Claremont Dental Institute to host grand opening

Claremont Dental Institute plans to give away free toothbrushes and provide tours during a grand opening scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

Dentist Vijay Patel<NO1> cq<NO> previously practiced in Montclair before moving to a new office.

Claremont Dental Institute is at 601 E Foothill Blvd. Claremont.

Information: 909-625-4101.

New board members for Inland Empire United Way

The Inland Empire United Way has five new board members drawn from the inland business community.

The new board members are:

  • Rick Battistoni, General Manager for Costco in Fontana
  • John Greaves, district operations manager for UPS’s airport operations in Ontario
  • Richard Mueller, president of Ameron Water Transmission Group in Rancho Cucamonga
  • Karen Racusin, senior vice president for U.S. Bank, based in Ontario

Keith Matthews, vice president and branch manager for Citizens Business Bank in Ontario.

Pomona chamber chief pledges to “get in the ring” with Sugar Shane Mosley

Pomona Chamber of Commerce executive director Frank Garcia said he will get in the ring with Pomona native and champion boxer Sugar Shane Mosley.

Garcia, said however, that the event won’t follow traditional boxing rules.

“The only way they’re going to let me get in the ring is, we have to wear these huge gloves,” Garcia said, referring to

Garcia vs. Mosley is set to take part during the chamber’s Thursday Wednesday mixer. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Diamond’s Love Foundation, 127 E. Commercial St., Pomona.

Information: 909-622-9092.