Greetings from Michael Krouse


Ontario International Airport has announced new service and flights making it convenient to fly in and out of Greater Ontario. Frontier Airlines is now providing flights along with charter airline service, Dynamic International Airways, bringing round-trip flights from Nanchang, China. The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to welcome our visitors. We continue to push forward with our plans for a shuttle service that includes Ontario International Airport, hotels, transportation options and major destinations in our region. Also on the horizon will be our operations of the new California Welcome Centers in each of the terminals at the airport – a first for the State of California to have these valuable resources immediately upon a visitors arrival. There is a lot of excitement about the future as we move forward on delivering not only a positive economic impact to our region but the convenient services for our visitors and residents as well.

IE Restaurant Week is here and will continue thru August 24 and the timing is perfect. School is back in session and getting back into the swing of busy schedules is a pretty good reason to relax and let someone else cook dinner.It’s time to go out to dinner -  families can communicate face to face instead of texting each other about new schools, teachers, and friends. We have new restaurants to explore almost weekly in our area. Gloria’s on historic Euclid Avenue in Ontario is opening this month and just in time for our classic car event in September when we drive over 200,000 people to this stretch of the road for Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion.

The LA Clippers hosted a “Tip Off Party” at Citizens Business Bank Arena the first week of August to celebrate their new development team – the Aqua Caliente Clippers of Ontario.  Thousands of basketball fans came out for the event hoping to win season tickets and gifts provided at the high energy event. The local front office team is coming together and setting up space at Ontario Convention Center North.  It will be fun to watch and cheer on this new basketball team made up of future NBA players at Citizens Business Bank Arena - I hear the fall schedule will be announced within a few weeks. We welcome the Aqua Caliente Clippers of Ontario and all Southern California basketball fans to Ontario!

Enjoy the rest of your summer – and don’t forget to “Stick A Fork In It” during Inland Empire Restaurant Week.