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Close friendships and the future of business in San Bernardino County are topics addressed by faculty

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CSUSB professor interviewed about the value and impact of close friendships
Business Insider
March 10, 2018

In an article about the number close friends a person has, writer Shana Lebowitz interviewed Kelly Campbell, an associate professor at California State University, San Bernardino, who studies interpersonal relationships.

Lebowitz wrote that Campbell “told me the quality of your relationships generally matters much more than the quantity. One person could report having one close friend or family member and be just as happy as someone who reports having five or 10, Campbell said.

The size of your inner circles depends on a lot of factors - including your personality (extroverts tend to maintain more intimate relationships), your gender (women tend to maintain more), and your age.

“Campbell explained that, as you get married and start a family, what often happens is "your network size is drastically reduced." Consciously or not, you starting cutting out so-so relationships from your life to focus on the most fulfilling ones instead.”

Read the complete article at “There's a limit to how many close friends you can realistically have at once.”

CSUSB professor part of presentation at San Bernardino County’s biggest business networking event March 13 in Ontario
The Sun
March 9, 2018

Michael Stull, professor of entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino and director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, is one of the featured presenters at the San Bernardino County Regional Business Forum and State of the County event, set for the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario on Tuesday, March 13, with the title “Driving the Future of Business.”

Stull will be part of a video presentation that will be shown at a pre-event gathering at 3 p.m. that day.

The event, which draws more than 1,000 government, community and business leaders annually and is the county’s biggest business networking affair, begins at 4:30 p.m. A pre-event panel discussion is scheduled for 3 p.m. It follows its traditional format including an introduction by the Board of Supervisors chairman and a video on the region’s business climate.

Read the complete article at “San Bernardino County’s biggest business networking event returns to Ontario.”

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TAGS:Kelly Campbell, psychology, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, relationships, friendships, Michael Stull, Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, IECE, Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, San Bernardino County Regional Business Forum, business, community, Top Stories

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