EBMG Hosts An Evening at the Ballpark

EBMG Special Contribution

East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG) hosted An Evening at the Ballpark on Tuesday, August 23. The event, which featured a hosted BBQ with delicious food, drinks and raffle prizes on the West Side Patio of the Oakland Coliseum, allowed C-level manufacturing executives the opportunity to socialize and take in a ballgame with their peers.

Approximately 50 guests attended the event and cheered on the Oakland Athletics who defeated the Cleveland Indians 9 to 1.

“We wanted to have a social event to compliment the formal, educational events we hold throughout the year,” said EBMG President Karen Burns. “The East Bay is full of amazing manufacturing companies creating products that are enjoyed throughout the country, and the world. It’s also home to some of the most exciting sports teams. Why not bring those worlds together for an enjoyable evening?!”

CEOs and CFOs from a variety of companies enjoyed the evening at the Coliseum making valuable connections in a relaxed setting.

“I had a blast! I really enjoyed the conversations with everyone. Every time we get together, I learn something new!” —Danny Kha, Harvest Foods

“Thank you for the wonderful evening at the ball park. It was a lot of fun. I also met a lot of good people, and exchanged business cards.” —Rudy Solis, Jr., Powermatic Associates

“Thanks for the event; I enjoyed meeting folks and sharing a winning game!” —Jeff Foreman, Inland Metal

EBMG offers peer-to-peer events for C-level executives of East Bay manufacturing companies throughout the year. EBMG events are designed exclusively with C-level manufacturing executives in mind and feature panel discussions with industry experts, as well as the occasional social event. Past events have included panel discussions on food safety in manufacturing, training and developing the workforce, finding and hiring the best talent, preventing and preparing for product recalls, and sustainability in Bay Area manufacturing. In addition to panel discussions, EBMG hosts quarterly CEO Roundtable Discussions that provide an intimate setting for East Bay manufacturing CEOs to share best practices and discuss business challenges among fellow presidents and owners.

This fall, EBMG is collaborating with East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for the upcoming East Bay Manufacturing & Logistics Summit on Friday, September 16 at Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro. For more information about the event, visit makeitmoveit.splashthat.com.

Event Photos:


EBMG Board Members Pete Picetti and Mark Davidson of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Karen Burns of Sensiba San Filippo LLP, Attila Bardos of Robert Half Management Resources and Stephen Tessler of California Bank of Commerce.

Rudy Solis, Jr. of Powermatic Associates, Attila Bardos of EBMG, Andria and David Dinerman of American Underwater Products, Marty Ankenbauer of Emerald Packaging and Karen Burns of EBMG enjoy the pregame BBQ and networking.

EBMG President Karen Burns, La Terra Fina President Stephen Cottrell, Semifreddi’s Bakery CEO Tom Frainier and EBMG Program Chair Attila Bardos socialize on the Westside Patio.