Free State-Funded Training for Small Business Owners in Montrose
If you are the owner of a California company with between one and nine full-time employees, you qualify to receive free training in four business skills classes at the Professional Development Center of Glendale Community College in Montrose. Right here in our own backyard is a full service center that has been providing state-funded and fee-based training in Southern California since 1985. Did you know that?
This is a great opportunity to take advantage of free or reduced fee training classes to improve your business and educate yourself. The four classes that will begin on May 6 are Microsoft Access 2010, Quickbooks Pro 2013, Microsoft Office 2010 Level II (Word, Excel & Outlook) and marketing strategies. Normally each one of these classes would cost $1,440 per person, but are offered free to the small business owner. Class sizes are limited to only 20 seats and they fill up quickly. For more information, please contact the PDC at (818) 957-0024, firstname.lastname@example.org or pdcofgcc.com. The PDC was founded by Glendale Community College in cooperation with the State Chancellor Office and the California Employment Training Panel (ETP). Training is funded through ETP disbursement of a percentage of the unemployment tax paid by California employers. The PDC also specializes in creating customized training programs for companies large and small, can help you qualify for state funded training, will train your staff at your workplace or the PDC and offer intensive one day seminars on various topics. This is a great resource in the community. Take advantage of it.
Don’t forget to participate in our 17th Annual Golf Classic and Scholarship fundraiser at Verdugo Hills Golf Course is on May 23 from noon to 4 p.m. If you are not able to participate in the event itself, you can still become a sponsor. This event raises funds for scholarships that we give graduating seniors in the local area. What I consistently hear from parents is that any amount of money helps them make sure their kids have what they need for college. There are various sponsorship packages available. We welcome donations from businesses for our auction and raffle. It’s a great way to market your business and help a local cause. If you can participate, you will enjoy great food from our local restaurants in Montrose. Cucina Rustica, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Sake Sushi, Oceanview Bar and Grill and All in 7 Stop Pizza will provide the food and is included free with your entry! Refreshments are provided throughout the course as well! Registration is from 10:30 a.m. to noon, putting challenge is at 11 a.m., lunch is from 11 a.m. to noon, shotgun starts at noon. For more information about making a donation, please contact the chamber office at (818) 249-7171 or mail a donation of any amount to the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, 3516 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208.
“Montrose: Images Of America” is on sale now. A pictorial history book of Montrose by local historian Robert Newcombe is available for purchase. Buy your copy from the Montrose Chamber today!
Montrose Shopping Park caricature map is on sale now. Get this one of a kind map of the shopping district in Montrose. It is unique and a must have. Available at the Chamber office!
Taste of Montrose is on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Honolulu Avenue.
Art Walk on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue.
Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Golf Course.
Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27 at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam War Memorial, at the corner of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard in Montrose.
Centennial June business mixer on Wednesday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wine Cave, 2427 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.