2013 State of the City

Welcome to the 2013 State of the City Business Leadership Conference and Networking Event. This year’s theme “Focused” will demonstrate how the Ontario Mayor and City Council are Focused on Jobs, Service, and the Future. Featured speakers include Steve Strauss, Ann Rhoades and Greg Lindsay will discuss the value City leadership puts on creating jobs, how service is key to the success of Ontario and why returning Ontario International Airport to local control will benefit the City and the region. Important features in our presentation include the release of the brand new Economic Development Website with new tools to make Site Selection and access to information simple. A highlight of the website is the City’s one of a kind mapping software which enables you to build City maps per your specification, by allowing layering of zoning, business, lifestyle and other City amenity and service locations.


Steve Strauss

Small Business Expert and Author

Steven D. Strauss is the country’s leading small business expert. An internationally recognized speaker, columnist, and attorney, he is also the author of 15 books, including the all new 3rd edition of the best-selling Small Business Bible. Steve’s column, Ask an Expert, appears weekly at USATODAY.com and is one of the most highly syndicated business […]

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Ann Rhoades

Human Resources Executive

Ann Rhoades is a dynamic and visionary Human Resources Executive with over 25 years of experience in a variety of service-based industries. She held the position of vice president of the People Department for Southwest Airlines and executive vice president of Team Services for Promus Hotel Corporation and most recently, the executive vice president of […]

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Greg Lindsay

Journalist, Urbanist, Speaker and Consultant.

Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, speaker and consultant. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Next American […]

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