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Beyond Balisage Restaurant – New “Earth to Table” Cuisine in Cathedral City – CCCTV Video

CCTV Host Conrad Angel Corral interviews Chef Daniel Villanueva of Cathedral City’s new “Earth to Table” restaurant, called Beyond Balisage.  Get an inside look at this unique restaurant that will delight the most discerning palate and satisfy your organic principles.  Located at 68-327 E. Palm Canyon (HWY 111) and just doors down from Revivals, Chef Villanueva offers signature, locally grown dishes, meze menu, private dinner parties, catering, cooking classes and menu planning for home.

What is menu planning for home?  You sit down with the chef and determine your dietary needs and likes, and he makes take-home culinary meals for you on a regular basis.  You come to the restaurant and he hands you covered gourmet dishes for the week.  Who wouldn’t want a chef-prepared dinner three or four times a week?  All you have to do is re-heat the masterpiece at home in a glass dish!

Learn more by watching this video, or better yet, stop by and enjoy this culinary masterpiece, open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 pm to 10 pm.

For more information, or to make a reservation, go to: www.BeyondBalisage.com.

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Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission Recommends Four Potential Park Names

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission held their scheduled meeting on Monday evening and reviewed all the suggested names for the new downtown amphitheater park given by the community over the past month. After much consideration, the Commission narrowed down the lengthy list of names to submit to the City Council for final deliberations. Here are the proposed names in alphabetical order:

1. Cathedral Canyon Amphitheater Park
2. Cathedral City Amphitheater Park
3. Ophelia Bringas Amphitheater Park
4. Sounds of the Canyon Amphitheater Park

The City Council will discuss the naming of the new amphitheater park during their May 9, 2018 council meeting. The public will have an opportunity to provide additional input during this meeting.

The new 2.5 acre amphitheater park will be located at the corner of Cathedral Canyon Drive and Avenida Lalo Guerrero. Besides an amphitheater, the park will also offer walking trails, children’s play area, restrooms, and ample lawn space to hold special events.

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Volvo Dealership Expands to a New Location

Cathedral City’s Auto Center continues to expand as the former Volvo/Subaru Dealership has split into their own stand-alone dealerships. The Volvo Dealership, now owned by Dan Jessup, has moved to a brand-new location at 67615 East Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City, the former Flooring Innovations building.

According to Mr. Jessup, the dealership is currently under a soft opening with a Grand Opening Celebration to occur late March or early April.

The Subaru Dealership, owned by Wes Hinkle, will expand its footprint by taking over the entire dealership location at 67925 East Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City.

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ACE Hardware Coming to Cathedral City

Cathedral City’s Economic Development Department is excited to announce that ACE Hardware Cathedral City will open in April at the former Fresh and Easy Grocery Store located at 30025 Date Palm Drive. Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden, tools, business supplies, local niche services and virtually anything you’ll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your home or business. And of course, Ace is most certainly the place with the helpful hardware folks!

Owner Michael Reinhardt looks forward to opening the 14,000 square foot store quickly to provide residents with a local hometown option for all their home improvement needs. This will be one of ACE Hardware’s largest stores.

Community is what ACE Hardware is all about and they have already sponsored the Easter Kidapalooza on April 1, 2018 in Downtown Cathedral City where 25,000 Easter Eggs will be given away! It takes local businesses like ACE Hardware to help fund our community events.

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Business in Cathedral City Continues Its Strong Trajectory

Great strides were made in 2017 to fill vacant commercial spaces that have been noticeable in Cathedral City since the Great Recession and its immediate downturn in the economy as well as the ever-changing habits of shoppers from brick and mortar shopping to more online shopping. Big box stores and indoor shopping malls are no longer desirable to many consumers.

The City has been working to address these changes in the market place and recruit new businesses to fill these spaces. In 2017, more than 300 new business licenses were activated in Cathedral City. Here is a list of the better known business:

New Businesses since 2017
Eisenhower Health Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Clinic
Relocated and renovated Eisenhower Occupational Health Services and Primary Care Facility

Staybridge Hotel
Regency Theaters
Planet Fitness
Honda Dealership expansion
Multiple Cannabis businesses

New Restaurants
Bubba’s Bones and Brews
Super Shawarma
La Michoacana (#2)
Lala’s Waffles and Crepes
Justin Eat and Drink
Pollo Dokys
Umami Seoul

Coming Soon in 2018
Restaurants: Pizza Peel and Beyond Balisage

Auto Sector: Relocated and expanded Volvo Dealership (taking over the former Flooring Innovations site)
Construction and relocation of Lexus Dealership (next to Volkswagen)
Mazda Dealership expansion

North Cathedral City: 98-room Best Western Plus Hotel
McDonald’s
ARCO AM/PM
Starbucks
Taco Bell

Cannabis: Sunniva ($54 million cultivation facility)
EcoPlex Park

For help on starting a business or keeping up-to-date on the latest business news, go to www.CCEDD.org.

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No-Cost Business Workshops for Entrepreneurs to be Offered in English & Spanish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Laura James
760-340-1575, laura@cvep.com

Cathedral City, CA (January 29, 2018) – The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) in conjunction with the City of Cathedral City and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) present a series of monthly workshops geared towards helping entrepreneurs open and run their businesses profitably.  The “Small Business Success Series” will feature a new topic each month, beginning February 8 and continuing through November 2018 at Palm Springs Motors, 69200 Hwy 111, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Each workshop will be presented in English (from 6:00-6:50pm) and Spanish (from 7:00-7:50pm).

Entrepreneurs throughout the Coachella Valley have increasingly requested access to resources to help start and grow their businesses. Cathedral City, already home to a vibrant array of small businesses, is primed for additional small business growth with plans in place to expand downtown offerings and add to its overall economic base. With an eye towards supporting current and future home-grown businesses, the City has enlisted existing business support agencies – CVEP and SBA – to deliver high-quality business education and information to its aspiring business owners, and to do so in both of the region’s predominant languages.

“When local businesses open their doors, we want them to have access to all the tools and information they need to ensure that they become profitable and successful. We also want to make sure that we are serving our many local Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, who have been traditionally underserved by similar education programs. The “Small Business Success Series” is designed to enhance the business acumen of our local entrepreneurial community and to help them build their businesses in such a way that they’ll be successful for the long-term,” says Stone James, director of economic development for Cathedral City.

Topics will include business startup basics, understanding credit, business financing, digital and social media marketing, customer service, preparing for the holidays, and more. Most workshops will be held on the second Thursday of each month with the exception of August (Saturday, August 11) and November (the third Thursday, November 15).  There is no fee to attend.

For more information, please contact Laura James at 760-340-1575 or laura@cvep.com.

To register for the February 8 session in English, please visit this link.

To register for the February 8 session in Spanish, please visit this link.

About Coachella Valley Economic Partnership

CVEP is a nonprofit organization that serves as the regional economic development agency for the Coachella Valley. CVEP manages the Palm Springs iHub and Accelerator Campus, operates a business retention and expansion group, and is the point of contact for business attraction. Visit www.cvep.com, email info@cvep.com, or call 760-340-1575.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access to Capital, Entrepreneurial Development, Government Contracting, and Advocacy. Visit www.sba.gov  for more info.

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CV Small Business Awards Emceed by Mark Carnevale and Held at DoubleTree Golf Resort in Cathedral City

CV Small Business Awards Emceed by Mark Carnevale and Held at DoubleTree Golf Resort in Cathedral City

The Coachella Valley Small Business Awards Program, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center, and the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, was held on Thursday, December 14, 2017, in Cathedral City at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Coachella Councilmember Steve Brown, representing Assembly member Eduardo Garcia, addressed the audience as Cathedral City Councilman Mark Carnevale, event emcee, and Riverside County Supervisor Manny Perez joined the 5 award recipients on stage. The event honored small businesses in the Coachella Valley and celebrated the following outstanding honorees:

NEW BUSINESS AWARD – John Diskin, Owner, Grand Central Palm Springs
WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS AWARD – Nima Pauline, Owner, Eco Culture Manufacturing
VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS AWARD – Antonio Ameen, President, Power4ward LLC
WORKFORCE BUSINESS AWARD – Emily Downing, Office Manager, Desert Medical Health & Wellness
SPECIAL PARTNER AWARD – J. Adalberto Quijada, District Director, Santa Ana District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

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