July Message from the President

Hello BDA/IE Chapter Members & Corporate Sponsors:

Working amid a global pandemic has been difficult for many of us. For those fortunate enough to still have their health and jobs, we have been challenged to learn how to be productive while the lines continue to blur between our personal and professional lives. I just want you to know that I stay hopeful that this too shall pass. We will continue to stay in the mindset of positivity with an energetic spirit in servicing you and your organizations.

We will be hosting a webinar with Caltrans District 7 Director Mr. John Bulinski and District 8 Director Mr. Michael Beauchamp on Tuesday, July 28th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. I want to encourage you all to sign up for our webinar sponsorship of $200.

Please continue to support our BDA/IE’s non-profit organization and donate to The Unforgettables Foundation, keeping in mind that this is a tax deduction for your firm.

Wishing the utmost health and safety for you and your families during this time.

Yolanda Baber

July 28, 2020: Live Update with CALTRANS District 7 & District 8

July 28th, 2020
12:00 – 1:30 pm

Join us with John Bulinski of Caltrans D-7 and Michael Beauchamp of Caltrans D-8 as they discuss how COVID has changed the way Caltrans does business, what to expect with budget cuts, and upcoming procurements.

Register Online for this event


John Bulinski
Caltrans District 7 Director

Michael Beauchamp
Caltrans District 8 Director

WHERE: Zoom Meeting Link will be sent via e-mail to those who register

COST: $10 for members, $20 for future members

During our normal in-person programming, proceeds from registrations benefit our designated charities. We encourage you to support BDA/IE’s non-profit organization and donate to the Unforgettables Foundation, this is tax-deductible for your firm.

Register Online for this event

Spotlight Speakers:

Event Sponsors:

For more information about membership and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kay Toliver at kay.toliver@towill.com or Erika Bennett at erika@rupertservices.com.

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.

Join the BDA/IE Board of Directors!

The Business Development Association of the Inland Empire (BDA/IE) is seeking nominations for the 2020 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