Board members of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce are working hard putting the finishing touches on our Hometown Country Fair. This big event is taking place on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta and it promises to be one of the best ever.

In addition to fan favorites, like our doggy costume parade, giveaways and dance performances, attendees to this year’s parade will be treated to a car show featuring the Ford Mustang and classic “fin” vehicles. Of course, there will also be a petting zoo, pie-eating contest, food trucks, inflatable jumpers, dignitaries, information on local businesses and more.

You may be asking yourself, “How much will admission to this day of fun cost me?” The answer is: nothing. Zero. Zilch. It’s free to attend!

So plan now to visit the CV Chamber’s Hometown Country Fair on June 22 at CV Park – and don’t forget your sunscreen. Even if it’s overcast, there’s still a chance of getting sunburned!

The CV Chamber and the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber hosted a fabulous event to celebrate J’s Maids & Maintenance. J’s has been around 55 years and on May 30 the community came out to celebrate this milestone. I had a chance to introduce some dignitaries and while I had the microphone I shared the history that Chris Waldheim, owner of J’s, had in the launch of the Crescenta Valley Weekly. When I was shopping around the idea of starting the newspaper, I approached certain key business people. Chris was one of them. After talking to him about the idea of the CV Weekly, he pulled out his checkbook and wrote a check to help ensure the creation of this newspaper. His support continues with the ongoing placement of half page ads in this newspaper that promote events of non-profit organizations. He is also active with the Montrose Oktoberfest, on the boards of the Mary Pinola Education Fund and CV Fireworks Association, and cleaning up during and after Prom Plus. I was delighted to have the chance to share this news with those at the May 30 event. And kudos to Mavil Aghadjanian, executive director of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, who worked closely with Chris in planning the May 30 event.

If you are a Chamber member we are available to help your business plan a ribbon cutting, a grand re-opening of your business, or even help you organize promotional opportunities. For those of you who are not business or residential members there are numerous advantages of a CV Chamber of Commerce membership. For details simply call the CV Chamber office at (818) 248-4957 or email us at You may also access our Chamber website at

Remember our Chamber motto, “Our Business is Your Business.”

Robin Goldsworthy, President
CV Chamber of Commerce