Weekly Round Up: June 29

As usual, it’s never a dull moment in the Ontario’s business community. After all, with nearly 10,000 businesses and 100,000 employees, there’s always something going on. Here is the weekly round up from Ontario, California business news:JOBS UP: Jobs increased across in all but one sector between March 2014 to March 2015. The sectors that showed the largest job gains were – no surprise for our region – Transportation/Warehousing, which added 825 jobs to its total of 11,750, followed by Wholesale Trade, which added 675 jobs to its total of 10,650 jobs. What’s the one sector that DIDN’T add jobs, you ask? Mining, which lost 50 jobs.#FEEDSOCAL: Mathis Brothers, ABC Channel 7 and Ontario Firefighters came together last week as part of a regional food drive. Read more.BOOK IT: The Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau is reporting that occupancy rates and the average daily rate are up in Ontario both for the past month and compared to the last year. Ontario has 47 hotels and has an inventory of 5,311 hotel rooms. Last month, it sold 122,520 hotel rooms. Events generating hotel traffic included Run for the Wall, Amgen Tour de California, Victory Outreach Men’s Convention and Iglesia de Restauracion.BALANCED BUDGET: Businesses are attracted to Ontario in part because of its stable and secure business environment. Earlier this month, the City Council approved another structurally balanced budget. Read more.GROWING BUSINESS: Ontario-based KoolPak doubles in size. Read more.BODY CAMS: Ontario-based Safariland Group acquired Vievu, maker of police body cameras. Read more.TAX CREDITS: Office of Go-Biz is preparing for another round of workshops in preparation for the California Competes Tax Credits. The next one is scheduled for July 29 in Redlands. Read more.SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Inland Empire Women’s Business Center is hosting the ABCs of Starting Your Own Business Workshop from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on July 7 at the Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 East C Street in Ontario. Pre-registration is required. Contact www.iewbc.org or call 909-890-1242 for more information.   That’s it for now. As usual, keep posted by visiting the Ontario Economic Development Agency at www.ontariothinksbusiness.com  or on Twitter @twitter.com/ontarioeda 

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