Business advocate to meet Chino Valley chamber

Lucy Dunn, CEO of the Orange County Business Council, is the scheduled speaker for Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next “Build Your Business” networking breakfast.

The gathering is scheduled to take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at Kalter Financial, 15302. Central Ave. in Chino. Admission will cost $3 for chamber members and $5 for others.
Dunn’s appearance is the first of the Chino Valley chamber’s 11-week series of Build Your Business breakfasts.

Information: 909-627-6177

Get rid of E-waste in Redlands

Old computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic waste can be discarded at an upcoming collection event in Redlands, the California Credit League’s Tri-County Chapter announced.

E-waste, which includes old televisions, VCRs and other electronic devices, is a source of lead, mercury and heavy metals that can contaminate ground water if disposed of in conventional landfills.

Car and forklift batteries can be disposed of at the upcoming event, but household batteries will not be accepted. Waste collectors will also not accept refrigerators, washer and dryers nor fluorescent light bulbs.

There will be a $5 fee to dispose of microwave ovens.

The e-waste collection is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 at Redlands Mall.

Information: 951-571-5318

Job fair scheduled for warehouse workers

A job fair for clamp and slipsheet forklift drivers as well as order pullers and order pickers will be held to fill 180 jobs in Ontario, county officials announced.

Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screening. Positions are available for three shifts at wages of $8.50 to $10.50 per hour, the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department announced.

The job fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 20 at Employment Resource Center, 9650 Ninth St., Rancho Cucamonga.

Red Lobster remodeling inland restaurants

Red Lobster’s restaurant in Victorville has been remodeled, the seafood chain announced.

The New England-inspired redesign includes an exterior stone tower, ship lanterns and Adrirondack chair. New interior decorations include new booths, softer lighting and nautical adornments.

Red Lobster also recently completed a similar remodel of its restaurant at the Ontario Mills Mall.

Fort Irwin to host job fair

Fort Irwin, home of the military’s National Training Center, will host a job fair for veterans and the public on Sept. 8, the Army announced.

The Army post holds a job fair two times a year for soldiers transitioning to civilian live, veterans and other job seekers.

The job fair is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at San Basin Community Center, Fort Irwin. Visitors must have government-issued ID to enter Fort Irwin, and must show vehicle registration and proof of insurance if driving a vehicle to the Army post.

Fort Irwin is about 37 miles northeast of Barstow and reached by exiting the 15 Freeway at Fort Irwin Road.
Information: Call or email Sylvia Moreno at 760-380-5165 or silvia.moreno@us.army.mil.

Bank of America hires new small business banker for Inland Empire

Bank of America hired Maria Khan as a new small business banker for the Inland Empire.

Khan, who lives in Redlands, was hired as part of the bank’s effort to hire 100 small business bankers for the greater Los Angeles area. Khan and other small business bankers’ duties will include spending time at clients’ places of business to learn more about their operations.

Khan has seven years’ experience working with small business, according to Bank of America.

Manufacturer moving to San Bernardino

Hyden Industrial Products, a manufacturer of heat exchangers employed to cool equipment used in the power generation, construction, fluid power and agriculture industries, will move from Corona to San Bernardino.

The San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone announced the move Wednesday. The Enterprise Zone is part of a state tax incentive program and its territory includes land in San Bernardino, Colton and nearby unincorporated areas.

Companies inside Enterprise Zones can receive tax credits for hiring new workers and other investments.

Hyden Industrial products has 66 employees and is moving to a 109,000-square-foot building at 1393 E. San Bernardino Ave. The move is expected to be completed by the end of fall.

Realtors ask for help on short sales

The California Association of Realtors announced sending a letter to the nation’s four largest lenders and mortgage servicers asking for help in streamlining the short sale process.
A short sale occurs when a homeowner sells a house for less than the outstanding amount owed on the mortgage. The bank to which a homeowner sends payments is often not the actual owner of the loan.

The owner must approve a short sale and delays in negotiations between several parties is one reason short sales can take a long time to complete.

The Realtors group sent the letter to JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. Realtors asked for the banks to provide homeowners attempting short sales with such help as realistic time frames, upfront delivery of what conditions are necessary to approve a short sale and making sure homeowners know who has authority to approve a short sale.

“We believe banks, investors, homeowners, and real estate professionals all have a common interest in conducting these transactions expeditiously and efficiently,” C.A.R. President Beth L. Peerce wrote in the letter.

“The housing market recovery is in everyone’s best interests, and your urgent focus on these issues will help achieve that end.”

Chino Valley business group to talk marketing

Business owners are invited to discuss their ideas on marketing at Chino Valley Business in the Know’s Thursday meet-up.

Chino Valley Business in the Know is a networking group whose organizers aim to structure meetings like roundtable discussions instead of meet-and-greets with a single speaker.

The group’s next meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cannataro’s, 12345 Mountain Ave., Chino.

Information: 909-636-1905 or chinovalleybiz@gmail.com.

Rancho Cucamonga firm offers retirement advice

\>Inland Retirement Advisors, based in Rancho Cucamonga, has scheduled a free workshop for people seeking retirement advice in a highly-volatile economy.

The workshop is scheduled to begin 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Total Wine, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.

Admission will be free.

RSVPs are requested.

Information: 909-547-4015.