January 23, 2014 - 5 p.m.
 Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside every day; highlights for this week:


 CBU's Recreation Center Recognized For Outstanding Design


 The Curtain Rises On A New Professional Theater 


La Sierra University To Open Visual And Performing Arts Academy



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Jan. 8
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Mega Mixer &
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January 30
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Office of Economic Development News
January 7, 2014
Riverside.io Rings in the New Year With a 24 Hour Hackathon  


Riverside.io, the coworking space located on Main Street in downtown Riverside hosted a New Year's Eve Hackathon as a unique way to ring in the new year. 

Hackathons are events that bring people together to engage in collaborative computer programming. Scott Motte, the organizer of the event described the fun in the hackathon saying, "hackathons are exciting events and mixed with champagne made all the more exciting. Champagne, Redbull, and code." 


The hackathon was 24 hours and was held from 6 p.m. December 31st to 6 p.m January 1st with 11 hackers in attendance. The agenda for the evening included an introduction about Riverside.io and then the programmers went straight into hacking. (Read more...) 

SBA Accepting Nominations for Small Business Week Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards. 


The SBA honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements through various awards including:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Awards
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Women's Business Center of Excellence Award
The Office of Economic Development encourages you to nominate some of the many talented and accomplished entrepreneurs in the City of Riverside for the 2014 Small Business Week Awards. (Read more...)
Business Spotlight:

A & H Rents is a family owned rental company located at 10241 Hole Avenue in the La Sierra neighborhood. The family opened the business in response to the lack of available rental services in Riverside. A & H Rents provides rental equipment for all occasions including weddings, graduations, parties, fundraisers, memorial services and corporate events. 


The business also includes the largest complete costume store in Riverside. The costume store offers a wide selection of costumes for all ages and all major holidays. It is also a draw for customers attending the Riverside Dickens Festival every year. (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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