New Year, New Opportunities

News from the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce

Hello, Everyone! We are starting a new decade and I have very positive feelings about it!
I talked to several of our business owners in the Montrose area and they reported they had a very successful holiday season, so let us continue to Shop Montrose and make this new decade the best!
Did you see the parade? It was fantastic and once again, La Cañada Flintridge did them proud with a beautiful float.  Of course my favorite was the Trader Joe’s float but only because two of my sons work for that great company.
We have a new member: Angeles National Golf Club located at 9401 Foothill Blvd. in Sunland. It also just happens to be the same place we will be holding our 2010 Installation & Awards Dinner on Jan. 21. The lady to get hold of for special events at the golf club is Carrie Contreras. She can be reached at (818) 951-8771 ext. 2. They have many specials going on during the weekend. Coming up on Friday, Jan. 15, the Blue Breeze Band will be playing and they will be collecting Teddy bears for the Foothill Division of the LAPD. Give Carrie a call for more information. Welcome aboard – the Chamber is glad to have you as one of its members!
We also have a new residential member: Brad Guske. Welcome aboard, Brad! Yes even residents can become part of our winning team.
Mae Ross of 3-2-1 Talent Agency is having a New Year Madness Event. They are offering a free acting class plus a free talent evaluation: ages 5-12 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ages 12-25 are on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Remember Jan. 21 is an important event and I would not want you to miss it:
We have the upcoming 2010 Annual Installation and Community Awards Dinner, being held at the Angeles National Golf Club on Thursday, Jan. 21. The price is $50 per person, reservations required. Call the Chamber at (818) 249-7171 for more information. Our award winners are: Business of the Year – Schreiner’s Fine Sausages; Organization of the Year – Fire Safety Council & CERT; Volunteer of the Year – Jana “Ace” Wunderlich; Business of the Year – Bill Geist; Educator of the Year – Brian Landisi; Peace Officer of the Year – Ron De Pompa; Frank Roberts Award – Charles Beatty; Beautification Award – Sparr Heights District Business Association; President’s Award – To Be Announced; Community Enhancement Award – Montrose Shopping Park Association; Oktoberfest Volunteer Award – Lisa Ann Stanners & Heather Rodriguez; Community Endearment Recognition – Steve Pierce. Congratulations to all!  Remember reservations need to be in by Jan. 14!
The Chamber is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and is closed on Friday.
The Chamber is located at 3516 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale and can be reached by telephone at (818) 249-7171 or by e-mail
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Montrose is an unique shopping experience for the holidays and everyday….so please remember our motto: Shop Montrose!

Rose Gamble is the
assistant for the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce