Small Business Saturday
November 30


 Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


  Riverside Heroes Awards Recognize Residents Making a Difference


UC Riverside to Unveil New Technology to Produce Cleaner more Efficient Fuel 


Volunteers Place Nearly 200,000 Flags on Graves in Honor of Veterans Day  



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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
November 19, 2013
The new Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University has been named the number one Most Beautiful Business School in the World according to 
The website gives the following justification for the school's ranking:


La Sierra University's brand new Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business brings a little bit of the outdoors indoors with one memorable feature. Real palm trees, which have been freeze-dried to keep them preserved, are situated in the atrium and reach right up to the second level. (Read more...)

CIO Lea Deesing Presented with Award of Excellence at Midmarket CIO Forum
City of Riverside Chief Innovation Officer, Lea Deesing was presented with the Award of Excellence in the Office of the Midmarket CIO for the City's partnership with ACS, a Xerox company, at the Midmarket CIO Forum on October 29, 2013The award recognizes powerful collaborations between technology vendors and enterprise IT teams that resulted in outstanding benefits to their midmarket organization.  

"Every day we work closely with the most innovative minds in the midmarket," said Hilary Badoian, EVP of Boardroom Events, producers of the Midmarket CIO Forum. "This award recognizes the one person who has stood out amongst this group of pioneers in the IT field.  (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:

Manheim announced the opening of its new California Service Center in Riverside, CA at a dedication ceremony held November 12, 2013. The 89,000 square-foot multi-use building houses a Volkswagen Credit (VCI)/Audi Financial Services (AFS) Technical Operations Center, Manheim's Employee Service Center West and other sales and support services for customers in the Southern California market. (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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