A Starbucks is joining the retail lineup at Green River Promenade in Corona.
The company signed a 10-year lease with the property owner in a deal negotiated by Pablo Velasco, a senior VP of Leasing & Sales at Progressive Real Estate Partners.
The 1,800-square-foot Starbucks will be a drive-through only at 4300 Green River Road and is slated to open in 2023.
Velasco and Progressive broker Greg Bedell also represented the unidentified property owner, who sold the land for $905,000 to an LA County-based developer that is building the coffee shop.
Pechanga hosting hiring sessions this month
Pechanga Resort Casino is hosting eight, one-hour information sessions at the resort-casino for prospective job seekers.
Hiring managers will be available to answer questions and could offer job candidates a position on the spot.
Pechanga’s in-person ‘How to Get Hired’ sessions take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Wednesday, June 18 and continue each Wednesday through Aug. 3.
The resort-casino is offering a variety of hiring incentives. Line cooks who remain in their position for six months or more will get $2,500. Guest room attendants will get $1,500, and those who are hired as marketing operations ambassadors, environmental services specialists, lifeguards, massage therapists and Count Drop Team will get a $1,000 signing bonus.
Small business program deadline nears
The deadline to apply for small business mentorship program closes June 17.
The Small Business Administration’s T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is a free program that provides CEOs and small business executives with practical skills, coaching and training that participants can immediately implement in their company.
—Annual revenues of at least $250,000
—Been in business for at least three years
—Have at least one employee, other than self
—Can commit to completing the full program which includes training, submitting assignments, participating during sessions, and reaching out for help
For more, go to sbathrive.com
Chick-fil-A seeks investors in Southern California
Got extra cash and love fried chicken? Chick-fil-A is looking for new franchise operators in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.
The company said it’s beginning its search for the next group of franchise owners and operators.
The company is hosting an information session at 9 a.m. via webinar on Wednesday, June 15. The session will provide details about franchise opportunities.
Registration is required. Go to chick-fil-a.com/franchise for more information.
$225,000 for Make-a-Wish kids
Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire raised $225,000 at the “It’s in the Bag” luncheon and fundraiser held April 24th.
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 critically ill children in the three-county region.
“Granting a child’s wish not only uplifts their spirits but brings them strength and encouragement and 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.
Nominate a Top Workplace
The ninth annual Top Workplaces program launched nominations Sunday, May 29 for Inland Empire companies and organizations.
Last year, the Inland News Group’s program invited 1,306 companies to take the survey to determine who would make the list of Top Workplaces. In all, 50 companies or organizations took part and 33 winners were honored.
Here’s a look at who and how you can nominate local companies and organizations …
- Any organization with 35 or more employees in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, as well as Los Angeles County’s eastern San Gabriel Valley/Pomona Valley (including the communities of La Verne, Claremont, San Dimas, Pomona and Diamond Bar) is eligible to participate.
- Companies and organizations can be public, private, nonprofit or government.
- Workplaces will be evaluated by their employees in a short 24-question survey.
- Companies will be surveyed June through August.
- Nomination deadline: June 24
- Publication of winners: January 2023
- To nominate online, go to pe.com/nominate
- Call in a nomination at 951-934-0462
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