Enjoy Free Admission to Family-Friendly Expo and Ride & Drive Experience
Conference To Feature Keynote Address From California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols
October 8, 2019, (Press Release) — AltCar is pleased to bring the latest in alternative fuel vehicles and technology to Riverside for the inaugural SoCal AltCar Conference, Expo and Ride & Drive on October 16, 2019 at the Riverside Convention Center.
Showcasing light, medium and heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicles, AltCar Expo features a wide array of battery electric, fuel-cell electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid electric, and natural gas vehicles including the Nissan Leaf, Honda Clarity Elecetric, Honda Clarity PHEV, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell and more. The day will be split into two parts: the SoCal AltCar Conference and then the Expo and Ride & Drive event. The event will commence with the SoCal AltCar Conference designed for fleet managers, sustainability directors, legislative staff, business owners, NGOs, industry,
and media to have the opportunity to attend panels on Innovative Mobility Solutions: Light-to-Heavy Duty Product and Best Fleet Practices and Alternative Technology Infrastructure and Product Investment Opportunities. AltCar is proud to host California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair, Mary D. Nichols, as the keynote speaker at a pivotal time in the region, state and nation’s transition to cleaner alternative fuel vehicles and policies to improve air quality.
“The Inland Empire region is rapidly becoming a destination for clean-energy technology and serves as an example of climate-friendly policies that promote and protect public health and environmental justice,” says California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols. “The SoCal AltCar Expo is a perfect fit for this region and an important resource for the Riverside community. CARB is proud to participate in the event and we are looking forward to moving our Southern California headquarters here, and establishing productive relationships with the school district, community college and university.”
In advance of moving its Southern California headquarters to the City of Riverside in 2021, CARB will be celebrating the signing of cooperative agreements with three local educational organizations from the SoCal AltCar Conference at 9 a.m. Representatives of the Riverside Unified School District, Riverside Community Colleges, and the University of California, Riverside will join CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols to sign memoranda of understanding to work with faculty and students of each organization to advance research and inspire students at all levels to learn more about air quality, the impacts of climate change, and CARB’s efforts to clean the air.
After 2 p.m., guests will enjoy free admission to the Expo and Ride & Drive at the second part of the daylong event to test drive vehicles and speak with product specialists from brands and manufacturers that are continuing the movement toward alternative fuel and clean car policies.
The SoCal AltCar Conference, Expo and Ride & Drive is on October 16, 2019 at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 5th St., Riverside, CA 92501. The SoCal AltCar conference is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and tickets are $75. Online registration is required for the SoCal AltCar Conference. After 2 p.m., the Expo and Ride & Drive is free to the public and is a family-friendly event. For additional information or to register for the conference, visit www.altcarexposocal.com or call 310-390-2930.
About AltCar Expo
Established in 2005, AltCar is the only event in the United States to gather every single model of alternative technology light duty vehicle available for purchase or lease in one location. With four annual events across California, AltCar brings together the leaders in alternative energy innovation to showcase the largest collection of alternative fuel vehicles and technologies in an accessible and comprehensive setting for both industry insiders and the general public. AltCar empowers citizens to take further action in supporting California’s groundbreaking clean car policies that are driving national and global change. For more information, visit altcarexpo.com.
Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™ Opens in Redlands
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:
9980 Alabama St Suite C, Redlands, CA 92374
New Partnership Announced; Stater Bros. Markets joins Entertainment Giant
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.”
IECE Presents its Inaugural State of Entrepreneur Report on Dec. 9
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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