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Bringing Business to Your Door in 2020

Now that the holidays are behind us it’s time to concentrate on the “little things” that make a difference between a business with mediocre sales and one making a “real splash.” For the month of February let’s start considering a few changes to the way you operate.

The obvious one is greeting your customers when they enter your store and thanking them on their way out. Second, be enthusiastic about your business and smile when speaking to your customers. This will be a key to your success. Your customers will want to return to your shop. Third, making sure your shop is fresh in its appearance, keeping counters and shelves dust free and re-arranging displays will let your customers know you value them. And lastly, keeping your shop door open or ajar is a simple way to show people you are welcoming them to come inside. Four proven and effective approaches along your road to your success . . . and not one of them will cost you a dime!

Tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m., Gelsinger’s Meat, Market & Deli (2016 Montrose Ave.) in Montrose is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its new menu and new chef. Both the Montrose Shopping Park Association and the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will be joining us, the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce, at this event. After the ribbon-cutting, the celebration will continue until 2 p.m. Since 1932, the Gelsinger family has been well-known throughout the community and now it has created a spectacular new restaurant for our enjoyment.

The following Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 a.m., our Chamber will celebrate a “board cutting” (aka ribbon cutting) at the newly opened Ace Hardware of La Crescenta at 3100 Foothill Blvd. There will be light breakfast bites and coffee. Then on Saturday, Feb. 15, Ace celebrates its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with face-painting, kids’ activities and grilling demonstrations. On Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. our Chamber will welcome our newest member, Foothill Retirement at 6720 St. Estaban St., Tujunga, with a combined ribbon cutting and mixer. You are all invited so come join us as we celebrate Gelsinger’s Deli, Ace Hardware of La Crescenta, and Foothill Retirement at their ribbon cutting ceremonies this month.

Save The Dates:  Upcoming CV Chamber events to mark in your calendar:

• Foothill Retirement ribbon cutting and mixer at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20

• Bob Smith Toyota Pre Smart-A-Thon mixer 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11

• Smart-A-Thon 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday, March 25

• CV Chamber’s Hometown Country Fair on Saturday, April 18 at CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Chamber is proud to announce the following new members: Ace Hardware of La Crescenta at 3100 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta; J&M Equipment Repair & Service (Tina Jensen-Morstad) at jmrepairservice@gmail.com; Quilt n’ Things (Lana Norton) website: quiltnthings.com (Quilt n’ Things offers a membership-based sewing studio with free classes and quilting services); Tony DiGiovanni musical entertainment at tonyondrums4u@hotmail.com; Sebastian Uchima, our local Spectrum account executive; Foothill Retirement (foothillretirement.net) at 6720 St. Estaban St., Tujunga. Each new member will be formally introduced at our Pre Smart-A-Thon mixer on Wednesday, March 11.

Emergency Preparedness Tip: February is the month to store 72 hours (three days) of water for your household/business.

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce exists for one reason: to serve you … our business community and residents. Our motto is “Our Business is Your Business.” Bringing business to your door in 2020 is our goal! Please stop by our Chamber office at 3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D to say “hello” and chat with us. It’s where the American flag flies proudly and hot coffee is always available.

Steve Pierce,
Executive Director
(818) 248-4957