Weekly Round Up: August 10

Weekly Roundup: Six things you need to know happening in Ontario business newsTo say it is an exciting time to be living and working in Ontario, California would be an understatement. It is an extraordinary time to be here. Each week, positive news continues to roll in about class acts that will be performing at our Town Square, Citizens Business Bank Arena or Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion classic car show; about new commercial developments like QVC; or advancements being made in Ontario Ranch, 8,200 acres of undeveloped land slated for residential development. And then, of course, came the big news from last week about the Ontario International Airport... 1. ONTARIO AIRPORT: Last week, the biggest news to come out of Ontario – and the Inland Empire, for that matter – was that a settlement agreement was announced to transfer the Ontario International Airport. Here is the press release, the terms of the transfer, and the adopted Strategic Plan for the airport.2. WEST END JOB FAIR: Whether you are an employer looking for talent, or an individual looking for a job, the 2015 West End Regional Job Fair may be just what you are looking for. The Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way in Ontario. Businesses can register for the Job Fair here.3. FREE MONEY: The California Competes Tax Credit Program is still accepting applications through Monday, August 17. Qualifying businesses, including those that are expanding or considering relocating out of the State – are eligible for as much as a $40 million incentive. The State of California is hosting a Webinar Wednesday, August 12 from 10 AM to 11 AM. Read more.4. BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS: Did you know the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has a location right here in Ontario, at 603 N. Euclid Avenue? Among the business topics SBDC delivers are financing for existing businesses and startups; business planning and development; marketing, social media and sales; and government and corporate contracting. The SBDC also hosts business development events, such as the one at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 14 from 9 AM to 12 PM called, “Succeeding Online.” This free event is a comprehensive three-hour seminar specifically designed for small business owners who desire websites that truly benefit the company and provide a return on investment. To learn more, click here or follow the SBDC on their blog at iesmallbusinessblog.com.5. LOOKING GOOD, QVC: Construction is moving forward on QVC’s West Coast distribution center. In case you haven’t heard, plans are underway to construct a 1 million square foot distribution in Ontario. The Center will eventually employ up to 1,000 people. Here’s the latest picture.6. FUN TIMES IN ONTARIO: There are many events and programs in the City of Ontario. To stay up to date on all of them, visit the Calendar.See you next week! As usual, follow Ontario EDA on Twitter, keep up to date with the City of Ontario on Facebook and check us out at City of Ontario's Instagram