February 24, 2014
As the dean of the School of Business and Economics, I sit at the nexus of a “talent juxtaposition.” On one side I hear from North Bay business leaders who consistently share their frustration with finding the employees they need to fulfill key positions in their organizations.
On the other side, I work on a campus where we have over 9,000 students each day coming to classes to learn the skills they need to be strong contributors to our workforce and our community.
And we also have over 60,000 alums in our network, many of whom would enjoy working in the North Bay — and many of whom are already doing so.
February 10, 2014
On one side I hear from North Bay business leaders who consistently share their frustration with finding the employees they need to fulfill key positions in their organizations. On the other side, I work on a campus where we have over 9,000 students each day coming to classes to learn the skills they need to be strong contributors to our workforce and our community.
Is there really a talent shortage? Is the workforce we need to be successful in 2020 already here? From my perspective, the answer to both questions paradoxically is “yes.”
May 6, 2013
Offered for the first time this year, the eight-course Wine Industry Finance and Accounting certificate program takes many of the financial skills taught in Sonoma State’s full-blown wine business degree programs and breaks those topics out for focused instruction to a non-student audience.
March 25, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — The North Bay iHub and the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster are each on the verge of a significant evolutionary step, transitioning from a focus on high-tech startups to the promotion of innovative companies and nonprofits across a broad variety of industries in the North Bay, according to leaders coordinating those efforts.
February 13, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Mark Nelson, former president and chief operating officer of the Nelson Family of Companies, has been selected for a newly created “entrepreneur-in-residence” position at the Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics, according to an announcement today.
January 28, 2013
The recently completed, $150-million Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, that will play host to the North Bay Business Journal’s annual Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 27. For 2013, the conference is titled Game Changers: Innovations and Leaders Transforming the North Bay Economy.
December 17, 2012
ROHNERT PARK — Part of a continuing effort to serve as a catalyst for entrepreneurial programs in the North Bay, Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics has teamed up with the Keiretsu Forum to help bring the international angel investor group’s entrepreneurship academy to the North Bay for the first time.
August 27, 2012
ROHNERT PARK — Sonoma State University welcomed the first group of students into its newly revamped part-time MBA program last week, the newest iteration of a 25-year-old program that was developed to include the latest teaching methods and input from the North Bay business community.
June 11, 2012
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May 7, 2012
The Venture Greenhouse, Dominican University’s business incubator and accelerator program, has implemented a number of new initiatives since its official unveiling in October, including a pilot “Affiliate Program” that stands to broaden the incubator’s support for environmental and socially focused startups in Marin.
February 23, 2012
ROHNERT PARK — Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics will soon add an “entrepreneur-in-residence” to its program, a move funded by an $180,000 donation from Codding Enterprises and one that Dean William Silver said would help create an “entrepreneurship pipeline” linking students, the North Bay Innovation Hub and the regional economy.
June 1, 2011
ROHNERT PARK — A gift of $25,000 to establish an entrepreneurs society at Sonoma State University was announced today at the 2011 Seed Round Business Plan Competition, organized by the North Bay iHub.
March 8, 2010
NORTH BAY – “This is a call to action,” said Dr. William Silver, dean of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University when he opened its annual economic outlook conference Feb. 25.