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CSUSB’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship awards accepting nominations
IE Business Daily
Aug. 4, 2023

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards. The awards gala, set for Nov. 15 and presented by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino, recognize the top businesses and business leaders in Riverside and San Bernardino counties during the past year.

“We have many successful entrepreneurs in the region, and our students and community leaders need to know who they are,” said Mike Stull, director of the entrepreneurship center, in a statement. “I encourage the business community to nominate an entrepreneur so we can honor their achievements.”

CSUSB professor writes on the passing of Roberto Cintli Rodriguez
Aug. 5, 2023

Enrique Murillo Jr., CSUSB professor of education and founder and executive director of the Latino Education and Advocacy Days project, wrote on the passing of Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, “a friend, amigo, mentor, elder, social justice activist, columnist, prolific writer, poet/author, and academic of Mexican American/Raza Studies.”

Murillo wrote: “On the morning of this past Monday July 31st, at the age of 69 years, our generous and wise camarada Cintli transitioned to the spirit world to join the ancestors. He touched so many lives and had inspired many, amongst different generations. Many know his work as one of a visionary, leaving a legacy for all Civilizaciones de Maiz, a body of work on trauma, spiritual violence, police brutality, ethnic studies, Aztec-Mexica teachings, contemporary politics, and collective healing – that speaks for itself.”

Local economy is showing some positive signs, according to new CSUSB report
Fontana Herald News
Aug. 3, 2023

The local economy is showing some positive signs, according to the new Inland Empire Report on Business. This month’s Inland Empire Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) registered 54.2, an increase from last month’s 52.1, said Dr. Barbara Sirotnik and Lori Aldana of the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino.

“The good news is that this is the third month the index has remained at or above 50.0, thus a trend of growth in the Inland Empire manufacturing sector has now been re-established,” they said.

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