Joshua Tree hospital appoints new CEO

   Joshua Tree-based Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care has announced the appointment of Lionel Chadwick as Chief Executive Officer.

   Mr. Chadwick brings more than 25 years of healthcare administration experience to this position. Most recently, he was CEO of Natividad Medical Center in Salinas — a county, public safety-net hospital.

   Previously, Chadwick was CEO at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (Vista Hospital Systems), in Arroyo Grande.

Texas company buys Indio-based Breast Health Center

   Austin, Texas-based Solis Women’s Health announced today that it has purchased the assets of Indio-based Breast Health Center (BHC).

   Concurrent with the asset purchase, Solis has entered into a long term management agreement with BHC founder Dr. Marla Lander, a leading southern California breast imager. Under the terms of the agreement Dr. Lander will continue to direct all clinical activities at the center.

Solis Women’s Health is a specialized healthcare provider focused exclusively on the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.

I.E. businesses invited to safety compliance workshop

   Inland Empire businesses are invited to attend the Safety Compliance Workshop seminar for small business and safety issues, which has been developed to assist businesses to learn about some of the key safety and health regulations that may apply to their operations.

   The seminar will be held on Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Long Beach Petroleum Club on 3636 Linden Ave. in Long Beach.

   The seminar will start with Cal/OSHA and then look at hazardous materials compliance, then hazardous waste and storm water prevention regulations.

   This program will help prepare small businesses for a possible inspection by the state’s regulatory agencies.

   The seminar’s cost is $95, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

   To register, or for more information, call (562) 533-5559.

Home Depot opens new location in Ontario

   The Home Depot opened its relocated store in Ontario at 2980 S. Euclid Ave. on Oct. 30.

   The store’s previous location was on Walnut Avenue in Chino.

   The Ontario Home Depot features more than 125 associates, including many of the tenured associates from the old location, along with some new hires from the local community.

   The store spans 140,000 square feet with a large outside garden area and an indoor facility for tropical plants.

Redlands technology company honors GIS innovators

   Individuals and organizations that promote the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology in health and human services recently received recognition from ESRI,
a Redlands-based geographic software company and world leader in GIS technology, for their contributions.

   Receiving the awards were the Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs (ADCA); Pat
Libbey, executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); Bruce Ripley of Planning Systems Support Group of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA); and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Canada.

   The awards were announced during the 2008 ESRI Health GIS Conference held in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1.

   “These exemplary people and organizations set the bar and inspire all of us to do better in our daily work,” said Bill Davenhall, ESRI global manager for health and human services.

Lake Arrowhead business club aiming for accountability and success

   Five Lake Arrowhead business owners are doing something to try and turn the economic tide. They’ve formed the 100% Club, which is a bi-weekly educational meeting and accountability system designed to train business owners how to grow their businesses by 100%.

   Once their goals are achieved, each member agrees to contribute $1,000 to a local charity.

   Now open to any business owner who is interested in increasing profitability by 100%, the club meetings include timely topics such as the importance of knowing your numbers, formulating your unique selling proposition and building a healthy referral system.

   The Club recently partnered with the Lake Arrowhead Area Community Chamber of Commerce and meets every other Friday in the chamber conference room.

   For more information, call Kathy Bowling at 909-723-8400, or 909-553-5432.

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Real estate bus tour will examine I.E. properties on Nov. 13

   The Inland Empire chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) will host its annual bus tours to highlight industrial and office properties throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties on Nov. 13.

   Real-estate developers, brokers and other industry stakeholders are invited to take an afternoon tour of several projects.

   Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga, and the buses depart at noon.  They will return at 4:30 p.m., and a networking mixer follows, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. The cost is $50 for NAIOP members and $100 for non-members.

   Please register by Oct. 31.  Visit www.naiopie.org/2008bustour, or call Rob Evans at (951) 324-0350, or e-mail him at rob@naiopie.org

Free tax seminar for tax-exempt organizations coming to Fontana

   A free tax seminar for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations will be held from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana.

   The seminar is being sponsored by Wilmer Amina Carter, state Assembly representative for District 62, and John Chiang, the state controller.

   For more information, call 909-820-5008.

Corktraders Inc. launches web site for trading wine

   Redlands-based Corktraders Inc. has created an online community where wine enthusiasts can come together to swap their wine, knowledge and experiences at www.corktraders.com

   Corktraders.com is a subscription-based web site where members throughout the world can browse one another’s cellars to locate wines they would like to swap for their own without any monetary exchange.  It enables connoisseurs to expand their trading network and find fellow swappers and wines for trade outside of their immediate circle of friends and acquaintances.

   For more information, e-mail info@corktraders.com

Burrtec Waste signs deal with Applied Technologies for LNG

   Applied LNG Technologies USA, LLC — a wholly-owned subsidiary of PNG Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB:PNGX) — has announced an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas and fueling equipment to Palm Desert-based waste-and-recycling service company Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services for its fleet of 18 liquified natural gas refuse haulers.

   Founded in 1955, the Burrtec Waste family of companies is the largest privately-held solid waste management organization in the State of California and has already converted more than 50 percent of its fleet to either liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas fuels.

   Applied LNG Technologies has provided liquefied natural gas to Burrtec at its Fontana location for more than five years.