Weekly Round Up: October 19

Los Angeles Lakers, Armstrong Nursery, Increasing Hotel Stays and the Largest Mixer. Here are four things you need to know happening in Ontario business news:

Slam Dunk:

Corporate Real Estate Networking Executives (CoreNet) and Ontario businesses attended the first Inland Empire Chapter event of the year at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on October 8 at the Los Angeles Lakers Exhibition Game. The general consensus among the group: the economy is back, development opportunities abound, and it’s good to see Kobe back on the court.

Armstrong Nursery:

Did you know Armstrong Nursery was founded in Ontario? The story goes that John S. Armstrong arrived in the Model Colony of Ontario, California in 1889 with only $23 to his name. He created an enterprise that tapped into California’s bountiful landscape, established himself as a world famous nurseryman, and reached Ontario international recognition. You can learn more about him at the Ontario Museum of History and Art, but you will have to act quickly as the exhibition is set to end October 31. While you’re there, you should also check out the Dia de los Muertos: Sharing Traditions exhibition displaying through November 8. Read more. The Museum is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario.Keep on Climbing: Hotel stays continue to rise, which means the tourism industry is rebounding. Ontario room occupancy is at 75.3 percent, up 4.9 percent over 2014. The average daily room rate is at $83.1, up 7.5 percent compared to last year. Events at the Ontario Convention Center during September 2015 included

  • Paragon LA – 300 people daily and 110 room nights
  • Insomniac Nocturnal Festival – 1,200 room nights
  • San Bernardino County Children’s Network 2015 Conference – 650 attendees

Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer: Hundreds of businesses and attendees came out for the “Ultimate Business Networking Event" on October 21 at the Ontario Convention Center.In the NewsOntario-based Bank CVB Financial Beats 3Q Profits. Read more.Ontario City Council Reviews Airport Deal. Read more.

Parting Shot

Welcome to the neighborhood, Dependable Highway Solutions! This logistics company just expanded into this new building at 1406 S. Cucamonga in Ontario. Ontario businesses not only continue to grow but are thriving in the City.