'Made in Ontario' Business Series

Nov 16, 2015
Made in Ontario Business Series

ONTARIO – Santa’s workshop may be located in the North Pole, but he appears to have a satellite campus right off of East D Street in Ontario. Step inside a non-descript concrete block building at 1330 East D Street, and you will see about 20 of Santa’s elves who work year round to bring joy to hundreds of area families and nearly 5,000 children annually.

This is one of dozens of non-...

Oct 05, 2015
Made in Ontario Business Series

Lloyd Bumstead can remember a time in Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland when citrus orchards, giant fields of sandy vineyards and drag strips once stood on what is now freeways, malls and housing developments.

For Lloyd, a fourth generation Ontarian, his roots in the City of Ontario run deep, anchored by a bicycle store that was first opened by his great grandfather in 1909.

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Aug 24, 2015
Made in Ontario Business Series

Downtown Ontario offers a tree lined green belt along Euclid Avenue, historic buildings, and an increasing number of businesses. Aria Kabob and Bar is the latest business to open in downtown Ontario. This is a Made in Ontario Business profile on Aria, at 112 W. B Street in downtown.  

Friendly and inviting atmosphere

Nestled in the heart of downtown Ontario, Aria is easy to miss...

Jul 31, 2015
Made in Ontario Business Series

Enhancing the usability of technology was the impetus for creating Trident Case back in 2010. Drawing from his experience in both the gaming and manufacturing industries, Lip Yow, founder of the company, began designing and manufacturing high quality, durable cases for mobile phones and tablets. In turn, functional cases allowed users to “Live With Impact,” taking positive action in all facets...

Jul 10, 2015
Made in Ontario Business Series

Like so many great entrepreneur stories, the story of Cagles Appliance Center begins with a young man, a desire to move out West, the dream of opening his own business, and the harsh reality that he only had a few bucks in his pocket.

This is the "Made in Ontario" story of Aubrey Cagle and his wife, Lorene, founders of longtime and local favorite Cagles Appliance Center at 114 S. Campus...

Jun 11, 2015

Jon Novack first experienced the meaning of entrepreneurship when he would wait for his father to get off work from Patton Sales in the mid-1960s.

He and his sister Paula would wait for the Sunkist Growers' trucks to drive into the Sunkist plant on the corner of California Street and Sultana Avenue in Ontario. As the fruit rolled off the trucks and onto...

May 21, 2015
Made in Ontario Business Series

The story of Cardenas Markets begins in 1981 at Riverside Drive and Vineyard Avenue in Ontario, and it is truly a ‘Made in Ontario’ story. But the inspiration of Cardenas Markets began much earlier.

In 1957, Jesus Cardenas arrived from Jalisco, Mexico to work as part of the "bracero" work program. Mr. Cardenas arrived with a commitment to work and the desire to provide a better future...

Apr 17, 2015
City of Ontario Promise Scholars

In 2000, San Bernardino County was struggling with educational attainment levels. Only 74 percent of people 25 years and older had a high school diploma, compared with 77 percent statewide. When it came to college graduates, the disparity grew even more. Only 16 percent of the San Bernardino County residents held a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 27 percent in California.

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