Tickets Available for Simpson University Business Luncheon

For Immediate Release


2016 Business Leadership Luncheon

Dr. James and Mrs. Hazel GrantREDDING, Calif. - Tickets are on sale for Simpson University’s 15th annual Business Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 31, featuring consultant, professor and former university president Dr. James M. Grant.

The event, sponsored by Redding Bank of Commerce, is in the Heritage Student Life Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; the event begins at noon. Platinum-level tickets (preferred seating) cost $25, or $240 for a table of 10; gold-level tickets are $18 or $175 for a table of 10.

Dr. Grant will speak on “Comfort Describes More Than Mama’s Cooking.” After more than 40 years of involvement in nonprofit management, he has learned the importance of successful management and leadership in any organization. But he has also come to understand the importance of the environment that one creates while managing and leading. His luncheon topic stems from those considerations.

After retiring from the presidency of Simpson University in 2006, Dr. Grant moved to Carbondale, Ill., with his wife, Hazel. He teaches master’s-level courses in management, fundraising and marketing, grant writing and issues in nonprofit management at Southern Illinois University. In addition, he does consultation work in management and fundraising with particular emphasis on nonprofit and public organizations.

Register online at For more information, contact Auxiliary Services at, or call (530) 226-4971.



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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