Entrepreneurs!

An amazing graduation this week as our 14 graduates presented their businesses to our Shark Tank panel! These entreprenuers spent the past 10-weeks deciding, refining, and advancing their businesses. It was amazing to hear how far they have come since week one and we can not wait to continue supporting your business and your success! Congratulations! 



Start, Run, Grow Your Business Fall 2017