SOURCE: The Business Press

March 20, 2007 09:00 ET

BTH Agency Secretary Dale E. Bonner to Be Keynote Speaker at I.E. Economic Briefing

RIVERSIDE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Dale E. Bonner, recently appointed Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency for the State of California, will be the keynote speaker during the 9th Annual Inland Empire Economic Briefing being to be held April 3, 2007 at the Ontario Convention Center.

"The Economic Briefing addresses prominent issues and questions about our local economy and provides data that is critical to our future growth," said Bob Dixon, editor of The Business Press. "If you are a business leader and you are not at this event, you are missing out on key information about the region growth."

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Bonner to the post in February. This will be Secretary Bonner's first public speech since taking office.

Bonner's department is critical to the future of the Inland region. The Business, Transportation and Housing Agency is responsible for allocation of the $19.9 billion in new transportations funds approved under Proposition 1B last fall.

Hosted by The Business Press, the event will also feature the region's preeminent economic forecaster, Dr. John Husing. Having studied the Inland Empire for 40 years, Dr. Husing uses his knowledge and extensive database to explain the economic factors impacting Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Dr. Husing will unveil his forecast for the year and present his most in-depth look at the local economy during The Economic Briefing.

Event attendees will also be the first to preview the results from the Inland Empire Marketing Best Practices Study. The findings provide insight about the marketing practices used by regional companies and organizations including branding, advertising, public relations and other marketing initiatives. The Inland Empire Marketing Best Practices Study is one of seven joint research projects currently underway by Wilkin Guge Marketing, The Business Press and The Press-Enterprise.

The Economic Briefing will be held on Tuesday, April 3 at the Ontario Convention Center. A VIP networking session and business expo will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon. The luncheon and program will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. For more information or to reserve your company's table, visit The Business Press' Web site at or call (909) 806-3104.

About The Business Press

The Business Press, a San Bernardino, Calif.-based subsidiary of The Press-Enterprise Company, is the largest business journal covering Inland Southern California. Now in its 10th year, The Business Press chronicles new business developments, profiles newsmakers and keeps tabs on the booming Inland Southern California economy. For more information, visit

About the Press-Enterprise Company

The Press-Enterprise Company, a Riverside-based subsidiary of Belo Corp., is a multimedia company serving Inland Southern California. The Company publishes news and information in print and online via The Press-Enterprise, the region's largest daily newspaper with 185,000 daily circulation;, the region's largest local online website; and, more than thirty micro-local community-based Web sites. Other print and online products include: The Business Press, a weekly business journal; La Prensa and El D, weekly Spanish-language newspapers serving the region's diverse Hispanic community; and, the advertising publications Inland Empire HomeSeller, Inland Empire AutoSeller, Inland Empire Employment and Savings Express.

About Belo

Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,100 employees and $1.6 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 20 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Día in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.

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