Just days away…

OKTOBERFEST is next week. I would like to recognize our sponsors who, without their help, this event would be weak.
Our Major sponsors are: Montrose Travel, Glendale NewsPress, La Cañada Valley Sun, ACE Beverage and La Cañada Outlook. Platinum sponsor is Sparr Heights District Business Association. Gold sponsors are J’s Maintenance & Maid Service and Crescenta Valley Weekly.
Silver sponsors are Andy’s Transfer & Storage, Pasadena Magazine and Glendale Harley Davidson. Supporters: Jenkins Properties Management, Southern California Edison, Frank’s Vacuum & Sewing, Tender Treasures, Escrow for You and S.I.G. Property Management.
This event continues looking for new sponsors. If you can help, contact our office.
Avoid the lines and purchase your dinner tickets early over at Schreiner’s Fine Sausages located at 3417 Ocean View Blvd. in Glendale. Regularly $10, now on sale for $8.50.
Our own Charles Beatty has lived in the community for over 60 years and been involved in the community in many different arenas. He is up for reelection with the C V Water District. Charles works hard at whatever he takes on and is very concerned with water conservation. The board is happy to report that water usage is down 20% based on a five year average from 2005 to 2009 and 15% down from 2008 to 2009.
Attention MVCC Chamber members: Would you like to host a mixer at your business and get some attention? The office is putting our 2010 mixer schedule together now, so call us for details.
We have a new member in town: La Perla Design Gallery located at 2315 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. Contact Jake Menachian at (818) 957-6900 to ask about his store.
Please join us on the following dates:
Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Oktoberfest kick off mixer at Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave. here in Montrose from 6 to 8 p.m. Come by and get in Oktoberfest mode. Networking really makes all the difference.
Saturday,  “Oktoberfest” 3 – This is the 32nd year of the most anticipated community event in town. We open at noon and go until 11 p.m. Bring your family and tell your friends. Beginning in the Main Stage area at 3:30 p.m. is the Lil Master and Lil Miss Contest and the Best Dressed Dog Contest. Sign up for the “Hot Dog Contest” sponsored by Schreiner’s Fine Sausages (8 p.m.) and at 7:30 p.m. is the  “Stein Holding Contest.”
Tuesday, October 6 – Glendale Business Super Mixer at Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive in Glendale is hosted by many civic organizations. This is a great networking opportunity and the cost is only $15, so plan now to attend.
The Chamber is located at 3516 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale and can be reached by telephone at (818) 249-7171 or by e-mail mvcc@montrosechamber.org.
The Chamber is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and is closed on Friday.
Keep the area quaint and cozy…Shop Montrose!

Marian E. Jocz is the executive director of Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.