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
Riverside Celebrates Shop Small Business Month
Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Riverside.
Small businesses in Riverside are the heartbeat of our community. Show your support for Small Business Saturday (November 29, 2014) by shopping local every chance you get. The video link below features several Riverside-based small businesses that understand the importance of shopping small. Please tell your friends and help spread the word. #ShopRiverside #ILoveRiverside
This November, the City of Riverside’s Office of Economic Development is proud to announce Shop Small Month in Riverside! When you shop at local businesses, the money generated is injected back into the community to help build parks, improve public safety, and make Riverside an even greater place to live. Small businesses are the foundation of Riverside’s economy and Shop Small Month is an important reminder to support the local entrepreneurs that make Riverside a location of choice. Please join Team OED as they celebrate Small Business Month with a series of workshops and Q & A chats at local coffee shops and bistros throughout the city. These sessions will offer a wide range of topics for local entrepreneurs to attain valuable guidance and advice such as growing your social media presence, developing a target market, or learning more about potential customers through the free SizeUp tool. Finally, on Saturday, November 29th this month-long series of great conversations will culminate with Shop Small Saturday. This will be a day to recognize the unique local businesses that generate prosperity and provide shopping options in Riverside; a chance to bring awareness to the importance of shopping small . Let the countdown begin Riverside, were only days until Shop Small Saturday!
ABP Partners with Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) for Covered California Small Business Workshop
Join us Wednesday, October 22nd at Riverside City Hall for a FREE opportunity to get the answers to your questions about the new healthcare law and Covered California for your small business. For additional details, click here.
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.
Dine Riverside! Support Locally Owned and Operated Arlington Restaurants During Riverside’s Restaurant Week 2014
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 www.dineriverside.com.
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.