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CSUSB Institute To Donate School Supplies To Fill 144 Backpacks At Local School

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SAN BERNARDINO – The Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino will donate school supplies to fill 144 backpacks at Emmerton Elementary School in San Bernardino on Friday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m.
The institute has joined the effort with the Arrowhead United Way, which will help distribute the backpacks, and is working with Emmerton Elementary School Principal Tasha Lindsey-Doizan. Emmerton Elementary School is located at 1888 Arden Ave., in San Bernardino.

The gift by the institute, which publishes the monthly Purchasing Managers’ Index for the Inland Empire, is making the donations on behalf of the local Inland Empire manufacturing companies who support and participate in the monthly survey.
“It’s our way of saying thank you to those local manufacturers,” said institute co-director Barbara Sirotnik. “We know that time is a valuable commodity, so asking a manufacturing team to take a few minutes to fill out an online survey on top of their regular duties is very much appreciated.” The Purchasing Managers’ Index serves as an indicator of the manufacturing industries’ trends and sentiment. In addition to providing data on actual production, new orders, price pressures, and inventories, the PMI is also a confidence indicator said institute co-director Shel Bockman.

“Since the answers given by managers reflect perceptions as much as they reflect reality, traders can use the PMI number as a sentiment indicator,” Bockman said. 
The Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis has been producing the Inland Empire Purchasing Managers’ Index since 1993. The survey is sent to more than 100 manufacturers in the Inland Empire on a monthly basis.

For more information on the school supply donation and the institute, contact Lori Aldana, project coordinator at the CSUSB Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis, at (909) 537-5925 or e-mail laldana@csusb.edu and visit the institute website at HYPERLINK "http://iar.csusb.edu/" \t "_blank" http://iar.csusb.edu/.

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