Can you smell that? It’s the scent of Schreiner’s world famous Oktoberfest bratwursts wafting its way along the streets of Montrose. Next week, the Montrose/Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will be holding its August mixer at Schreiner’s Fine Sausages in Montrose at 3417 Ocean View Blvd. (phone  244-4735) – but you already knew that address and phone number, didn’t you? Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, a staple of our community for over half a century, has some of the finest sausages and deli meats you will ever dream of finding in this county. Have you tried their turkey pastrami or their chipotle sausages? If you haven’t yet, well … what’s wrong with you? They also have a wide assortment of German and Austrian chocolates and candies, should you want a dessert to go with that black forest ham sandwich. Make sure to try the Ritter Sport chocolate bars available in a wide assortment of flavors. My favorite is the milk chocolate with cornflakes. By far better than any crunch bar you’ve ever had. Aside from all the fabulous food, we’ll also have great raffle prizes and opportunities for networking. Don’t miss out on this event. Call the MVCCC office at (818) 249-7171 for more details on our August mixer.
Speaking of Oktoberfest, wouldn’t you love to have your business name and logo seen by over 30,000 potential new customers? The Montrose Oktoberfest, the Foothills’ biggest community event of the year, is the perfect place to advertise your business to people from all across southern California. Every year, tens of thousands make their way to Montrose, providing a perfect opportunity to get your business seen. Don’t miss out on this great advertising opportunity. If you’re interested in advertising in the Oktoberfest as a sponsor, contact Ted at the MVCCC office for more details.
While we’re on the Oktoberfest theme, I suppose I ought to round out this column with some more Oktoberfest details. The Oktoberfest in Montrose is, as I mentioned earlier, the area’s biggest event. If you have yet to go, I don’t know what is stopping you. An entire day of great food, entertainment, and fun right on Honolulu Avenue – what a way to signal the end of the year! Of course, the Oktoberfest wouldn’t be possible without the help of our friends in the community. These people man our booths, sell tickets, help clean up, and do assorted tasks and jobs that help see to the success of the Oktoberfest. If you would like to volunteer your time to help us out, contact us at the MVCCC office to find out how you can participate.
Be it great food, fun events, or unique shopping trips make Montrose your destination. Follow the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce via our Facebook or our website at www.montrosechamber.org. Our offices are open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; this Friday we’ll be open from noon until 3:00 p.m. Call us at (818) 249-7171 or email me at email@example.com.
For all your shopping needs and more make your destination Montrose!
Ted Ayala is the executive director
of the Montrose-Verdugo City
Chamber of Commerce.