Camarillo, Calif., March 1, 2011 – The CSU Channel Islands (CI) Business & Technology Partnership (B&TP) will host a networking breakfast on Thursday, March 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Malibu Hall 100 on the CI campus.  The event is open to the public and is being sponsored by the University’s Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics. 

Along with a continental breakfast and opportunity to network, there will be a panel of industry leaders who will present a program entitled “The Future of Business in the Next Decade along the Ventura County 101 Corridor.”

Paul Chancellor, Chair of the B&TP, will welcome guests followed by CI’s President Richard R. Rush who will discuss current University affairs and future projects.  There will also be a panel discussion including Laurie Eberst, CEO St John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital; George Leis, President/COO of Pacific Capital Bancorp; and Rick Principe, President and CEO of Westcord Commercial.  Serving as moderator will be Henry Dubroff, Chairman and Editor, of Pacific Coast Business Times.

Admission is $25 per person for B&TP members, CI faculty, staff, and Alumni & Friends Association members.  Admission for non-members is $35 per person.  There will be an additional charge of $5 per person for walk-in reservations on the day of the event. Once on campus, follow directional signs for parking.

Online registration is available until March 11 at  For additional information or to register by telephone contact Alissa Larreta at 805-437-8916 or

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