Prayer before the 2019 Connecting Faith and Business Summit
Main breakout session at the Connecting Faith and Business Summit
Mayor Rusty Bailey and Mayor Acquanetta Warren at the 2019 Connecting Faith and Business Summit

15th Annual

Connecting Faith and Business Summit

“It’s Bigger Than That!”

October 19, 2023
10:00 AM–3:30 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport
222 N Vineyard Ave Ontario, CA 91764

Register NOW so you can enjoy the FULL event experience in person! 

This summit is designed to transform your business and take it to new heights.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to:

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Be EDUCATED

Gain invaluable insights from thought leaders and experts, empowering your business with practical strategies and cutting-edge techniques.

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Be INSPIRED

Immerse in an environment where faith and business intersect, igniting your entrepreneurial spirit with motivational addresses, success stories, and dynamic panel discussions.

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Be CONNECTED

Forge connections with business owners, industry leaders, and collaborators, expanding your network and accessing a supportive community that embraces your business values.

At a time when connection and collaboration are more important than ever, this summit is your gateway to unlocking new opportunities, finding inspiration, and shaping the future of your business.

If you have questions or need further information, contact the AmPac office at 909-915-1706 or
email Event Planner, Red Ticket Events @ lynn@redticketevents.com or Janette @Janette St. Jean

This year’s theme is ‘It’s Bigger Than That’!

We are excited to announce the 15th Annual Connecting Faith and Business Summit!

The 15th Annual Connecting Faith & Business brings business and faith-based leaders together for education, inspiration, and values-based networking.

Summit attendees will learn:

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How their faith can help them to think BIGGER in business and service.

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Practical tools for growing their business or organization BIGGER than they expected.

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Resources and tools to help attendees execute BIGGER than that!

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A place where business owners can freely discuss their faith.

Reflections From Our Past Summits

2022 Next Level Calling

The 2022 CFB Summit opened with worship encouraging participants to “Believe For It!”

The President of Next Level Calling, CP Krishnan, challenged the business leaders to I-Faith!  We have our I-Phone, our I-Pad, I-Pods, then I-Faith and share it with your customers,  your employees, your vendors and everyone in your sphere of influence.    Next Level Calling is impacting small business lives for the sake of the gospel across the globe.

2022 Fireside Chat

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman had a fireside video chat with a church and a local business owner who could not find a location to start her coffee business.  The church had little activity at the church because of the pandemic.  A match was made.   

The coffee company became a tenant in the church’s commercial kitchen, and as a result of this start, the company’s products are now sold in Trader Joe’s across the southwest.  What other churches in communities have underutilized commercial kitchen space that can be the launching ground for a small business?

2022 Fireside Chat

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman had a fireside video chat with a church and a local business owner who could not find a location to start her coffee business.  The church had little activity at the church because of the pandemic.  A match was made.   

The coffee company became a tenant in the church’s commercial kitchen, and as a result of this start, the company’s products are now sold in Trader Joe’s across the southwest.  What other churches in communities have underutilized commercial kitchen space that can be the launching ground for a small business?

Past Connecting Faith &
Business Award Winners

2019 Winners

Faith Through Works Award 

Mel Austin, Laughing to Success Entertainment
Cecilia (CeCe) Alvarado, CEO of Inner Health Care Colonics

Character Building Award

Mr. Jales de MelloAGI, Adelf Group, Inc. – Mobile Medical Clinics
Mary Lyn Baker, DH Casters International, Inc

Faith-Based Development Award

Mr. Pepi Jackson, Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce

2018 Winners

Faith Through Works Award

Linda Jackson, Inland Empire Resource Center

Character Building Award

Norm Bennett, 24 Carrots Catering, Inc.

Faith-Based Development Award

Fran Robertson, Sowing Seeds of Life

2017 Winners

Faith Through Works Award

Karla Adams, Karla Adams Club

Faith Through Works Award

Jon Melzer, Print Pro Plus

Development Award 

Joe and Deanne Holguin, Frontsight Military Outreach

2016 Winners

Character Building Award

Vern Mangels, Anaheim RV Park Veteran

Faith and Business Award

Richard Roybal, Jr. On Tap Barbershop

Character Building Award 

Janie Scott, Placed Under Divine Anointing (PUDA)

Development Award

Adam Barrasa, House of Hope

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker, Nachhattar Chandi, CEO Chandi Group, USA

2015 Winners

Character Building Award 

Kenya Mills, Innovative Infusion Solutions

Faith Through Works Award

Nathan Westwick, Wildgoose Coffee Roaster

Development Award

Debra Williams, Building Resilient Communities

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker: Terence Chatmon, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, Inc.

2014 Winners

Character Building Award

Linda Smith, Four D College Award

Faith Through Works Award

Joe Annunziato, Cerenzia Foods

Development Award

Pastor Tommy Morrow, CLUES & Mr. David Morrow, CLUES

Pastor Paul Schumach, Crosslight Family Ministries

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker, Brad Hewitt, CEO Thrivent Financial

2013 Winners
Character Building Award – Timothy Derryberry, Freeman Office Products
Faith at Work Award – Phillip E. Hakopian, Cornerstone Commercial and Personal Insurance Services, Inc.
Character Building Award – Anthony Rohan Gunewardena, President of Mil-Spec Magnetics
Appreciation Award – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice president, California Bank & Trust
2012 Winners

Character Building Award

Wendy R. Gladney, Wendy Enterprises, Forgiving For the Living, Inc.

Faith at Work Award 

Connie Lightcap, JC Supply, Inc.

Development Award 

Gary Hornsby, River’s Edge Ranch, Applied Life Trade School

Appreciation Award 

Keynote Speaker, Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

2011 Winners

Character Building Award 

Medhat Gorgy, PYRAMID Laboratories, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA

Faith At Work Award

Reggie Webb, Webb Enterprises, Inc. McDonald’s Franchise, Ontario, CA

Development Award

Peggy Stapleton, KSGN 89.7FM Radio Station, Redlands, CA

Appreciation Award

Keynote Speaker, Aurelio Barreto, III C28 Clothing, Inc.

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If you have questions or need further information, contact the AmPac office at 909-915-1706 or
email Event Planner, Red Ticket Events @ lynn@redticketevents.com or Janette @Janette St. Jean

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