Monday , January 18 2021

Business

IE business activity plummets

Business activity in the Inland Empire dropped 26.5 percent in the second quarter, as COVID-19 and the severe public restrictions that accompanied it delivered a gut punch to the region’s economy. “The second quarter’s dismal numbers are largely the result of rigid health-mandated closures and restrictions, which began in the …

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Omnitrans makes service changes

Omnitrans, the largest public transit agency in San Bernardino County, has begun several service changes, including new, realigned, and eliminated routes. A small pilot project has also started, and some service that was cut back because of COVID-19 has been restored, according to a statement on the transit agency’s website. …

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Amazon opens Beaumont facility

Amazon’s fulfillment center in Beaumont is up and running. The 640,000-square-foot facility near Interstate 10 and the 60 Freeway officially welcomed workers Sunday to mark its first day of operation, according to a statement. Following some safety training, workers received the building’s first shipment: a box of Keurig K-Cup pods. …

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Southwest Airlines to begin Palm Springs flights

Southwest Airlines will soon offer year-round service to Palm Springs International Airport. Destination and schedule for the non-stop service will be announced soon, with flights expected to begin later this year, according to a statement posted on the airline’s website. Dallas-based Southwest also announced it will start non-stop flights to …

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ONT recognized for customer service

Ontario International Airport has been recognized for its customer service by an aviation trade organization. The Customer Service Experience Accreditation which is given out by the Airports Council International in Montreal recently honored Ontario International “for its ability to identify and understand the needs and expectations of airline passengers and …

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San Bernardino mall reopens

Inland Center Mall reopened Monday, three days after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced safety guidelines that allow some businesses to return to work. The mall now has more cleaning and sanitizing procedures, with a focus on “touch points,” to make sure guests and employees are comfortable, according to a statement. Inland …

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