Finding the secrets to make your business easy

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

Hss it been a difficult time for your business? Have you done everything you can to try to make it better? The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce can help make it easier.


Did you know there is federal stimulus money available for business owners to hire employees? You can find out how from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at Urartu Restaurant, located at 3463 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. We will be joined by a special guest speaker: Mark Harmsen, the district director from Congressman David Dreier’s office, will be explaining how this program works. Please join us to network with other business professionals and learn if this can help your business. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by calling our office no later than Sept. 21.

Then you can not miss the biggest mixer of the year from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Leonard Ghazarian of Caspian Services, Inc. will be hosting our October monthly mixer at their office at 2946 Honolulu Ave. The mixer will be held in the back parking lot and Fatcat DJ will be providing entertainment. Refreshments will be served and raffle prizes given away. Come and network with your business community. Another great networking group is the Verdugo Hills Business and Professional Women’s group (BPW) that meets the second Monday of each month at La Cabanita in North Glendale for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Last Monday’s speaker was Katy Tafoya of Her expertise is social networking. She told us that, “Blogging is the easiest way to increase your search engine rankings. Blogging is also a great way to get your name, or the name of your business, out there and develop a community around your product or service and your brand. By getting your name out there and being a part of a community, you’re more likely to be viewed as an ‘expert’ in your field.” At the luncheon she explained in simple form why it is important to use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs. Join BPW for lunch on Oct. 12 for another informative topic and the chance to network with incredible ladies. It can be difficult to make it in business; however there are resources that can help it be easy. Come visit us at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce. We can help you. Important dates: Sept. 24 – Networking luncheon at Urartu Restaurant; Oct. 14 – Business mixer at Caspian Services; Nov. 11 – Taste in the Foothills at the Marketplace. Please call us regarding any event. How to reach us: (818) 248-4957 / / / 3131 Foothill Blvd. Ste D. Julia Rabago is the executive director of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Julia Rabago is the executive director of Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.