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Convention Biz / 7 The Lawyers List / 24
Five components for a successful event Who to call when you’re in need of
New Biz Models / 8 legal assistance
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BOB BROWN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE ONTARIO CONVENTION CENTER FORTY THOUSAND
FIZZY FEET. About 40,000 wine
bottle corks are popped each
month in Temecula wine country,
Convention Biz: Making It Work
which has a program to recycle
them into cork-soled sandals.
Five components that help ensure a successful event. by Tammy Minn
seasoned host knows that food, fun, land Empire’s proximity to everything makes that
TALK FAST. Inland Empire Cen-
and flexibility are important—you trend an easy one to accommodate. “We can offer ex-
ter for Entrepreneurship gives Cal
want people to feel cared for, enter- cursions to Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead, Palm
State San Bernardino students a
tained, and comfortable. When it Springs, golf outings, shopping, Temecula’s Wine
chance to make 90-second fast
comes to planning conventions and Country, and all the things in L.A. and Orange coun-
pitches to a panel of investors.
meetings, the same holds true, says ties, too. Plus, the airport is just a few blocks away
Bob Brown, president and CEO of with free shuttle service. We have amenities here
the Ontario Convention Center.
Here are five ways to ensure success.
“Food is a very important component,” says
that other places don’t,” Brown says.
Convenience, too is important. To make shipping
easier for attendees, Brown worked with UPS to
Brown. “We’re now doing themed wine dinners for open a store in the convention center. “People often
PROPERTY. UC Riverside gener-
conventions and events.” Plus, convention centers make pretty good size pur-
ates $1.4 billion in economic activ-
like Ontario’s are often hiring their own executive Bob Brown, chases when they’re at shows
ity annually in direct spending by
chefs to be involved with the plans from the start. and conventions. This will
President/CEO the university and spending by
Executive chef Marco Ofelio Garcia joined the staff make it easier for them to
Ontario students, visitors, and retirees.
at Ontario Convention Center in 2010 and has since ship things home,” he says.
revamped the menu so it’s suitable for small get- Convention Center Pricing and value are im-
togethers or large groups.
In addition to food, Brown says planners are also
“seeking more of an experience when they come to a
2000 E. Convention
portant factors, something
that extends beyond the meet-
ing site. For example, Brown
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FLEECE STATION OWNER JULIE CAMPBELL CRADLES “ELAINE,” A NEWBORN ALPACA APPROXIMATELY 5 HOURS OLD.
New Biz Models: Profit On Four Legs
A Riverside businesswoman’s sheer determination breeds success. by Tammy Minn
ith a roomy Riverside fiber produced from alpaca fleece is said to be animals, getting into the business is not to be
property and a love of “finer than cashmere and softer than cotton, taken lightly. Females cost an average of
animals, Julie Mae warmer than goose down.” $15,000 each, and males run from $1,000 to
Campbell was pleasantly Campbell now owns about 50 alpacas. She $5,000. Food, maintenance, and care should
surprised when her fam- has parlayed her interest in her four-legged also be considered. But, as Campbell points
ily gave her an alpaca as friends into a pair of businesses: Fleece Sta- out, the alpaca fiber industry in the U.S. is
a birthday gift a few tion, an alpaca farm in which she buys, sells, young. Plus, the fiber is used for such a wide
years ago. Peaceful and easy to tend, it wasn’t breeds, and leases the animals, and Campbell array of products, that there’s room for differ-
long before Campbell had another. And an- Fiber Sales, which brings together alpaca own- ent grades and qualities, she adds.
other. As she researched these friendly crea- ers who combine their fleece to be sold at auc- Campbell’s home-
tures with captivating grins, their underlying tion. About 65 alpaca owners from across the based companies have a
value emerged: fleece. nation send their fleece to Campbell for stor- Fleece promising, eco-friendly
A growing global commodity, alpaca fleece ing, grading, sorting, and baling. This year, she future. The bonus? Those
is used worldwide by knitters, textile manu- expects to have about 10,000 to 12,000 pounds friendly creatures with
facturers and fashion designers (such as of quality fleece to sell at auction through Roswell the captivating grins
Armani), to create a wide range of goods. Soft Wool, a fiber auction house in New Mexico. 16821 Owl Tree Rd. make great co-workers
and silky, alpaca fleece is similar to sheep’s “We’re estimating that we’ll get about $3 per Riverside who rarely complain
wool, but lacks the prickle that can cause itch- pound, but we won’t know until the auction 1-855-435-3323 and never gossip.
ing, and has no lanolin, making it hypoaller- takes place later this year,” Campbell says. fleecestation.com “I love my alpacas,”
genic. With as many as 22 natural colors, the While alpacas are easier to raise than some she says.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF HOOKER FURNITURE
Trending: Dressing Up Your Environment
Set a positive business tone with these trends in office design. by Tammy Minn
hether you’ve landed the corner office or are work- laptops. Select a chair that is attractive, but comfortable. Leather remains
ing toward it, your daytime work space should be a popular choice in executive office chairs.
professional and inviting, comfortable and inspir- Client seating: When clients or potential clients meet with you in your
ing, while also reflecting your personal style. Your office, you’ll want a comfortable place for them to sit. This might mean
office space is part of your corporate branding, es- a pair of chairs across from your desk, or a separate table and chairs in
pecially if it’s the main place where you meet with another part of the room. If space permits, a sofa and coffee table could
clients and potential clients. As part of your pro- serve this purpose well.
fessional identity, you want it to mean business, but you also want it to Flooring. The popularity of renewable materials is strong in the busi-
be welcoming. In many ways, corporate design trends reflect those in ness world, as it is in home decorating. Bamboo flooring is an eco-
fashion and home: earth-friendly, ergonomically-designed, and people- friendly, sustainable hardwood option that is available in a wide variety
pleasing. Here are few to consider if you’re planning an office makeover: of colors and cuts. Soften it with area rugs.
Color. Calming earth tones, like blues, greens, and browns are popu- Storage: Even though we keep most documents on our computers,
lar this year. Shades of khaki, olive, and rustic greens work well in offices. you’ll still need a place for storing important papers. Your desk may offer
Besides being comforting, these colors provide a nice backdrop for art- deep drawers, but an attractive hutch or etagere with hidden space for
work and furnishings. files can be a stylish alternative to metal file cabinets. Book cases can also
Furniture. Your desk is your cockpit and everything you need should be incorporated into your overall plan.
be at your fingertips. Warm wood and smooth, rounded lines are re- Walls: Choose artwork that you like and include nicely framed cre-
placing the colder look of metal and glass. Choose furniture that works dentials, diplomas, certificates, and awards. Displaying them lets cus-
well with electronic gadgets and includes charging ports for phones and tomers and potential clients know that they’re in good hands.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
KEVIN J. ABBOTT joins the VALERIE ESCALANTE, a Cornell PATRICK ELLIS is the new presi-
Riverside office of Best Best & Law School graduate, is with the dent and CEO of the Murrieta
Krieger LLP as a member of the Ontario office of Best Best & Chamber of Commerce. He was
business services practice group. Krieger LLP, where she practices previously president and CEO of
He focuses on civil litigation, in both the municipal and litiga- the Moorpark Chamber of
including construction cases. tion practice groups. Commerce in Ventura County.
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MICHAEL GALLO, LEFT, PRESIDENT/CEO OF KELLY SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY, AND DR. BILL CLARKE, VP OF TRAINING AND
OPERATIONS, OF TECHNICAL EMPLOYMENT TRAINING INC., A NONPROFIT WORK PROGRAM THAT KELLY FOUNDED.
Tech Watch: On The Cutting Edge
A San Bernardino business leader helps prepare skilled workers for
tomorrow’s high tech jobs. by Tammy Minn
is the new Riverside County ike a lot of kids in the 1960s, Michael Ed.D., the former head of the San Bernardino Valley
executive officer. Orr’s tenure Gallo grew up with the space program College Machine Trades Department. They developed
with Riverside County began and watched Neil Armstrong walk on Technical Employment Training, Inc. (TET) a non-
in 1987, when he became a
the moon. Gallo wanted to be an astro- profit, hands-on program that links businesses like
deputy public defender. He
joined the District Attorney’s naut. That never happened, but he did Gallo’s with education.
Office the next year. He be- become an officer in the U.S. Air Force Clarke serves as vice president of training and op-
came Riverside County assis- and followed his love of math and engi- erations of TET, which has also formed a partnership
tant executive officer in 2008. neering into a career in technology, some of which has with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of
included work with NASA. Schools.
As president and CEO of Kelly Space and Technol- “TET provides advanced manufacturing education
ogy (KST), a San Bernardino company he co-founded and hands-on precision machinist skills, but we also
in 1993 on the grounds of the former Norton Air prepare students to earn their credential from the Na-
Force Base, Gallo has helped create high tech rocket tional Institute for Metalworking Skills,” a plus in
systems and a variety of other innovations. From bal- landing certain tech and manufacturing jobs, Gallo
listics missiles to a mobile burn debridement laser says. “We have a job placement rate of more than 80
system for medical applications, KST is on the cut- percent,” he adds.
ting edge of research and development in several With TET launched, Gallo took one more step to
technical fields. link business with education: he ran for a seat on the
“We picked San Bernardino, in part, because of its board of education for the San Bernardino City Uni-
JANE GOODFELLOW proximity to the former air base,” says Gallo. The for- fied School District. He won and is now vice presi-
is chairman of Pomona Valley mer base offered the perfect infrastructure for a tech dent of the board. The district is working on a
Hospital Medical Center’s company, and “There were all these highly skilled strategic plan to provide students with a more hands-
board of directors, the first people who stayed in the region. Now many of them on educational experience.
woman in the hospital’s 109-
are working for us,” he says. “We’ve got to engage students early on,” he says,
year history to hold that posi-
tion. She has served on both But Gallo was concerned about keeping a ready adding that it’s vital to develop a technologically
the foundation’s and hospi- supply of skilled workers in the pipeline. To help fa- skilled workforce that will fuel tomorrow’s econ-
tal’s boards since 2007. cilitate that, in 2010 he enlisted the aid of Bill Clarke, omy—and maybe the next trip to the moon.
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or nearly a quarter century Brian Brandt has devoted his law
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Mr. Brandt vigorously pursues the rights and compensation for every
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EIGHTYFIVE This summer the roads are
THE PERCENTAGE OF adults home to exciting new cars
THE BMW 6 SERIES convertible ignites your passion for driving.
in a Harris Poll who think the govern-
that feature luxury, In just a mere 19 seconds the soft top opens to expose a classic
ment should take action to control convertible. And with its 3.0 liter 315 hp 6 cylinder engine, you’ll
gas prices technology and style. catch a lot of wind in your hair. Available at BMW of Riverside
in the Riverside Auto Center.
by Tim Cooney
THE NUMBER OF TIMES 2012 CADILLAC SRX (left) Brains meets brawn meets beauty. Its
people go online to search for a potent, new 308 HP power plant is the most powerful engine
vehicle during the shopping process standard in any luxury crossover, while its brilliant, available glide-
up navigation system will make you feel like the future got here
early. Each new standard leads to another. Available at Dutton
THREEpointFOUR Motor Company in the Riverside Auto Center.
THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE INFINITI
people go to a car dealership during G37 (left)
the shopping process Discover
THE ALL-NEW 2013 LEXUS GSF SPORT
(below) was engineered from the ground up
to provide performance and handling that
invigorates, next-generation technology that
empowers you to do more, and unforgettable
IN BILLIONS, the amount Ameri- styling inside and out. From this car forward,
thrilling ride with its amazing engine performance. And with
cans spend on car insurance each Lexus will never be the same. Available at
its power hardtop retractable roof, you get the best of both
year Crown Lexus in Ontario.
worlds: the drive. Available at Infiniti of Riverside in the
Riverside Auto Center.
THE 2012 FIAT 500 ABARTH (below) offers 38 mpg and worry
free driving with a 4 year, 50,000-mile factory warranty. It
THE AVERAGE number of annual is an Insurance
miles Americans drive Institute Top Safety
Pick and ranks # 3
THE NUMBER of college students
in cheapest fill-up
at the pump. Buy
it, try it, love it or
leave it. Available
who say it doesn’t matter which car
at Fiat Ontario in
brand they own
the Ontario Auto
SEVENTY SEVEN 2012 CADILLAC
THE PERCENT of 19-year-olds Sedan. You’ve
who had driver licenses in 2008, made enough
down from 92 percent in 1978 rational deci-
sions for one
23+ THE ALL NEW ACURA NSX (above) is the car lifetime. Wel-
that Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld battled over in come to a 556
this year’s Super Bowl commercial. The NSX will HP juggernaut
IN MILLIONS, the number of be a high demand/limited available super car. meticulously engineered to take you from 0-60 in just 3.9
California driver licenses currently Metro Acura in Montclair will offer its vehicles to seconds. It’s more than a mere mortal needs. That is, until you
issued by the DMV current and new customers on a first come—first really need it. Each new standard leads to another. Available at
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HYATT WARD Environment: Getting Greener
WINS NATIONAL Setting efficient standards at the top. by Tammy Minn
INLAND EMPIRE BASED
AD AGENCY TAKES
NATIONAL & LOCAL GOLD
A billboard campaign cre-
ated by Redlands-based
HyattWard Advertising for
Riverside Physician Network
received a Gold Award at the
29th Annual Healthcare
Advertising Awards in
Atlanta, and Gold at the
Inland Empire American Ad-
vertising Federation Awards.
Howard Saner, CEO of
Riverside Physician Network
(pictured above with Adrian
aving energy used to mean turning off its list of environmental awards by earning a LEED
Hyatt Ward), says the cam-
lights in unused rooms. But thanks to Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Coun-
paign has worked on multi-
ple levels, building brand technological innovations, businesses cil.
awareness, projecting the today have many tools to make their The three-story, 58,000-square-foot building was
personality of the company, companies green, both environmen- originally designed by SRG Partnership, Inc. to meet
and fueling growth. This is tally and in terms of saving cash. LEED Silver requirements, but campus architect Don
the second year in a row the
For example, six of the newest Stater Caskey and sustainability coordinator John Cook
Riverside Physician Network
billboard campaign has been Bros. Supermarkets have earned the EPA GreenChill were able to document that the university had taken
recognized at the Annual Gold Award for meeting tough environmental stan- its environmental efforts to the next level.
Healthcare Advertising dards and using ozone-friendly refrigerants in their Cook’s favorite feature of the building is the auto-
Awards. Earlier this year, the stores. matic solar shades that measure the amount of light
billboard campaign received
“We are happy to be doing our part to protect the coming into a room and deploy as necessary. But
a local American Advertising
Federation Gold “Addy” planet,” says Jack H. Brown, president and CEO. The Cook said there are many behind-the-scenes aspects
Award. stores are at 6989 Schaefer Ave., Chino; 22201 that most people will never see. “That is just the way
HyattWard Advertising Barton Rd., Grand Terrace; 67-800 Vista Chino, you want it. You don’t think about it, but you are able
provides a full range of Cathedral City; 29995 Canyon Hills Rd., Lake Elsi- to see better, to breathe better, to work better,” he says.
services, including branding,
nore; 14425 Moreno Beach Dr., Moreno Valley; and For existing businesses, power and utility compa-
broadcast, print, PR, internet
as well as strategic media 2687 Gateway Rd., Carlsbad. nies, as well as some private firms, conduct energy
buying and placement. Also making the green list is UC Riverside’s School audits, and may be able to put you on the path to
of Medicine Research Building. It recently added to green rewards.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS FROM FAR LEFT:
The Inland Empire chapter of Jessica Vargas,
the National Association of Michelle Skiljan,
Women Business Owners rec- Monica Brule,
ognized local business talent at Darlene Tarnoski,
its Amazing Women Event Nicole Farrell,
Awards Banquet in Corona.
Here are some attendees…
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Getting Greener, continued
Smart Riverside puter. This is accomplished through donations For more information about SmartRiverside
SmartRiverside is a non-proﬁt corporation of computers, monitors and other electronic and its programs, call (951) 782-0848 or visit
with the vision of establishing the City of equipment by large local ﬁrms, educational in- www.smartriverside.org.
Riverside as the innovation center of the In- stitutions and the public. Systems that meet
land Empire to attract new high technology the minimum criteria are refurbished by the
Buick LaCrosse eAssist:
businesses, incubate new start up technology Digital Inclusion staff. Since 2006, the pro- Buick’s Newest Technology
companies, create technology jobs through col- gram has beneﬁted over 5,500 families. The In Eco-Friendly Trends
laboration with local businesses and education program is self-sustained through the dona- Buick is changing their game entirely from
institutions, and provide computers and inter- tion of e-waste and vehicles (tax deduction re- old and classic to green and trendy with their
net access to every citizen. ceipts provided). brand new 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist mid-
SmartRiverside’s mission is to develop high A free Dell PC will be presented at the Sixth size sedan, otherwise known by hybrid car ex-
technology programs and initiatives that ben- Annual SmartRiverside Golf Charity tourna- perts as a “green machine.” Drivers will benefit
eﬁt businesses, schools, governments, and res- ment on October 8 at the Victoria Club. Spon- from the eAssist model with better fuel econ-
idences through self sustaining revenue sorships are available; visit smartriverside.org omy, an increase from the typical 24/32 mpg
sources. for information and a brochure. to 25/37 mpg range. This is reached by a gaso-
The SmartRiverside Digital Inclusion Pro- In 2007, SmartRiverside inaugurated the line engine boost or “assist.” The engine is en-
gram is designed for bridging the Digital Di- annual tournament as the key fund-raising tirely shut off when the car stops, or the fuel
vide in the City of Riverside. Low-income event to continuously support and expand the supply is cut off when the car is coasting. The
families can obtain free computers that can as- umbrella of programs and services the non- brand new engine the Buick comes equipped
sist in improving their education, communica- proﬁt organization offers. Last year's event, with is super-smooth and responds immedi-
tion and overall quality of life. The Digital held on Columbus Day at the Victoria Club, ately to the slightest touch of the accelerator.
Inclusion Program offers free computer train- had more than 120 participants from all over If you’re looking for a Buick to suit your
ing to the community. Riverside residents, the country. The event was also supported by lifestyle, be sure to visit Dutton Motor Com-
with household incomes less than $45,000 per more than 100 corporate sponsors and con- pany located in Riverside, or give us a call at
year, may qualify for a free community com- tributors from the greater Riverside area. (951) 687-2020.
Buick is changing their game entirely from old and
classic to green and current with the all new 2012
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SMART RIVERSIDE, RIVERSIDE
Riverside’s college students are a resource the
city is trying to capitalize on for job creation.
Today’s top students could be future business
owners the city would like to keep as long-term
residents, says Steve Reneker, executive direc-
tor of the city’s SmartRiverside nonprofit. Cal
Baptist, La Sierra University, Riverside City Col-
Growth: Moving Faster
lege and UC Riverside combined have about It’s full speed ahead for I.E. innovators. by Tammy Minn
55,000 students, and enrollments are increasing.
“We’re very fortunate we have a research
ou know the roster: Thomas innovators are going to be the ones that
university here in Riverside,” Reneker says. UCR Edison. Steve Jobs. Alexan- bring us out of the doldrums.”
researchers have patented numerous inventions der Graham Bell. Marie He would know. Before joining CSUSB,
that have commercial potential. Curie. These are starting Stull had more than 25 years of entrepre-
The Innovation Economy Corporation, founded players on a team of innova- neurial and business experience in both the
by entrepreneur Amro Albanna, serves as a tors that young Americans profit and nonprofit sectors. Since becom-
business incubator and provides management say have had the greatest im- ing director of the IECE, he has seen the
resources to help commercialize inventions by pact on the economy and on their personal program grow from a handful of students to
local researchers. SmartRiverside’s CEO Forum, lives, according to the 2012 Lemelson-MIT nearly 250. Stull has developed 14 major
made up of tech leaders and computer com- Invention Index, an annual survey of Amer- programs that serve the campus and local
pany representatives, helps develop strategies ican youth that gauges their take on influ- business community, and he has helped se-
to attract and retain high tech companies. ential inventive thinkers. Facebook’s Mark cure nearly $12 million in capital through
Gordon Bourns of electronic manufacturer Bourns Zuckerberg, pilot Amelia Earhart, and Tem- grants, gifts, sponsorships and contracts.
Inc. and Sundip Doshi of software company ple Grandin, a Colorado State University The IECE has received a variety of national
Surado Solutions provide space for start-ups. professor and autism advocate who in- rankings and education awards.
Riverside could also be “the next solar valley vented the squeeze machine designed to The key to the IECE’s success lies in part
of California,” Reneker says, based on UCR re- calm hypersensitive people, also made the in its inclusive nature. Stull understands the
search. Solar storage and delivery businesses list. importance of linking all the innovative
are being drawn to the city by the research cen- It’s an eclectic line-up, but the 16- to 25- players together—from the university to
ter, Reneker adds. year-olds who were polled seem to get it: in- businesses to capital providers. He helps
New York-based Intelligent Community novation fuels the engines of change and students develop their big ideas into viable
Forum recently named Riverside as one of the greases the gears of forward motion. With- products and services, and acts as a refer-
world’s top seven intelligent communities, not- out it, we stagnate. ral agent for anyone who seeks information
ing its innovative partnership with private com- Mike Stull, professor of entrepreneurship about starting a business. Not all of them
panies like Bourns and Surado to stimulate the and director of the Inland Empire Center will make it on the open market. Some have
growth of tech jobs. Reneker himself was nomi- for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State to go back to the drawing board. But the key
nated as a social entrepreneur finalist in the San Bernardino, says innovative entrepre- to success? Passion.
2011 Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards pre- neurship “is more important than ever. “It all starts with that. If you don’t have a
sented by Cal State San Bernardino. We’re at a transition point. Entrepreneurial passion for your idea, you’re probably not
JULY 2012 IE EXECUTIVE 21
Growth: Moving Faster ursula MENTJES
going to be successful. Starting a busi- SALES COACH NOW, RIVERSIDE
ness takes all of your physical, mental
and emotional energies, plus a com- When Ursula Mentjes started her
mitment and willingness to take the first job in sales, she didn’t like it.
risk. If you’re passionate about some- “It was painful,” says Mentjes,
thing, you’re curious to learn all that founder of Sales Coach Now, a
you can about it and that’s what keeps global sales training firm with an
you going,” Stull says. It also leads to office in Riverside.
new discoveries, new ideas, and new At the time, the sales training
innovations. And that’s important, as style was transactional—get the
the Lemelson-MIT survey shows. Be- sale, close the deal. She hated
sides the list of top innovators, the going to work each day and mak-
poll revealed that as a country, we ing 100 phone calls to prospective
have some work to do: clients. “I realized it wasn’t about
• 47% of respondents said a lack of the quantity of the calls, but the
invention will hurt the U.S. economy. quality,” she says. When she con-
• 60% say there are factors that nected with her clients and under-
could keep them from pursuing an stood their needs, her sales soared.
education or career in science, tech- Within eight months she opened a
nology, engineering or math—fields new branch of the company and
that yield invention and lead to inno- john GORDON perk: employees can sales grew to an annual rate of
vation. bring their pets to work. $1 million.
• 45% said that invention is not Gordon has two golden Other successes followed, and
given enough attention in their school. scott WHIPPLE retrievers, Winston and five years after she was hired, she
• 28% said their education left Murphy, and Whipple became president. She was re-
them unprepared to enter the fields of CANIDAE, NORCO has a Yorkshire terrier, sponsible for increasing sales by
science, technology, engineering or Koda Bear. 90 percent in one year, she says.
math. In the 1990s, John While the company Mentjes founded Sales Coach
• Less than half of respondents Gordon and Scott does not release sales fig- Now (salescoachnow.com) while
have done things like used a hand- Whipple were selling ures, Canidae continues living in Corona in 2004. “I
held power tool or made something feed and pet food in San to expand, the owners thought the Inland Empire was a
out of raw materials in the past year. Dimas. Big box retailers say. The food is now great place to launch a sales train-
• Most respondents feel that educa- cut into their market. made at seven different ing business because there didn’t
tion is most in need of a new, inven- “We realized we U.S. plants, and the com- seem to be anything like it,” she
tive solution, more than other fields needed something differ- pany is building a new says.
like healthcare, energy and finance. ent to offer our customers,” plant in Texas. Canidae “My personal mission is to help
They also believe there are several say Gordon, 51, and plans to add new foods entrepreneurs grow their busi-
ways to generate aspiring inventors by Whipple, 45. “The idea and treats later this year. nesses so they can give back to
reforming learning experiences both was born to provide a Canidae helped pio- the organizations they care about.”
in and out of the classroom. new product line of pre- neer several pet food in-
• 80% expressed interest in educa- mium, nutritious, natural novations, including the
tion training courses to help them be- and holistic pet foods addition of live microbi-
come more inventive and creative. that would be unique to otics, enzymes, high lev-
• 58% said an opportunity to par- the market and only els of omega fatty acids
ticipate in an invention-related na- available at independent and specially formulated
tional service co-op, such as a training pet food retailers.” They vitamins, according to
program where aspiring inventors can formed Canidae Corp. in Gordon and Whipple.
“shadow” working professionals in 1997, taking the name They were recognized
science, technology, engineering and from a Latin word for recently with the general
math, would encourage aspiring in- dogs and their relatives. entrepreneur award for
ventors in the U.S. Now based in Norco, Cal State San Bernar-
At CSUSB, Mike Stull’s Center for Canidae makes food for dino’s Spirit of the Entre-
Entrepreneurship sponsors the an- dogs, cats and horses, preneur event. Team
nual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award, which is sold across the players, they credit their
honoring innovative entrepreneurs in United States and in 32 staff for the award.
the region. We pulled from the list of countries. Canidae has See CanidaePetFood.
previous finalists to see who has a leg more than 40 employees blogspot.com for more
up on innovation. Here are just a few: and is adding more. One information.
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PHOTO: JIM DORSEY
Unless you’re familiar with the
inner workings of circuit boards,
you’ve probably never heard of
Aqueous Technologies, Mike
Konrad’s Rancho Cucamonga
company that plays a vital role in
PHOTO: JIM DORSEY
keeping computers running.
With clients like NASA,
Raytheon, Lockheed, Motorola,
General Electric, and all branches
of the military, it’s serious busi-
ness. “In some cases, if systems
fail, people die,” Konrad says. ben COOK on building a large facility that on a degree in biology at Cal
Founded in 1992, his company would attract people from out State San Bernardino and en-
is one of just a handful in the OWNER, HANGAR 24, REDLANDS of town and out of the state,” rolled in a master brewer pro-
world that specialize in cleaning Cook says, adding that the new gram at the University of
circuit boards, which grow a kind Most people have a few beers building would still be located California, Davis. The acco-
of mold called circuit dendrite with friends to escape from near the Redlands airport. His lades started rolling in shortly
growth. If the boards aren’t cleaned work, but Ben Cook of Hangar beer, on the other hand, left its after Hangar 24 opened in
during assembly to keep this 24 in Redlands decided to hometown long ago and is 2008, including Cook being
growth at bay, systems can fail. make beer his job, and it is currently on sale at locations named Emerging Entrepre-
“All of our products are made paying off. Not only is his busi- across the I.E. as well as the neur for the 2009 Spirit of the
in the Inland Empire. I believe ness hiring, but he is also dou- state, including Fresno and Entrepreneur awards and his
strongly in American manufactur- bling the size of his building Kings counties. Cook hopes it product winning some of the
ing. We don’t sell the lowest cost and increasing his distribution. will spread even farther. top awards in the brewing in-
products, but we do offer the Talk to Cook about the past What he never planned, dustry.
highest value to our customers,” and future of Hangar 24 and however, was getting into the But the real secret to Hangar
he says. Aqueous Technologies the word “plan” comes up a lot. brewing business in the first 24’s success, Cook maintains,
has received 41 prestigious indus- Back in 2000, when the brew- place. Home brewing started as isn’t his planning. Instead it is
try awards, “more than all of our ery was still an idea, he formu- a suggestion from his wife, Jes- good beer and employees with
competitors combined,” he says. lated a business plan to sica, as a way to beat boredom. strong work ethics. “We are not
Having turned a big idea into a convince his parents, both en- “It snowballed from there,” he a micro-managing type of com-
successful global business, Konrad trepreneurs themselves, and says. “I fell in love with the pany; we all hang out and have
was also a finalist for Cal State the bank for the money to get process and started sharing the beers on Friday nights,” he says.
San Bernardino’s Spirit of the him off the ground. Now he’s beer.” With friends raving “We work our butts off, but we
Entrepreneur Award for 2011. expanding. “By 2015, we plan about his creations, he gave up have fun doing it.”
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983-4467; 1851 E. First St., Suite 900, A Professional Law Corporation, we
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Daren H. Lipinsky, Esq. is the manag- San Bernardino; (909) 884-6451,
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employment litigation department.
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companies accountable. “For over 25 torneys in the Inland Empire. He is an
years, Mr. Darras has dedicated his American Board of Trial Advocate
life’s work to helping the sick, disabled member and was recently awarded the
and elderly get the benefits they right- John B. Surr award for exemplary legal
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pire out of the firm’s San Bernardino attorneys of McMahon Law Firm, Inc.
office. He has tried over 30 cases and present each client with an up-front
for over 20 years has zealously pur- evaluation of their case and then work
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S HEILA S. T REXLER • Law School: California
Western School of Law,
Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler, APLC J.D.
• College: University of
Sheila Trexler, a senior trial lawyer, joined Neil Dymott in 1986. She • College of the Desert,
has been a shareholder of the firm since 1993 and a director of the firm A.D.N
• “Top 50 Women Litigators
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for Southern California by
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the publishers of Law &
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attorneys. In 2009, Ms. Trexler became a Fellow in the Litigation
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A Professional Law Corporation
It is a passion for the rights of individuals that have driven the trial
lawyers of Welebir Tierney & Weck for more than 40 years in representing
the interests and needs of people who have been seriously injured Association
as a result of the conduct of others: whether caused by automobile
collisions; big rig truck accidents; animal attacks; aviation and railroad
accident; dangerous roadways; or, by defective products in the Justice
workplace, at home, in the car or medical devices in the body.
We are dedicated through aggressive, prepared, quality representation
to getting the right result for each of our clients whether by trial or Bar Association
settlement, focused on their needs and a means for their return
From Left: Cory Weck,
James F. Tierney, Shelly Zeise to normalcy.
Center: Douglas F. Welebir
Our firm is rated AV, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability
2068 Orange Tree Lane, Ste 215 and adherence to ethical standards and continues to be listed in the Bar
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Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a distinction attained by less than 5%
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In 2010 U.S. News and World Report listed Welebir Tierney & Weck
among the Best Law Firms in America.
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T IMOTHY M C M AHON
McMahon Law Firm, Inc.
McMahon Law Firm, Inc. is a defense firm offering extensive experience
in insurance litigation embracing all phases of personal injury, products
liability defense, employment law, professional liability, as well as general tort
and construction litigation. The firm also provides assistance for consumer
980 Montecito Dr., Suite 208 MEMBERSHIPS &
Corona, CA 92879 PROFESSIONAL bankruptcy law to help people in rebuilding their lives.
(951) 371-6868 Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating cases involving a wide
www.mcm-law.net range of legal issues and disciplines throughout California. Collectively, our
AREAS OF PRACTICE attorneys have over 50 years of experience in insurance litigation matters. We
use state-of-the-art technology resulting in efficient and effective representation
of our clients.
We look forward to providing you with efficient, real-world solutions for your
legal needs. We present each client with an up-front evaluation of their case
and then work with them to determine the most reasonable means of resolution.
Inland Empire Claims
EDUCATION Call us to learn how we can assist you.
International Order of the
The Claims & Litigation
Corona Chamber of
S WEENEY, S WEENEY & S WEENEY
Attorneys at Law
Founded by William K. Sweeney, and currently consisting of his two sons,
W. Michael Sweeney and Robert J. Sweeney, they have over 30 years of combined
experience helping people who have been injured in an accident. They have
been serving the Inland Empire for nearly 20 years. Their practice is dedicated
exclusively to personal injury. Their goal is to achieve a maximum recovery for
each client in the most effective way possible.
W. Michael Sweeney has practiced personal injury law since 1990. He has
42145 Lyndie Lane, Suite 126 EDUCATION served as President of the Hemet-San Jacinto Bar Association. Since 1990 he
Temecula, CA 92591 William K. Sweeney: has aggressively represented thousands of injured persons.
1-800-733-4878 University of San Diego
School of Law, Robert. J. Sweeney has practiced personal injury law since 1995. He is admit-
Juris Doctorate, 1971 ted to practice law in California, Arizona and Nevada. He has served as Presi-
Advanced Law Degree,
1993 dent of the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association. In addition, he
AREA OF PRACTICE W. Michael Sweeney: frequently speaks at local area schools regarding the practice of law.
Personal Injury Law National University,
Juris Doctorate, 1990
Robert J. Sweeney:
University of San
Diego, Juris Doctorate,
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AT T O R N E Y P R O F I L E S
D AREN L IPINSKY • Skidmore College
Loyola Law School,
Brown & Lipinsky, LLP Los Angeles
Daren H. Lipinsky, Esq. is the managing partner of Brown & Lipinsky PROFESSIONAL
LLP’s employment litigation department. For over 14 years, Mr. Lipinsky ASSOCIATIONS
• California Employment
has successfully represented clients in all areas of employment litigation, Lawyers Association
including cases involving sexual harassment, disability and pregnancy • National Employment
discrimination, race, age, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, • American Association
California Family Rights Act violations, Wage and Hour violations, retali- for Justice
• Consumer Attorneys of
ation, and wrongful termination. His aggressive and dedicated approach California
to the litigation process and the rights of employees has resulted in • Eastern and Western
San Bernardino Bar
numerous successes against some of the nation’s largest employers. Associations
Recently, Mr. Lipinsky obtained one of the largest employee/employer • Riverside Bar
5811 Pine Ave., Suite A Association
dispute awards in the nation from a National Association of Secu rities
Chino Hills, CA • American Bar
(909) 597-2445 Dealers arbitration panel against an international brokerage house on Association
inlandempireemployment • State Bar Association of
behalf of three employees. Mr. Lipinsky was named a 2012 Super
Lawyers Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine; has been featured in
AREAS OF PRACTICE Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, 30th Anniversary Edition; and has
Employment Law also been honored by his colleagues in the California Employment
Employee Rights Litigation
Civil Rights Litigation Lawyers Association (CELA) for his litigation successes. Brown &
Lipinsky LLP has offices located in Chino Hills, Santa Ana and Riverside.
A NDRE R EKTE
Girardi and Keese
The law firm of Girardi and Keese has successfully recovered in excess of
six billion dollars on behalf of its clients against the largest, most powerful
companies in the world. Since 1965 the firm has dedicated its practice to pro-
viding aggressive representation of individuals and businesses that have been
seriously injured, whether by physical harm, property damage, or d amage to
155 West Hospitality EDUCATION economic interests. The firm’s office in San Bernardino is overseen by Andre
Lane, Suite 260 California State University
Fullerton, B.A. Biochemistry Rekte. Mr. Rekte has been practicing law at the firm for over 25 years and has
San Bernardino, CA
1983 tried over 45 cases. He specializes in the areas of products liability, medical
Pepperdine School of Law,
(909) 381-1551 malpractice, wrongful death, elder law, business litigation and serious per-
sonal injuries. “After all these years I have seen too many unfortunate things
PROFESSIONAL happen to children, adults and businesses. You want to know what keeps me
AREAS OF PRACTICE
ASSOCIATIONS motivated as a lawyer? Making things right for those who have suffered from
American Board of Trial
Medical Malpractice Advocates (ABOTA), Member the wrongful conduct of other individuals or corporations. Mr. Girardi has al-
Wrongful Death Consumer Attorneys of ways demanded that the firm’s attorneys place their passions and priorities
Serious Personal Injuries California (CAOC), Member
on being compassionate, providing determined representation and getting
CAOC Inland Empire Chapter,
Board of Directors great results for its clients. I think over the years we’ve shown that we’re pretty
California State Bar, Member
good at that.”
San Bernardino County Bar
Riverside County Bar Association
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V IRGINIA B LUMENTHAL
Blumenthal Law Offices
he National Trial Lawyers just named Virginia Blumenthal
as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the U.S., and U.S.
News Premier listed Blumenthal Law Offices as a Top
Ranking Law Firm. California Woman of the Year–2010,
Virginia has also been named “One of the Best Women
Litigators in California” and as one of the “Most Influential
Attorneys in the State of California,” along with “One of the Best Lawyers in
San Bernardino & Riverside Counties” and “Super Lawyer in California.” This
is only a few of the long list of accolades Ms. Blumenthal has accumulated
in over 37 years of practice, including being listed in Best Lawyers in
America for over 25 years. She has an “AV” rating, the highest possible rat-
ing by the leading national attorney directory, Martindale-Hubbell.
She is currently on the Riverside Community College District Board of
Trustees. She has served as President of the Riverside County Philharmonic,
is one of the founders of the Riverside County High School Mock Trial
program, and a founding director for the Riverside Police Foundation.
Virginia was a Board of Directors Member for Riverside Boys and Girls Club;
Riverside Opportunity Center Board of Directors Member; League of Women
Voters Member; Riverside County Bar Association; California Attorneys for
Criminal Justice; Head Judge of the Riverside County Spelling Bee for over
30 years; and Monday Morning Group.
She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her herculean
volunteer contributions to the community, including the distinguished Gold
Key Award from Soroptimist International of Riverside, the Athena Award,
YWCA Women of Achievement Award, NAACP Law & Justice Award, and
was named as a “Person Who Makes a Difference.” Virginia has been
recognized by the President of the United States; the Governor of California;
the Mayor of Riverside; the California State Assembly and State Senate; the
Riverside Board of Supervisors; and the Riverside City Council. She is
mother of 4 children and grandmother to 7 grandchildren.
Riverside Barrister Building
3993 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
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AT T O R N E Y P R O F I L E S
D ANIEL L. G REENBERG & DANIEL L. GREENBERG
P HILIP C. G REENBERG
Greenberg & Greenberg (Summa Cum Laude)
A Professional Law Corporation MEMBERSHIPS
Few law firms and even fewer criminal defense firms feature a father- 1975-2012
and-son legal team. At Greenberg & Greenberg, our two highly skilled
criminal defense attorneys have 40 years of combined experience.
Daniel Greenberg brings more that 35 years of experience to the Criminal Justice, 1998-2012
practice of criminal law. His experience as a former Deputy District Lawyers Assoc., 1990-2012
Attorney helps him see cases from the prosecution’s perspective.
Philip Greenberg is also a former Deputy District Attorney. He brings PHILIP C. GREENBERG
youth and vigor to complement his father’s wisdom and experience. EDUCATION
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Kassel & Kassel
LARGEST Cash Settlement paid in
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Trial Verdict Awarded in the history Criminal Justice. He is a sworn attorney
of San Bernardino County! At the in the United States Supreme Court.
Law Offices of Sanford A. Kassel, Philip Kassel was one of the first District
334 W. 3rd St. we represent clients involving serious Attorneys in the Inland Empire. He is an
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to Wrongful Death. With over 30 years Immigration Law 1953. Kassel & Kassel is included in the
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