Grand opening events planned at new Eastvale and Ontario Les Schwab locations

ONTARIO — With more than 480 locations and  more than 7,000 employees throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado, Les Schwab Tire Center is expanding again in the Inland Empire with two, three-day grand openings events planned in Ontario and Eastvale. The celebrations begin tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 18, and continue until Sunday, Oct. 20.

The grand opening events at the two new stores, located in Ontario at 1044 N. Milliken Ave., and in Eastvale at 13370 Limonite Ave., will feature family friendly fun including face-painting and a bounce house for children; food and desserts; a spinning wheel with chances to win gift cards, movie tickets, free Les Schwab services; and other fun swag.

The events will also feature ribbon cutting ceremonies, live broadcasts by KFROG, KGGI, and KHTI, and include appearances from local high school sports teams and other fun, over the three-day grand opening celebrations.

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With a heavy emphasis on community involvement, Les Schwab supports activities and athletics for kids, as well as area cultural events and nonprofits working to help and support underprivileged groups.

“We’re excited to host these events because they support local organizations that teach lessons about responsibility, hard work, and serving the community – values the company believes in,” Southeastern California-area manager Chris Baker, who has worked for Les Schwab for more than 20 years, recently explained.

“Our founder, Les Schwab, believed in supporting the communities where his employees live and work. For this reason, we work to be a part of the community, not just in the community,” said Baker. “You can rest assured that we are committed to providing only the best service to all of our customers at our new locations, taking care of them as we would our own neighbors and building lifelong relationships.”

Ontario Grand Opening

  • The Greater Ontario Business Council will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.
  • Thursday through Saturday, visitors will have the opportunity to spin the prize wheel to win gift cards, movie tickets, and free Les Schwab services.
  • Les Schwab will offer their free pre-trip safety check during the grand opening celebrations. In addition, their Fall Tire Sale runs through the end of October.
  • There will be appearances on Thursday from the Colony High School Drumline at 4 p.m., directly after the ribbon-cutting, and the Ontario High School band on Friday at 5:15 p.m
  • On Friday, radio station KGGI will be broadcasting on site from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, radio station KHTI will be broadcasting on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Food trucks will be on site all three days with My Delight Cupcakery on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sprinkles Gourmet Cupcakes on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, the Slammin’ Sliders will be on site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Les Schwab will host a bounce house for kids and families to enjoy all three days, as well as a face painter on Saturday.

Eastvale Grand Opening

  • The Eastvale Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
  • Thursday through Saturday, visitors will have the opportunity to win movie tickets and local restaurant gift cards, as well as fun swag and free Les Schwab services.
  • Les Schwab will offer their free pre-trip safety check during the grand opening celebrations. In addition, their Fall Tire Sale runs through the end of October.
  • There will be appearances from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School boys volleyball team at 4 p.m. on Thursday, the Eleanor Roosevelt High School boys and girls water polo teams at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • On Friday, radio station KFRG will be broadcasting on site from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and KGGI will be broadcasting on site on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Food trucks will be on site all three days with Lil’ Miss Short Cakes food truck on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., My Delight Cupcakery on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday the Classic Taco Truck will be on site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Les Schwab will host a bounce house for kids and families to enjoy all three days, as well as a face painter on Saturday.

Created in 1952, Oregon-based Les Schwab Tire Center is known for their tires, alignments, batteries, brakes, shocks, and wheels, and Consumer Reports magazine last March named the company one of the leading independent tire dealers in the United States and one of the highest rated tire retailers in the country.

The company has been recognized and received several awards for its business practices including a 2018 Oregon Ethics in Business award, a Milestone award from the Oregon Sustainability Board, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department honors, an Environmental Excellence award from the Association of Washington Business, an Integrity Counts award from the Northern Idaho Better Business Bureau, and The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces recognition every year from 2012 to 2017.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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