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Top Business Leaders Join Ontario’s 2011 State of the City Panel

Executives from UPS, Kaiser Permanente, and Fletcher Jones Motorcars Join Mayor and City Council to Discuss How City is Positioning for the Future

ONTARIO, CALIF. February 25, 2011 — Already one of the region’s most anticipated business events, the Ontario 2011 State of the City will feature a panel of leading business executives in addition to the signature presentation by the Mayor and City Council. The panel includes Moderator Larry Kosmont, President & CEO, Kosmont Companies, who will be joined by Fletcher Jones, Jr., Dealer Principal, Fletcher Jones Motorcars; George Willis, President, UPS Southern California District; and Gerald McCall, Senior Vice President, Southern California Operations, Kaiser Permanente.

The event, held at the Ontario Convention Center, begins at 5 p.m. with pre-networking and registration followed by the 6 p.m. Mayor Presentation and Business Panel Discussion. The event then concludes with a dynamic business networking session featuring business leaders, information on topics important to residents and businesses, as well as the opportunity to talk with City officials and department representatives.

”This is an opportunity for business and residents located in the City as well as those looking to invest in this region to understand what’s important to the City today, ways we’re managing for the current cycle, and how we’re planning for a stable future,” said Ontario Mayor Paul S. Leon.

Each year the business networking event attracts more than 1,000 business, real estate, finance, community and government leaders. Titled ‘Thinking Ahead’, the event theme illustrates the City’s focus on planning for the future and proactive efforts to support business and the local economy. Tickets are $50. To register, go to

About The City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is Southern California’s Next Urban Center. Located just 35 miles from Los Angeles

Ontario is uniquely positioned as the “economic engine” of one of the fastest growing regions in the

United States. Ontario is home to the LA/Ontario International Airport, and an incomparable transportation system of three major freeways and two railroads that provide access to the region, the nation and the globe. With a highly skilled local talent base and lower cost space than coastal counties, Ontario, California is the place to do business. If you’re looking for a place to grow or relocate your business, consider Ontario – We Think Business. For more information, visit

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