S6E5 – February Episode

Discover the latest in innovation and community engagement in the February 2024 episode of Spirit of Innovation: Arts Across America. Join us as we explore Riverside County, California’s groundbreaking Entrepreneurial Resource Center, located in the City of Temecula, and uncover its unique offerings. Meet a remarkable pup making an impact in the City of Corona and learn about Heart Health Awareness Month with essential insights on Heart Disease. Honor Black History Month with us as community leaders share their perspectives in a special Community Roundtable. Don’t miss out on valuable good-to-know information to wrap up the episode!


Entrepreneur Resource Center in the City of Temecula

Discover the Entrepreneurial Resource Center (ERC) nestled conveniently on the second floor of the Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange . Serving as a pivotal hub for small business training and services, the ERC stands as a pioneering initiative in Riverside County. Positioned to ignite business expansion across the region, it offers easily accessible resources tailored to fuel entrepreneurial success.


Need to Know – February Heart Awareness Month

Wondering about the symptoms of heart disease? They’re not always felt as dramatically as you see in the movies; sometimes, they’re subtle. For a comprehensive understanding of heart-related issues, we recommend exploring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website Discover invaluable insights and guidance on heart health to stay informed and proactive.


Community Round Table – Black History Month

Meet our guests sitting at the Community Round Table this month: 

Candace Brewington, MBA Market Developer for Thrivent Thrivent helps clients understand their current situation holistically and create a financial plan guided by their priorities.

Pepi Jackson leads the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce as the CEO/President.

Sylvia Jackson leads the Covered California Initiative for Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce as a Navigator Grantee. She is passionate about enrolling new policyholders into Covered California.


Good to Know – Raider the Facility Dog

Meet Facility K9 Officer Raider II , affectionately known as “Raider” – a trailblazing addition to the City of Corona’s police department and the first facility dog to serve in Riverside County. Raider’s numerous roles include providing comfort to crime victims, offering support to children navigating court testimony, and actively engaging in various community events. 


Good to Know – Happenings and Information

Riverside County residents have greater access to emergency mental health services thanks to Riverside University Health System’s expanded mobile crisis response team .

Many are struggling to make ends meet these days and for families with baby diapers can be their biggest expense. 1025 The Vine Radio invites the community to help through their Annual Great Diaper Drive

Shen Yun means “the beauty of divine beings dancing” and each performance is a celebration of China’s rich cultural heritage. You can catch the show in Southern California during March and April.

If you love art, head over to Art Nights hosted by the City of Temecula on the first Friday of each month in Old Town. You’ll find a full variety of different types of art, along with live entertainment and refreshments.

Did you know that one in five adults in the United States has difficulty reading? The Redlands Adult Literacy Program is changing lives and Needs Volunteers . They provide training and support.

The Autism Society Inland Empire is holding its Autism Acceptance Walk on April 20, 2024, at the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris. Early bird registration ends on April 5, 2024. It’s a great opportunity to raise funds for this worthy cause.


As Digifest approaches on April 19, 20, and 21, excitement is building! Mark your calendars for the ticket sale starting on March 1. Don’t miss the final call for entries on March 10th!

What’s in store this year? Expect an impressive lineup of speakers, engaging workshops, and top-notch entries competing for recognition. Who will win a Digi this year? Be sure to participate in the People’s Choice voting and join us for the Award Celebration, all hosted at JDS Studio.

For more information and updates, visit Digifest.com . Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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