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Citizens Business Bank Arena historical display helps reconnect brothers after 41 years!

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On the main concourse of Citizens Business Bank Arena a tribute to the historic California Jam concerts includes a display of photos, newspaper articles and memorabilia. The land where Citizens Business Bank Arena was built in 2008 was the former Ontario Motor Speedway where two mega concerts occurred in 1974 (Cal Jam 1)  and 1978 (Cal Jam II). Over 250,000 music fans gather at each show for a stellar line up of artists including The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Santana, just to name a few.  

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos born in Rancho Cucamonga

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Richard Montanez was a janitor at the Frito-Lay plant in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  At a recent graduation ceremony at Citizens Business Bank Arena he shared his story with the graduating class of Chaffey College. Montañez recalled grabbing corn from the elote man. Biting into the corn, with all the fixings, he had his revelation. “That looks like a Cheeto. What if I put chili on a Cheeto?’ ” he said.

He and his wife made chili, and he garnished his Cheetos. Next thing he knows, he’s calling the CEO and pitching his idea. The CEO tells him he’ll see him in two weeks.

Greetings from Michael Krouse

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There’s no June Gloom in Greater Ontario!  We are enjoying plenty of sunshine and all of our outdoor destinations! After all the rain in Southern California we have rolling green hills and blooming flowers.  All of our alpine lakes in the Big Bear Mountain Resorts are full of water and fish. If you haven’t planned your Father’s Day outing you might want to consider a trip to Big Bear where you can hike, fish, boat, or zip line your way to a fun day!   

Wally Park

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WallyPark is now offering all-electric shuttle bus service from its off-site parking location to catch a flight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – the first such service in the country. Owned by the L&R Group of Companies, WallyPark purchased 16 Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle (ZEUS) buses for its Los Angeles facility as part of a 50-unit order from Phoenix Motor Cars, an Ontario, Calif.-based developer of electric vehicles for the fleet market. “We are pleased to partner with Phoenix Motor Cars as we electrify our fleet of buses.

Greetings from Michael Krouse

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The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908. The second Sunday in May is an annual event to set aside a day to honor mothers, known as the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world. To all the Mothers, wife’s, sisters, daughters, best friends and of course, Mr. Mom - Happy Mother’s Day everyone! At Ontario Convention Center we are looking forward to our annual Champagne Brunch celebration on May 14 that includes a live concert with a tribute to Elton John.

TOURISM REPORT - ONE YEAR LATER May 2016 – May 2017

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TOURISM REPORT - ONE YEAR LATER May 2016 – May 2017
YTD VISITOR COUNT
Over the first 12 months, approximately 133,679 visitors have visited the CA Welcome Center in the Fashion Alley at Ontario Mills. During the first two months of operation, staff conducted manual counts until the installation of the state-of-the art counting sensors.

In just one year, the number of visitors to Ontario’s CA Welcome Center is second only to the CA Welcome Center at Pier 39 in San Francisco.

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