News from the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce

“May” Business Prosper in Montrose!

We are almost half way into the year but fully ready for business to resume back to “normal.” This month is “Small Business Month” and our goal is to get everyone into Montrose – yes, everyone – so help spread the word by sharing our goal with others by leaving a review of a favorite business on Yelp, Facebook, or Google. Reviews are a great way to show your support to local businesses … for free! Online reviews help businesses build trust with potential customers. Research by LocaliQ found that “nearly 70% of consumers are influenced by online reviews.” Furthermore, reviews facilitate and solidify a business’s word-of mouth marketing and referrals. In our experience, the process of leaving a review takes, on average, only three minutes; granted, a thorough review can take a bit longer but all reviews, short or long, are effective. If you are reading this, we challenge you to stop and take three minutes, right now, to leave an online review for a Montrose small business! You can double up on it by sharing your review on your social media with the hashtag #5StarMontrose. If you need assistance with how to leave a review, call or email us and we will gladly walk you through the process.

Happy Small Business Month; “May” we all prosper!

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Chamber Updates/Resources

On Monday, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), a grant fund specifically for restaurants, bars, and other businesses that serve food and drinks, launched. Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis. To apply and receive more information, visit the Small Business Administration’s website.

The tax deadline has been extended to May 15, 2021.

Due to event permits still not being issued, Craft Beer Fest 2021 has been postponed to 2022. For those who have 2020 tickets, your tickets will transfer to the 2022 CBF event. Thank you all for your patience.


Support our chamber by eating out at Blaze Pizza in La Cañada on Wednesday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can place the order online (use code “1005A” at checkout in the promo code field) or in person. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to our organization.

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