Business & Education Partnership: Focus of VCEDA's 42nd Annual Business Outlook Conference

Camarillo, CA, October 25, 2012 --( "Business and Education: A Partnership for the Future" is the theme of the 42nd Annual Business Outlook Conference (BOC) presented by the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA). The conference will be held Wednesday, November 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center (5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo).

In a “Meet the Press” style roundtable, the BOC will feature leaders from business and education who will highlight the best ways to work together to improve academic outcomes and produce a workforce that meets the needs of Ventura County businesses today and tomorrow.

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Lifetime VCEDA Board member Stacy Roscoe. Business leaders on the panel include Bill Camarillo, Agromin, Henry Dubroff, Pacific Coast Business Times, Bill Pratt, Kinamed and Gary Wilde, Community Memorial Health System. Representatives from education will be Chris Kimball, California Lutheran University, Stan Mantooth, Ventura County Office of Education, Jamillah Moore, Ventura County Community College District and Dick Rush, CSU Channel Islands.

"As Ventura County’s primary economic advocate, VCEDA uses the Business Outlook Conference to focus on specific economic issues that affect business in our county," says Bill Buratto, VCEDA president and CEO. "We strive to develop subject matter of critical importance to the county’s economic vitality. A well educated workforce is essential for our county employers who require trained staff to stay competitive."

The 2012 BOC title sponsor is California Lutheran University. Other sponsors include Agromin, Volt Workforce Solutions, Pacific Coast Business Times, Herald Printing-Printing Graphic Solutions, Aera Energy LLC, CSU Channel Islands and Express Employment Professionals.

The BOC usually attracts between 200 and 300 business and community leaders from throughout Ventura County. The BOC also provides an opportunity to enhance company’s visibility and network with colleagues. The cost is $75 per person for VCEDA members and $100 for nonmembers. For more information and/or to make a reservation, call the office at 676-1332. You can also download the reservation form by clicking: or by going to

Established in 1949 and recognized as the premier business voice of Ventura County, VCEDA gives members an opportunity to interact with Ventura County’s civic, corporate, small business and government leaders. VCEDA’s mission is to advocate for policies, legislation and programs that stimulate and contribute to business growth, a vital local economy and a vibrant quality of life. For more information, call 805-676-1332 or visit
Ventura County Economic Development Association
Diane Rumbaugh