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Eastvale Continues Contract With The Riverside County Sherif’s Department And Pursues Economic Development For New Revenue Opportunities

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EASTVALE, CA – Diversity in thoughts and opinions is what helps create a healthy and vibrant community.  The evolution, growth, development, and future of our young city ultimately relyon the tough yet crucial conversations, such as the topics mentioned below, that we have been having as a community.  In an effort to remain fiscally responsible and to provide the best customer service experience to our residents and businesses, the City of Eastvale continually evaluates the best services for the best value. The suggestions that came out of these topics are a result of the City of Eastvale’s robust community engagement efforts and strategic plan.  The City of Eastvale’s strategic plan can be found at: http://bit.ly/eastvale-strategic-plan.

Eastvale Continues Contract with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department & Evaluates Law Enforcement Substation

About a year ago, with the projection of historical rate increases of 7-9 percent, Riverside County discussion of putting more law enforcement  costs  on  local  agencies,  continually  hearing  from  residents  that  they  would  like  an  increases  law  enforcement presence, along with the City of Menifee conducting a Feasibility Study to create their own Police Department, the City of Eastvale evaluated whether it made sense to form its own police department as a way to direct policy establishment, ease of information distribution, and leverage local resources.  There were many opportunities for public input on public safety priorities to include: the Public Safety Budget Workshop in March 2019, the City Council Meeting in March 2019, the Public Safety Commission Meeting in March 2019, the Public Workshop for Public Safety Priorities to include a Facebook Live event in July 2019, and at the City Council Meeting on September 25, 2019.

In the end, Sheriff Chad Bianco was ultimately able to reduce the projected rate increases and created a command staff to work with City Managers and County staff to identify future saving opportunities.

At the City Council Meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the City Council provided direction to not pursue creating a local police department at this time. The City of Eastvale is hopeful that the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department continues to collaboratively explore ways to keep rates low and identify ways to align their services with our unique values and needs.

The City Council also provided direction to explore opportunities to build a law enforcement substation within Eastvale city limits.  Some of the advantages of having a substation in Eastvale are that deputies could be able to report directly to Eastvale, potentially improving response times and coverage. A law enforcement substation can also help our residents have a greater connection to the local deputies that serve our community.

A potential location option for a law enforcement substation is at the intersection of Riverboat Drive and HamnerAvenue.  Fire Station 27, just south of this intersection has surplus land that could be leveraged as a potential law enforcement substation with the vacant adjacent parcel. This site could allow opportunity for a unified public safety command center by locating a law enforcement substation next to Fire Station 27.

Eastvale Pursues Economic Development for New Revenue Opportunities

The City of Eastvale explored a financial priorities discussion with the City Council and the community to gain a better understanding on what and when the community desired the City to deliver enhanced services, programs, and projects such as a Civic Center (City Hall and Public Library), Enhanced Public Safety (Law Enforcement and Fire Services), and infrastructure (roads, trails, traffic signal synchronization, etc.). There were many opportunities for public input on financial priorities to inlcude:  the Public Safety Budget Workshop in March 2019, the City Council Meeting in March 2019, the Public Safety Commission Meeting in March 2019, the Public Workshop for Financial Priorities to include a Facebook Live event in June 2019, and at the City Council Meeting on September 25, 2019.

At the City Council Meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the City Council provided direction to focus on Economic Development to enhance revenues to provide services to the community.  The City Council also provided direction to not pursue a sales tax measure on the ballot at this time.  As a result, the City Council approved a Business Incentive Loan Policy to help attract and expand businesses within Eastvale.

In Eastvale, there is a $71-million-dollar sales tax leakage in the food and beverage industry, which equates to approximately $713,000 in potential sales tax revenue each year; if each dollar spent is taxable.  When residents are eating outside of our city, that money is going to other communities and contributing to services those cities provide for their residents.  We want to create opportunities for our residents to stay in Eastvale and eat local.  The City also has an opportunity to create unique dining experiences that help attract others from throughout the region.

In order to capture that potential revenue, the City will need to enhance and diversify restaurant choices and options.  In our recent Community Satisfaction Study, when residents were asked what would enhance the quality of life for them, elevating dining was one of the top responses.  It is the City’s goal to create a food destination and experiences.  In addition to attracting and recruiting restaurants to Eastvale, the City of Eastvale is committed to recruiting businesses that will create a broad base of revenue for our city by means of sales tax, property tax, transient occupancy tax, and job creation. These revenues can allow the City to enhance and provide our residents with quality services they need and deserve.

The City of Eastvale is also thrilled to share we have several new restaurants and a hotel opening within our cityand we will have many more to announce in the coming months. The City Council Restaurant Ad-Hoc Committee and City staff are working collaboratively with our development and broker community to recruit and attract restaurants that will exceed Eastvale’s expectations.

About the City of Eastvale

The City of Eastvale was founded on October 1, 2010 as an independent local government agency, governed by a five-member, elected City Council.  The City of Eastvale serves over 73,700 residents and encompasses 13.1 square-miles in western Riverside County.  The City is strategically poised between Interstate 15 and California State Routes 91, 60, and 71, making access easy for residents, visitors and businesses alike.  Eastvale is a young and dynamic community filled with economic opportunity, tremendous growth, and strong values.  For more information on the City of Eastvale, please visit: www.EastvaleCA.gov

The Inland Empire Business Journal (IEBJ) is the official business news publication of Southern California’s Inland Empire region - covering San Bernardino & Riverside Counties.

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Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™ Opens in Redlands 

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Asurion® Repair Experts Provide Fast Fixes on Phones, Tablets, Laptops, and More

A new electronics repair shop, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™, has opened in Redlands at 9980 Alabama St. The store offers professional fixes for most consumer electronics, from smartphones, tablets, and computers to game consoles, smart speakers, drones, and more.

While common repairs include cracked screens, battery issues, and water damage, the company’s repair experts have fixed millions of devices and can help with most any tech mishap, and many basic repairs can be completed in 45 minutes or less.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to introduce Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions to Redlands as we continue to serve this region,” said Damon Madison, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions District Manager. “Our team prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else. By offering free diagnostics on all device issues, matching competitors’ prices, and guaranteeing fast-turnarounds on device repairs, we’re dedicated to making our customers’ experience affordable and convenient.”

The store’s expert repair technicians fix all kinds of technology, regardless of make or model, and the store is an authorized repair provider for Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel smartphones. Customers can book a repair appointment online or stop by the store for walk-in service. The store offers free, no-obligation diagnostics on all gadgets, as well as a 1-year limited warranty on all repairs. It even offers a price match guarantee on any local competitor’s regularly published price for the same repair.

The new Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions store brings the company’s retail footprint to more than 750 locations across the U.S. Formerly known as uBreakiFix®, all U.S. locations will rebrand as Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions throughout 2022.

“We are excited to serve people in Redlands with fast and affordable tech repair,” said Dave Barbuto, CEO of Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions. “We all rely on our phones and laptops more than ever before, and our mission is bigger than repairing shattered screens and broken charge ports. We fix tech because people depend on it to stay connected to things that are important to them. I look forward to serving this community through our new location.”

The new store is located at:

Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions

9980 Alabama St Suite C, Redlands, CA 92374

(909) 801-3008

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New Partnership Announced; Stater Bros. Markets joins Entertainment Giant

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Toyota Arena has announced a new partnership with Stater Bros. Markets effective July 1, 2022.

Guests of the arena will soon be able to experience the new branding of the North Patio, which will include live concerts featuring local bands and up-and-coming professional talent. “We are thrilled to welcome Stater Bros. Markets as a partner to Toyota Arena,” said Michael K. Krouse, President & CEO. “It’s a natural fit – this is our community’s grocery store of choice and the amazing Stater Bros. Charities provides non-profit organizations in our local region with support. We are on board to help as well.”

The marketing amenities this partnership will provide Stater Bros. will include a presence on several assets including the arena’s Interstate 10 marquee, overhead LED scoreboard, television monitors throughout the facility, website, and more. The relationship created through this agreement will also provide benefits for Toyota Arena guests, including new Stater Bros.-inspired food and beverage options.

The benefits to the community will go beyond lifestyle and entertainment, however. Stater Bros. and Toyota Arena recognize the important role they play in the overall development of the City of Ontario. The city’s vigorous commercial and residential growth, and its status as a destination location will result in economic growth, jobs, and a thriving community. The partnership will also open up new opportunities to support the giving efforts of the market’s non-profit charitable arm, Stater Bros. Charities.

“This really is an exciting day for the entire Stater Bros. team. As a company, we work hard to establish great business relationships, and with Toyota Arena, we’ve found an excellent partner,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “I look forward to the new opportunities our partnership will bring and its benefits for the City of Ontario and the Inland Empire as a whole.”

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IECE Presents its Inaugural State of Entrepreneur Report on Dec. 9

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The first-ever State of Entrepreneurship Address for the Inland Empire is being held by the Cal State San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5-8 p.m. at 4th Sector Innovations in Ontario. 

IECE’s goal in producing the State of Entrepreneurship research study is to bring the voice of local entrepreneurs to those who need to hear it most – local and state policymakers, community organizations, lenders, and other resource providers. 

The Voice of the Entrepreneur survey, on which the address is based, sends powerful feedback on the challenges that entrepreneurs and business owners of the Inland Southern California region face. 

Survey results were drawn out earlier this year by reaching out to IECE’s extensive network, consisting of more than 10,000 entrepreneurs and business owners representing a diverse group of industries. The IECE will continue to distribute the Voice of the Entrepreneur survey in the spring of each calendar year to find out what Inland Empire entrepreneurs and business owners are going through. 

The report is a potent tool for policymakers, economic impact drivers, and business owners and entrepreneurs to analyze growth potential within the region. Using measurable data, the goal is to identify the challenges and opportunities facing local business owners and obstacles that may be impeding business growth. 

The result is a concise report that gives insight into how we can effectively learn and evolve together with a regional focus. 

The evening will start and end with networking and food; in between, the SOER report will be presented, which includes examining the indicators of entrepreneurial activity and how the IE measures up as a region; learning of the Voice of the Entrepreneur direct survey results and the common themes, as well as an IE Ecosystem assessment; and regional perspectives from influencers that include: 

  • Rod Vandenbos, founder and CEO, buzzbox beverages, Indio; 
  • Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels, Palm Springs; 
  • Edward Ornelas, Jr. President, Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ana Karina Suchánek, president, Cask Restaurant Group, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga; and 
  • Pepi Jackson, president and CEO, Riverside Black Chamber of Commerce 

Click the following link – Secure Your Spot for the 2021 State of Entrepreneurship Address – to attend, network and learn more about entrepreneurship in the region. Whether you are a seasoned or soon-to-be entrepreneur, there is a perspective for everyone who wants to know more about how to strengthen the Inland Empire economy.

The presentation will unveil breakthrough metrics and perspectives on the State of Entrepreneurship throughout the Inland Empire, including: 

  • Why a report like this is essential for the collective growth of our region; 
  • What the report consists of: indicators for entrepreneurship and what real entrepreneurs in our communities are telling us through our Voice of the Entrepreneur survey results; and
  • Regional perspectives from influencers and officials that are active in our ecosystem. 

The event will also include food and cocktails while networking within an inspirational setting at 4th Sector Innovations Ontario. 

To learn more, visit the IECE State of Entrepreneurship Report website

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