A Stormy Time of Year…

September started off strong with some unexpected rainfall and while “stormy” is not always seen as a positive descriptor, it feels appropriate and even positive for this case.

We’re entering a season of passionate commotion. Not only did we recently have the opportunity to assist Grayson’s Tune Town in celebrating its 70th anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony but we have our 44th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest and Centennial + Community Awards Dinner just around the corner … and not to mention, a brand new MVCC website that launched just last week!

The 44th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest will have its usual notable delights: brats, German beer, pretzels, games and rides, contests (Mr./Mrs. Oktoberfest, Lil Mr./Lil Miss Oktoberfest, and stein holding), and live entertainment (Past Action Heroes, Honest Family Outlaws, The Mary Dyer Band and The German American Brass Band, to name a few); but we will also be featuring a few new delights! This year, guests can also look forward to enjoying Bud Light seltzers, purchasing Montrose Oktoberfest bucket hats, and skipping long ticket lines by pre-purchasing food/beverage/ride tickets online before the event (online ticket redemption booth located in front of Coffeebean; visit to purchase). See you at Oktoberfest on Oct. 7 from noon to 10 p.m. Free entry, rain or shine!

We are also celebrating our 100th anniversary on Oct. 18 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are currently on pre-sale for $75 (after Sept. 30 tickets will be $85, and there are no tickets sold at the door; limited availability until Oct. 10). Join us in celebrating this once-in-a-century milestone plus congratulating this year’s Community Award winners (to be announced in October’s article). For sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets please visit (case sensitive).

Lastly, be sure to check out our new and improved website that launched last week! MVCC members can now post their job listings plus news and offers for the public to see. Stay up-to-date with Montrose events and happenings by frequently visiting our website, !

Meet the newest business member of the MVCC:

The Blue Moon Lounge After months of waiting, its doors have reopened. Enjoy a cold beer, tasty cocktails, pool tables, and arcade games. Enjoy your night out with friends here or book your next company party in the upstairs lounge. There is something for everybody.

Pathway2Career Consulting A one-of-a-kind virtual service that pairs students with highly qualified and experienced coaches who help them develop the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond.

…and welcoming back renewing members:

Glendale Youth Orchestra “We stand for excellence, growth, passion, and music for our young generations – believing that as in art, so in life.”

Couch Conversations Psychotherapy and Counseling A group practice providing psychotherapy services to clients in the state of California. They know it could be difficult to overcome stress, anxiety or depression, but nobody should have to feel lost because of these feelings. As soon as folks reach out to them, they gain a partner in therapy who is committed to their progress as much as their patients. Join them on the couch!

Fully Promoted (Formerly EmbroidMe) Promotional products like apparel, desk accessories, bags and gifts are the perfect way to build a brand. Whether businesses rebranding, planning an event or simply launching a marketing campaign, Fully Promoted will make sure clients reach their goals, no matter how big or small.

Millennial Realtor LA A trusted and reliable realtor based in the Los Angeles area. With a strong work ethic and a passion for exceptional customer service, Sara has built a reputation for going above and beyond for her clients. (818) 307-7898

Jenkins Properties Their mission is to manage their properties with the best care and conscientious work possible using the tools available to them and the continued support of the community.

MVCC and Member Updates/Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 10 p.m. – 44th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest 2023

The Annual Montrose Oktoberfest returns for its 44th year! Free Entry. To sponsor or to pre-purchase food/beverage/ride tickets, email: or visit

-Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. – MVCC Centennial and Community Awards Dinner

Join us in celebrating the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce turning 100 years old! Plus honoring outstanding community members, recognizing the MVCC 2023 board and thanking the 2022/21 board of directors. To purchase tickets or to sponsor this event, email: or visit (case sensitive).

Special thank you to everyone who joined us for our MVCC dine out night at Giuseppe’s Pizzeria. With the community’s help we look forward to bringing back our scholarship fund and awarding local students in 2024.

Remember to shop local!

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