Weekly Round-Up: August 3
What happened last week in Ontario, you ask? For starters, thousands of residents came out to meet their neighbors at Ontario Night Out; Ontario-business Trident Case shared its story of growth; and the Governor's Office announced that it still has a round of funding available to expanding businesses. Here are the Top 6 Business News Bits you need to know from Ontario, California:1. WHO WANTS TRIDENT? I DO! I DO! (Yes, that is a throwback to the 1992 Trident Gum commercial, but no, that is not the Trident we are referring to.) We are actually talking about Trident Case, designer and manufacturer of heavy duty mobile phone and tablet cases. Owner Lip Yow started the business in Chino, California during the midst of the Great Recession. While other companies were closing their doors, it wasn’t long before he outgrew that space and ended up landing the headquarters in Ontario. To read the full case study, click here.2. THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: The QVC deal continues to hit the headlines. Here’s an article featured in GlobeSt.com.3. EDUCATION TOUR: Nearly 14 trade schools and colleges are located in the City of Ontario. Last week, the Economic Development Team visited American Career College, which operates a beautiful building just north of the I-10 Freeway at 3130 East Sedona Street. American Career College offers programs in nursing, medical assistance, dental assistance, and many more.4. #ONTARIONIGHTOUT: Ontario Night Out attracted thousands of residents in neighborhoods across the City. The event also attracted businesses like Rubios, organizations like Chaffey College and a wide variety of governmental and non-profit organizations. To check out the photos, visit City of Ontario on Instagram. #OntarioNightOut5. CRUISIN' REUNION: You heard the news, right? That’s right: there is an all-star line up coming up at Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion on Sept. 18-20. Five-hundred cars are already registered, and it is expected that a total of 1,200 cars in total will be displayed. Anticipated attendance over the three days is 200,000 people. The event will also feature KC and the Sunshine Band, Danny Koker’s Rock Band of the Counting Cars television show, and Rick and Kelly Dale with American Restoration. Read more.6. CALLING ALL EXPANDING BUSINESSES: It’s not too late to apply for the California Compete Tax Credit offered through the California Governor’s Office. The deadline is August 17 for this round of funding. This is perfect for expanding businesses in Ontario. Read more here. 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.