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Businesses Re-Open in Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Businesses are starting to reopen in Eastvale now that we are in the next phase. Below is an update with everything has opened or will reopen.
Starting June 12, California will allow schools, day camps, bars, gyms and professional sports with modifications to begin reopening.

The City of Eastvale reopened its doors to the public on Monday, June 8, 2020. City Hall will be available for walk-ins from Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., and available by appointment only, after 12 p.m. Passport services will be available by appointment only, and will be limited to two appointments per day. The City stated they will be “practicing social distancing and will limit the lobby to five guests at a time. Overflow will be asked to wait outside, and will be notified when space becomes available.” While face masks are optional, the City will have them available as needed.

JCSD Parks and Recreation Department opened the Splash Pads on Saturday, May 30. The hours of operation will be from 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m. (Monday-Sunday) until September 30. Signage will be posted at the splash pads reminding the community of social distancing requirements. As of May 16, restrooms were opened at local parks.

On May 26, it was announced that hair salons and barbershops will be reopening. Statewide, retailers and places of worship can reopen with modifications.
As of May 8, the following businesses opened: clothing stores, florists, bookstores, sporting goods stores, manufacturing, and warehouses. In addition, limited services which do not generally require close customer contact have opened, such as: Pet grooming, dog walking, car washes, appliance repair, residential and janitorial cleaning, and plumbing.

Specifically, the following businesses have opened: AAA, Applebee’s, AT&T, Bank of America, Buffalo Wild Wings, CHASE Bank, CPR Cell Phone Repair, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Eastbrew Café, Fantastic Sam’s, Fashion Q, Gateway Dental Group, Gateway Medspa, Limonite Dental Group, Lucky Kitchen Thai, Mountain View Tire, On the Border, Petsmart, Pho Viet, Staples, Sunrise Optometry, Target, The Joint, Tillys, Tio’s Mexican, Tutor Time. For the most up-to-date information regarding businesses opening, please visit covid19.ca.gov.

In addition, the City announced they will resume normal street sweeping enforcement on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in order to comply with storm water regulations. To see a copy of the street sweeping schedule, please click here: https://bit.ly/2M1CgtO

Lastly, on May 15, Mayor Plott provided a comprehensive update to the Eastvale community. The City of Eastvale provided the following information: “Eastvale City Council adopted a resolution at their May 13th meeting, calling on the Governor and State Legislature to set a realistic timetable for the re-opening of the economy. A copy of that resolution can be found here: https://bit.ly/2TaCR07

The City Council also formed the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Ad-Hoc Committee, made up of Councilmember Rigby and Councilmember Tessari. This committee will work with local businesses and developers to help businesses re-open and enhance the local economy in Eastvale.

Referenced in the video is the Riverside County Readiness & Reopening Framework. Here is the link to that document: https://bit.ly/3dJ159E
Information about the re-opening of the economy at the State level can be found here: https://covid19.ca.gov/

Eastvale: Largest Church in the City Breaks Ground on New Church Home

VantagePoint Church breaks ground on their new 10 acre church home in the city of Eastvale



Staff Reports

Eastvale – Founded in 2008, VantagePoint Church has grown from a handful of families to become the largest church in Eastvale, currently averaging over 1800 men women and children in 4 services each Sunday.  For nine of those years, they’ve been a portable church, meeting at Roosevelt High School. It has always been the church’s dream to build a permanent home in Eastvale to better serve their surrounding communities.

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, VantagePoint Church’s dream took one step closer to fulfillment as they celebrated their official groundbreaking at their new church home, 8500 Archibald Ave, Eastvale, CA 92880.

Over 2000 people gathered on the 10 acre property to dedicate the land to God and to the vision He has for their property. Gathered with the people of VantagePoint Church were several members of the Eastvale City Council, including Mayor Clint Lorimore and Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby.

Construction of the church facility has begun and will continue through October of 2019, when the new campus of VantagePoint Church Eastvale will open its doors to the community. The campus will initially consist of a state of the art 650 seat auditorium, children’s buildings, and community spaces.  Eventually, the church’s master plan calls for a larger 1250 seat auditorium, a splash pad, cafe, and community meeting spaces.

Until construction is finished, VantagePoint Church continues to meet at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale on Sundays at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, and 6pm. Visit their website at: http://www.vantagepointchurch.org.

Eastvale: 99 Cents Only Store Opens

Staff Reports


On Thursday, October 4th, 99 Cents Only Stores kicked off their grand opening celebration of its new Eastvale store by selling 32″ Flat Screen LED TVs for only 99 cents to the first nine customers in line!

99 Cents Only Stores was excited to introduce the store to the residents of Eastvale and surrounding areas and wanted to spread the excitement by offering the outrageous giveaway. To celebrate this new store, nine 99 customers in line also purchased a George Foreman Grill for only 99 cents. They also offered a food processor for only 99 cents, and an iron for just 99 cents.

The new Eastvale store is located at 7115 Hamner Ave and features a perishable food department, including fresh produce, dairy and frozen foods.

About 99 Cents Only Stores
Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores is the leading operator of extreme value stores in California and the Southwestern United States. The Company currently operates 388 stores located in California, Texas, Arizona & Nevada.

99 Cents Only Stores offers a broad assortment of name brand and other attractively priced merchandise and compelling seasonal product offerings.

For more information sign onto www.99only.com.

Keep Warm This Winter With BWR Heating and Cooling

By K.P. Sander



BWR’s Brian Weaver. Contact BWR at (800) CALL-BWR for all your heating and cooling needs. (Photo Courtesy: BWR Heating and Cooling)

Inland Empire – Is your heater ready to keep you warm this winter?  With rainy days coming and going, and temperatures averaging in the 30s most nights, you want your family to be warm and cozy this season.  After sitting dormant all summer, you want your home and office heaters to run at peak performance.

According to Brian Weaver, owner of BWR Heating and Cooling, maintenance is the key to keeping your heaters and air conditioners in top form and ready to meet your needs.  You can actually save money in the long run by ensuring that your systems are proactively taken care of, and not waiting until they need to be repaired or even replaced.

“I am your local go-to guy for all your heating, cooling and whole house fan needs.  Whether you need repair, replacement, or maintenance, we’ll be there for you,” says Weaver.

Established in 1998, BWR offers start-to-finish solutions for every project.  Conveniently located in Norco and serving the Inland Empire, they also give back to the communities they serve.

BWR has sponsored local sports teams at both the recreational and high school levels.  The company has also given donations to Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) in order to purchase needed equipment for their schools.  BWR has also sponsored different events for the Norco Horse Week Rodeo, and has been a participant in local parades.  They recently donated a vehicle to the CNUSD Auto Shop program, so students can learn valuable hands-on repair and maintenance skills.

bwr guaranteeWhether your needs are residential or commercial, BWR provides installation, maintenance, upgrades and complete repair services on all makes and models.  And don’t forget about duct cleaning.  Dirty vents can cause dirt, pollen, dust – and even mildew – to circulate in your home and reduce efficiency; built up dryer vents can even become a fire hazard.  BWR can clean your ventilation system and keep your entire system in working order.

BWR is a registered HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity) contractor, and they are dedicated to providing the very best in products and services to help homeowners become more energy efficient and lower utility costs.  And, they are the only HVAC company in Southern California to offer a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee!

Take advantage of BWR’s New Year’s Specials, including installation of a complete new system for as low as $3,995; a $49 Service Call for repairs needed on heating units; and a furnace or water heater tune-up for just $79. 

BWR recommended furnace tune-ups for the safety of you and your family.  Furnaces generate carbon monoxide, and tune-ups ensure that your unit is not producing too much carbon monoxide, and that it is being safely vented outside your home without any dangerous leaks.  Tune-ups also help you to maximize the amount of heat and energy you receive in your home for every dollar of gas you purchase.  Tune-ups also help to maintain the reliability of your furnace.  Our technicians test and inspect everything in your system, helping to eliminate 50 to 75 percent of the possible breakdowns that could occur this winter.

With the temperatures dropping, get warmed up, not ripped off, and call BWR today – they will not be undersold.  You can reach them at 1-800-CALL-BWR, (951) 377-6333, or visit bwrheatingandcooling.com for more information.


SGV: Shop Local. Shop Small.

Staff Reports

SGV – Are you an over-achiever who jumped up at the crack before midnight to complete your holiday shopping on Black Friday (and are now kicked back, relaxed, and watching everyone else scramble); or are you an adrenaline junkie who loves the chase of the last few hours on Christmas Eve?

Whatever your shopping style, cities, chambers of commerce and retailers are encouraging you to “Shop Small.” When you keep your hard-earned dollars local, more of what you spend helps to support the communities where you live by sustaining parks, recreation, schools, libraries and other local services.

The City of Walnut is even promoting a “Walnut Selfie Business Campaign,” to remind residents to shop locally this season. Residents are encouraged to take pictures of themselves shopping at local businesses and forward them to the City of Walnut Community Development Department via email. Selfies will be posted to the City’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. The campaign is going on now through Wed., Dec. 31. Show your civic pride and send your selfie to dwomble@ci.walnut.ca.us.

According to the Regional Chamber of Commerce of San Gabriel Valley, there are some very good reasons to shop small, by shopping locally:

  • Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in your town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
  • Local, independent shops invest more in their communities. Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
  • Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices. Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.
  • Shopping local saves you money. Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher.
  • Shopping local retains communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns, but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.
  • Shopping local retains your distinctiveness. Independent shops create unique shopping experiences. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.
  • Shopping local saves the environment. Local shops often stock a high percentage of locally sourced goods which do not require long car and bus journeys, helping to reduce our global footprint.
  • Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and young generations, and those without transportation.
  • Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
  • Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services tend to cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, etc.

Statistics say that each dollar spent locally can return up to five times that amount within a community through city taxes, employee wages, and the purchase of supplies and services at other local companies. Locally owned, independent businesses return about 80% of each dollar to their community, as opposed to big box or chains, which contribute about 40%.

So get out there and shop…but shop small. Happy holidays!


Riverside: What Do You Know About Crowd Funding?

Attend this week’s American Marketing Association-Inland Empire luncheon that features Dr. Letitia Wright speaking on Crowd Funding Insights for Marketers.  Dr. Wright will cover:

  • The for types of crowd funding and how they work
  • The need for marketers in the niche
  • What crowd funding will look like in 2015

The event will be held Thursday, November 15th at the Proabition Kitchen & Whiskey Lounge, 11:30am-

1:30pm. Register at http://www.ama-ie.com.


Eastvale: City Sponsors Developing a Winning Business Plan

City of Eastvale

Developing a Winning Business Plan

Date: 11/19/2014 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Cost: FREE

Location: New Day Church 7155 Hamner Ave. Eastvale, California 92880


Having a business plan is a necessity for the success of your small business because it acts as a road map for effective business operations. Join SBDC Business Consultant Robert Usher for this interactive workshop and learn the steps to putting together a solid business plan – one that both defines your business goals and details a strategy to achieve them. Marketing Plans & Financial Analysis / Projections will be key areas of focus.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 19th from 9:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Location: New Day Church 7155 Hamner Avenue Eastvale, CA 92880 Cost: There will be NO CHARGE to attend, sponsored by the City of Eastvale.

Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Register online at www.iesmallbusiness.com

One on One confidential counseling sessions are available every other Monday at the Eastvale City Hall. Call 909.983.5005 to schedule your appointment.

The Inland Empire SBDC is a cooperative program of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship and is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California State University Fullerton and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA and California State University Fullerton cannot endorse any products, opinions or services of any external parties or activities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made of requested at least two weeks in advance. Call (909) 983-5005 for more information.


Eastvale Chamber of Commerce October Newsletter

The Eastvale Chamber of Commerce has an action-packed month this October. With everything from a “Make A Difference” dinner and auction, to a Family Comedy Show, there is something for everyone.

Join Eastvale’s Chamber in celebrating their Business of the Month, Southern California Edison. Did you know that in 2013, this utility giant gave $19.7 million to community programs that made a difference in the environment, education and public safety?

If you’ve always wanted to get involved with the Chamber, they are looking to fill five seats on their Board of Directors. For those individuals with a passion for helping Eastvale businesses thrive, this is quite an opportunity.

Most importantly, the Chamber is hosting a special forum with the candidates running for Eastvale’s City Council. This is the perfect way for you to hear for yourself what the candidates have to say, so you can make an informed decision and vote for those you feel will best serve the City.

Support the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. They are the voice of business!  Learn more about the Eastvale Chamber and the upcoming events here:  Eastvale Chamber Newsletter October

City of Industry: IMC Hosts Legislative Update Breakfast July 25th

The Industry Manufacturers Council will host a Legislative Update Breakfast on Friday, July 25th. The program, presented by California Assemblyman Curt Hagman, will be Business-Related Legislation Currently Under Consideration in Sacramento. The Breakfast will be held at the Pacific Palms Resort, One Industry Hills Parkway in the City of Industry. Breakfast is at 7:30 with the program beginning at 8am and concluding at 9am. Cost of the breakfast is $20. Please RSVP at 626-968-3737.


Eastvale: Small Business Workshop: Social Media 101

By Inland Empire SBDC

Eastvale – You can’t avoid Social Media anymore. From being asked to Like or Follow a company, to tweeting hashtags to promote a product, social media has become part of our everyday culture. To help new and aspiring business owners, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar on the fundamentals of Social Media on Wed., Aug. 27.

The “Social Media 101” seminar will present a basic overview of Facebook and Twitter, offering some easy how-to tips to successfully market your business online. Learn how to create a Facebook fan page, choose the best profile picture that represents your business, use Twitter and Facebook #hashtags effectively, and manage your social time online.

This free seminar is sponsored by the City of Eastvale and will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the New Day Church, 7155 Hamner Avenue, in Eastvale. This seminar is presented by Eydie Stumpf, owner of Terra Media Marketing and Solution Provider for Constant Contact.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as seating is limited. For additional information on this seminar, please call the Inland Empire SBDC at (909) 983-5005. Online registration is available at http://www.iesmallbusiness.com. Business owners and start-up entities alike are welcome to attend this presentation.

The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center is hosted by California State University, San Bernardino, University Enterprises Corporation. The Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California State University, Fullerton, Tri-County Lead SBDC. All of the SBDC programs and services are offered on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made.

Eastvale: Here We Grow Again-REVISED

eastvale gatewayBY K.P. SANDER


Eastvale – Let’s take a drive through the grand city of Eastvale and see what is new and exciting as we continue to grow.

Start in the east part of the City near the I-15 Freeway, and pull into the Eastvale Gateway center at the northeast corner of Hamner and Limonite. Take a gander at the brand new Food Court sign stretching across the area by The Habit Burger Grill and Von’s market. The new signage really spruces the courtyard up, and alludes to some wonderful culinary possibilities (have you ever had the pastrami on sourdough at The Habit? I’d call it wonderful). Not quite a food choice, but new all the same is the Cellular Repair store, between the dentist and the forthcoming Tio’s Mexican Food. Since practically everyone on the planet has a cell phone, I’d say, “Well done, Gateway.” Speaking of Tio’s, word on the Eastvale News Facebook page is lots of positive anticipation and reports of really good food and service – okay, that was a few words, but excitement over delicious tacos cannot be contained to just one.

Staying in the same center, now drive over toward the movie theatre where you will find Pho Viet, a Vietnamese noodle house next door to Bamboo Thai. And then right between the theatre and Nestlé’s is the Snow Station. I had to know more, and found that their website asks a poignant question: “Have you ever wondered what freshly fallen snow would taste like if it were combined with your favorite flavors?” If it is macaroni and cheese, then no, I have never wondered about this. But if it is a “cold, light, fluffy, cotton candy melting cream that is rich and dreamy and will dazzle my taste buds and is a healthy, lactose-free and vegan friendly dessert option with flavors like strawberry, mango, passion fruit, green apple and raspberry,” then YES! Sounds like a great post-movie or beat-the-heat treat.

We are now going to head to the southwest part of the city, so exit Gateway onto Limonite, but before you do, take a look across the street at Gateway South and be amazed by the progress that the Eastvale San Antonio Medical Center has made. That building is up and the exterior is quite polished; it appears to be developing nicely toward the grand opening this fall.

As you pass the Starbucks on Limonite, set your GPS for “the other Starbucks,” and head toward the Marketplace at the Enclave, at the corner of Archibald and Schleisman. You know CVS and Jack-in-the-Box, and you might know that appearing in the not-too-distant future are Fantastic Sam’s, Mes Amies Hair and Nails, Foot Massage, Dentistry with Nihar Tanna DDS, Lee’s Noodle House and Juice It Up; but did you know we are getting a Great Harvest Bread Company? Oh, joy of joys! Not only do they bake amazing, whole-grain, healthy bread daily, but they make some seriously mean sandwiches. But come autumn (and according to Great Harvest themselves, a September Eastvale opening is a possibility) they bring out the big guns…a pumpkin swirl delight that can be transformed into a french toast that is a bucket list all by itself. Seriously, you make some of that at home and a ticker-tape parade will be held in your honor. Just sayin’; its pretty good stuff, if you like that kind of thing (OMG!). Oh, yeah, they’re pretty generous with their samples, too.

Now drive home, get your family, and go out and enjoy the new businesses in Eastvale!


Eastvale: 10 Reasons to Become A Member of the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce

1. The Eastvale Chamber is focused on creating a strong local economy.
2. The Eastvale Chamber continuously promotes the community and your business.
3. The Eastvale Chamber is the clear voice of business communicating to all levels of government to hold the line on taxes and government regulation/interference.
4. The Eastvale Chamber provides an extraordinary array of effective business networking opportunities to help your business get connected.
5. The Eastvale Chamber aggressively advocates for business through effective political action, to ensure that government offices are business sensitive.
6. The Eastvale Chamber keeps you informed on important issues impacting your business, keeping you in front of the curve.
7. The Eastvale Chamber provides meaningful business education and timely skill building workshops to improve your business effectiveness.
8. The Eastvale Chamber has assembled a unique array of member discounts and benefits to save you time and money.
9. The Eastvale Chamber is uniquely positioned to represent your business to relocating residents, new business and visitors to our community.
10. The Eastvale Chamber is an exciting organization of energetic, vibrant members joining together to help make the City of Eastvale an even better place to live, work and play!

And don’t forget, “Good Morning Eastvale,” a monthly networking breakfast for Chamber members and non-members. The next event will be held on June 12, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at Corky’s Kitchen and Bakery.

Eastvale: Chamber Business of the Month: Allegra Corona

allegra-marketing-printMarketing, Print, and Mail: Allegra Corona is Your Local Resource with Powerful Bench Strength

Company Overview

Sharing your story and reaching the right audience can be a challenge for any business. Take into account all the new channels, technology and products available to marketers, and the task can seem Herculean.

At Allegra, they understand. Partner with them for access to the strategies, technologies and creative team you need to help you grow your company or organization. You’ll have a one-stop local resource for all your marketing and communications needs, backed by the accumulated experience of more than 300 sister companies and the thousands of marketing successes they’ve had with organizations like yours.

Contact: (951) 734-8181 for more information, or visit their website at http://www.allegracorona.com.