Skip to content

WELCOME TO THE

Fontana Chamber of Commerce

The Fontana Chamber of Commerce strives to promote the continuous improvement of the common good and quality of life in our city through the promotion of local commerce, the pursuit of new businesses; the cultural, social atmosphere, and economic education of our citizens.

FontanaJOBs.org Job Fair & Expungement Event

Date: February 27th, 2024

Location: 16730 Arrow Blvd, Fontana, CA 92335

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

If you are a job seeker please send your resume to jobs@fontanachamber.org

Employers and jobseekers use the registration link below.

Danielle Luncheon Pic

The Fontana Chamber of Commerce Announces the Appointment of New Executive Director

Congratulations, Danielle Holley!

- For Immediate Release

Danielle Holley Assumes Role as Executive Director of Fontana Chamber of Commerce, Bringing Extensive Local Roots and Business Advocacy

Fontana, December 8, 2023 - The Fontana Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the appointment of Danielle Holley as its new Executive Director, effective November 1, 2023; after 9 months of serving as the Chamber’s Interim Executive Director.  A true Fontana native, Danielle brings with her an unwavering commitment to the community, extensive experience in education, and a fervent advocacy for local businesses.

Holley, a proud alumna of Fontana High School, has deep-seated roots within the city, having grown up and flourished within its vibrant neighborhoods. Her longstanding dedication to Fontana is highlighted by her achievements, including her title as Miss Fontana, and her former role as an esteemed educator within the Fontana Unified School District.

"Danielle Holley's appointment as our Executive Director is a testament to her passion for our community and her exceptional dedication to the success of local businesses," said Phil Cothran, President of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce. "Her unique blend of experience in education and business operations will be invaluable in our ongoing efforts to support and promote our thriving small business community."

With her background spanning both education and business operations, Holley has emerged as a fervent advocate for the small business sector. Her visionary approach and comprehensive understanding of the local landscape position her ideally to lead the Fontana Chamber of Commerce into its next chapter of growth and success.

"I am honored and excited to take on this role within the Fontana Chamber of Commerce," expressed Danielle Holley. "Fontana holds a special place in my heart, and I am committed to leveraging my experience to further bolster our local businesses, foster meaningful partnerships, and drive economic development within our community."

As she steps into her new role, Holley aims to prioritize initiatives that foster collaboration among local businesses, advocate for resources and support systems, and create a thriving environment for entrepreneurship within Fontana.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Danielle Holley as she officially assumes her position as Executive Director of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Amanda Morales, Special Projects Coordinator [Fontana Chamber of Commerce]

(909) 822-4433                                 amanda@fontanachamber.org

About Fontana Chamber of Commerce:

The Fontana Chamber has served as the voice, resource, and advocate for our business community since 1914. [End of Press Release]

City of Fontana

Fontana Secures $19.8 Million Grant for Critical Road Safety Improvements

FONTANA – The City of Fontana is pleased to announce the successful award of a $19,808,986 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program for the Foothill Blvd Saftey Improvement Project. The funding represents a significant portion of the resources needed to complete the project. It will enable the city to embark on a transformative project aimed at enhancing safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists along Foothill Boulevard, a vital stretch of historic Route 66.

Over the past six years alone, this area has tragically witnessed eight fatalities, compelling the City of Fontana to prioritize comprehensive safety improvements. The project includes the construction of 1.75 miles of Class II buffered bike lanes, 1.5 miles of ADA-compliant sidewalks, including curb and gutters, 13 ADA-compliant ramps, street lighting, a landscaped median, traffic signals, and signage.

"Such accomplishments are the result of collaborative efforts, and it requires a team with a shared vision. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, played a crucial role in securing the funding, and his dedication is greatly appreciated. This would not have been possible without the diligent efforts of our legislative partners," said Mayor Acquanetta Warren.

The Foothill Blvd Saftey Improvement Project addresses a critical gap in active transportation infrastructure, connecting residents through safer transportation modes to public transit, regional trails, and employment opportunities. Fontana's commitment to a 30% overmatch for this project underscores its dedication to achieving zero serious injuries or fatalities, supported by evidence-based crash reduction factors associated with the proposed changes.

“I want to express heartfelt gratitude to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and Congresswoman Norma Torres and Representative Pete Aguilar for championing our commitment to creating a safer, more connected, and vibrant community. This grant marks a substantial milestone in Fontana's journey toward achieving its safety goals and fostering a more sustainable and inclusive city,” said Fontana City Manager, Matthew Ballantyne.

Project construction is expected to commence in July 2025, and is expected to be completed by July 2026.

mayor

 

Statement from the Mayor Aquanetta Warren

 

Dear City of Fontana,

 

I would like to take a moment to address comments made by the public during our recent Council meeting. I want to assure everyone that this Council takes all comments seriously and that we have listened carefully to many different perspectives. It is of utmost importance to us that our community understands the commitment we have to serving its residents and businesses.

In light of the feedback received, I believe it is essential to provide some context to the situation. In 2018, the California Legislature passed SB 946, a law limiting cities from regulating sidewalk vendors. However, it's crucial to note that this legislation did not lift the food handling requirements related to public health and safety and welfare imposed on businesses. Every business, irrespective of its size or type, is still obligated to adhere to food handling standards.

Nearly two years ago, on January 25, 2022, the Fontana City Council enacted an ordinance with the primary goal of safeguarding public health, safety, and welfare. This response was driven by the specific risks associated with unlicensed sidewalk vending, including concerns related to public health, traffic, pedestrian safety, mobility, and possible unsanitary food preparation conditions.

Our Code Compliance department has been diligently working to inform and educate unlicensed food vendors about the permitting process in both English and Spanish. Unfortunately, our education efforts did not result in widespread compliance, leading us to take further action to uphold public health laws. On May 30, 2023, the City Council implemented a sidewalk vendor reimbursement program, allowing applicants to be reimbursed for costs associated with permitting. I am sad to say that not one person applied for the reimbursement program to obtain a permit.

Regrettably, it came to our attention that unlicensed sidewalk vendors were increasingly setting up shop in the parking lots of small restaurants and predominantly hurting latino small businesses that operate lawfully in our city . To address unfair and unlawful business practices in response to our unsuccessful efforts to educate and to provide funding to street vendors, on October 24, 2023, the Council voted to enhance enforcement efforts by contracting with an external company. After the meeting, several of Fontana’s Latino owned businesses were faced with death threats and violence. This is completely unacceptable.

I also want to address a concern that has been raised – some may feel that we are unfairly targeting our Latino community. This could not be further from the truth. I want to be clear: Our goal includes protecting our Latino small businesses so they can prosper in our community. I believe in the protection of all small businesses, including Latino-owned establishments. However, we cannot selectively enforce regulations. Regulations must be uniformly applied to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. As a City, we need to exercise equitable enforcement of our local, State and federal laws.  Commerce is undeniably vital for our city, but it must operate within established regulations.

Our primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community, a commitment that this Council upholds unwaveringly. It is important to understand that our actions are not meant to discriminate but to uphold health and safety standards that apply to all.

For those present in person, you may have noticed the additional safety measures we have implemented. These measures are in place to ensure that all members of the community feel safe expressing their opinions without fear of intimidation and ridicule. Fontana is committed to protecting our first amendment rights for everyone in our community.

Rest assured, we are dedicated to upholding the safety and well-being of every member of our community, and we remain open to dialogue as we work together for the betterment of Fontana.

 

Sincerely,

Mayor Acquanetta Warren

Thank You for Joining Us for our February Luncheon

March Membership Luncheon

2024 Feb Luncheon Recap
event save the dates 2024

Thank you to everyone who our 2024 February Luncheon!

Thank you to our Guest Speakers:

Jennifer Racadio, California Department of Tax & Fee Administration

If you would like to become a sponsor of a future monthly luncheon, please call the office at (909) 822-4433 or email info@fontanachamber.org.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Attendee Check-in: 11:00AM - 11:30 AM

Program Begins Promptly At 11:30 AM

Jessie Turner Community Center

15556 Summit Ave, Fontana, CA 92336

Day
Hour
Minute
Second
event save the dates 2024 (1)

BUSINESS NETWORKING MEETING

JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING MEETING & WATCH YOUR BUSINESS SOAR!

Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 9:00 am

 

Location: 

TBA

 

Plan Your Stay

See links here to help you plan the perfect itinerary for your stay in Fontana, California.

Fontana is 5 miles east of Ontario International Airport and is the gateway to the High Desert, Death Valley, Palm Springs, Lake Arrowhead, and Big Bear.

Fontana is home to the Auto Club Speedway where we always look forward to seeing our Nascar fans!

Visit our restaurants, entertainment venues, and hotels.

Welcome!

Mark Your Calendar

DSC_0463 (2)

Chamber Events

Register for our upcoming events or become a sponsor!

DSC_0562

Member Events

Find out about upcoming events hosted by our members.

Document-_1_

Community Events

Find out about upcoming events for anyone in the community.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The rise of social media is made much easier as it provides businesses the opportunity to share information about the products they produce, services they provide, and inform the community about a special they are currently having.

The government is using social media to let the citizens know what is going on in the city, what services are available, and to inform them of future events.

The Fontana Chamber uses Social Media to not only promote Chamber Events but to help promote local business, groundbreaking events, and to celebrate when a new business opens up in Fontana.

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube.

THANKS TO OUR I.T. PROVIDER:
WE ARE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF:
CTA-Logo

logo
Scroll To Top