Congratulations to the Winners of Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs!

By |2021-04-20T09:45:31-07:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , |

Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs - held on April 14 at the Mary Pickford Theater in Cathedral City - was an action-packed, shark-tank-style pitch contest. All in all, six innovators pitched their ideas to our panel of judges. Two winners were named: one in the product/service category and one in the technology category. Both Fast [...]

Fast Pitch Greater Palm Springs 2021

By |2021-04-13T13:18:30-07:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Innovation, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Riverside County Innovation Month is a chance to celebrate all types of innovators. On the official events calendar, you might find webinars, workshops, podcast premieres, socially-distant networking events, virtual tours, and more. But the real showcase of Innovation Month is the series of Regional Fast Pitch events and the Fast Pitch Finale. One of only [...]

Coachella Valley Home Prices on the Rise

By |2021-04-19T15:15:27-07:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Data Digest, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A couple of years ago I was honored to represent CVEP as a speaker at the quarterly Market Watch Seminar series sponsored by Palm Springs Life.  This seminar series presents a thorough examination of the residential real estate market. I would encourage readers to attend.  Even if you are not a realtor, you will learn [...]

Small Business Comeback: Get Your Business Online

By |2021-03-02T14:31:37-08:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A year ago. A presentation on digital marketing from Rich Henrich and Paul Gonzales of Rook SEO (now Rook Digital) was scheduled for the first week of March 2020. Stay-at-home orders hadn't yet been put in place. That event was the first of many that we had to cancel or postpone in 2020. At the [...]

CVEP Wins Prestigious IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Award

By |2020-10-27T13:21:54-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: , , , |

Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) won a Silver category award for its CVEP Investor Package, a project in the General Purpose Print Promotion category of the International Economic Development Council’s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the 2020 IEDC Annual Conference. “Creating an Investor Package [...]

Business Shutdowns Present Perils for Greater Palm Springs

By |2020-10-19T12:55:51-07:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Economically, the Coachella Valley has been reeling since the cancellation of several of the region’s biggest events in the spring of 2020. At the time, the fear was that the region’s small businesses would experience greatly reduced sales during the busy spring event season, thereby rolling into the slower summer months with less cushion to [...]

CVEP Adds Brand Therapy to Virtual Business Services Offerings

By |2020-07-15T10:18:03-07:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , |

As firm believers in a tech-led economic development strategy, and as managers of a network of business incubators across the Coachella Valley (the Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Indio iHubs), we serve innovators. Since mid-March, CVEP has made the shift to delivering virtual business services. We know that in order to serve innovators well, we [...]

Back to Basics for Controlling Coronavirus in Coachella Valley

By |2020-07-01T18:20:37-07:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

As economic developers, of course we want to see Coachella Valley businesses open. But in order for our economy to really function, we've got to prioritize the protection of public health. That's because businesses need customers, and customers need to 1) feel safe and 2) be healthy enough to participate in economic activity. Just this [...]

Help Our Recovery. Get Tested.

By |2020-06-25T15:57:12-07:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , |

An overwhelming number of the businesses we’ve talked to are eager to re-open. Despite some of the negative labels being hurled about, these people aren’t all denying science, nor are they all putting profit over health. These are entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and small business owners who have spent lifetimes building their businesses, brands, or skills. [...]

Insight: Entity Types and Partnerships for Small Business

By |2020-05-15T15:19:27-07:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , |

CVEP’s Small Business Forum continued virtually this month with a presentation on business entity types, common issues with partnerships, and employment law. The forum was conducted by David R. Roth and Vee B. Sotelo of Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP, a law firm with a primary presence in Palm Springs. Roth is an [...]

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