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ONT posts another strong month

ONT nearly back to pre-pandemic passenger levels

Ontario International Airport continued its COVID-19 comeback in August, topping pre-pandemic passenger levels for the sixth consecutive month. More than 511,000 passengers passed through Ontario International last month, a 1.4 percent increase compared with August 2019 and a 9.3 percent increase year-over-year, the Ontario International Airport Authority reported Wednesday. August …

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Second WSS store to open in Riverside

WSS shoe store chain has leased space in Riverside formerly occupied by Rite-Aid. The company, which locates primarily in working class communities, will occupy 15,000-square-feet at 3849 Chicago Ave., according to Progressive Real Estate Partners in Rancho Cucamonga. Progressive represented WSS in the lease negotiations. Terms of the agreement were …

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Report: Minority-owned businesses strong in IE

More than fifty percent of all Inland Empire businesses are minority-owned, with Hispanic owners making up the largest subgroup, according to report released Tuesday. Hispanic and African-American-owned business account for most of the minority entrepreneurship in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and minority-owned businesses managed to thrive during the pandemic, …

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Airport to hold rebranding meetings

Palm Springs International Airport

Two public meetings regarding a rebranding of Palm Springs International Airport have been scheduled. The sessions, which will be held via Zoom, will include a presentation from Aviatrix Communications in San Diego, the airport’s marketing consultant, according to a statement on Palm Springs’ website. Members of the public will be …

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Mall of Victor Valley adds tenants

The Mall of Victor Valley has added five stores, adding nearly 20,000 square feet to its specialty tenant mix. In the past month, the Victorville shopping mall has welcomed Cotton On, an Australian fashionwear chain, opened a 4,917-square-foot shop, according to Terri Relf, the Victorville mall’s senior marketing manager. Bath …

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