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Glendale City Council Candidates Forum and Celebrating a 45-Year-Old Business

Melinda Clarke
Melinda Clarke
Executive Director
Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce
3516 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 249-7171

On Monday, May 5, the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is holding a Glendale City Council candidates forum so you can make an informed decision at the polls on June 3 when you cast your vote during the June primary election. You should have already received your official voter information guide from the state. The forum, hosted by Glendale News Press Editor Dan Evans, is at 7 p.m. at the Sparr Heights Community Center. We are will have all five city council candidates up here to ask them the questions we need answers to. You will be voting in this special election to fill one seat on the Glendale city dias. Only those living in the City of Glendale will be able to vote for Glendale City Council and your ballot choices will reflect that.

For more information about all the candidates, log onto Glendalevotes.org. Do you have a question for the Glendale City Council candidates? Please email mvcc@montrosechamber.org, log onto www.montrosechamber.org or call (818) 249-7171 with your questions. You will also be able to submit written questions at the event.

Our May business mixer will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at J’s Maintenance, 3550 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. J’s is a local commercial and residential cleaning service that has been around since 1969. At its heart, J’s Maintenance is a family-owned and operated business that is celebrating 45 years serving our community. Some of the companies that J’s provides janitorial services for include the Home Depot, Warner Bros., the City of Glendale, and various car dealerships. J’s Maid Service was created when the number of requests to provide housecleaning services increased.

What are the benefits of using J’s Maid Service? They clean green, furnish all supplies and equipment, use a full line of Green Seal Certified cleaning chemicals specially tested and chosen for house cleaning. Their equipment is cleaned after each home and they “team clean” your home for consistency and efficiency allowing the maids to double check each other’s work. According to J’s Maintenance Chief Financial Officer Chris Waldheim, “We do everything in our business as if it were for our own families. We encourage our staff to find opportunities to be engaged locally and our management has a four-decade tradition of volunteerism.”

J’s Maintenance is actively involved in our community because they believe that an enriched community benefits everyone. J’s also partners with their clients in their social endeavors to help further their philanthropic goals. In 2010, J’s partnered with the Home Depot Foundation in a complete home remodel located in an at-need community for an under-served family. But J’s doesn’t stop there. J’s also supports many local charities in the Crescenta Valley. Chris Waldheim has helped the chamber with its annual Oktoberfest celebration for the past 15 years. The chamber recently christened its Oktoberfest Volunteer of the Year Award the Chris Waldheim Oktoberfest Volunteer of the Year Award.

J’s is a company that works tirelessly to reduce their environmental footprint. They have the largest 12kw solar power system in CV, use Solartubes for lighting in their office, have energy efficient air-conditioning units and travel in four-cylinder vehicles around town.

“We are doing everything we can to build an environmentally sustainable business. At times, GWP will credit us for generating excess power that is distributed into the grid and used by all of our neighbors. It’s a good feeling,” said Chris.

Why choose J’s? J’s has employees, not subcontractors; they provide experienced supervisors on site, handle all the details, are industry specialists and provide specialized training. They have the experience of 45 years, they clean green, provide accurate on time reporting, use advanced technology and their customers are their best advertising.