I took my family on a hike today and as we were traversing the mountains my kids would gather and examine the many rocks on our trail. Rocks of many sizes were everywhere and, if we let them, the kids would have wanted to take them all home to join the many in our yard. When I stopped, getting a perspective of the Crescenta Valley and of the New Year, I couldn’t help but think of the many businesses that are the “rocks” of our community. Many that have been here for decades are permanent “boulders,” adding structure and foundation, while many are smaller, bringing creativity, fresh offerings and revitalized sophistication. Last week I challenged you to “cruise” through our town and, as we start a new year, I hope you will truly take the time to examine some of our “rocks.”
Recently, I discovered a “rock.” Boulevard 34 in Montrose will be hosting our first business mixer of the year. Anna Yagodzinski is no stranger to our town having attended local schools. Recently she opened the most delightful and unique gift shop nestled at 3427 Ocean View Blvd. Anna worked in retail for many years, and was inspired to have a place of her own. Not only does she have an impressive selection of hand-poured candles, jewelry, greeting cards, books and art, but all of her products are either made by local artists, are eco-friendly, or are proudly made in the USA. She is planning a fun New Year’s themed mixer and will have delicious food from her neighbor Berolina Bakery. Come meet Anna, discover Boulevard 34, and mix with your fellow businesses. It will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There is still time to make your reservation for our 89th annual installation of officers and directors on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at Oakmont Country Club. During the luncheon, we will have a chance to congratulate this year’s grant recipients of the Mary Pinola/Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Education Fund. The Fund has provided grants to help enrich education opportunities to community organizations in the Crescenta Valley. Please join us at our luncheon, which will also include a fabulous silent auction! The registration form is available on our website: crescentavalleychamber.org or you are always welcome to call us at (818) 248-4957 for more information on this or any of our events.
Please mark your calendars:
Jan. 8 – Business mixer at Boulevard 34;
Jan. 9 – Installation luncheon at Oakmont Country Club.
Until next week, Happy New Year, “Rock” Crescenta!
Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce
(818) 248-4957 • firstname.lastname@example.org