Grateful and Inspired!
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~Arthur Ashe
I am very grateful that I can make a living as the new Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director, but what I’ve observed in my new position is so inspiring! I have lived in Southern California all my life and in the Crescenta Valley for most of it. I’ve enjoyed my work as an office manager for Tim Mitchell’s Plumbing Service and, most recently, for the Crescenta Valley Weekly.
At my new position with the chamber of commerce, I’ve noticed every day what a giving and nurturing community Crescenta Valley is. I’ve observed community members spending countless hours making our world a better place. Chamber directors and members, community volunteers, law enforcement, parents, students and retirees all devote their valuable time nurturing our little town and its residents – with no financial reward. Just this last Saturday, and once a month, ordinary people gave up a part of their weekend just to clean up the off-ramp at La Crescenta Avenue. This is an example of just one of many tasks performed that make our town a little nicer! Anyone over the age of 18 can participate and help is always needed. For more information, please contact the CV Chamber of Commerce office.
The honorary mayor for the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a fun mixer on Wednesday, July 9. The meet-and-greet at Chris Aristo State Farm Insurance was an enjoyable networking event with delicious 4th of July barbecue food and sno cones. Chris Aristo has been a State Farm insurance agent for the past three years and provides all types of insurance. Chris enjoys helping his customers personalize their plans to fit their unique needs. He also really values the importance of community and serves on the advisory board at the Desi Geestman Foundation and is also on the board for the Glendale Clean & Beautiful committee. Chris is married to his beautiful wife Vanessa and has an adorable 15-month-old son Liam. Thank you, Chris and Vanessa, for an enjoyable evening!
A lunch you don’t want to miss! The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business luncheon featuring guest speaker Phil Coombes, an avid photographer, entertainer, real estate broker and RC pilot for the past 30 years. His aerial photography clients include The Hollywood Bowl, Santa Anita Racetrack, The Rose Bowl and more. The topic will be informative especially since drones can be used for a multitude of applications these days such as community events, search & rescue operations, security for businesses, Rosemont Preserve oversight, disaster prevention, flood channels, etc. It is sure to be a fascinating and interesting speech to enjoy with a delicious lunch provided by Zeke’s Smokehouse Restaurant in Montrose. Seating is limited so please RSVP. The lunch is being held Thursday, July 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at GCC Professional Development Center located at 2340 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, please contact the CV Chamber of Commerce office.
CV Chamber of Commerce
3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D
La Crescenta, CA 91214
F: (818) 248-9625