Marketing consultant to lead San Bernardino workshop

Weklar Consulting Group president Diane Weklar is scheduled to lead workshop focused on accelerating business growth.

The workshop is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Office of Business Development, 201-B N. E Street, Suite 200, San Bernardino.

Information: 909-963-5026 or

San Bernardino mall is “Sweet on Soldiers”

Inland Center, along with Touch of Home-Support 4R Military Inc., is collecting supplies and Valentine’s Day cards for servicemen and women overseas.

After they are collected, Valentines and much-needed supplies will be packaged and shipped by Touch of Home to soldiers overseas for Valentine’s Day.

Goodies will be collected through Feb. 5 at the mall, 500 Inland Center Drive.
“We’re Sweet on Soldiers” has helped thousands of soldiers know that we have not forgotten them and appreciate everything they do.

Requested supplies include white tube socks, foot powder, packages of batteries, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, nonperishable food, single-serve drink mixes and snack bars.

Information, visit

Central Labor Council to host apprenticeship forum

Electricians, masons, operating engineers, nurses, members of other trades as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are scheduled to participate in the 10th annual Union Apprenticeship and Training Forum.

The event is will be open to students and others interested viewing job demonstrations and learning more about possible career opportunities in various trades. The Central Labor Council AFL/CIO of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties will sponsor the event in coordination with the San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools.

The forum is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to noon March 9 at Damus Room, National Orange Show Events Center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino.

Information: 909-386-2636 or

San Bernardino shopping center with vehicle recharging station sells for $2 million

A 7-Eleven-anchored shopping center in San Bernardino that features a recharging station that can simultaneously power multiple electric vehicles has sold to an undisclosed buyer, according to brokerage Colliers International.

The sale signifies the first time a shopping center with an electric charging station designed to recharge multiple vehicles in a gas station-like manner has sold in the United States, according to Colliers International.

The shopping center sold for for a little more than $2 million. Los Angeles-based developer ICO Real Estate Group developed the shopping center, which is near the crossing of 40th Street and Sierra Avenue in northern San Bernardino.

Colliers International senior vice president Mehran Foroughi ICO Real Estate Group.

Sen. Dutton to speak at San Bernardino chamber meeting

State Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, is scheduled to speak at the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast.

Dutton is scheduled to address political issues affecting business and his views on how redistricting may affect the Legislature. Dutton, facing term limits in the State Senate, is running for an Assembly seat against Mike Morrell, a Republican who represents the Rancho Cucamonga area in the state’s lower house.

The San Bernardino chamber’s breakfast is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Shandin Hills Golf Club, 3380 Little Mountain Drive, San Bernardino. Admission will cost $25.
Information: 909-885-7515

San Bernardino EDA to host workshop on communications tools

The San Bernardino Economic Development Agency’s Office of Business Development plans to host a workshop to help business owners understand online communications tools and social media.

The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center is on tap to co-host the workshop, which is scheduld to include discussions of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as well as the business applications of video chat and online voice chat.

The workshop is scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Office of Business Development, 201-B N. E Street, Suite 200, San Bernardino.

Information: 909-890-1242 or

IT firm to lead workshop on “cloud computing” in San Bernardino

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. and the San Bernardino Economic Development Agency’s Office of Business Development plan to host a workshop on “cloud computing.”

Cloud computing refers to the practice of companies or individuals storing data on a third-party’s device, instead of on their own computers. Accent marketing manager Courtney Kaufman is scheduled to discuss the basics of cloud computing and various options offered by companies such as Google and Microsoft.

The seminar is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Office of Business Development, 201 N. E St. Suite 200, San Bernardino.

Information and registration: Call 909-963-5026 or email

Security Bank of California announces executive hire

Security Bank of California announced Thursday that former UC Riverside athletic director Stan Morrison has joined the bank as senior vice president and sales development director.

Security Bank of California has branches in San Bernardino and Redlands. The company’s headquarters are in Riverside.

Morrison also serves as president of Olive Crest’s board of trustees. Olive Crest is a charity that provides foster homes and other assistance for abused and neglected children. His charitable activities also include Inland Empire Boy Scouts of America, Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center and Father of the Year Committee for the American Diabetes Association.

Car dealerships announce food drive

Moss Bros. Auto Group has begun its annual food drive at the Riverside-based company’s nine dealerships.

The company’s dealerships include Moss Bros. Chrysler Jeep Dodge in San Bernardino. Moss Bros. also operate several dealerships in Moreno Valley and Riverside.

Moss Bros. plans to deliver the food Nov. 22 to Second Harvest Food Bank, which aids the needy in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Local businesses invited to procurement conference

>Small businesses seeking to offer products and services to government agencies and utilities are invited to attend the Inland Empire Procurement Expo.

The event’s schedule also includes workshops on how small businesses can obtain financing and use social media to promote their companies.

The procurement expo is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Inland Empire Regional Center, 1365 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino.

Information: Call Sheila Futch at the offices of Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter at 909-820-5008.