Nicholas Chang and Richard Lee of NAI Capital’s Ontario office represented Newport Beach-based Master Development Corp. in the lease of a 20,548-square-foot industrial building in the Upland Technology Center, 2038 W. 11th St. According to the news release, the Claremont University Consortium leased the space for a five-year term, and intends to utilize the space for a book repository and special collections archive facility. The tenant was represented by Nick Quackenbos of Quackenbos-Bell Commercial Real Estate. Information: (909) 945-2339.
Riverside corporate, business and real estate attorney Elio Palacios Jr. has opened his own law office. Palacios previously served as a senior associate attorney at Best Best & Krieger LLP. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University and UC Davis. Palacios’ office is at 11801 Pierce St. Suite 200, Riverside. Information: (951) 710-3180.
The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center will hold a free workshop on “How to Start Your Small Business” from 9-11 a.m. April 2 at the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce offices, 7945 Vineyard Ave., Suite D-5. The SBDC business consultant will cover planning, financing, legal forms of organization and more. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. Information: (951) 781-2345, or online www.iesmallbusiness.com
Pardee Homes has promoted John Anglin to senior vice president of construction and purchasing, according to a news release. Anglin assumes his new position with the April retirement of Randy Myers. Anglin is a 30-year veteran with the company who will oversee construction activities for Pardee Homes in all of its markets, including the Inland Empire.
The Montclair Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City address from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Montclair Community Center, 5111 Benito St. The theme will be “Shop Montclair: Invest in our community.” Local restaurants will provide a “Taste of Montclair,” including samplings from community favorite Cafe Montclair. Cost: $50 for chamber members; $55 for nonmembers. Table sponsorships are available. Information: (909) 624-4569.
Colton-based Summit Career College will hold a free career outreach event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the school’s campus, 851 S. Cooley Drive. The event will offer free assistance with everything from polishing job-interview skills to sprucing up a resume and pursuing a new career path. Information: (909) 422-8950.
The College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences accepted a $50,000 gift from Walgreens on March 18, according to a news release from the school. The pledge will help build a simulated model pharmacy within the Professional Development Laboratory, which is scheduled to open in January. Information: Online at www.westernu.edu
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced a new addition to its Web site, www.californiamoves.com, where community guides provide free online information for consumers in 31 counties in California, including San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
San Bernardino County’s Investment Pool has earned another top rating from the independent credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s, county Treasurer-Tax Collector Dick Larsen has announced. The county’s rating of “AAAf” — the highest possible — means the pool “carries the smallest degree of risk and an expectation that any adverse economical factors would only cause a minor impact to the fund,” according to Larsen. Information: www.mytaxcollector.com
California Bank and Trust will hold a seminar on the current banking climate and a product demonstration at 11 a.m. March 25. The event, which will include lunch, will take place at the Pomona Chamber of Commerce office, 101 W. Mission Blvd., No. 223. Reservations and information: (909) 622-1101, or e-mail email@example.com