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  • Thu, April 09, 2020 11:50 AM | Sandra Arreola (Administrator)

    Ready to do something super special during the lockdown?

    Sabor a Mi is donating meals to San Antonio Regional Hospital and the people fighting the virus on the front lines.

    Here's where you come in. For every 10 dollars spent in Sabor A Mi take-out, one meal will be provided to a health worker.

    Too far to have a meal delivered, buy meals to be donated and Sabor a Mi will make sure health workers eat well.

    "To Go & Pick Up" 8976 Foothill Blbd., B4, Rancho Cucamonga, 91730 or call 909-466-1493

  • Thu, April 02, 2020 11:13 AM | Sandra Arreola (Administrator)

    This is the effective date of the E-Paid Sick Pay Leave where employers will pay 80 hours to employees affected by the COVID-19.

    This applies to employers with less than 500 employees. Employers with less than 50 employees may be exempt if they are able to prove that this would jeopardize the liability of the business.

    Which employees are eligible for this leave:

    - An employee qualifies for paid sick time if the employee is unable to work (or unable to telework) due to a need for leave because the employee:

    1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19; 
    2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19; 
    3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
    4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2); 
    5. is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or 
    6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury.

    If both parents work, to be fair to the employer, only one parent should take this time off. If your employer is open, they need you there and being off when you don’t have to isbnot fair to your employer. As an employee, be honest with this request - do you really/truly need it?

    In closing: Stay home if you are not working, only go out for essentials, keep your distance from others - 6 feet apart, wash your hands continuously with soap throughout the day, especially after being out, use wipes or hand sanitizer when you are out and about. By taking precautions, we can over-come this illness.


    Yesenia Flores
    HR Professional
    HRY Personnel Services

  • Thu, April 02, 2020 10:16 AM | Sandra Arreola (Administrator)

    COVID 19 is a worldwide pandemic that is greatly affecting not only our local community but also the whole world. It is a time of uncertainty and fear. Our government has called us to have social distancing. However, I would say that for many, it has been a time of reflection and more unity than before. Neighbors who rarely even talked to or saw each other are now making it intentional to help each other whether it is sharing a scarce product or going shopping for the elderly or disabled. Nonetheless, there are those who are being affected financially, emotionally, and physically who need help.

    This is the time to make a difference. For instance, you can join a community social media group where you can keep informed and help each other. My family and I joined a Nextdoor “Help a Neighbor In Need” group where neighbors can post their needs and we can help each other. We are also part of our community’s various social media groups where we can offer help to each other and keep informed. Our local hospitals and donation centers are in much need as they prepare for the expected surge. You can volunteer your time, donate supplies or support monetarily. Here is a site of food banks and non- profit organizations: https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/. You can support as you are able to, anything will help. Our family supported monetarily and also donated supplies such as masks to our local hospital and water, canned foods, Kleenex and paper towels to our local donation center. You can also visit https://purposechurch.com/covid19/and click on “Help our Community” for a list of supplies needed.

    As a business, this is an opportunity to implement new protocols for emergency situations (these are subject to change based on the recommended CDC and local authority guidelines). For instance, we implemented new protocols to protect our agents, clients, and others. Not only is our office practicing social distancing by communicating via teleconference or Zoom meetings, but we are also doing the following:

    • For listings, we are providing hand sanitizer/wipes, shoe covers, and buyers touring properties are being asked to provide their pre-approval letter prior to viewing the home. Additionally, showing agents are instructed to not show the property if they or their clients have traveled outside the U.S. in the past 14 days or have had cold/flu symptoms; and not touch any furniture unless necessary. As appropriate, we may also schedule time blocks for buyers to view the property with no more than 5 people at a time. We are also offering our sellers a virtual 3D tour so buyers can have the option to tour the property from their home and submit an offer subject to interior inspection.
    • Similar protocols are being implemented with our buyers. If a virtual 3D tour is not available, we are offering a video chat tour on their preferred app: Messenger, Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or WhatsApp. Our agents are being advised to use proper safety measures by carrying hand sanitizer/disinfecting wipes, and wearing a face mask, gloves, and shoe covers.
    • We are also starting a Lunch and Learn virtual series with community experts in different topics such as estate planning, seniors long-term care and VA planning, successor trustees and probate personal representatives accounting tips, and seniors aging in place or downsizing.
    • Furthermore, we initiated a series of social media posts providing stay-at-home, financial, and mental health/self-care tips that will run for at least two weeks or more.

    Physical distancing does not mean distancing yourself from others socially. On the contrary, now more than ever, we need to be there for each other and create innovative ways to help each other in all aspects of life while staying safe.

    Lupe Ruiz, MBA, CPRES, SRES, HSE | DRE#01513573
    (909) 346-3610 | www.homeshieldrealestate.com | www.luperuizrealtor.com


  • Thu, October 05, 2017 11:28 AM | Sandra Arreola (Administrator)

    The conference will feature leading business management speakers and a contracts certification workshop to help attendees bid on lucrative corporate and public contracts

    WHO/ WHAT          
    With the number of Latina-owned businesses more than doubling in California since 2007, the National Latina Business Women’s Association-Inland Empire will host it’s first-ever, “Latinas in Business: The Conference,” to help Latina entrepreneurs and other small businesses grow their enterprises. The conference will feature an inspirational keynote address by Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice of President of California Bank & Trust, and one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking, and the author of #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life. In addition, inspirational speaker, Sonia Morffi – Founder/CEO of Radio Latino Inc., and a tech entrepreneur, will speak on helping individuals overcome adversity while chasing their professional dreams.

    The conference will also feature a seminar about personal branding in the digital age, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, as well as a “Hands-on Women Owned and Small Business Certification Process,” to help attendees to learn how they can bid on lucrative corporate, public and utility contracts. The State of California General Services Dept., the state Public Utilities Commission the Metropolitan Water District and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West will be providing information and answering questions.

    WHERE:
    Goldy S. Lewis Community Center Central Park, 11200 Baseline Road, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017                 
    8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    WHY:
    A 2017 study commissioned by HOPE revealed that the number of Latina-owned businesses in California has increased by 111 percent since 2007. Among its policy recommendations, the study called on “government and corporations should increase their investment in Latina small businesses through substantial and sustainable public and private contracts.” According to the study, there were 433,300 Latina-owned business in 2016 in the state alone. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that 3.8 million small businesses, generally those with less than 500 employees, are doing business in California.

    Contact:
    Chuck Sifuentes
    (626) 283-8081

    For full event details visit: https://nlbwa-ie.com/event-2668639


  • Fri, June 09, 2017 7:28 PM | Sandra Arreola (Administrator)

    Advocate for women in business helps them start and grow, leveraging partners for entrepreneurial support

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - The U.S. Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office has selected Maria Molina Solano as the 2017 Women in Business Champion of the Year. Solano resides in Rialto,

    CA and was nominated for this award by Evelin Martinez, Area President at Wells Fargo Bank in Corona, CA and Rossina Gallegos, Director and Foundation Officer, Union Bank.

    Solano has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, advocating and developing programs to help small businesses start and grow. Solano is passionate about supporting minority, women and veteran small business owners. She leverages and partners with large corporations to recruit funds to support various entrepreneur programs. Her efforts and work focuses on financial education programs, access to capital and procurement opportunities.

    Solano’s successes include the development of the Latin Business Association Institute (LBAI), a grass roots organization that serves as an advocate for Latino businesses. Solano helped in securing funding via contracts and access to capital for the Latino business community.

    As an advocate for the interests of small businesses, Solano has served in different organizations including the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Unified School District Procurement Advisory Board. She also chaired the Transportation Board Advisory Committee for the Los Angeles County MTA and served as an Advisory Board member focusing on procurement and access to capital for the Women’s Transportation Coalition.

    Solano is currently the Executive Director of the National Latina Business Women Association, Inland Empire chapter. The organization’s mission, to empower Latinas to develop their business and professional goals through education and collaboration, is a mission she takes to heart. Her diverse and well-rounded professional background, with more than 20 years in the banking industry, is well suited to services the organization provides such as training in financial literacy, leadership development, procurement opportunities and others.

    As busy as she is, Solano still finds time to volunteer in the community. She serves as Ambassador for the American Red Cross and as an education volunteer for the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Maria Molina Solano will be recognized and receive her award as 2017 Women in Business Champion of the Year at the local Small Business Week Awards program which will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 from10:30 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom. The event is being hosted by the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the event or to register, email events@ochcc.com or call 714.953.4289.

    About Small Business Week

    Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing NationalSmall Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the agency takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners and others at local events around the country. Every day, these individuals are working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. For more information, please visit http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw.

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