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The City of Lake Forest is committed to business development. Through a variety of resources, and the absence of a business license requirement, starting a business in the City is an easy process. Its unique Business Development and Attraction Program provides personal outreach to the business community, targeting expansion and business needs, and providing businesses with resources and information that may facilitate their economic prosperity.

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almost 2 years
Get hungry Lake Forest!
Celebrate Shop and Dine Lake Forest Month at the Taste of Lake Forest, presented by Cox Communications! Sample a variety of cuisine from participating Lake Forest Restaurants for just $1 per Taste! Vo te for your favorite restaurant! Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, along with the Best New Entry category. Be sure to get there early as tasting and voting ends at 2:45 p.m. This year's event will also feature a beer and wine garden (tickets sold separately) and motorcycle demonstrations (for riders with a valid motorcycle driving license), presented by Kawasaki USA!

Join us for a day of food, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and raffle prizes! Raffle prizes will include $100 Visa gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and more (maximum 2 raffle prizes per person)! Bring in your Shop & Dine Lake Forest Month Coupon Booklet and receive a raffle ticket for every stamp in your booklet to increase your chances of winning!

Come for the food, stay for the prizes! #TasteofLakeForest


Disclaimer: No Refunds. All sales are final. Beer and Wine Garden tickets sold separately.
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almost 2 years
Get hungry Lake Forest!
Celebrate Shop and Dine Lake Forest Month at the Taste of Lake Forest, presented by Cox Communications! Sample a variety of cuisine from participating Lake Forest Restaurants for just $1 per Taste! Vo te for your favorite restaurant! Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, along with the Best New Entry category. Be sure to get there early as tasting and voting end at 2:45 p.m. This year's event will also feature a beer and wine garden (tickets sold separately) and motorcycle demonstrations (for riders with a valid motorcycle driving license), presented by Kawasaki USA!

Join us for a day of food, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and raffle prizes! Raffle prizes will include $100 Visa gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and more (maximum 2 raffle prizes per person)! Bring in your Shop & Dine Lake Forest Month Coupon Booklet and receive a raffle ticket for every stamp in your booklet to increase your chances of winning!
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over 2 years
Budget Workshop
The City's annual budget is one of the most important documents the City produces. It outlines the City's spending plan and priorities for the coming fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Ea ch year, the City's budget is developed with the City Council, city staff, and the community. On May 8, join us at the Budget Workshop to discuss and provide meaningful input on budget goals and community priorities for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget. After the workshop, the City prepares the final budget for Council adoption in June. ... Read more
over 2 years
Lake Forest New Business Reception
The City of Lake Forest and Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce are co­sponsoring the Lake Forest New Business Reception on Wednesday, January 17, at 6 p.m. at Lake Forest City Hall. The reception is desi gned to provide new businesses with an overview of the City's Business Development and Attraction Program and the various business tools that can enhance their operations in Lake Forest.

The reception will be held in an open­ house format to facilitate networking between resource agencies and new businesses. Information booths will include Business Watch, Planning and Building, Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County Business Service Center, SCORE Orange County, Small Business Development Center, and more.

Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Please email economicdevelopment@lakeforestca.gov to RSVP for the event.
If you have any questions, please call (949) 461-3567.
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over 2 years
Small Business Saturday 2017
When small businesses succeed, we all do. So each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers, business owners, and organizations come together to Shop Small and share the places they love with the people they love. Join the movement this Nov 25 by shopping small and sharing your favorite places, and be sure to keep an eye out for local events happening in your community!

To find a list of participating Lake Forest businesses click here: http://amex.co/2zKrBNk
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over 2 years
Robot Demonstrations by FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation Technology Division's Open House is live! On November 15th and 16th at the West Regional Facility in Lake Forest, Fanuc Robotics North America will feature robot demonstratio ns, technology provider displays, and technical presentations throughout each day. Learn about the new R-30iB Plus controller, ZDT (Zero Down Time), iRVision enhancements, and much more!

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almost 3 years
Taste of Lake Forest
Location of Event: Foothill Ranch Towne Center
26612 Towne Center Dr, Foothill Ranch, 92610

This year's Shop & Dine Lake Forest Week will feature the 6th annual Taste of Lake Forest! Sample delici ous food from over 20 participating vendors for only $10 and vote for both your favorite restaurant and best new entry. Enjoy live entertainment and participate in fun raffles for great prizes. Remember that voting ends at 3:00 p.m. Don't forget to bring your stamped coupon booklet to the event and receive a raffle ticket for each stamp you received during Shop & Dine Lake Forest Week. Every stamp you receive increases your odds to win one of this year's fantastic prizes. ... Read more
almost 3 years
Shop and Dine Lake Forest Week Kick-Off
Location of Event: Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center
28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest, 92630

Shop & Dine Lake Forest Week kicks-off on Sunday, September 17 at the Lake Forest Sports Par k. This event will feature live entertainment, exciting games, awesome raffle prizes, and fun for all ages! Bring a receipt from a Lake Forest business dated September 17 and receive a raffle ticket (maximum of 20 receipts per person) for a chance to win one of many awesome prizes! Raffle prizes include restaurant gift cards, $100 Visa gift cards, and more! Join us for food, live-entertainment, games, raffle prizes, and family-fun activities! ... Read more
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Hours Of Operation
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday
Closed
Closed every other Friday.
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