Baca to hold ‘jobs summit’ Feb. 1 to discuss local ideas for job growth

Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, will be hosting a jobs summit Feb. 1 in Fontana “to exchange ideas on job creation in the Inland Empire and take the local ideas and input to Washington to contribute to the national dialogue,” according to a recent news release.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Center Stage Theater, 8473 Sierra Ave.  Baca will be joined by University of Redlands President Stuart Dorsey, who is an economist, as well as economic development professionals and employment experts.

Colliers International joins forces with FirstService

Colliers International- Greater Los Angeles, which operates a location in Ontario, has announced that it will become part of the “new” Colliers International as the company combines operations with FirstService Real Estate Advisors.  Martin Pupil will continue to lead the company’s seven Greater Los Angeles offices.

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Fontana offers three chances to hear ‘State of the City’ address

Fontana’s 2010 State of the City address will take place Thursday at the Jessie Turner Community Center.  The annual event, sponsored by the city’s Chamber of Commerce, will take place in three sessions: a breakfast session at 8 a.m., a lunch session at 11:30 a.m., and an evening session at 7 p.m.  The theme at this year’s speech by Mayor Mark Nuami is “Reviving Economic Opportunity.”  Cost: $35 for breakfast and lunch sessions.  Evening session is free. Information: 909-822-4433;

Pomona technology company hires new sales executive

AgentLegal in Pomona recently announced that John A. Martucci is joining the company as vice president of sales. He will be responsible for “developing, managing and expanding sales and business development initiatives for the AgentLegal electronic research management platform,” according to the news release.  The legal industry veteran brings to AgentLegal 28 years of focused technology sales experience coupled with a deep understanding of and commitment to the legal industry.  Information:

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CSUSB launches course for newly promoted supervisors

Cal State San Bernardino’s College of Extended Learning will offer a two-day, five-class series in the Supervisory Skills Development Certificate program on Feb. 6 and 20.  Topics in the certificate program include Your Role as Supervisor, Leading with Confidence, Building Effective Teams, Decision Making and Problem Solving, and Time and Project Management. The class instructor is Daniel Logue, president of Logue & Associates, a business and human resources consulting firm.  The cost for all five classes is $269 per person or $255 per person for three or more students from the same organization. Classes meet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 6 and 20 at the campus’ Yasuda Center.  Information: 909-537-3910; e-mail

Ontario RV dealer adds ‘eco-friendly’ travel trailers

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC recently announced that its Family RV division has added the eco-friendly Ever-Lite travel trailer to its line of recreational vehicles at its Ontario and Irvine locations.  “These lightweight, recyclable trailers are the first to use all sustainable ComposiTek construction in the floors, walls and roof to drastically reduce VOC out-gassing, including formaldehyde,” according to a company news release.  Information: 800-777-5943;

San Bernardino chamber to mark 102 years with awards dinner

The San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 102nd anniversary at the annual installation and awards dinner Wednesday at the San Bernardino Hilton, 285 E. Hospitality Lane.  The keynote speaker will be Bruce Branstine, an executive at CitizensTrust, who has more than 22 years of banking industry experience. Robert Gastel of Arrowhead Mechanical Co. will be installed for his second term as chairman of the board.  The trade show and social hour begin at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner program following at 6:30 p.m.  Cost: $55 per person.  Information: 909-885-7515.

Chino buildings change hands for $5.85 million

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors recently announced that at Edward B. Hanley and William B. Asher, along with Phil Berry of Commercial West, represented the seller, Euclid Plaza LLC, in the sale of two buildings in Chino for $5.85 million.  The first building, at 6961 Schaefer Ave., is leased to Pacific Dental. The buyer was a private investor represented by Scott Hook at Marcus & Millichap.  The second building, at 7033 Schaefer Ave., is leased to Chase Bank and Juice It Up. The buyer was JMA Investment LLC, represented by Mona Fang at Re/Max 2000 Realty.

Advertising mistakes to be topic of speaker at February luncheon

The American Advertising Federation/Palm Springs, Desert Cities will feature guest speaker James B. Astrachan at its February luncheon.  Astrachan will talk about advertising mistakes in a speech titled “The Law of Advertising: From Frankenstein to Vanna White.” Astrachan, a principal in Astrachan Gunst Thomas P.C., will also address how not to use names, trademarks and copyrights.  The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 in the Cahuilla Ballroom at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage.  Cost: $35 for general admission; $30 for members.  Reservations are required by 5 p.m. Feb. 5.  Information: 760-325-2882;

WesternU to host Pomona’s ‘State of the City’ event

Western University of Health Sciences will be the site of Pomona’s State of the City address on March 24 in Auditorium 2 of recently opened Health Education Center on campus.  Mayor Elliot Rothman will present the talk, themed “Determined,” at the Pomona Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event.  There also will be talks by other city leaders, a video montage and a variety of community presentations.  The State of the City event will begin at 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $20 per person.  Information: 909-622-8484.