Every Wednesday thru August 14, 2013 
 Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


 Short Documentary Made at UCR ARTSblock Takes Prize at the PBS Student Media Festival


Local Business Owner Honored for Contributions to the Community and Region 



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July 18
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July 19
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Good Hearted Leadership (SBDC)
August 6
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
July 16, 2013
Long-Awaited D-Dogs Restaurant Opens in Downtown Riverside 

Remodeling an 11,000 square foot 125 year-old-building that was a carriage-house-turned-pawn-shop is no easy task. Yet, answering the community's cry for more places to eat, drink and gather, Riversiders Darryl Hurt and Laurie Brower met that challenge with a focused vision and a lot of perseverance.

Located at 3557 University Avenue (between Lemon and Orange Streets), D-Dogs describes itself as a fast-casual All American Cuisine restaurant and is hesitant to say that it is "just" a sports bar despite the 13 flat-screens. (Read more...)

Riverside Entrepreneur Grey Frandsen Featured as 'New Cool Kid' by Huffington Post 
His company, ieCrowd, kicked off their funding campaign on July 15 to raise money for testing Kick, a non-toxic, 24-hour patch to prevent mosquito bites.
Grey Frandsen, ieCrowd

The July 13, 2013 Huffington Post story, 'The New Cool Kids, Leaving Wall Street Behind', describes a changing of the guard as the corporate recruits are being replaced by the up-and-coming changemakers as 'the cool kids'. Author Amanda Slavin, CEO of CatalystCreativ, featured Riverside entrepreneur, Grey Frandsen, as the prime example of what defines a 'new cool kid'. She writes:

Grey Frandsen, a recent Catalyst Week attendee is a new cool kid to me. Self identified as an "organization builder," he and his partners created a platform called  Innovation Economy Crowd (ieCrowd) allowing them to build new companies around innovations that solve global challenges powered by entrepreneurship. Here is the cool catch; (Read more...)

Riverside Sports Commission Brings National Attention to Riverside 

The mission of the Riverside Sports Commission (RSC) is to market the city of Riverside as a premier destination for state, regional, national, and international sports events and to be the leading voice of the sports tourism industry in the Inland Empire - making Riverside a "Location of Choice" for sports activities. With Riverside being home to Southern California's premier Olympics-quality Aquatics Complex, as well as a soccer complex and college stadiums, Riverside has many summer and fall events for residents to enjoy. (Read more...

Riverside is being recognized worldwide for its forward looking, cutting-edge approaches to economic development, education, sustainability and technology. Discover the possibilities within this City of Arts & Innovation. 

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and our continued progress. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager 
City of Riverside 

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