Weekly Wire RoundUp: Spirit of The Entrepreneur Awards, Murrieta Innovation Center, Nordstrom Rack & More

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May 1, 2022

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3 Things To Look Forward To At The Spirit of The Entrepreneur Awards 2022: The Spirit of the Entrepreneur marks its 20th year this year! Join the awards ceremony on November 17, 2022, for a spectacular evening of inspiration and innovation as they honor Inland Southern California’s best business innovators at this black-tie event.

Murrieta Gets $2.4M to Uplift its Innovation Center and Support Life Sciences Startups and Entrepreneurs: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Murrieta, California, a $2.4 million grant to renovate the Murrieta Innovation Center and to create a life science business incubator.

Nordstrom Rack to Open a Store in Fall 2022 at Canyon Springs Marketplace in Riverside, CA: Nordstrom Rack (previously Bed Bath & Beyond) signed a new lease for a 30,000 square-foot anchor property at 2660 Canyon Springs Parkway in Riverside, California, on April 5 2022. The retail store will open in Fall 2022 in the 183,000+ square-foot Canyon Springs Marketplace near the interstate. Nordstrom Rack will join Marshalls, Old Navy, Petco, Big Lots, Best Buy, Michaels, and several other stores, restaurants, and services at the famous community center.

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Hold State of the City Event on May 3: Mayor of Palm Springs, California, Lisa Middleton, will deliver the annual State of the City speech on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the iconic Plaza Theater in downtown Palm Springs, one of the city’s most important historical buildings and architectural treasures.

UCR Gets $1.9M from The James Irvine Foundation: Funds to be Utilized Through The OASIS Accelerator: The James Irvine Foundation has granted the University of California Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP) a $1.9 million grant to help the university’s efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable technology innovation environment get off the ground.

Shock & Awe From the Shock & Roll Creative Economy Report Of April 2022: The Inland Empire Has Lots of Catching Up To Do: According to a new analysis released by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, the Creative Economy (CE) in California that houses industries such as entertainment, media, fashion, and fine arts has weathered the pandemic and, as a whole, has done better in its recovery from the COVID-driven recession than the overall economy.

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  2. IEWP Monthly Meetup (General Meetup) – Tue, May 3 https://www.meetup.com/inlandempirewp/events/ffkdrsydchbfb/
  3. The Annual CSUSB Innovation Challenge – Thu, May 5
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  4. WordPress Developer Night – #IEWP Tue, May 10
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  5. Cyber Talks Virtual Meetup – Tue, May 10
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  6. Demystifying the parent process by UCR’s Office of Technology Partnerships – Wed, May 11
  7. VIRTUAL WordPress Workshop Night – #IEWP Thu, May 12
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