Community Recognition Award Winners Banquet
The Montrose community and the Crescenta Valley are special places to live. Not only is it peaceful and beautiful, it is filled with many residents, businesses and community organizations that give back their time, talents and resources. The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce looks forward to recognizing and honoring those who helped made 2013 a great year and we take great pride in recognizing their contributions. It takes every one of us doing our part and giving what we can to make this community thrive, and we are grateful for each one of you. We invite you to join us on Jan. 23 at the Oakmont Country Club at 6 p.m. when we honor our 2013 award winners:
Business of the Year: Bob Smith Toyota; Organization of the Year: Glendale Healthy Kids; Volunteer of the Year: Joe Allen; Business Person of the Year: Joe McClure, Julie McClure and Andrea McClure Myzsa of Montrose Travel; Oktoberfest Volunteer of the Year: Dilbeck Realty ~ La Crescenta; Educator of the Year: Dominique Evers-Bye, Clark Magnet High School; Peace Officer of the Year: Glendale Police Officer Abe Chung; Firefighter of the Year: Andrew Jimenez; In the Line of Duty: CHP Officers Robert Maldonado, Christopher Cassidy, Thomas Miller and Sergeant Ernie Amaya and Crescenta Valley Sheriff Dept. Deputy Jeff Martin and Reserve Deputy Deanna Hammerlie; Beautification Award: Casa Cordoba Café and Giftware; Community Enhancement Award: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital; Community Endearment Award: Glendale Educational Foundation; Frank Roberts Award: Henry Baeza. Special Recognition Awards: Chris Waldheim, John Ehret – CV Sheriff Support Group and retiring Glendale Police Dept. Chief Ron DePompa.
Please stay tuned. Over the next few weeks, I will be highlighting each one of these award winners and share why we chose them and how they have given back to our community.
On Wednesday Dec. 18 at noon, we will be hosting a ribbon cutting for Boulevard 34 in Montrose. Boulevard 34 is a cute new gift shop that recently opened and offers local, handmade and eco-friendly items. Owner Anna Yagodzinski refers to her store as a gift boutique that offers “unique” products from around the world. Anna is a longtime Crescenta Valley resident and a graduate of La Crescenta Elementary, Rosemont Middle School and CV High School. Boulevard 34 offers a variety of products including jewelry, candles, scarves, plush toys, books, decorative items and much more … just in time for the holidays! Please come to our ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at noon and support this local resident and business owner and find something unique for everyone on your holiday list.
Tickets to our installation and community awards dinner are $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. To attend, you can mail your payment to: MVCC, 3516 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208 or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (818) 249-7171.
Ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at noon at Boulevard 34, 3427 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose.
Ribbon cutting on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Back to Basics Fitness, 2836 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.
2014 Installation Dinner and Community Recognition Awards on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club.