Programs and Resources
- Gazarian Real Estate Center
- Institute for Family Business
- San Joaquin Valley Survey of Business Conditions
- Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Center
- OSHER Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI)
- California Summer Camp for high school students from China
The Gazarian Real Estate Center is housed at the UBC. The Gazarian Center’s goal is
to support the Craig School’s Real Estate and Urban Land Economics option for students
as well as the expansion of research by faculty and graduate students. The Gazarian
Center also provides educational opportunities, conferences, seminars and workshops
for real estate and land use professionals.
For more information please contact J. Andrew Hansz, Ph.D, CFA at (559) 325-GREC (4732) or via e-mail at:firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the program web site by clicking here.
The Institute for Family Business’s mission is to provide a forum for education, resources, and community network directed to the unique needs of the family owned and closely held partnerships in the Central California area with the intent of improving and helping in the success of families and their businesses. IFB offers:
- In-depth programs and seminars featuring renowned speakers, addressing topics affecting your business and related family issues.
- Courses specifically designed to help your family-owned business become more successful.
- Community involvement in the large network of family businesses and service providers in a non-commercial atmosphere.
- Quarterly newsletters and a comprehensive web site designed to keep you up-to-date on issues and events.
- An annual awards luncheon recognizing family-owned business achievements.
For further information contact George Vozikis at (559) 278-5662 or email at email@example.com. You can visit the IFB web site at www.cvifb.org.
On the first business day of every month, the San Joaquin Valley Survey of Business Conditions is released by the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno.
Dr. Ernest Goss, a Research Associate of the Craig School of Business surveys supply managers using the same methodology used for The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), formerly the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM).
The National Association of Purchasing Management began in 1931 to formally survey its membership to gauge business conditions.
The overall index ranges between 0 percent and 100 percent. An index number greater than 50 percent indicates an expansionary economy, and an index under 50 percent forecasts a sluggish economy, for the next three to six months.
The counties included in the survey are: San Joaquin, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tulare. You can click here to visit the web site.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce the Craig School of Business houses the Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Center. The Commercial Service has a network of export and industry specialists located in more than 100 U.S. cities and over 80 countries worldwide. These trade professionals provide counseling and a variety of products and services to assist small and midsized U.S. businesses export their products and services. For more information please call (559) 348-9859 or visit http://export.gov/california/fresno/index.asp.
In collaboration with the Division of Continuing and Global Education at Fresno State the UBC administers the OLLI program. Supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the OLLI is a vibrant learning community offering a rich array of workshops, short courses, and field trips of particular interest to retired or semi-retired adults. The program was created for adults age 50+ who wish to continue learning and exploring for the sheer joy of it. Renew your enthusiasm for learning in a relaxed atmosphere, without entrance requirements, grades or exams. For more information please call (559) 278- 0008 or visit http://www.fresnostate.edu/cge/olli/.
Through a partnership with the American English Institute (AEI) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) the UBC hosts high school students from China interested in improving their English and learning more about college life in California. During their two week stay on campus the students have the opportunity to meet with Fresno State students, faculty and staff as well as travel to nearby attractions and National Parks. For more information please call 559.278.2352.