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DATA became one of only 15 career academies in the state to earn elite Lighthouse status

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Mapping the future
Mapping the future

Get Them Talking About Your Brand

Business owners looking for a social media strategy would be smart to take experts’ advice: Post consistently with short messages with images. This was the consensus of the panelists at the Fireside Chat on social media in May at UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Campus. “Your overall marketing plan should drive people to your products,” says […]

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Expert: Focus on the Wildly Important

Amid the whirlwind of activity that is everyday business, many owners and managers set goals, but precious few effectively manage the execution of strategies and tactics to achieve their objectives. So the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center enlisted Jeff Wadsworth, a consultant in the FranklinCovey Execution practice, to present “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” [...]
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Open for Business

After he was laid off from his position as a materials and process scientist, Felix Barajas needed to find a new path. Felix Barajas turned success in his own company, Eco Green Supply, into success for the Latino community with LanzaTech. Photo by David A. Lee “I was the guy who figured out how to [...]
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Jacob and Anthony’s Excellent Digital Adventure

When Jacob Janes and Anthony Ramirez met each other over lunch at Ruby’s Diner in downtown Palm Springs, it was far from friendship at first sight. Their mothers were close friends who worked together as childcare and early-education professionals, Janes says, and brought the boys along to lunch one day. Students from rival middle schools, [...]
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‘I’ve Always Had Big Goals‘

Vanessa Gonzalez has never needed anyone to push her to work hard. Growing up with limited financial resources, the Coachella Valley High School alum and first-generation college student knew early on that education was the way to a better life. Coachella Valley High School grad and Pathways to Success scholar Vanessa Gonzalez will soon graduate [...]
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The Master Plan

A student’s first glimpse into the professional world can be a transformational experience, sparking an interest that could one day launch a career. As the former manager of a local CBS affiliate and studio tour leader for area high school students, Don Perry has seen this effect firsthand. “It was at least a dozen times [...]
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Mapping the Future

Lisa Houston, CEO and president of FIND Food Bank, knows that food scarcity is often caused by a lack of grocery stores and easily accessible transit options. So she turned to David Robinson for help in proving it. Robinson isn’t a fortuneteller, but when it comes to analyzing the characteristics of regions, cities, neighborhoods, even [...]
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Inside A Career Academy

When he thought about his future career path, Jesus Gutierrez had his sights set on medicine — his mother’s dream for her son to become a doctor. But after a career academy presentation in his freshman English class by Desert Mirage High School’s Green Energy and Technology Academy instructors, Gutierrez’s ambitions began to shift. “I [...]
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The Women of iHub

They’re developing experiences to connect people with their favorite brands, marketing solar energy and even creating innovative fashion. They’re the women of the Coachella Valley iHub and Palm Springs Accelerator Campus, a business incubator network that gives entrepreneurs office space and professional support to launch their high-tech and clean energy businesses. The iHub reviews more […]

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A Place to Innovate

Joe Wallace, Coachella Valley iHub managing director. Monday morning finds the Coachella Valley Innovation Hub in Palm Springs already bustling with activity, even as the workweek stirs to life. Managing Director Joe Wallace greets the week with back-to-back meetings with resident entrepreneurs and interviews to screen several prospects. Wallace coaches businesses on their strategic plans, [...]
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