November 10, 2020: Advancing Leadership in the A/E/C Industry – Women Trailblazers

This event will highlight fearless leaders from the Architectural, Construction and Engineering industries who have paved the way for future generations of industry experts. Plan now to join us for a dynamic line-up of speakers from a wide variety of private sector firms and public agencies.

November 10th, 2020
12:00 pm
Zoom webinar details will be sent to registered attendees prior to the meeting
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Regina Talamantez, P.E.
RT Engineering & Associates, Inc.
Carole Sanders, P.E., QSD
Client Program Manager,
Arcadis North America
Christy Connors
Deputy District Director, Construction,
Paula Beauchamp
Director, Project Delivery & Toll Operations,
Epic Land Solutions
Karen Starr
Epic Land Solutions
Christina (Hiatt) Byrne (Moderator)
Public Outreach,

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.

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Spotlight Speaker:

The Quality Firm

Event Sponsor:

For more information about membership and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kay Toliver at or Erika Bennett at

Dec 10, 2020: Holiday Party

Thursday, December 10, 2020
3:00 – 7:00pm
(Online registration coming soon)

Join us for the 2nd annual holiday gathering featuring BDA/IE and SMPS IE!

We are building off the fun we had last year for the first in-person event since the start of COVID…because WINE NOT?!

All state and local recommendations for safety will be followed throughout the event!
Mix and mingle with an expanded network of peers from BDA/IE and SMPS IE, making this the most exciting event of the season.

Don’t forget to bring a donation for the raffle!

Thornton Winery
32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

BDA/IE or SMPS Member: $60 ($90 after Dec. 3)
Guest / Future member: $80 ($90 after Dec. 3)

Sponsors Needed!

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

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.