Business Spotlight: Brulae
Stop by Montclair's newest dessert shop!

Located at 9507 Central Avenue, Brulae specializes in EVERYTHING crème brûlée!

Brulae is the first crème brûlée specialty shop featuring various flavored crème brûlée's and crème brûlée items, including:

  • Crème Brûlée Brownie
  • Nutella Crème Brûlée
  • Banana Almond Nutella Crème Brûlée
  • Milk Tea with Crème Brûlée
  • Thai Tea with Crème Brûlée
  • Ube Milk Tea with Creme Brûlée

And many more!

Please note that Brulae is currently soft-opened. Order ahead of time to allow Brulae to torch your Brulaes for the sugar layer to be as fresh as possible for your cracking pleasure! 🍮💢🥄
Calling all Montclair Businesses!
Looking for ways to promote your business? Montclair's Economic Development Team wants to hear from you!

Be featured in an upcoming edition of our Montclair Economic Development E-Newsletter and on our social media platforms. It is your opportunity to share more about your business story, achievements, and new products and services.

To get on our business spotlight interest list, contact us at:
Monte Vista Water District
New Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional (CII) and Homeowners' Association (HOA) Watering Restrictions
As California faces its third driest year on record, it is crucial to act now and conserve our water. Effective June 10, 2022, commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) and homeowners’ association (HOA) customers must stop watering non-functional turf in California pursuant to emergency regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) under Water Code section 1058.5. The emergency regulations remain in effect for up to one year unless rescinded earlier or extended by the State Water Board. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to $500 from the State Water Board.

The State Water Board has defined non-functional turf as “a ground cover surface of mowed grass that is ornamental and not otherwise used for human recreation purposes.” Turf areas that are exempt from this regulation:

  • The turf is used for human recreation, civic purposes, sports, or play.
  • The turf is irrigated with recycled water.
  • The turf is irrigated with non-potable water (water that is not permitted for use as a drinking water supply).
  • The turf is on the same valve as at least one tree or perennial non-turf plantings.
  • The turf is at a residential location, not a commercial, industrial, or institutional location.

The exception to this is common areas in HOA sites. Unless the above exemptions apply, HOA common areas are included in this turf irrigation ban.

For more information about the CII non-functional turf irrigation ban, please refer to the State Water Board’s Water Conservation Emergency Regulations webpage.

Monte Vista Water District (MVWD) has resources and programs for those properties considering converting their high water-use grass into a beautiful low water-use landscape. MVWD is also working on developing additional programs and resources to help business, commercial, and HOA customers. 

For updates and more information, please visit or contact Monte Vista Water District at (909) 267-2130 or
Montclair Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast: July 14, 2022
Network with local entrepreneurs, business professionals, and community stakeholders from various industries representing the Montclair community.

  • Showcase your business
  • Meet new prospects
  • Build relationships
  • Connect with the community & City representatives

To receive information about the next Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, contact the Montclair Chamber of Commerce at (909) 985-5104 or through email at

Don Fuegos Chicken at Montclair Place - NOW OPEN
We are pleased to announce the opening of Don Fuegos Chicken! 🐓 

Located at the Moreno Street Market inside Montclair Place, 5060 Montclair Plaza Lane, Don Fuegos Chicken is a fast-casual restaurant that features "craveable" HOT Nashville-style chicken sliders, tenders, fries, and more!

Don Fuegos Menu includes chicken sliders, chicken tenders, and fries, all ready to be made at your desired heat level:
  • Dash of Heat 🔥
  • Mild 🔥🔥
  • Hot 🔥🔥🔥
  • FUEGO 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

For more information about Don Fuegos Chicken, visit
ABC Licensees Renewal Fee Waivers Reminders
ABC Reminds Licensees with on-sale privileges to check if they are eligible for Renewal Fee Waivers.
Use the 3-step Verify Eligibility tool to verify eligibility for the renewal fee waiver and to submit your fee waiver.
  1. Search by license number after receiving your renewal notice in the mail.
  2. Verify license type fee waiver eligibility and identify your remaining balance due, if any.
  3. Submit your renewal fee waiver either online if you have no balance due, or by mail with your payment.
The latest figures from September show that Renewal Fee Waivers have been approved for 26,711 ABC licensees and that amounts to over $25 million saved in California’s alcoholic beverage industry.
California's Mandatory Alcohol Server Training Law Goes
into Effect July 1, 2022
The deadline for alcohol servers and their managers at over 56,000 businesses to meet mandatory training under a new California law is here. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2022, and by August 31, 2022, every alcohol server and their managers must be trained under Assembly Bill 1221 and Assembly Bill 82. AB 1221 defines an alcohol server as anyone that is employed at an ABC on-premises licensed establishment who is responsible for checking identifications, taking customer orders, and pouring or delivering alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol servers and their managers must have a valid Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) certification from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). Servers and their managers must pass an online ABC administered RBS exam by August 31 to be certified.  

RBS Training and Certification is a Three-Step process:
  1. Register with ABC as a Server on the RBS Portal
  2. Take RBS training from an approved RBS Training Provider
  3. Return to the RBS Portal to take ABC’s alcohol server certification exam.

The portal allows servers and managers to complete these steps. They can register as a server, search for training providers, and complete the exam all in one place.
California's Mandatory Retirement Savings Plan Law Goes
into Effect July 1, 2022 - CalSavers
By June 30, 2022, employers with five or more California-based employees must have a retirement plan for workers – either through a private-market option, like a 401(k) or Simple IRA retirement plan, or through the state-run CalSavers program. Your employee count is calculated by averaging the number of employees you report to the Employment Development Department on your filings from the previous calendar year.
Employers can register through the CalSavers website, or if they are offering a qualified private-market alternative like a 401(k), file an exemption on the same site. After registering, the employer must add employees within 30 days of completing the registration.

Additional information in multiple languages, including frequently asked questions, webinars, and step-by-step instructions, are available at:

The California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program. New entrepreneurs and small business owners have the opportunity to receive training, consulting, and a microgrant of up to $10,000. 

The SBC Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant is designed to assist businesses that have experienced economic barriers due to the effects of the global pandemic. $2,500 will be disbursed to qualified businesses after applying.

California Business Comeback Guide is a comprehensive guide to incentive programs, grants, and funding resources for businesses operating in California.

Debt relief for existing SBA loan borrowers whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19.
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This program teaches you what it takes to start your own food business. You'll be guided through the necessary steps to plan, build, and launch your food business and products in the marketplace. This fast-paced course will help you develop your business idea to start your business in the food industry.
You will also have the opportunity to be aligned with one of our food consultants and schedule consultation sessions to discuss moving forward towards the launch of your business.
📅 01 July - August 05

⏰ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

Join California State University Fullerton (CSUF) for an informative session where a lease expert will discuss in detail the leasing process, including how to use a broker and site selection. A lease expert will further discuss the timeline and expectations when negotiating a lease, funding evaluation, and the build-out of a space. During this webinar, CSUF will also dive into the types of leases and how to tackle letters of intent. 
📅 06 July

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

💻 Register

In today’s marketplace, technology impacts almost every aspect of your business. From inventory to your POS, your website to marketing to drive traffic to that site or your store.

Join SBDC for this intensive session where they will delve into leveraging technology to optimize your business and its processes and unify your brand and messaging to create relationships with your customers that drive lifetime value.

  • Branding and Messaging
  • Omni-Channel Marketing
  • Unifying POS and eCommerce
  • Service, Inventory, Fulfillment
  • Creating a Hybrid Customer Journey
📅 07 July

⏰ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

💻 Register

Whether a small business owner or an entrepreneur working from home, a website is critically important in today’s digital ecosystem. A website lets you tell the world about your business, sell your products and services, interact with your customers, and much more. So, you know the basics. We’ve chosen a platform and done some basic building. What’s next?

In this webinar series, learn how to build your website to generate leads and convert sales, read and understand your analytics reports, which third-party platforms might be helpful in your business, technical and content SEO, keyword research, and more.
📅 12 July

⏰ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

💻 Register

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product.

The session will cover:
  • What is the USPTO?
  • An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP.
  • How to get started in protecting your intellectual property.
  • You will receive the link for this webinar the day before.
📅 12 July

⏰ 3:00 PM -4:00 PM

💻 Register

Growth in your business is all about attracting new customers or expanding what your existing customers are buying from you. Join SBDC for an intensive session where they will dive into what it will take to propel your marketing strategies to support your growth plan. In this session, SBDC will help you hone your efforts on bettering the outcomes of your current marketing efforts, defining the target areas you are trying to reach, and developing a strategy to grow your customer base.

  • What is your marketing strategy?
  • How do you develop an effective marketing strategy?
  • Breakdown of your customers – Who are they?
  • Marketing channels – Where are you marketing? Where should you be marketing?
  • How do you measure the success of your marketing investment?
📅 13 July

⏰ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

💻 Register

Supply chain, digital disruption, evolving customer expectations, retaining employees, modern marketing, and inflation are just a few of the many challenges that retail owners face today.

In celebration of National Independent retail month, SCORE has dedicated a full hour to answer any question you might have about running a retail business.

Join SCORE for a live Q&A led by retail expert Ritchie Sayner, who will address your important questions using his decades of industry knowledge.
📅 14 July

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

Join SBDC to learn about funding options, where to start, and how to qualify. Learn from a former underwriter the language of finance (cash flow, collateral, credit). Additionally, SBDC will discuss current relief funding options related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
📅 20 July

⏰ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

📍 Carnegie
Cultural Center
123 D Street
Upland, CA 91786

💻 Register

Are you a contractor interested in learning about the bid opportunities available by your local government agencies? 

Join SBDC to learn how to do business with the County of San Bernardino:  
  • Purchasing and Contract Services
  • Current Purchasing and Contract Opportunities
  • Subcontractor Requirements and Policies
  • Minority Project Requirements and Policies
📅 20 July

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

Cyber threats and scams have increased rapidly in the past 12 months; Trend Micro and Scam Adviser experts team up to provide important updates about today's digital technology landscape and how to keep your business protected.

Join this webinar to hear Mitchel Chang, Jon Clay, and Jorij Abraham as they discuss:
  • Digital transformation and its impact on cyber defenses, such as a zero-trust strategy.
  • Threat updates and an introduction to the cyber "risk" index.
  • How criminals are leveraging various technological advancements and social engineering to commit fraud and scams.
📅 21 July

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

💻 Register

Join SBDC to learn about the funding options, where to start, and how to qualify. Learn from a former underwriter the language of finance (cash flow, collateral, credit). Additionally, we will discuss current relief funding options related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
📅 26 July

⏰ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

📍 Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
10470 Foothill Blvd,
Suite 200, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

💻 Register

Join SCORE, small business expert, and entrepreneur Ramon Ray for part 3 of a 4-part marketing series. Ramon will take you through the ultimate marketing essentials you will need for your business to be a success.

Workshop 3: Content, Publicity, and Personal Branding
Ramon will show you how to integrate content marketing, publicity, and personal branding to grow your business. You'll see how you can leverage these three pillars in your marketing tool book.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Use content to build trust with your audience.
  • Enhance the credibility of your brand using publicity.
  • Start and create a personal brand.
  • Identify why a community of fans is often more important than a sale.
📅 02 August

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

💻 Register

Have you been considering starting or expanding your business on Amazon? Have you been looking for an opportunity to learn about what it takes to succeed on Amazon? 

Join SBDC for an enticing one-hour presentation where we will discuss:
  • Why Amazon?
  • What do you need to get started?
  • How to choose the right selling plan?
  • What strategies should you use to succeed?
  • How to run product research?
  • How to decide on pricing?
  • How to complete listings?
  • Why are analytics important?
📅 03 August

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Are you interested in starting your own Cottage Food Operation (CFO) or Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MHKO) and unsure where to begin? 

As part of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC EATS Program, we will be hosting a FREE startup series to teach you how! In just six weeks, you will gain the information and skills to start your very own food business. 
📅 03 August

⏰ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Learn how to utilize paid advertising on digital and social platforms such as Tik Tok, Nextdoor, Google, Instagram, and Yelp. Over five weeks, you will learn from digital marketing experts how to launch ads, analyze and track analytics and adjust through lead generation statistics to maximize your marketing dollars.
📅 03 August

⏰ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Cash is king; the question is: "Cash for growth or growth for cash?" 

To grow, you need to maintain adequate cash flow. In this session, you will learn how to understand your numbers and build financial projections to support your growth plan. Learn how to project your growth, model it accurately, and stress test it to ensure capital will work effectively with your growth plan.
📅 04 August

⏰ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Everyone in business, regardless of its size, must keep financial records. Being diligent in doing so is very important to the health and longevity of your business.

During this session, SBDC will discuss how good financial records will help you do the following:
  • Manage your business
  • Prepare your financial statements
  • Identify sources of strengths and weaknesses
  • Help in dealing with your bank or creditors
  • Help in getting a loan
  • Prepare your tax returns
  • Support items reported on your tax returns

Join SBDC and learn how to get started or improve your current process!
📅 10 August

⏰ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

💻 Register
SBA Online Learning Center

U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners.

Whether you're looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA's digital learning platform has everything you need to educate yourself on entrepreneurial best practices and available financing options.

SBA Learning Platform Courses:
  • Plan: Research, plan, and document your ideas.
  • Launch: Turn your business plan into a reality.
  • Manage: Master day-to-day operations to run your business.
  • Market: Understand your competition and strategies to win customers.
  • Grow: Expand by finding new funding, customers, and locations.

9303-9407 Central Avenue - Montclair Plaza East

Property Type: Retail
Gross Leasable Area: 28,003 SF
Parking Ratio: 5.32/1,000 SF

For more information, visit our Economic Development Publications page.

9635 Monte Vista Ave - Medical/Clinic Building

Property Type: Office
Land Area: .78 AC
Sale Price: $3,500,000

For more information, visit our Economic Development Publications page.
In cooperation with area brokers, Montclair's Economic Development Team can assist businesses interested in locating commercial, industrial, office, and vacant sites with online custom site searches within the City. Additionally, the City provides monthly reports, generated by CoStar Group, containing contact information for properties currently available for lease and purchase.

Customized property reports are available to businesses interested in relocating or expanding within the City.

Our team is ready to assist with your business needs.

(909) 625-9408 |