Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce

The Sunday of Summer

They say that August is the Sunday of summer and we’re definitely feeling that sentiment. While we’re still enjoying the summer sun and activities, we are also gearing up for what’s to come on “Monday.”

Oktoberfest is just around the corner and, though COVID-19 mandates and protocols are still changing every few weeks or so, we are keeping up with them and adjusting accordingly. As of now, facemasks will not be required at our Oktoberfest event on Saturday, Oct. 2. However, we strongly recommend you wear one, even if you are vaccinated. This suggestion comes at the advice of the state and county. One thing is for certain, though; you need to come ready to dance and sing the night away with our headliner Past Action Heroes, and local quarantine favorite, The Mary Dyer Band (yes, their name comes from the two cross streets they play on every Saturday, right here in La Crescenta) while enjoying classic German beer and brats.

But just before Montrose Oktoberfest, we hope to see you all at our first in-person mixer since 2020! CV Weekly will be hosting it outdoors in their parking lot on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be opportunity drawings (lots of local fun prizes to win) and it will be a great opportunity to meet all of our new business members. Come have a drink and small bite while catching up on some much-needed mingling.

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Meet the newest small business members of the MVCC

  • Executive Barbershop – Children and men’s cuts. Get your fresh cut while enjoying a beverage and watching TV.
  • Arin | James LLP – A law firm that was founded with a handshake at the 2019 Oktoberfest when the two owners bumped into each other. Find them at this year’s Oktoberfest working one of our booths.
  • Farmers Insurance Agent – Kevin Kachaturian is your local Farmers® agent in La Crescenta who helps customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs.
  • Clear Minded Marketing – Owner Leslie Lesh used to be found at Leo’s All-Star Sports Bar, which she co-owned, but now she specializes in “helping local businesses generate better results online.”
  • Strut Fitness Training Center – A fitness studio in La Cañada that offers classes that are diverse, challenging and supportive allowing each member to realize the value of being part of a committed, hard-working team.
  • La Cañada Printsmith – A family-owned and operated business with over 35 years experience in offering custom quality printing.

Chamber Updates/Resources:

  • Montrose Chamber and CV Weekly in-person mixer on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Entrance fee: members $10, non-members $15. Small bites, drinks and opportunity drawings.
  • 43rd Annual Montrose Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 2 from noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event or a booth, please reach out to

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Stay safe, be well and please keep supporting local businesses!

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