The Bizz — July 26, 2009

Women’s business center slates panel discussion in Fontana
The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center will have a panel discussion July 23 in Fontana to connect business owners with experts in insurance, banking, lending, asset recovery and financial planning.  “Women, Wealth and Wisdom” will be held from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10543 Sierra Ave. Cost: $10 for center members; $20 for non-members.  Information: Carla Ulloa at (909) 890-1242;

Rancho chamber CEO completes business accreditation program
Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Michelle Alonzo recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a four-year accreditation in business management, IOM, a professional development program. “On behalf of the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber and its Board of Directors, we are proud of Michelle and the work that she has done to complete this prestigious award, and wish her tremendous success in her career,” Chamber Chairwoman Renee Futter said in a news release.

City of Riverside joins U.S. Green Building Council
The city of Riverside is now a member of the U.S. Green Building Council , a nonprofit dedicated to making green building practices commonplace.  “Becoming a member of USGBC is directly in line with the city’s efforts,” said Scott Barber, the city’s community development department director. “Riverside had the nation’s first incentive-based Green Building Program.  We also have a building official who is both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and Build-It-Green-certified.”  Membership in the nonprofit entitles the city to council programs such as workshops and courses, LEED reference guides and accreditation, e-newsletters and information on green building.  “The USGBC is on the cutting edge of green building technology,” said Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge. “Green building is Riverside’s future, and this organization can help guide us there.”

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