Space still available for exhibitors at free career fair in Ontario

   Diverse Careers Inc. will hold a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario.  According to the news release, job seekers and employers are encouraged to participate.  The event is free for job seekers.  Employers interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event are asked to contact Marcel Abandonato at (951) 479-1350.

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Full-service car wash to fill 2-acre parcel in Victorville

   Pacific Citadel has purchased the two-acre parcel at 12147 Industrial Blvd. in Victorville from a private seller for $2.95 million, according to The buyer is in the process of building a full-service car wash and will be doing business as Victorville Speedwash. AJ Rassamni of Coldwell Banker Premier represented the seller. Stanley Baumann of Power Business Solution represented the buyer.

Vineyard common stock delisted from NASDAQ

   Corona-based Vineyard National Bancorp has announced that trading on the company’s common stock has been suspended as of April 27, and the company has been delisted from the. According to a news release, Vineyard received a letter on April 16 notifying it that the failure to pay its annual listing fee “constituted a failure to satisfy the filing requirement for continued listing.”  The letter indicated that the stock will not be immediately eligible to trade on the OTC Bulletin Board or in the “Pink Sheets.”

   Also, according to the release, the company received a letter on April 17 from NYSE Amex LLC, advising it that trading in the company’s preferred stock was suspended as of April 22 and automatically defaulted to the Pink Sheets under the new ticker, VNBC.PK.

Scotty’s at UC Riverside earns Best in the Business award

   Grilled peanut butter sandwiches and a biweekly farmers market earned Scotty’s Convenience Store and Grill at UC Riverside the 2009 Best in the Business award for excellence in marketing and merchandising from the National Association of College and University Food Services, according to a news release.  The university will receive a commemorative plaque honoring Scotty’s achievement and complimentary registration to the 2009 NACUFS Neighborhood Market Retail Workshop preconference event in July.

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Ontario distribution center selected by equipment company

   Blastrac NA recently announced that that Aramsco has been selected distributor for its Diamatic brand and will be serving the territory of Southern California and adjoining states from Aramsco’s Ontario location. Aramsco also has hired Karl Lloyd, who founded the Blastrac line. According to the news release, “Aramsco will handle a complete range of products and stock, from shot blasters, grinders and polishers, to consumables and dust collectors.”

Yucaipa medical-device maker sees large increase in orders

   Ingen Technologies Inc., a medical-device manufacturer based in Yucaipa, has seen orders from existing partners and new home oxygen providers increase by more than 200 percent in the past 30 days, according to a recent news release.  The company received a second bulk purchase order from Qosina Corporation on April 3, and a third order for triple the quantity of Oxyviews on April 16, according to Ingen Technologies. In addition, the release states that there have been an increase in Oxyview sales over the past 30 days from new providers and online patient purchasing, including Summit Home Medical and CHAMPS Medical.

Building permits pulled in state increased by 39 percent in March

   According to a report released by the California Building Industry Association, 3,317 permits were pulled throughout California during the month of March, down 31 percent when compared to the same month a year ago but up 39 percent from February.  In March, single-family permits totaled 1,790, down 43 percent when compared to March 2008 but up 37 percent from February.  Multifamily permits totaled 1,572, down 10 percent from the same month a year ago but up 41 percent from February.

Inland Empire chapter presents student awards

   Financial Executives International Inland Empire Chapter recently presented three area university students with academic awards to help them pursue their careers in accounting and finance, according to a news release.  The presentations were made to Mollie Amkraut, a junior at Claremont McKenna College, Shixian (Susan) Wang, a junior at California Baptist University, and Angeline Kornelus, a junior at Cal Poly Pomona.  They received the awards on Wednesday at the chapter’s sixth annual Academic Awards Banquet on April 22 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario.

   The chapter itself was recognized at the banquet as being the No. 1 small chapter in the nation for 2009.  Dwight Strole, president of the chapter, will receive an award on behalf of the chapter this week at the organization’s national convention in Dallas.


New distributor leases space at SB airport development

   Hillwood has leased 141,650 square feet in the Westgate Building One in its AllianceCalifornia development in San Bernardino to Interline Brands Inc., a distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations products.  According to a news release, Interline Brands will distribute its products to Southern California and other regions from the new facility.  The facility also will have a counter for local customers.  The building is at 310 S. Tippecanoe St.

   Interline Brands was represented by John McDaniel of Mohr Partners in Dallas, Texas.  Hillwood was represented by Peter B. McWilliams, Ruben Goodsell and Michael McCrary of Colliers International in Ontario.

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Women in Construction slate annual ‘Showcase’ event

   Inland Valley Chapter No. 140 of the <MC>National Association of Women In Construction will hold its annual Construction Industry Showcase on May 14 at Pomona Valley Mining Co., 1777 W. Gillette Road, Pomona.  According to a news release, the 6 p.m. event will honor scholarship recipients from local colleges who are majoring in construction-related programs, local high school students who participated in the association’s National Education Foundation Cad/Design Drafting Competition and grade-school pupils who participated in the Block Kids Contest.  Cost: $45 if prepaid; $50 at the door.  Reservations are required by May 11.

   Information: Deloris Whelchel, (909) 987-5575 or (909) 982-7911.