Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce

An Egg-citing Time for Montrose!

We are beyond egg-cited to work with the Easter bunny this Sunday morning! Our Easter event, “Egg My Home,” has been so well received we are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you to everyone who placed orders with us; it has been a rough year but small fundraisers and community support like this have kept us going. A special thank you to those who placed “donation” orders to have eggs delivered by the Glendale Police Association to families who need a little holiday joy after a year of hardship. Lastly, a big thank you to our local businesses who believed in our event idea and made it all possible with their sponsorships: Spiritual Heart Yoga, J’s Maintenance, Verdugo Plumbing, Glendale Areas School Credit Union, CV Weekly, and Caspian Services. We had a goal of 500 eggs and we surpassed it with a grand total of

3,000 eggs! Our volunteers (MVCC President – Raffi Ashdjian, MVCC Secretary and Adventist Hospital Business Development Manager – Rodney Mardirosian, MVCC Director and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital HR Administrator – Kristi Cohen, Verdugo Plumbing owner – Emil Aghajanian, and Glendale Area School Credit Union Assistant Branch Manager – Sandra Currano) have their work cut out for them but it is sure to be a very “Hoppy” Easter for everyone involved!

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Chamber Updates/Resources: “The LA Regional COVID Fund will be disseminating $4.7 million in financial relief through the new Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant, a $10,000 grant for small brick-and-mortar businesses in the personal care and retail sectors.

“Eligible businesses include: hair and beauty salons, nail salons, [esthetician, skin care and electrology offices], barbershops, shoe repair shops, dry cleaners, automotive or appliance repair, flower shops, party supply stores, bookstores, apparel stores, bakeries, donut shops, community grocery stores/markets and variety discount stores.

“Eligible businesses can apply for the $10,000 grant from Monday, April 5 – Sunday, April 11.

“For all eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund website.”


~ Thank you to Descanso Gardens Horticulture Team for joining us yesterday for a webinar about “California Native Gardens with a Focus on Oak Trees.” If you missed this webinar, brought to you by the Park Family and the director of MVCC’s Ambassador’s Program Analily Park, you can still view it on our website and YouTube channel starting next week.

~ Wednesday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., GCC and LA Regional Drive-Through Food Bank at GCC, Parking Lot B (enter from Mountain Street). Free for everyone, no eligibility requirements.

~ Stay tuned for some exciting projects we have in the works! Sign up for our newsletter on our website to be the first to hear all about our upcoming announcements.

Stay safe, be well, and please keep supporting local businesses (if Amazon has it, one of our shops does, too, just let us know what item you are seeking and we can advise you of the shop that has it)!

Mavil Aghadjanian, Executive Director
Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce