‘Mixing’ It Up
I’ve got some good news and some bad news. First the bad news: the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will not be hosting a September mixer. Now for the good news: You can do all your mixing, networking and noshing at our Foothills Community Business Expo!
Like our mixers, the Expo is happening on the second Wednesday of the month, Sept. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Unlike our mixers, the Expo is totally free! Every man, woman and child is invited to come to this event held in the (air conditioned) council rooms of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Parking is very easy in the upper lots.
Hosted by three local chambers – the CV, La Cañada Flintridge and Montrose-Verdugo City chambers – the Expo is a great way to meet neighbors and discover local businesses. A passport will be given to each attendee. Visit all 60 or so exhibitors, get your passport signed off, and you’ll be eligible to win some cool prizes! Or just come for the free document shredding, the DJ-led music and the food. Free samples will be provided by ETC. Gourmet Kitchen, Kebab Daddy, Angeles National Golf Club, Dream Dinners, Frank’s, Pepe’s and PizzaMan, so come hungry.
In other news, the CV Chamber of Commerce presented our first award of the season – the Beautification Award – to the Crescenta Commons. Last Friday evening at the Crescenta Commons completion ceremony, we recognized designer Ines Chessum and the CV Town Council for their efforts in bringing this lovely corner of La Crescenta into being. We will have a more formal presentation of the Beautification Award at our recognition banquet on Oct. 8. Other honorees, including Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and Business of the Year, will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Save the date for this quarter’s speakers luncheon happening Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the GCC Professional Development Center in Montrose. The speaker will be Yasmin K. Beers, assistant city manager for the City of Glendale, a city that is home to a vibrant business community with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail and banking. Ms. Beers is responsible for overseeing approximately 1,500 city employees serving in police, fire, public works, parks, library, and arts & culture to name a few. An expert in employee relations, Beers is uniquely qualified to take on this session’s topic: “Motivating Your Workforce.”
Steve Pierce, luncheon organizer and past president of the Chamber says, “Often we are too busy to consider the small things which keep our employees and co-workers motivated and enthused. Our speaker, Yasmin Beers, will touch on this in her talk at our business luncheon.”
Tickets to “Motivating Your Workforce” are $5 for CV chamber members, $7 for non-members and include lunch by Zeke’s. Space is limited. RSVP to Lisa at (818) 248-4957 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.