News from the Montrose Chamber/Mixing it up at Mountview

Ted Ayala

Last week the MVCC enjoyed quite a mixer over at the Mountview Retirement Residence at 2640 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. We enjoyed a big and enthusiastic crowd that day. Great food and snacks were prepared by Mountview’s kitchen and the staff at Mountview were a delight. We also had the chance to promote our 2010/2011 directory, courtesy of our friends Perry Cervera and Audri Ferguson. More on that in a moment.
We want to thank Lysa Gaignard for making this event such a success. Mountview’s hospitality was simply a wonder. As I mentioned in a previous column, it’s never easy when you’re confronted with the issue of assisted living for yourself or your loved ones. So it’s a relief and a joy to know that the solution to your needs can be found right around the corner at Mountview. Their courteous and trained staff, as well as the hospitable surroundings, makes deciding on assisted living so much easier. Contact Lysa Gaignard at (818) 248-6737 to find out how Mountview can be the right choice for you or your loved ones. Thank you again, Lysa!
As I mentioned earlier, the MVCC is working on a new directory for next year. The MVCC directory is the key for long time residents or first time visitors to Montrose. Don’t miss out on this great advertising opportunity. Call one of our directory captains Perry Cervera or Audri Ferguson at (818) 637-3258 or contact them at either or to find out more about our new directory and how you can increase your exposure
By the time you read this column, we’ll be nearing our deadline for our MVCC scholarships. If you’re a local area student or know of such a student who would be worthy of one of our scholarships, let us know. Deadline is Friday, June 11. Students with a good GPA and a strong history of community volunteership are strongly encouraged to reply. Contact the MVCC office for details.
Finally, we have a message from our friends at Second Acts. Did you know that June is National Adopt-a-Cat month? Second Acts encourages you to please adopt a pet at your local shelter than buying one from a pet store. Do your part to save a needy pet’s life. Through this difficult economy, Second Acts is persevering in its mission to help our four legged friends, but they still need your help. Visit to find out how you can save the life of another helpless cat or dog.
Be it great food, fun events, or unique shopping trips, make Montrose your destination. Follow the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce via our Facebook or our website at or read about our community in detail at our new blog: Our offices are open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call us at (818) 249-7171 or email me at For all your shopping needs and more make your destination Montrose!

Ted Ayala is the executive director
of the Montrose-Verdugo City
Chamber of Commerce.