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We are extremely proud of all we have accomplished on behalf of the more than 800 businesses within the Arlington Business Improvement District (“BID”) and the best is yet to come!  Thank you for visiting our website and please take a moment to check out the various features that further explain why it’s a good thing to live and do business in Arlington!

ABP Board of Directors Meeting

The next upcoming meeting of the Arlington Business Partnership’s Board of Directors is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Parkview Founders Center. Meeting Agendas and Minutes


ABP Seeks Board Members for 2014/2015

ABP is currently seeking applicants to serve to serve on the Board of Directors for fiscal year 2014/2015 beginning November 1, 2014.  WHY SERVE? You and your business will get excellent exposure as you work on various projects.  You will be exposed to other business leaders in not only the Arlington Business Improvement District (ABID), but the community at large.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to influence City leadership as it relates to projects affecting the Arlington BID and perhaps YOUR business directly.

In order to serve on the board, most positions require that you operate a business within the Arlington Business Improvement District; however, several at-large positions are exempt. If you would like to serve, please complete and return the “Call for Nominations Packet” and return by fax to (951) 509-6802 or by email to

The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  If you have any questions about board membership, please call the ABP office at (951) 509-1100.


Riverside’s Office of Economic Development Offers SizeUp Business Tool

If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against others in your industry, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers and locating the best places to advertise. These tools will provide your business with valuable industry data and research insights.

For more information on the City of Riverside’s Office of Economic Development of to use SizeUp, visit


4th Annual Ready Riverside

Join the Riverside Fire Department – Office of Emergency Management on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Target Store Parking Lot located at 3520 Tyler Street. Learn your risks and how to better respond before during and after a disaster. Learn how to build your emergency supply kit. See Rescue and FEMA K-9 Search Dog Demos. Communities must work together to develop capabilities to respond quickly, and recover in a way that increases resilience. For more information on the Fair call (951) 320-8112.


Riverside Police Department Citizen Academy Now Recruiting

The Riverside Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Academy, which begins Thursday, October 2, 2014, and continues through December 18, 2014.   Recruitment is open through September 26, 2014. Most sessions will be held in the Riverside Police Department’s Community Room, 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Suite B, on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Citizen Police Academy is designed to form a stronger partnership between the community and the Riverside Police Department through education.  Participants will learn about patrol procedures, use of force, community services, gang and narcotic investigations, general investigations, firearms familiarization, S.W.A.T., traffic safety, and much more.  Sessions will provide participants with an inside look into the day-to-day operations of the Riverside Police Department. The class size is limited and seats will be given to the first candidates that apply via the Department’s website and who pass an informal background check. All sessions are in a classroom setting and do not require any physical training. Applicants must live, work, or attend school in the City of Riverside. Applications must be submitted by September 26, 2014.

To apply for the Citizen Academy or for more information, please visit the RPD Website at and click on the box for Citizen Academy or contact Supervisor Jones at 951-826-5232.


Police Warn About Fake Alarm Company Employees

Riverside burglary detectives are currently investigating an incident that occurred on 08-12-14, the resident living at the location was contacted by a subject who identified himself as an employee of the alarm company ADT.  The subject was dressed in what appeared to be a complete ADT Alarm Company uniform. The subject told the resident told he was there to perform updates on her ADT alarm and the resident allowed the subject inside the home.  The subject looked around and a short time later left without apparently doing any service to the alarm system. Detectives have learned that the same subject also contacted another resident at a different residence nearby.  The resident’s contacted ADT who told them they did not have any ADT employees in their area and there was nothing showing they needed any updates or scheduled service. The residents did not see a vehicle connected to the subject. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bryan Galbreath at (951) 826-8716.


The Riverside Police Department offers the following advice to all residence regarding anyone who contacts them at home representing an alarm company:

1.       Most alarm companies do not send anyone to your house without first contacting you ahead of time and setting up an appointment.

2.       All alarm company employees are issued identification; always ask to see their company identification.

3.       Contact your alarm company prior to letting anyone in your home to verify the subjects a legitimate employee and on official business.


8th Annual Constituent Appreciation BBQ presented by Ward 5 Councilman Chris MacArthur

It’s that time of year again! The 8th Annual Constituent Appreciation BBQ presented by Ward 5 Councilman Chris MacArthur will take place on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Businesses and organizations are welcomed to participate in two ways: a donation of a raffle prize or hosting a business table. Business tables are free to host and are limited.

To donate an item, reserve a table, or for more information please call the Arlington Business Partnership office at (951) 509-1100 or email Click here for event flyer!

Dine Riverside! Support Locally Owned and Operated Arlington Restaurants

Riverside’s Restaurant Week will take place June 20-29. The event is a collaboration with the City of Riverside, Riverside Downtown Partnership, and the Arlington Business Partnership.


Participating restaurants have agreed to offer a special menu, discounted pricing or an exclusive item during the 10-day event. Restaurant Week is designed to showcase Riverside and the many and varied dining opportunities available to residents and visitors.

Participating Arlington Restaurants are:

1.       Law’s Restaurant, 9640 Indiana Ave., 951-354-7021

2.       Mamma Mia, 5537 Van Buren Blvd., 951-688-8988

3.       New York Pizza Co, 3570 Van Buren Blvd., 951-688-4000

4.       Olivia’s Mexican Restaurant, 9447 Magnolia Ave., 951-689-2131

5.       Ramiro’s Cocina Mexicana, 9418 Magnolia Ave., 951-354-6146

6.       Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, 5941 Van Buren Blvd., 951-689-7700


For a complete list of all restaurants participating in Riverside’s Restaurant Week visit


Riverside’s Inland Empire Regional Chili Cook-off & Car/Cycle Show

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


BID Businesses in the News

ABP would like to take a minute to congratulate two Arlington BID businesses who recently had the opportunity to be featured in the Press Enterprise.

CM School Supply

Buttons n’ Bows

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