Nonprofit plans demonstration

The Frontier Project Foundation, a nonprofit in Rancho Cucamonga, is teaming with more sponsors for its upcoming Green Tie Gala, which will show off its “one-of-a-kind environmental education demonstration building” on Oct. 17.  According to a news release, new supporters include Turner Construction Co. as the entertainment sponsor; the Inland Empire Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council as host of the VIP reception; and Farnsworth Group, Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water and Weston Solutions Inc. as enthusiast sponsors. Industry leaders have been working with the Frontier Project’s parent, the Cucamonga Valley Water District, to plan a 14,000-square-foot sustainable building.

Firm to celebrate 45 years

Vanir Development Co. Inc. will celebrate 45 years of being in business from 5 to 7 p.m. at the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours Mixer” on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5 – 7 p.m., according to a news release.  The mixer will be held at Vanir Tower, 290 N. D St., Suite 900, in downtown San Bernardino.  There is a $5 cover charge, and the event includes hors d’oeurvres and refreshments.  You can RSVP or get more information by contacting (909) 885-7515 or

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Treatment firm plans purchase

Pomona-based General Environmental Management Inc., a materials treatment manager, announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Santa Clara Waste Water, a 50-year-old wastewater-treatment business.  “(Santa Clara Waste Water) has treated more than 2 billion gallons of wastewater,” a news release says.  “(The facility) is on five acres of land in Santa Clara Valley, along with a 12.7-mile pipeline from this facility to Oxnard’s water reclamation center.”

SB airport wins $4.5M grant

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced a $4.5 million Economic Development Administration grant for the Inland Valley Development Agency and San Bernardino International Airport Authority to make airport pavement improvements, according to a news release.  “The project is expected to create or save 645 jobs and generate $21 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates,” the release says.  Locke says the grant will rehabilitate “taxiways and aprons to support commercial passenger airline service.”

Employee wins service award

San Bernardino resident Marcus Charles, a meat department clerk at the Food 4 Less in Highland, is a recipient of the Kroger Community Service Award.  According to a news release, Charles, with Food 4 Less for 30 years, earned the award for his extensive volunteer efforts.  Food 4 Less’ parent company, The Kroger Co., established the Community Service Award in 2004 to honor outstanding community service.

New members at Pomona chamber

The Pomona Chamber of Commerce is welcoming several new business members, according to a news release.  They are:  Dan’s Dynamic Auto Repair, State Farm-Agent Nona Tirre, The Metropolitan at University Village, Repertory Opera Co., American Mobile Wash, Jamey Jimerson, Pomona Pop Warner Football and Cheer, J & J BBQ & Fish, Ms. Smith’s Xcessories N Things, Dawson Co., Elite Medical Supply Inc., Driebe & Associates and Purrfect Auto Service.

Office hits 20-year milestone

Michael Polley, president of Upland-based 1st Commercial Realty Group Inc., announced that 2009 marks 20 years of managing commercial properties in the Inland Empire, according to a news release.  “We hit the milestone … with a portfolio of over 4 million square feet,” Polley says.  Polley, an Inland Empire native, employs 20 people and operates two satellite offices.

Union Bank to hold job fair Thursday at Chino Hills branch

Union Bank’s Chino Hills branch will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at 13225 Peyton Drive.  Scheduled to participate are Azusa Pacific University; San Bernardino County; Esparza & Associates; The Latin Business Association; McDonald’s; New York Life; RS Recovery Services; Southern California Edison; Universal Marketing Solution and the University of Phoenix.  Information: (907) 517-1805.

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