Small Business Saturday
November 30


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


   City's School Districts Honored For Innovative Foods


Riverside Radio Ministry Raises $300,000 For Typhoon Victims


Poly High Teen Is Published Author 



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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
November 26, 2013

Small Business Saturday is November 30th and the one-day campaign is the perfect opportunity to kick off the holiday shopping season and introduce your products and services to new customers.


The Small Business Saturday campaign was founded in 2010 by American Express and provides an opportunity to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. American Express has developed a great tool kit to help businesses promote the event which can be downloaded for free, here. You can also read these 10 tips for success in rallying your neighborhood, here(Read more...)

RPU & SoCalGas Partnership Will Provide Comprehensive Efficiency Programs

Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) have joined together via a master inter-utility agreement that will allow the utilities to combine their efforts to provide wide-ranging water, energy, and gas efficiency programs to their Riverside customers.

"We're very excited about this new agreement and what it means for both our utilities," said RPU Interim General Manager Steve Badgett. "It will give us the opportunity to provide expanded programs that can offer greater savings to a wide variety of customers." 

The utilities have separately provided their residential and commercial customers with a number of conservation and efficiency incentive programs for years. (Read more...)


Business Spotlight:
Maven 2.0, Inc.

Maven 2.0, Inc. (MAVEN) is a digital creative agency led by founder and CEO Ralph Richardson and his team of "digital craftsmen."


The agency's services include web development, mobile and web application development, branding, video, photography and copywriting. MAVEN is unique in its approach to website development by focusing first and foremost on the client's overall vision and goals for the organization and building their product around that framework.


Richardson says the MAVEN team's number one goal when working with a client is to help tell their story, "It's about understanding the vision the leader has for their organization and making sure the website captures what they are trying to accomplish." MAVEN has been successful in achieving this mission and has gained considerable recognition from the American Advertising Federation for their work, winning over a dozen awards including several Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and a 2009 Best in Show Award. (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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