FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2016 For more information, contact: High Desert Opportunity 760-245-1691 www.HighDesertOpportunity.com High Desert Opportunity Announces Panelists and Featured Speaker Vince Ferragamo VICTORVILLE, CA – High Desert Opportunity’s (HDO) Discover the Difference is the premier High Desert event annually showcasing local businesses and development opportunities for new and expanding businesses on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Although all panels have not been formalized, HDO announces a partial list of panelists who will highlight what the five communities of the High Desert have to offer in housing, real estate, workforce, retail, logistics and more. Brian Parno, COO of Stirling Development, has more than 35 years of experience in real estate development, design, and construction. Parno’s team at Stirling has provided space for numerous high profile companies such as Newell Rubbermaid, Dr. Pepper Snapple, and Red Bull. John Ohanian, Director of Development for Terra Verde Group, became involved in real estate development projects in 1976. Ohanian has developed office buildings, residential units, restaurants, golf courses and several master planned communities, including Tapestry, a community of more than 16,000 homes shaping the future of Hesperia. Additional panelists include Joe Cesta, Managing Director of CBRE; Randal Lewis, President of the Lewis Group; and Mary Jane Olhasso, Assistant Executive Officer of Finance and Administration for the County San Bernardino. More panelists will be announced soon. Former Los Angeles Rams Quarterback Vince Ferragamo will be the featured speaker. Ferragamo is best remembered as the only quarterback to take the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. Following football, Ferragamo went into the real estate business opening his own company in Orange County, Touchdown Real Estate, along with being a real estate investor in the Victor Valley. Plan on attending HDO’s Discover the Difference, on October 20, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets are $46. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Don’t miss out on discovering how and why the High Desert can bring tremendous opportunity for you and your business. To purchase tickets and sponsorship opportunities for High Desert Opportunity’s “Discover the Difference” visit www.HighDesertOpportunity.com. For more information, visit our website, like us on Facebook, call 760-245-7600, or email info@HighDesertOpportunity.com. In its 35th year, High Desert Opportunity (HDO) is the premier High Desert event annually showcasing local businesses and development opportunities for new and expanding businesses. The goal of the event is to support economic growth and stability by attracting businesses and jobs to the High Desert. The region encompasses the cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia and Victorville, as well as portions of San Bernardino County.