March 29, 2017
VICTORVILLE, CA – High Desert Opportunity (HDO), an organization that showcases local businesses and development opportunities to promote economic growth in the High Desert, has announced Eric Schurenberg as their keynote speaker for their conference, Discover the Difference.
Schurenberg has been an editor and writer in the business and financial fields for over 20 years. He is currently the president and editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine, which has been nominated for numerous awards, including three national magazine awards and has won the AdWeek Readers Choice Award and the 2014 award for general excellence. Before he joined Inc. in 2011, Schurenberg was editor-in-chief of BNET.com, CBSMoneywatch.com and has worked on Wall Street for Goldman Sachs.
HDO President Cari Thomas said, “We’re excited to have Eric speak at this year’s event. Not only will our attendees hear about all the great business opportunities in the High Desert, they will also hear a great message on business and creativity from one of the country’s leading voices on entrepreneurism.”
Discover the Difference will be held at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Tickets are available for purchase with Early Bird pricing at $50.
March 6, 2017
High Desert Opportunity Announces 2017 Event Plans
VICTORVILLE, CA – Continuing with their mission to promote economic growth by presenting a conference that showcases business opportunities in the High Desert, the HDO Board of Directors is pleased to announce this year’s High Desert Opportunity (HDO) event will once again be held at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, November 2.
“We are capitalizing on the momentum of the 2016 conference at Victoria Gardens, which proved to be an excellent site to reach our target audience of Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, as well as the Inland Empire,”
– said HDO President Cari Thomas.
Although event details are pending, added this year are an exhibit hall, lunch and keynote speaker. Tickets are $60, with Early Bird pricing at $50. Tickets go on sale soon, along with more event details to come.
February 16, 2017
High Desert Opportunity installs
2017 Executive Committee and Board of Directors
VICTORVILLE, CA – High Desert Opportunity (HDO), the premier High Desert event annually showcasing local businesses and development opportunities for new and expanding businesses, installed their 2017 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The 2017 Executive Committee is President Cari Thomas, 1st Vice-President Terry Saenz, 2nd Vice-President Louise Bevilacqua, Secretary Louisa Miller, Treasurer Gwen Bedics and Past President Eric Camarena. The 2017 Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee and Chris Ackerman, Monique Carter, Roy Miller, Sheryl Thomas-Perkins, and Gail Piper.
The mission of High Desert Opportunity (HDO) is to promote economic growth by presenting a conference that showcases business opportunities in the High Desert. The event is organized by a volunteer group of approximately 30 local business professionals and community leaders. Volunteers, from all walks of life, are welcomed.
Join us to learn what the five communities of the High Desert have to offer at this newly formatted business conference, presenting panels with professionals in housing, real estate, workforce, retail, logistics, and more. Don’t just hear about opportunity, meet the people who make it happen! Connect with private and public sector representatives who have already Discovered the Difference.
High Desert Opportunity’s Discover the Difference
What People Are Saying About HDO’s “Discover the Difference”
“As a long time observer of the economic and political nuances of our region, I applaud the High Desert Opportunity Board of Directors for forging a new path by moving their valuable conference down to Rancho Cucamonga where it can more easily be attended by the many Southern California companies that could find serious competitive advantages in locating in the High Desert. This includes new and expanding businesses in sectors like manufacturing, logistics, and real estate. The conference offers an opportunity to meet with principals in these fields so they may capitalize on High Desert business opportunities. Branching out after 35 years and bringing the conference to a centralized Inland Empire location is a sound business move as it brings the event closer to prospective partners.”
– John Husing, Ph. D
Vice-President, Economics & Politics, Inc.
“As one of the top Commercial Real Estate firms in the High Desert we at Lee & Associates know the importance of taking our message to those that may not be familiar with our region. With over 30 years’ of experience in the High Desert , our office has been a participant and catalyst in the Deserts tremendous growth. As a major Sponsor and supporter of HDO for 20 years we are excited to see the event taken to the markets and users that may not otherwise be exposed to our great and industrious region. We are one of the last frontiers for growth and opportunity in Southern California and as a community , the possibilities are limitless. We are at one of the main crossroads for transportation services. We have proactive City , Town , County Governments , a reasonable Air Quality Management District and a great labor force .I encourage anyone interested in the Southern California marketplace to consider making the High Desert region their destination of choice to Live , Work and Play!”
– said Don P. Brown,
President/Broker of Lee & Associates
“As a past presenter at High Desert Opportunities HD Theater, I am pleased that the HDO Executive Committee has chosen to take their show on the road and bring it closer to their prospective audience. Although their event in the high desert has seen much success over the 35 years since its inception, I see the opportunities for HDO to expand its offerings into the Inland Empire where it will be significantly easier for attendees to spend half a day learning about the industry market and ease of doing business in the High Desert. As a small business owner myself, I appreciate the efforts of HDO to make attending this conference as simple and time efficient as possible. I look forward to the program HDO will present in October under their new format”
– said Eric Schmidt,
President of Exquadrum, Inc.