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Isom Advanced Marketing Introduces New Site for Localized Job Search

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In order to stimulate and accelerate the Inland Empire's return to a “working” economy Isom Advanced Marketing & Communications, LLC partnered with Simply Hired, the worlds largest job search engine, today to announce a new localized destination website for the Inland Empire, The I. E, Job hunter (www.IEJobHunter.com). With thousands of jobs available locally, Isom Advanced's expansion into the I. E. will help job seekers in the third largest economy to find work that they love. The new partnership with Isom Advanced Marketing broadens Simply Hired’s presence in the I. E. and joins localized websites in 16 countries across five continents and in nine languages.

Without requiring membership, the new site will provide local job seekers a simple online job search experience.

The I. E. Job Hunter immediately shows returning users which new listings have been added since their last visit and offers an advanced search option to return job listings that match specific criteria.

More than five million jobs are available worldwide from the leading job boards, content websites, newspapers and company career pages. The I. E. Job Hunter also provides a variety of other economy stimulating tools. Through its international partnership with LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter the I. E. Job Hunter will also allow job seekers to discover the connections they have within companies, providing them the inside track on the hiring process.

“As we work to provide localized job search opportunities for every major country in world, Simply Hired is excited to further expand our job search services in the Inland Empire with our new partnership with Isom Advanced Marketing, and the launch of their site in the Inland Empire,” said Sachin Shah, Director of International, Simply Hired.

“ Simply Hired is confident that www.IEJobHunter.com comes at a good time. Our goal is to provide our worldwide users with free, valuable tools and resources that benefit job seekers and employers, alike.”

Aric Isom, a community activist, and local businessman, started the website with the idea of putting local talent in local job. “With so many people out of work in the I. E. and the clogged freeways we needed a way to alleviate both problems.”, says Isom, “We have the talent and will to work here. We don't need to go all the way to Orange County or Los Angeles for our workers.” Isom wanted to emphasize the importance of clearing the freeways and the conservation of fuel.

For recruiters and direct employers, the I. E. Job Hunter offers the ability to add their open jobs into these international sites through RSS Job Feeds. To express interest in including your open jobs visit the site at www.IEJobHunter.com and click the “Add A Job” link at the top of the page. For information on bulk discount rates email info@IEJobHunter.com.

Movie Producer Tommy Ross Appointed To California Film Commission

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Businessman Tommy Ross, C.E.O. of Pinnacle Strategic Group, has been appointed to the board of the California Film Commission by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. Says Bass:

"Tommy Ross has been a diligent and dedicated individual throughout his career in both the public and private sectors, always acting as the consummate professional. With his appointment to the California Film Commission, the administration and the people of California can be confident that his exemplary work will continue to pay dividends for our state in an industry that is vital to our future."

The California Film Commission works to enhance the economic climate in California by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state. The Commission has an advisory board of members appointed by the Governor, Senate Pro Tem and Speaker of the Assembly.

Ross retired in 2009 from Southern California Edison where he was appointed by the Board of Directors as corporate Vice President, Public Affairs and oversaw the Sacramento Public Affairs office which included a team of lobbyists, analysts, administrative staff and consultants. He has more than 30 years of legislative, political, public affairs and management experience and has developed a reputation as a master political and corporate communications strategist.

Ross recently formed and is President/CEO of Pinnacle Strategic Group, Inc (www. pinnacl est rategy. net ) which provides political and corporate strategic communication guidance to clients in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, DC.

He is also founder and Chairman of the Board/President of the Research and Policy Institute of California, a Sacramento-based public policy non-profit that provides leadership training, research, and assists public policy makers in formulating proposals specific to the African-American community (www.calresearch.org).

Ross also ventured into the world of entertainment in 2005 when he formed and served as managing partner for Hormones, LLC. As an Executive Producer, he produced his first film, “American Hormones”, which was subsequently distributed to DVD by Vanguard Entertainment. (American Hormones is available on Amazon.com and Netflix). In 2008 he became managing partner of Gospel Jam, LLC and subsequently served as Executive Producer of their recently completed production of the first African-American faith based musical film “Church” (www. churchthefilm. com).

Gospel Jam, LLC is currently seeking to secure a distribution deal for this historic production.

In 2010, Ross was elected to the Board of Directors of Premier Power Renewable Energy, an El Dorado Hills, California based solar panel installation company with business interests in the United States, Spain and Italy.

SCE Honors African American Inventors at 8th Annual Black History Month Event

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Southern California Edison (SCE) recently celebrated its 8th Annual Black History Month Celebration, “Connecting The Evolution of Electricity to Black History”, at its Customer Technology Application Center in Irwindale. The event is a demonstration of SCE’s commitment to diversity and recognizes African Americans who have made contributions to electricity and technology.

The event’s keynote speaker was Bernard Kinsey who spoke about African American history and historical artifacts. He discussed the “Shared Treasures of the Bernard and Shirley Kinsey”, a collection of African American art, books and documents. Another special guest speaker at the event , David Owens, Edison Electric Institute’s executive vice president, Business Operations Group, talked about advances in the electric industry.

SCE also recognized African American inventors, community leaders and businesses that have made contributions and influenced history. Notable guests at the event included Kenneth B. Morris Jr. , the great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass, and Ambassador Attallah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X.

“This event is designed to celebrate and recognize Black History Month and the contribut ions of African Americans,” said David A. Ford, event cofounder.

“SCE was honored to have descendants of prominent African Americans such as Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X attend the event and support our efforts.”

Two companies, South Coast Paper and Sullivan International, were honored for long-standing partnerships and providing quality products and services to SCE.

For more information on African American inventors, visit www.sce.com/inventors.

Black History Month Events in the Southland

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PALM SPRINGS

Annual Basketball Tournament

Saturday, February 13 @ 10am
James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center

Tales Of And From Africa
Saturday, February 20 @ 2pm
Palm Springs Public Library

20th Annual King & Queens Pageant

Friday, February 26 @ 5pm
Palm Springs Pavilion

23rd Annual Parade & Town Fair
PARADE - Saturday, February 27 @ 11am

Downtown Palm Springs

TOWN FAIR - Saturday, February 27 @ 12pm
Palm Spring Stadium

For more information contact City of Palm Springs, James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, P.O. Box 2743, Palm Springs, CA 92263- 2743 or call (760) 323-8271

BANNING

The Banning Cultural Alliance will host it's second Black Heritage Day Celebration, on February 27.

For more information please contact us at (909) 645-6545.

SAN BERNARDINO

The works of regional African American photographers will be featured at Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter's 2010 Black History Month program. The free event is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at the San Bernardino County Government Center, 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue.

Featured photographers, who will illuminate the region's black history through an artist's eye, include Van Howard, Cheryl Brown, Lafonzo Carter, John Coleman, Eliz Coleman Dowdy, Richard Gardenhire, Walter Hawkins, Sam James, Henry Hooks and Harry Carson and Richard Cole, both in memoriam. RSVP at (909) 820-5008 or Sheila.futch@asm.ca.gov by Feb. 15.

The San Bernardino County Association of African American Employees is hosting its 17th Annual Black History Celebration event on Thursday, Feb. 25th at the Department of Behavioral Health Center Auditorium, 850 East Foothill Blvd, Rialto. Program begins at 6PM.

Ticket cost is $12.00.

There also will be a Cultural Fair on Feb. 18th at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center at 400 North Pepper Avenue, Colton, from 8AM to 5PM.

RIVERSIDE

The Black History Parade Committee of Riverside presents the 31st Annual Expo & 1st Annual Car Show, February 13 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Riverside, City Hall Plaza.

The expo is hosting food, clothing vendors, and informational booths. The variety stage will be hosting local talent, dancers, miome’s, instrumental artist and the Competition stage hosts drill teams, drum lines, step teams, dance teams, cheer squads and marching units.

LOS ANGELES

CHARLES BIBBS KICKS OFF BLACK HISTORY MONTH @ PAFF

Charles Bibbs will be showing his popular and latest works at the Pan African Film Festivals. For more information, call (951) 682-8185.

Community Briefs

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RCOE offers on-the-job training program

The Riverside County Office of Education is offering an onthe- job training program for more than 100 young people with federal stimulus money available to reimburse employers who participate to cover training costs.

The Transition Partnership Program (TPP) offered by RCOE is a partnership with the Department of Rehabilitation and finds jobs for young people who recently completed high school and who have learning disabilities or physical disabilities.

Some of the young job hunters have no work experience.

Others have completed a vocational training program and an internship in a field such as warehousing, child care, or retail.

Employers who continue to employ one of the participants for several months may also qual ify for the state’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Information on the on-the-job trainings is available from Lynn Smith at the Riverside County Office of Education, (951) 826- 6763.

The Ultimate Jazz Festival Returns to Fairmount Park

Mark your calendars for the premiere jazz event of the summer... the 2nd Annual Ultimate Jazz Festival.

Last year’s Ultimate Jazz Festival was a real treat with two full days of an incredible lineup of award-winning Jazz, R&B and Latin artists. The 2nd Annual Ultimate Jazz Festival hosted by Jazz to be Green, returns this summer on August 7th through the 8th at the beautiful scenic Fairmount Park in Riverside, Calif.

Jazz to be Green is proud to partner with the Lupus Foundation this year by contributing a percentage of the proceeds from the 2nd Annual Ultimate Jazz Festival towards this worthy cause. Lupus is a chronic disease which attacks the autoimmune system. An estimated 5 million people suffer from this life-threatening illness, and an estimated 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported world-wide each year.

Festival Director and Jazz to be Green President Darryl Bundridge is passionate about the cause. Ultimate Jazz Festival ticketholders will not only have an opportunity to hear charttopping musicians, but the satisfaction of knowing that they will also be supporting a worthy organization for future research and development in hopes of finding a cure to help those inflicted with this devastating disease.

For more information, visit www. theultimatejazzfestival.com. Announcement of this year’s lineup is forthcoming.

Image Awards Trip

The San Bernardino Branch of the NAACP is hosting a fundraising bus trip to the 41st Annual Image Awards, to be held on February 26 at the historic Shrinner's Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

The cost of the event is $60, which includes admission and bus transportation. Seats will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Join us to see the stars and enjoy a great evening What will win the Outstanding Motion Picture award, The Blind Side, Invictus, Michael Jackson This Is It, Precious or Princess and the Frog. Or who will win in the over 40 categories.

The bus will leave at 2:00 p.m. from the New Hope Family Life Center, 1505 W. Highland Ave. The show may be seen live on Fox at 8 p.m. For information or to reserve your seat call, Linda Hart (909) 246-2078.

Hurry to get your seat.

Fontana Community Foundation Launches Web Site

The Fontana Community Foundation (FCF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Web site, and invites friends and residents of Fontana to visit www.fontanacommunityfoundati on.org to learn about how the organization is helping the Fontanacommunity.

The Fontana Community Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the City of Fontana, providing financial support for public services that enhance the quality of life and preserve and promote the health, welfare and education of those in Fontana and surrounding communities.

Scholarship for Moreno Valley Allied Health Programs in Tough Economic Times

Riverside County 5th District Supervisor Marion Ashley today announced a donation of $20,000 to a RCCD Moreno Valley Campus scholarship for allied health programs. The money comes from Community Improvement and Development Funds, which are designated by each supervisor for the development and improvement of the districts they represent.

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