HIGHLAND, CA- The Inland Empire is full of many opportunities for your business to hit the jackpot. California is currently the number one travel destination in the country. In 2011, California saw 208.6 million domestic person trips, 164.4 million of those were leisure trips. From 2011 to 2012 there was a 1.8 percent increase in total domestic and in leisure domestic trips to the state. As a community, we can work and take advantage of the outstanding opportunity that Southern California’s Inland Empire has to capitalize on the travel industry. Inland Empire Tourism Council will be presenting a DiscoverIE Tourism Summit on Wednesday, September 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a post event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the summit there will be a variety of speakers who will be discussing the status of the new Southern California Welcome Center; the Inland Empire’s five key regions and potential growth opportunities in those regions; latest details on Visit California programs and co-opportunities; tips and insiders on how to create a Tourism Marketing District in your region; and an organizational year in review. The cost to attend the summit is $20, which includes food. The summit will be held at The Event Center at San Manuel Village, 27923 Highland Avenue, Highland, CA 92346. For more information or to register visit http://discoverie.com/blog/discoverie-tourism-summit.
A statement by Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and top Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.:
“Today is a reminder that it is our duty to honor and pay tribute to all those we lost and whose lives were forever changed on this day just 12 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with the families and loved ones of the nearly 3,000 people that perished in the appalling acts of terrorism on 9/11. During one of our nation’s darkest moments, we also witnessed countless acts of heroism, bravery and human kindness as the nation worked to recover and rebuild. Since then, thousands of Americans have also sacrificed their lives fighting terrorism and maintaining our cherished freedoms at home and abroad. To all of them, we are forever grateful for their sacrifice.
Today, I call upon all Californians to pay tribute to all these American heroes, by learning more about disaster preparedness and taking steps to be ready for all emergencies. Just a few simple steps to put together a basic disaster kit and talk to your family to create an emergency plan could make all the difference in the world when disaster strikes. Not only will you be joining the millions of Americans who now stand more resilient after 9/11, but you’ll also send a strong message of hope and inspiration for the next generation of heroes.”
For more information about emergency preparedness, visit www.caloes.ca.gov or www.ready.gov.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA- On Saturday, September 7, the California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) and Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) chapters convened their second annual retreat for incoming and continuing students. SAAS and SAAB are a part of national organizations which offer an evidenced based model for student retention and success. This year the retreat opened with Chief Jimmie Brown and remarks from Dr. Mildred Henry, Professor Emeritus, who shared her story, facts about African American History and called for students to persist and succeed in college and beyond. During breakout sessions, students, faculty and staff facilitated workshops which allowed students to explore the meanings of sisterhood and brotherhood, understand campus data, discuss “who we are”, and prepare to be successful students at CSUSB. This event kicked off a year of powerful programming that will be facilitated collaboratively by students, faculty and staff. In addition, SAAS and SAAB also plan to be more visible on campus and in the community as the school year goes on by engaging in community service and serving as accountability partners to their peers to ensure that as their sister ad brother’s keeper they shall and will rise together.