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Saturday, March 28th 2015

2015 Business Forum Speaker Series

For CEOs, Business Owners and Senior Executives of Growing Businesses

2015 Economic Forecast:
Insights, Experts, Trends

The 2015 Panel of Leaders
Robert H, Gleason
Jim Ryan
Jerry Sanders
Rick Valencia
Robert H. Gleason
President and CEO,
Evans Hotels
Jim Ryan
Associated General
Contractors of
San Diego
Jerry Sanders
President, San
Diego Chamber
of Commerce
Rick Valencia
Senior Vice President and
General Manager of Qualcomm Life

Moderator: Todd Poling President and Founder, Vantage Point Advisors, Inc.

Register Now

San Diego State University and the College of Business Administration are excited to announce the first Business Forum event of 2015. On January 27th, we welcome a panel of experts in hospitality, construction, and technology and healthcare.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from our expert panel. Register Today!

January 27, 2015
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3:30-4:30 Networking and Reception
4:30-6:00 Panel Q & A

Early Bird Registration: $49

Thanks to everyone that attended Steve Fisher:
How to Build a Great Team


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Recap of Economic Outlook: A San Diego Business Perspective

About the Business Forum

The Business Forum Speaker Series is presented by the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and College of Business Administration. It will address topics of interest and concern to entrepreneurial companies in the Southern California region. Each Speaker Series event will happen on a quarterly basis beginning in 2014 and will be located centrally in the UTC area of La Jolla. This program will provide strategic tools for growing businesses to ensure sustainable growth and prosperity.

The Business Forum provides:
  • Insights from a panel of leading industry and academic experts
  • Continuing education to enhance your professional development and help to build your personal entrepreneurial capabilities
  • Events and Programs specifically designed for CEOs, Business Owners, and Senior Executives of Growing Businesses
  • Information on the role of private equity and raising equity capital for business growth


For more information regarding the Business Forum, please contact: Amy Checho at or call us at 619.594.2781

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum Series Sponsor:

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Silver Series Sponsor:

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Sponsorship Opportunities


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Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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