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We went a little retro recently at Ontario Convention Center – retro gaming that is. Who knew that there is a huge market of millennials that would rather revisit their childhood than watch the Super Bowl game?  The Southern California Retro Gaming Expo is the largest and only expo in Southern California to provide video game lovers with the nostalgic and old-school experience one can have within the trademarked event. The third annual event was a haven for original gaming products such as: Original Nintendo, PlayStation, Genesis, Gameboy and even as far back as Intellivision and Atari.

Lessons learned to guide your 2017 plans


The political arena of 2016 was a learning curve for public relations and media. A year of high-profile corporate missteps, accusations, and the bombardment of social media blunders created a lot of work for the “fact-checkers”.  Now, more than ever, journalists will be more diligent to gather the facts from reliable sources. Your reports and press releases will need to include facts with back up from third party research and reports. However, not just any third party will do, you’ll need a reputable source.

Anime Los Angeles returns to Ontario Convention Center


We are happy to welcome the attendees for the annual Anime Los Angeles event at Ontario Convention Center January 27 – 29. The event calendar is full of activities and we’re sure it will be another huge success! This year the special guest is Hiroaki Inoue. Born in Tokyo 1958, Hiroaki Inoue is one of the founders of the Japanese animation company, Gainax. Hiroaki Inoue’s films include Perfect Blue and Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise as well as many other anime films and television.

Rancho Cucamonga has become a Craft Brewery top location!


In all, the City of Rancho Cucamonga has approved the permits for seven breweries, making Rancho Cucamonga one of San Bernardino County’s cities with the most breweries.  And there’s even more to come!  Plans are underway to build a unique packing house experience in Rancho Cucamonga. The corner of Haven and Arrow will serve as home to this new concept and within a few years we can all enjoy a bite to eat and explore the new breweries.

illy Coffee arrives to Ontario!


illycaffè (branded as illy) is an Italian coffee roasting company that specializes in the production of espresso. The company was founded by Francesco Illy in 1933 and was later led and expanded by his son Ernesto Illy. Today, Andrea Illy is the Chairman, representing the third generation of family leadership, and Massimiliano Pogliani is the CEO.


CIty of Ontario Economic Development Agency

The 2017 State of the City: Business Leadership Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Ontario Convention Center. This year’s theme, “MOMENTUM: Building A Better Tomorrow,” details accomplishments and partnerships where the City of Ontario works with stakeholders to build a better future for the residents and businesses of Ontario.

City of Ontario is Proud ro Host Sheets, Sheets & Caughman: Art for Living and Living for Art

CIty of Ontario Economic Development Agency

Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 26, 2017
The Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art are jointly presenting a major exhibition – Art for Living and Living for Art – that explores the artistic duality of three artists: Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets and Luis “Rick” Caughman.  These three artists each created art for commercial and public art applications, and each produced a significant body of artwork for their own pleasure. 

Drone Camp, UAS Training And More To Be Featured At AMA Expo Event To Be Held In Ontario, CA January 6-8

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) will host the 19th annual AMA Expo West, presented by, at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California January 6 - 8.

The three-day event is a “whole family” experience featuring opportunities to learn about, fly and buy model aircraft and drones.


City of Ontario

Founded as a model colony in 1882 by George and William Chaffey, brothers from Brockville, Ontario, Canada, the City of Ontario was created as a model colony. As the Chaffey brothers purchased and developed the land, their continuous efforts to lure new settlers worked and the colony quickly grew. Today, the City of Ontario continues its commitment to creating opportunity and building value in the community.

CA Welcome Center Staff earns top Pink recognition!


Ontario Mills just wrapped up their second annual event to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen fight against breast cancer. More than 180 participating Simon Malls nationwide encourage staff, retailers, and shoppers to help make a difference. From cash donations, to a fund raising walk and a discount card program offering shopping discounts, the efforts were amazing. The message board was a way to make it personal – to give a face to the many people we all know effected by cancer.


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