Feb 20, 2024: What’s Next in Higher Education?

Come join BDA/IE on February 20 (one week earlier than usual) and hear from our three distinguished panelists who are ‘in-the-know’ in Higher Education!

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Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport
222 North Vineyard Avenue Ontario, CA 91764


  • MAC McGINNIS – Bond Program Manager, College of the Desert
  • MONICA AMALFITANO, P.E., – Director/Campus Engineer, CSU Long Beach
  • HAKIM CHAMBERS – Program Director, Long Beach City College


  • MYLENE RETAMA, Director of Business Development, Bernards

Join us and make connections that will open doors for you and your company!

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Join the BDA/IE Board of Directors!

The Business Development Association of the Inland Empire (BDA/IE) is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors.  BDA/IE was originally formed in the 1980’s and had a resurgence in 2002 when a group of forward-thinking women knew BDA/IE could once again be a preeminent force for networking, education and project lead generation in the Inland Empire and all over Southern California. Read more

Welcome to the Inland Empire’s Premier Networking and Project Lead Organization!

The Mission of the Business Development Association of the Inland Empire (BDA/IE) is to provide networking opportunities; educational and informative programs; and personal and professional development to our members and guests, as well as the fellow public and private organizations that we serve within the A/E/C industries.

BDA/IE provides professionals within the Architectural / Engineering / Construction (A/E/C) industries with unparalleled networking opportunities for lead generation and teaming, as well as the latest information from industry experts on upcoming projects.

Apart from the ‘business’ side of doing business, BDA/IE is also recognized for its valuable workshops and seminars focusing on educational and personal development, such as conducting effective short-list interviews, how to stay connected with key players, and marketing for non-marketing professionals.