What others are saying...
The Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce has been a critical partner to supporting Small Business Majority's ecosystem building work in the Inland Empire. Through the partnership we've established over the years, our organizations have collectively worked to increase access to resources for marginalized communities as well as providing access to critical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Inland Empire continues to evolve and be a significant driver for economic growth in California, thus ensuring small business owners are equipped to start, grow, prosper and play a role in building an inclusive economy is a top priority for Small Business Majority. This partnership helps us tap into this region and drive a stronger connected ecosystem to the benefit of our entrepreneurial community.
-Xiomara Peña, Vice President, Engagement at Small Business Majority
These guys are the real deal. It's not your typical mom and pop Chamber... Edward and the team really try their hardest to get the top 100 companies in the Inland Empire to bring out their CEO's and decision makers to to the table. Always been a fan and always will be!
-Amir Mertaban, Principal at Coletto Consulting
"You're a stellar partner to work with & we Founders First CDC are immensely grateful for your leadership in highlighting change makers who elevate the Inland Empire. Love the economic forecast programming, I always learn something new."
-Oralia Alvarez, Director of Business Development at Founders First Capital Partners, LLC.
"Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce has been one of the best ongoing groups that I belong. It is a group of dedicated people that understand and align with my organizations Mission and continue to support and make the IE a better place for all. Thank you for this wonderful group and platform!"
-George Sinatra, Former Director of Resource Development at Inland Empire United Way
"A big THANK YOU to Edward and the Inland Empire Regional Chamber who helped us make a connection with Delaware North at the Ontario Airport. Through these connections we have been able to assist two of our clients to find jobs in food service at the airport! Our motto, "Achieve Independence through Employment", was recognized and supported through the help of the IERCC!"
-Sylvia Anderson, Executive Director at FRW, Industrial Support Systems
“Partnering with the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce on our Driven by Data tour was a natural fit! The tour was a great intro for our sales teams & their local chamber of commerce to build new business connections. Spectrum Reach looks forward to partnering with the chamber in the future.”
-Kayla Pollard, Former Field Marketing Specialist at Spectrum Reach
"I highly suggest joining the Inland Regional Chamber of Commerce, It has been incredibly beneficial to our company. The networking and business opportunities are incredible. Edward is an amazing leader and is always available to provide support. A+++++++"
-Leonora T Foddrill, CEO at Foddrill Construction Corp
"I’m so impressed and proud of the great vision of this group toward assisting our business community!"
-Mayor of Fontana, Acquanetta Warren
"The event was elegant, classy, and the venue pulled it all together. The food was fantastic with 5 star catering and additional support with drinks, Dessert bar was delicious. The people and synergy among the group made for a delightful evening. Thank you for the invite very much appreciated."
-Dave Powers, Past Chairman of the Board at Upland Chamber of Commerce
"The IERCC provides excellent opportunities to network with like minded members of the business community at unique venues throughout the IE! The quality and content at each event will bring value to you and your business! Every experience with the IERCC has been a valuable one. Very excited to be involved! Edward is amazing!"
-Katherine Hage, Financial Center Manager at Bank of America
"A pleasure to be part of IERCC since its inception. Many may see networking as a daunting task, but in order to build quality relationships requires effort, consistency and vision. IERCC vision surpasses taking people from where they are now to where they need to be. If you are looking to succeed in business personally & professionally, build your networking around quality not quantity."
-Kimberly Clark, Public Relations at Fontana Resources at Work
"This was an electric event that not only energize the audience and really place the emphasis on the business in Ontario. Creating more jobs growing the economy and venues for the Ontario Airport and Region. This is exciting times, it appears that this chamber has the right people in charge to escalate this Region to a best in class."
-Patrick Washington, Director of Sales at Certified Safe Driver, LLC
"Edward Ornelas, President of the Inland Empire Regional Chamber does an amazing job collaborating corporate partners with amazing business Network venues, City Officials, and Community Partners in order to create valuable collaborative Partnerships! The corporate event was spectacular thank you so much for putting together the best organized corporate event!"
-Rosalinda Rivas, Industry Driven Regional Collaborator/ Work Skills Navigator at Chaffey College InTech Center
"This event by far was the best I have been to in many years. EVERYTHING was well thought of and well planned out. Great job Edward - WOW! Had a great mix of people and informative and interaction with everyone was great. You can sure tell the quality of the guest at the event is a much higher caliber than any other I had gone too. I do go to quiet a few."
-Derek Robertson, President at Robertson Solar
"An amazing venue, great food and a wonderful time! the Corporate Partners Reception is one of my favorite events."
-Sylvia Anderson, CEO at FRW, Industrial Support Systems
"The IERCC did an absolutely fabulous job hosting and planning the event, very well planned and organized. I thoroughly enjoyed!"
-Rachel Carmona, Vice President at City of Ontario Library Board of Trustees
"Edward is a wonderful leader for the IERCC, in which I am currently serving on the Board. In his role of CEO, he works tirelessly to serve the community of the IE and beyond, and is extremely successful in connecting like-minded businesses and individuals. There is rarely an event occurring that Edward is not a part of, and he gladly assists with other's and their business interests and goals. He is deeply rooted in the community, and strives month over month to help to introduce new members into our chamber, and help our organization grow. With his continued efforts, we have connected countless business individuals in our community, and take pride in IERCC with many great events and opportunities led by Edward on the horizon."
-Renee Kalefe, Senior Corporate Accounts Executive at T-Mobile USA
"When the UCR School of Business Center for Forecasting encountered obstacles and setbacks coordinating the 2017 San Bernardino County Economic Forecast Conference, Edward and IERCC came to our rescue. This important event, designed to increase our support and outreach to the region, was almost cancelled altogether for 2017. However, Edward took this on himself and persevered through obstacles, worked tirelessly to help secure a site, effectively promoted the event and took care of onsite logistics so it all went smoothly. Thanks to Edward the inaugural event was very successful and will continue as an annual event. Partnering with Edward and the IERCC has been a pleasure."
-Rick Smith, Director of Business Development at Beacon Economics & UCR School of Business Center for Forecasting and Development
"I have known Edward now for over two years as I am serving on the Board of Directors of the IERCC. Edward is a remarkable professional executive and a great public speaker. His passion for his line of work and his ability to connect and work with business executives took IERCC to higher level. I watched him built this chamber with patience, sincerity and dedication. I highly recommend Edward as I am confident that he will succeed in any project that he manages.."
-Azza Akkad, Director of Sales, Riverside Convention Center and President at Egyptian American Organization