SOURCE: The Business Press

November 12, 2007 12:32 ET

Matich Family and Matich Foundation and Corporation to Be Honored With 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award

RIVERSIDE, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - The Martin A. Matich family, Matich Foundation and Matich Corporation will receive the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards gala scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Riverside Convention Center.

"The Matich family deserves this recognition for their family's solidarity, business success and community involvement," said Mike Stull, founding organizer of the event and director of Cal State San Bernardino's Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE). "This family provides a true example of a thriving business that has been successful across multiple generations."

Founded in 1918 by John Matich, Matich Corporation of Colton is one of the nation's most experienced construction firms. An industry leader in contracting, asphalt sales, construction management and design/build services, the Matich family has built some of the finest highways, airports, public works and military installation projects in the Western United States.

In its 3rd generation of ownership, Matich Corporation has been a successful family-managed firm for nearly 100 years. Headquartered in the Inland Empire, the Matich family has been actively involved with the community and corporate giving. The Matich Foundation was established by Martin and his sons to create a formalized process to support worthy causes in the region.

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards and dinner, hosted by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship and The Business Press, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 at the Riverside Convention Center from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Registration is $85 per person or $750 for a table of 10. For more information or to register for the event, visit

About the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship

Located on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino, the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship was ranked fourth in the nation among graduate entrepreneurship programs in 2006 by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The entrepreneurship program seeks to instill the entrepreneurial spirit in students and provides them with practical skills, experience and preparation to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities in a wide variety of environments. For more information about IECE, visit

About The Business Press

The Business Press, a San Bernardino, Calif.-based subsidiary of The Press-Enterprise Company, is the largest business weekly covering Inland Southern California. Now in its 13th year, The Business Press chronicles new business developments, profiles newsmakers and keeps tabs on the booming Inland Southern California economy. For more information, visit

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