Weekly Wire Roundup Business Revitalization Grant, RivCo Thrive Program, Riverside MADE, Mayor Lock Dawson, and more

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Jan 1, 2023


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Three Things Not to Miss about Business Revitalization Grant Program in Riverside County The Business Revitalization Program offers renovations to storefronts for eligible businesses, such as outside dining areas, better ventilation, and increased cleaning efforts. Firms in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County are encouraged to apply for the Business Revitalization Grant Program. Grants per accepted application are to be at most $250,000 each.

Riverside County (RivCO) Small Business Thrive Program to Provide Technical and Financial Assistance The Riverside County (RivCo) Small Company Thrive Program (Thrive Program) offers grants of $1,500, $2,500, and $5,000 to help county entrepreneurs start small businesses and business owners expand their current operations. The RivCo Small Business Thrive Program grant is open to qualified people and companies that satisfy all eligibility requirements. The Thrive Program is a part of Riverside County’s Small Business Program.

Moreno Valley Approves Park Rehabilitation & Refurbishment Moreno Valley’s mayor, and City Council approved the Park Rehabilitation and Refurbishment Program Plan for Moreno Valley on October 18, 2022. This program invests more than $6 million to redesign neighborhood parks throughout the city. It’s anticipated that construction will begin this winter and end in the summer of 2024. Park Rehabilitation and Refurbishment Program is a new plan that aims to work on numerous park repair projects across the city. It is the largest parks and community services program in city history.

What is Riverside County MADE Program? The Riverside County MADE program aims to support new product-based companies in Riverside County as they enter the market to test their ideas. Participants of the MADE program will learn the fundamental concepts needed to build a successful company. After completing the program, those who qualify may apply for a $2,500 County of Riverside award. The program starts on January 10 on Tuesday.

Riverside’s Mayor Lock Dawson Makes it to Vice-Chair of the National League of Cities The 2023 Community and Economic Development Committee of the National League of Cities has appointed Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson as vice-chairperson. The National League of Cities (NLC) represents several American cities. Mayor Patricia will specifically represent Riverside in national debates on housing, community, and economic growth, among other topics.

San Bernardino County Votes to Consider Secession Residents of San Bernardino County in California voted to consider seceding from the state and forming their state in the November elections. The county, home to 2.2 million people, the fifth-most populous in the state, and the largest in the nation by area, has suffered from rising living costs. The proposal would need approval from the California Legislature and Congress to proceed, which is highly unlikely. The voting took place in a racially and ethnically diverse county that is politically mixed.


(Tuesday) Demystifying GIS & Enhancing Geospatial Awareness with Dr. Kiran Manchikanti of Mapsol Geo

– Dr. Kiran Manchikanti 

(Thursday) Web Development With An Emphasis On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Peter Surowski of Brain Jar

– Peter Surowski


  1. January 2023 Mixer – Fri, Jan 6, 2023, 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM PST – Online –
  2. Breakfast Series – Thu, January 12, 2023, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM PST – California Baptist University – Innovators Auditorium
  3. 2023 CVCC Job Fair Wednesday – Jan 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST – Chino Hills Community Center
  4. State of the City Riverside by Design – Thu, Jan 26, 2023 – 5:30 PM Riverside Convention Center –


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