Rancho Cucamonga businesses sought for holiday banner program

Rancho Cucamonga is seeking local businesses to sponsor holiday banners in the city. All banners, which contain a holiday themed design, will be displayed along Foothill Boulevard, between Vineyard Avenue, and Day Creek Boulevard, and are double-sided. The cost to sponsor a banner is $155 each, and no more than six banners can be purchased by any one business. Banners will be installed during the last week in November and will be removed in January. Information: (909) 477-2700, ext. 2059.
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ESRI awarded multiyear agreement with FAA

Redlands-based geographic information system leader ESRI has been awarded a multiyear enterprise license arrangement from the Federal Aviation Administration. This agreement broadens GIS software deployment into new areas such as instrument approach procedure development, safety, resource allocation, and automated Notice to Airmen, according to a news release. “In addition, it supports the initiatives FAA is currently implementing to improve its software licensing procedures with a goal to increase performance, improve customer service, and reduce costs,” according to the release.
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Pomona environmental services provider General Environmental Management acquires Island Environmental Services

Pomona-based General Environmental Management Inc. has purchased Island Environmental Services Inc. The two companies have worked closely together over the past few years, and the combination of IES’s personnel and equipment with GEM’s resources will allow the company to “continue to build the premier environmental service provider in the industry,” according to a news release.

County workforce board announces new board member

   The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board — based in San Bernardino — has announced a new board member, Lt. Colonel Thomas Fisher, who is an officer at the U.S. Marine Corps’ logistics base in Barstow and was appointed to the board by 1st District San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt.

    Fisher oversees the management operations of the base, including environment, administration and security, and has established relationships with local community colleges. He hopes to provide a link between the workforce board and the needs of regional programs.

   The workforce board helps workers build skills to meet the needs of employers in the county.

Colton radiology group contracts with McKesson for financial management services

   Colton-based Arrowhead Radiology Medical Group has selected San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) to manage its revenue cycle operations. The nine-physician radiology group is part of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

   McKessons Revenue Management Solutions group will provide an array of services, including billing, accounts receivable management, reporting and account management services.

   “Arrowhead (Radiology Medical Group) will leverage McKessons extensive experience to help increase revenue through improved collections, reporting and account management,” a news release states.

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Miami company acquires Redlands-based BrokersWeb

HealthCare.com, a Miami-based provider of an online directory of health-care providers, has acquired BrokersWeb, a Redlands-based provider of online advertising solutions for health insurance brokers and lead aggregators. No financial terms were disclosed.
In addition to operating the BrokersWeb health insurance pay-per-click platform, BrokersWeb also owns and operates HealthInsuranceFinders.com, a consumer health insurance Web site and search engine for health insurance quotes. Todd Faucher, founder and president of BrokersWeb, will continue to lead the business on a day-to-day basis.
Information: www.healthcare.com.
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OC agency looking for Marines re-entering civilian life

The Orange County Transportation Authority is providing Marines who will soon return to civilian life a program that will introduce them to career possibilities in the transportation industry. Careers in Transportation Day is a daylong program Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the OCTA Headquarters in Orange. Industry professionals from OCTA, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Caltrans and Amtrak will detail career opportunities in transportation including engineering, planning, project management, construction, mechanics, maintenance, administration and driving. OCTA will provide transportation from the Oceanside Amtrak station at 7:30 a.m. and will return to the station at 5:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the event. Information and to register: (714) 560-5600, or visit www.octa.net/marine.

Region’s unemployment rate drops slightly, but still above 9 percent

   The Ontario-San Bernardino-Riverside unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in September, according to a recently-released report by California’s Employment Development Department.

   That’s down from 9.2 percent in August, and above the year-ago estimate of 6.3 percent.

   In September, total nonfarm employment increased by 5,600.

   But from September 2007 to September 2008, total nonfarm employment dropped by almost 20,000 jobs — about 1.6 percent. The local construction sector keeps posting the greatest month-over declines.

   The region’s unemployment rate was less than 5 percent in October 2006.

Bargain hunters drive September’s home sales jump

   Home sales across Southern California jumped a whopping 65 percent over one year from the record lows of September 2007, according to La Jolla-based DataQuick Information Systems, a real-estate data information services company.

   More than 20,000 new and resale houses and condos closed escrow in the six-county Southland area in September, up 5.8 percent from August and about 65 percent from September 2007.

   In San Bernardino County, about 63 percent of existing home sales had been foreclosed on, and about 69 percent in Riverside County.

   Nonetheless, last month’s sales were still the second-lowest for any September since 1996 and were 17 percent below the 20-year sales average for that month.

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