By Robin GOLDSWORTHY
On Thursday, Jan. 15, the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce installed its board of directors during its annual luncheon held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The board of directors is composed of President Aram Ordubegian, Vice President Calvin Chock, Treasurer Craig Fisher, Secretary Robin Goldsworthy, Past President Steve Pierce and Honorary Mayor Chris Aristo. Returning directors are Lt. Lola Abrahamian, Ken Biermann, Warren Boehm, Doug Dall, Leonard Ghazarian, Ella Hambarchian, Dr. Cynthia Livingston, Julia Rabago, Michael Riley and Dr. J. D. Speas. New directors are Dr. Emil Avanes, Michael Baldwin, Jeero Habeshian, Christy Scott and Dwight Sityar.
President Ordubegian is a partner at national law firm Arent Fox where he practices business litigation and bankruptcy law.
“I look forward to continuing the work the chamber has started in promoting and supporting local businesses during these difficult economic times,” he said. “We plan on accomplishing this by connecting businesses and introducing them to the wider community.”
After the board was sworn in, funds from the Mary Pinola & CV Chamber Education Fund were distributed. Fifteen local nonprofits received a portion of the $23,965 that was awarded. The organizations included Clark Magnet High School Robotics, Crescenta Cañada Rotary, CV Alliance, CVHS Instrumental Music Foundation, Dunsmore Elementary School, The Fire House, Glendale Healthy Kids, Lincoln Elementary School, Mountain Avenue Elementary School, Prom Plus, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center/GCC program for adults with special needs, Rosemont Middle School, St. James the Less Elementary School and Holy Redeemer Middle School and YMCA of the Foothills.
The next fundraiser for the Mary Pinola & CV Chamber Education Fund will be the Smart-A-Thon on Wednesday, March 25 at USC-VHH. To make a reservation, contact the CV Chamber of Commerce office at (818) 248-4957.
Photos by Craig FISHER and Mary O’KEEFE