I.E. agency members go to D.C. to talk to area lawmakers

Members of the Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corp. visited legislators and policy-makers in Washington recently to tell them about their efforts to tackle the Inland Empire’s foreclosure and economic woes, according to a news release.
San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane and two other members of the corporation board, county Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt and Arrowhead Credit Union President Larry Sharp, visited each member of the Inland Empire’s congressional delegation during the two-day trip, according to the release. The officials also met with officials from the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Republican Housing subcommittee.
This week, San Bernardino Associated Governments — which represents the county’s 24 cities as well as the county — approved a work plan that will provide $50,000 to help the corporation and HUD host home-foreclosure prevention seminars.

CEO of Ingen Technologies provides company updates

Yucaipa-based Ingen Technologies Inc. CEO Scott Sand appeared in a recent installment of CEOCorner. In the segment, Sand provided listeners with company updates and a brief inside look at the most compelling features and recent developments of Ingen Technologies. Details of the interview can be heard at the company profile for Ingen Technologies on the InvestSource Inc. Web site, www.investsourceinc.com, or on the CEOCorner Web site, www.ceo-corner.com.

Rancho Cucamonga retail security firm gets 25th patent

Universal Surveillance Systems in Rancho Cucamonga has reached the milestone of 25 patents — 22 U.S. and three international — issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for retail security loss prevention technologies. The company has an additional 18 patents pending. Information: (800) 488-9097
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Monrovia company will hold job fair, open house on Feb. 12

AeroVironment Inc., the Monrovia-based maker of unmanned surveillance planes and efficient energy systems, will hold a job fair/open house to recruit 25 to 30 more workers on Thursday Feb. 12.
AeroVironment is seeking employees for its Efficient Energy Systems division. Companywide, the business is looking to hire more than 100 people.
The job fair will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Monrovia, 924 W. Huntington Drive.

Western University to receive $50,000 donation

Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona has received a $50,000 commitment to honor a member of the first graduating class of the university’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Herbert Mendelson, founder of Mendelson Orthopedics in Livonia, Mich., has pledged to donate $50,000 to the school in memory of his brother, a member of the college’s charter class in 1978. Dr. Sol Mendelson graduated from the college in 1982 and was a general practitioner in Temecula for 24 years. He died in 2006.
In appreciation of the gift, Western will name a patient-care unit at its new Patient Care Center The Dr. Sol Mendelson Memorial Interprofessional Patient Suite.”

Assistance offered to taxpayers facing financial difficulties

The state Board of Equalization is advising taxpayers facing financial difficulties and owing sales and use taxes or other business taxes and fees to contact the agency for assistance. According to a news release, “BOE staff can assist taxpayers in establishing a payment plan, which allows for payment of a debt in smaller, more manageable amounts.”
Taxpayers may also be eligible for the BOE’s Offer in Compromise program, where a taxpayer may propose paying a lesser amount to satisfy their liability. The program is available for most taxes and fees and is generally available to taxpayers who do not have the income, means or assets to pay their liability in full. For those already involved in legal appeals on their tax assessment, there is also a settlement program based on legal issues and not on ability to pay.
Information: (800) 400-7115 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.