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Manufacturers Council of the Inland Empire Held Family Business Event at California Baptist University Bourns School of Engineering

Private Tour, Networking, and Keynote by Family Business Center Director, Prof. Keanon Alderson

Riverside, CA – September 15, 2023: Over thirty area manufacturers met for a Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire event on Family Business: Problems & Solutions generously co-hosted by the Gordon & Jill Bourns College of Engineering of California Baptist University and the California Baptist University’s Family Business Center in Riverside. The morning began with refreshments and networking before the keynote, delivered by Prof. Keanon Alderson, Director of the CBU Family Business Center, twice-published author on the subject, as well as author of Harvard Business School cases on topics of family business management techniques. Following the keynote, the group formed for a private tour of Gordon & Jill Bourns School of Engineering, itself funded by the largest family business in the region. For information on our past events, as well as to learn of future tour and networking opportunities, consult the Events section of the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire website.

The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire’s membership is comprised of professionals, students, community members, and corporate leadership with interests in manufacturing in Inland Southern California.

The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) supports education and career training on behalf of manufacturers throughout the region, offering programming and expertise in a variety of topics including innovative workforce solutions. Visit or our Linktree at for more information on careers, events, and membership.

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