Tonight the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is honoring those who have enriched our world. We are honoring 12 wonderful individuals and businesses that have improved the quality of life in the Crescenta Valley. One such business, receiving the Business of the Year award, is the fantastic paper you are reading right now, The Crescenta Valley Weekly.
The Crescenta Valley Weekly was founded just over a year ago in September 2009, just as the Station Fire was gaining momentum. Hot off the presses, literally, the Weekly was created to fill a void in local, community news. The paper boasts a strong readership in print and online as well as a dynamic website that includes podcasts.
Did you know that publisher Robin Goldsworthy has lived in the Crescenta Valley since 1979 and, with her husband Steve, has a history of providing entertainment and information to the community? In the 1980s the couple operated Crescenta Valley Cable T.V. until they sold the company in 1990. In 2003 Robin joined the Valley Sun Newspapers as a writer and in 2006 became the editor of the Crescenta Valley Sun until its closing in July of 2009. Robin has surrounded herself with a staff that enthusiastically takes on every job asked of it, displaying a loyalty and competency that money cannot buy. She is grateful to her family and the community for their support and all who have encouraged her this past year. Robin and Steve live in La Crescenta with three of their four sons; their fourth son lives in Tustin with his wife and daughter. The Crescenta Valley Chamber is proud to honor the Crescenta Valley Weekly as their Business of the Year and wish them many successful years ahead.
Another group we are honoring, in our own way, is our U.S. troops in Afghanistan. We want to show our soldiers that the Crescenta Valley cares! Thank you to the many people that have stepped up to bring in donations of items as well as money to help with the cost of shipping 176 holiday stockings to our troops. We could still use your help, though. You can drop off your donated items or money to help us with shipping costs by tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 29. Please call our office at (818) 248-4957 if you have any further questions or can help. Let’s send a little cheer to Afghanistan from the Crescenta Valley.
Mark your calendars and come and be part of our community on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the 3rd Annual Taste in the Foothills at the MarketPlace Shopping Center (Ralph’s). For only $15 for adults and $10 for children 5-12 years old, you can sample tastes from 20 great local restaurants. Tell your friends to come and “taste” with us. The Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band will provide entertainment.
Important Chamber dates: Oct. 28 – Recognition Banquet; Nov. 10 – Taste in the Foothills. Please call our office for more details on any event. How to reach us: (818) 248-4957 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.LaCrescenta.org / 3131 Foothill Blvd., Ste. D.
Julia Rabago is the executive director of the CV Chamber of Comerce.