The Ontario Mayor and City Council are proud to present
2014 Ontario State of the City
MARCH 19, 2014 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration and Pre-Event Networking


6:00 PM

State of the City Program – Ontario Mayor and City Council with Featured Speakers


7:00 PM

Networking Forum



Ontario Convention Center

2000 Convention Center Way

Ontario, CA 91764



The Ontario Mayor and City Council would like to thank our three distinguished speakers:
Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovator in the fields of Internet, e-commerce, and entertainment. Having launched his first software company while still a student at Yale University, Hoffman has founded and grown a series of successful startup companies in his career, guiding his companies to both acquisitions and public offerings.  Jeff is perhaps best known as a founder and CEO in the family of companies, where he led the development and launch of Priceline’s consumer company (Priceline YardSale). Hoffman writes a regular column on innovation and entrepreneurship for Inc. Magazine, and works with the White House, the Executive Office of the President, the US State Department, and the US Department of Commerce to support business and economic growth initiatives all over the world.  Jeff is currently a founder and partner in ColorJar, LLC, the Idea Accelerator company that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners launch and grow new business ventures.  Today Jeff serves on the international advisory boards of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation, the APEC Startup Initiative (21 member nations), JumpStart, the US State Department’s GIST program (Global Innovation through Science and Technology), building entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging nations on every continent.

Contact Jeff Hoffman at

Garry Golden

Garry Golden is a professionally trained Futurist who speaks and consults on issues shaping business and society in the 21st century.  Mr. Golden’s core focus addresses the role that current technologies will play in the future infrastructures of Transportation Systems and Energy as well as their effects on Consumer and Business Trends. He has consulted on projects, led workshops and delivered keynote addresses across a wide range of industries and transportation clients. Garry is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Houston where he teaches an online course on the Future of Energy & Environment.  He received his Masters degree from the University of Houston Futures Studies program (M.S.) and is a past member on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Ann and their two sons, Noah and Lucas.

Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Erik’s on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance. After a eight-year career as a partner in a corporate firm, he became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and corresponding profits he saw in business. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking, while simultaneously pursuing his own individual passions. He rediscovered his love for art, and now plays in the business world by working through his art. He’s the Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of… well, having a Job.

He is Erik Wahl: graffiti artist, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Sponsored by:
Ontario Auto Center Brookfield Residential
Niagara Water
Sares-Regis Group SILVER SPONSOR
Albert A. Webb Associates Best Best & Krieger Citizens Business Bank Arena
National Core
Lewis Group of Companies
Majestic Realty Co. Mijac Alarm Ontario Mills
Ortiz Enterprises Inc. Parsons Related
Southern California Edison Stratham Homes
TE Roberts Incorporated Turner Construction Company Walmart Stores
Waste Management
concept3D SEO Services Harris & Associates
KSPA AM 1510 Distractive Media FastSigns - Ontario, California Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
l Council Members:
l Mayor Paul S. Leon Mayor pro Tem Alan D. Wapner Jim W. Bowman Debra Dorst-Porada Paul Vincent Avila , ,