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Restaurant expert shares life of seafood and Starbucks on Monday, July 10

By in Press Enterprise on July 7, 2017

By Fielding Buck

Restaurant expert speaks in Corona

John Alderson will share insights from the restaurant business Monday, July 10, at the Corona Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee with an Entrepreneur.

Alderson started as busboy and worked his way to executive positions with The Chart House, Steak and Ale and Starbucks Coffee.

He now owns a children’s party business in Murrieta called Pump It Up.

The talk will start at 8 a.m. at the chamber, 904 E. Sixth St., Corona.

To register, call Kimberly Davidson at Corona’s Economic Development Department, 951-736-2297, or visit

Tesla chooses Australia for battery project

Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region.

Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-megawatt battery farm in South Australia state, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk promising to deliver the system within 100 days of signing the contract or it will be free. The billionaire entrepreneur originally made the 100-day pledge via Twitter in March, and he and South Australia’s government confirmed on Friday that the deadline was part of their official agreement.

“The system will be three times more powerful than any system on earth,” Musk told reporters in the state capital, Adelaide. “This is not like a minor foray into the frontier — this is like going three times further than anyone’s gone before.”

The Associated Press

Tech and consumer stocks jump

U.S. stocks climbed Friday after the government said hiring grew at a stronger pace in June. Technology and consumer-focused companies led the way as investors were glad to see a positive sign for the economy.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 15.43 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,425.18. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 94.30 points, or 0.4 […]    

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