Remember, Honor and Respect!
Sept. 11, 2001 … a day forever etched in our memories. For the past eight years our Chamber has sponsored the 9-11 “Remember, Honor, and Respect” motorcade honoring those first responders who sacrificed their lives that day to save others during the early morning terrorist attacks on our country. This year will be no different … except it will be different. There will be no schools with their students outside waving American flags and cheering as we pass by and no special ceremony in the evening at Bob Smith Toyota. We will be passing by with fewer classic cars and less ceremony but our hearts will still be heavy as we Remember, Honor, and Respect those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
Mark your calendar for Friday, Sept. 25. That’s the day for the annual CV Chamber Golf Tournament at Scholl Canyon Golf Club. This is always a fun event and this year will be no different. Start the morning with coffee and breakfast tidbits, a bucket of golf balls at the driving range and a putting contest challenge followed by some challenging golf with your favorite foursome. Lunch will be provided as well as prizes, gifts and souvenirs. Always a fun event and the views from Scholl Canyon are spectacular!
It is with sadness we announce former Chamber president Calvin “Kaipo” Chock and family are leaving our community this month to establish residence in Arizona. Kaipo was president of our Chamber from 2016-18 and will be remembered for his enthusiasm, leadership and ability to make everyone smile. Kaipo, you will be missed but never forgotten.
What makes a community? It’s people like Mike and Pete Smith at Bob Smith Toyota with over 100 years of quality sales and service to our area; Maureen and Jessica Palacios, owners of Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose, the oldest children’s bookstore in the United States, who are as passionate about their community as they are about their bookstore; Sharon Hales of Dilbeck Real Estate with over 30 years of community service including her service as president of the Crescenta Valley Town Council; and Bob Thompson, former postmaster at the Montrose Post Office who for years has faithfully picked up trash each week along Honolulu Avenue in La Crescenta/Montrose. These are your neighbors, friends and fellow community members who make the Crescenta Valley a very special place to live, work and raise a family.
Emergency Preparedness Tip
August is the month to place clothing, comfortable shoes, blankets, sanitation and hygiene supplies, a list of contacts, and cash in small denominations inside your disaster kit. Reminder to check the quality and expiration dates of the food, water and medication you have in your kit. Though last Thursday morning’s earthquake was small it should be a reminder to each of us to be prepared for unexpected situations.
Chamber Membership Opportunities
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 your customers. For those of you who are not members but recognize the advantages of Chamber membership please call the Chamber office at (818) 248-4957 or email us at email@example.com. Remember, “Our Business is Your Business.”
Chamber of Commerce