A Starbucks joins the line of stores at Green River Promenade in Corona.
The company signed a 10-year lease with the landlord under an agreement brokered by Pablo Velasco, senior vice president of leasing and sales at Progressive Real Estate Partners.
The 1,800 square foot Starbucks will be drive-thru only at 4300 Green River Road and is expected to open in 2023.
Velasco and progressive broker Greg Bedell also represented the unidentified owner, who sold the land for $905,000 to an LA County-based developer who is building the cafe.
Pechanga is organizing hiring sessions this month
Pechanga Resort Casino organizes eight one-hour information sessions at the casino-resort for potential job seekers.
Hiring managers will be available to answer questions and may offer employment candidates a position on site.
Pechanga’s “How to Get Hired” in-person sessions take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. starting Wednesday, June 18 and continue every Wednesday through August 3.
The casino resort offers a variety of hiring incentives. Line cooks who remain on the job for six months or more will receive $2,500. Room attendants will receive $1,500, and those hired as Marketing Operations Ambassadors, Environmental Services Specialists, Lifeguards, Massage Therapists and Count Drop Team will receive a $1,000 signing bonus.
The deadline for the small business program is approaching
The deadline to apply for the Small Business Mentorship Program ends June 17.
The Small Business Administration’s THRIVE Emerging Leaders Reimagined is a free program that provides CEOs and small business leaders with practical skills, coaching, and training that participants can immediately implement in their businesses.
—Annual income of at least $250,000
—Be in business for at least three years
—Have at least one employee other than yourself
—Can commit to completing the full program which includes training, submitting assignments, attending sessions, and seeking help
For more information, visit sbathrive.com
Chick-fil-A seeks investors in Southern California
Got some extra cash and love fried chicken? Chick-fil-A is looking for new franchisees in the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley.
The company said it was beginning its search for the next group of franchise owners and operators.
The company is hosting a 9 a.m. information session via webinar on Wednesday, June 15. The session will provide details on franchise opportunities.
Registration is mandatory. Visit chick-fil-a.com/franchise for more information.
$225,000 for Make-a-Wish Kids
Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire raised $225,000 at the “It’s in the Bag” luncheon and fundraiser held on April 24.
The event had been postponed during the pandemic and returned in person this year, hosting 230 guests.
The money raised will go toward future wishes for seriously ill children in the tri-county area.
“Granting a child’s wish not only lifts their spirits, but gives them strength and encouragement, as well as the ability to see that nothing is impossible,” said Gloria Jetter Crockett, President and CEO of Make. -A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Name a better place to work
The ninth annual Top Workplaces program launched nominations on Sunday, May 29 for businesses and organizations in the Inland Empire.
Last year, the Inland News Group program invited 1,306 companies to complete the survey to determine who would make the Best Workplaces list. A total of 50 companies or organizations participated and 33 winners were honored.
Here’s an overview of who and how you can nominate local businesses and organizations…
- Any organization with 35 or more employees in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, as well as the eastern San Gabriel Valley/Pomona of Los Angeles County (including the communities of La Verne, Claremont, San Dimas, Pomona and Diamond Bar) can participate.
- Companies and organizations can be public, private, non-profit or governmental.
- Workplaces will be rated by their employees in a short 24-question survey.
- Companies will be surveyed from June to August.
- Nomination deadline: June 24
- Publication of winners: January 2023
- To nominate online, visit pe.com/nominate
- Call an appointment at 951-934-0462
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