“Our Business is Your Business”
Meet Lisa Dupuy and Get Ready for Taste
I am thrilled to take over the reins as executive director here at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce. Lisa Mitchell has skillfully and patiently brought me up-to-speed on the various responsibilities of this job. I am proud to be part of an organization that is so committed to the people and businesses that make up our singular community.
First order of business… the always delightful Taste of the Foothills. I’ve attended the Taste in years past and enjoyed the laid back, friendly feel of the event, not to mention the lively entertainment and good food. This year promises to be just as enjoyable.
Happening this Wednesday evening, Dec. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Ralphs Marketplace Shopping Center, the Taste will feature ’40s and ’50s music by the CV High jazz band with swing and cha-cha dancing by the Prom Plus Club Dancers. Participants stroll around the grounds, moving from booth to booth sampling the finest our local restaurants have to offer. Brand new restaurants like Montrose’s La Fleur Pastry and Etc. Gourmet Kitchen will be there. So will old favorites like Pepe’s and El Charro. Blaze Pizza, Baja Fresh, Gio’s Baguettes, Tees on the Green, Kebab Daddy and many more will also be serving up tasty morsels. Orchard Flats will have cold pressed juices to try and Cold Stone Creamery will sample the store’s top five flavors. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
All you need is a ticket and a wristband. You can buy these at the event for $20 (seniors and children 12 and under cost less) or stop by the chamber office weekdays between 10 a.m. and
2 p.m. to pick them up in advance. Tickets are also available at the CV Weekly office at 3800 La Crescenta Ave. #101. If your child attends a nearby elementary school, look in this week’s Thursday folder for a Taste of the Foothills flyer. Bring the form to the Taste and earn some money for your school. In the event of heavy rain, the event will be canceled.
Look for the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce in Saturday’s Montrose Christmas Parade. We’ll be the ones on the vintage fire truck! Wave hello to the newly elected president of the board of directors, Aram Ordubegian, and shout out a “Thank you!” to our outgoing president, the unsinkable Steve Pierce. Yours truly will be on board as well.
I’d love to meet any community members who believe in the value of the chamber of commerce, so stop by the office any weekday to say hello.