May 8, 2014 

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



Record Number Of CBU Graduates Honored At Spring Commencement



 New Revolutionary Sensor Links Pressure To Color Change



  UCR Student Films Premiere May 15th





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 Good Morning Riverside
May 8
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TriTech's Funding
the Big Idea
May 8
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Great American Cleanup
May 10
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SmartRiverside E-Waste Drive
May 10  
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ATHENA Luncheon
 May 28  
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Office of Economic Development News
May 6, 2014
Riverside Restaurants Encouraged to Sign-Up for 2014 Restaurant Week

The City of Riverside, Riverside Downtown Partnership and Arlington Business Partnership encourage local restaurants to participate in the 2014 Riverside Restaurant Week from June 20th through the 29th. This is your time to show what your restaurant has to offer during this annual event. 


As a restaurant, participation is FREE and you can choose one of the following ways to join:
- Create a special menu
- Offer special discounted pricing
- Feature an exclusive item


To sign-up please complete the form at


After you have completed registration, make sure to promote the event to your customers through social media using the hashtag #DineRiverside on Facebook, twitter and Instagram. (Read more...) 

Just Add One Initiative Fueling Job Creation


As the Office of Economic Development we are committed to helping business create jobs for our community. Although the Riverside metro region ranked number one for job growth in 2013, up 4% year-over-year from 2012 to 2013, there is still work to be done to help close the unemployment gap.


Just Add One (JAO) is an initiative coordinated by the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) that builds a collaborative member network of community partners across the country that work collectively within their respective labor markets to provide small businesses with tools, strategies and solutions to help them "add just one" employee. (Read more...)

Business Spotlight:
Bud's Tire & Wheel


Bud Luppino is President of Bud's Tire & Wheel, Inc. a family owned business established in 1995. Luppino is originally from Erie, PA and came to the Riverside area while serving at March Air Force Base. Upon discharge, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his dedicated military service. Bud began his tire career working for Mark C. Bloome and later joined Michelin Tire Company serving in various sales and management positions prior to purchasing the store located in Riverside. He is a graduate of Riverside Community College (RCC) and has a BA from Chapman College. (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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