An accessible and picturesque location, Ontario, California, is a stunning example of how a destination can successfully blend small-town charm with big city amenities. Though many of its local businesses trace their historic roots back generations, Ontario is also home to a number of modern corporations with up-to-date technology and infrastructure. In fact, more than 3.8 million square feet of office space is now under development in the Ontario area.
One such advanced facility is the Ontario Convention Center. Offering 225,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the center features the latest technology, including wi-fi, 30 miles of fiber optic cabling, video conferencing and a full range of audio-visual services. The center is also forward-thinking in its many green-friendly programs, which include the donation of unused food to the local Salvation Army; the purchase of only sustainable and environmentally sound seafood products; and a dedication to source locally grown products and organic produce when possible. Additionally, the center is convenient, as it's located in the heart of downtown within just minutes of the airport and more than 10 convention hotels.
Full of character and life, Ontario's historic establishments lend themselves well to smaller meetings and events. A true testament to the region's heritage, the San Bernardino County Museum offers private rental spaces throughout its captivating exhibits and outside in its lush courtyard. Crafting award-winning wines for over 85 years, the Joseph Filippi Winery & Vineyards is also a great venue for events of up to 100 people, whether they are private wine tastings and dinners, business meetings, fundraisers or elegant receptions. Or, for a team building activity that's distinctly Southern California, schedule a group outing to the Graber Olive House. Since 1894, this historic attraction has been giving guests the chance to experience the long-established tradition of curing and canning Graber Olives.
Whether exploring downtown or journeying to points of interest in nearby Rancho Cucamonga and Clarement, guests to Ontario will enjoy smooth travels thanks to the city's easy and affordable Omnitrans bus line, which has five routes in Ontario. The city itself is extremely accessible as well. Offering over 220 daily flights to nearly every major U.S. destination, the LA/Ontario International Airport is just two blocks from the Ontario Convention Center. Additionally, the city's location at the apex of three major freeways eases the trip for those traveling by car from destinations such as Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs.
Ontario's penchant for culinary agriculture is exemplified not only by its many historical attractions and restaurants, but also by its economy. The city's economy focuses on agriculture and service industries, while the region's major employer headquarters include Jacuzzi Brands Corporation, DPI Specialty Foods West, Inc., Classic Containers, Inc., and the Super Glue Corporation. Higher learning also holds a presence in the area, as Ontario is home to Providence Christian College, the University of La Verne College of Law, Chaffey College Ontario Campus and Chapman University Ontario Campus.