The Bizz — July 22, 2009

Pomona to get from HUD community block grant
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the distribution of nearly 700 grants totalling $360 million funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. One of the Community Development Block Grants, worth $761,773, will go to Pomona. The grants go to local governments to enable them “to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide affordable housing and create economic opportunities,” according to a news release.  A total of $1 billion will be awarded nationwide in Recovery Act Community Development Block Grants.

Fleetwood closes sale of motor home assets
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Riverside, has closed the sale of its motor home assets to American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV LP, according to a news release. The purchase price of $33.2 million includes two motor home manufacturing facilities, two motor home service facilities and Fleetwood’s Gold Shield supply subsidiary, all located in Decatur, Ind. It also includes the intellectual property for Fleetwood’s motor home brands and certain machinery and equipment in Riverside.  Fleetwood continues to own two idled motor home plants, one in Riverside and one in Pennsylvania. The Riverside plant will be operated temporarily by AIP under license.

San Bernardino barbershop reopens under new ownership
The barbershop at 738 S. Waterman Ave., Suite A-6, San Bernardino, has reopened under new ownership after a four-month closure. The new shop, Upper Cuts, is owned by Carl Jimz and will celebrate its reopening with events Friday, July 24, and Sunday, July 26. There will be free barbecue, free drinks and gifts while supplies last, including Upper Cuts boxing gloves for the first 10 customers each of the three days.
Information: (909) 890-1277.

Rancho chamber to honor ‘Small Business of the Year’
The Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce will honor the city’s 2009 – 2010 Small Business of the Year, Minuteman Press, at a ceremony on July 22.  Chamber President Renee Futter will also give a presentation on the chamber’s goals for the coming year.
The event, starting with registration at 11:30 a.m., will take place at Etiwanda Gardens, 7576 Etiwanda Ave., Rancho Cucamonga.  Cost: $30; $320 for a sponsored table.  Information: (909) 987-1012;

Foreclosure seminar planned at Cal State San Bernardino
The Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corp. will hold a home foreclosure seminar for distressed homeowners July 25 in the Santos Manuel Student Union at Cal State San Bernardino. Beginning at 8 a.m., homeowners will be able to have one-on-one consultations with lenders and nonprofits to discuss options that might be available for those facing foreclosure, according to a news release. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early so they may have the best opportunity to receive consultation.  Attendees are asked to park in Parking Lot D. Information: Bob Hooker, executive director of the corporation, at (909) 723-8323, or e-mail

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