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With all of the cozy and cheery holiday December happenings in Montrose, it truly feels like we live in a town in a Hallmark movie. If you missed the Montrose Christmas tree lighting ceremony last weekend, do not worry; you can still catch the Montrose Christmas Parade this Saturday at 6:10 p.m. (rain or shine). On weekends through Dec. 18, at the shopping park you’ll find a horse-drawn trolley, pony rides, strolling carolers, Christmas music and Santa Claus, courtesy of the Montrose Shopping Park Association. Come experience the magic of Montrose this holiday season and follow the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber on social media so you don’t miss out on any specials offered by local stores!

Meet the newest business members of the MVCC:

Tarlani Healthcare – Tarlani Healthcare offers an array of services for those patients in need of personal medical attention within their home, particularity after hospitalization for surgery and/or other illness. Their staff works in conjunction with physicians of all medical specialties.

Posh Etiquette – Certified etiquette coach who empowers confidence in kids, teens and adults. Follow her on Instagram for tips and to sign up for upcoming kids etiquette classes.

Poppa Joe’s Kitchen – A local food truck that also offers catering. “Fresh Coastal Food From Our Family To Yours”

Sugarbird Cafe – “A scone bakery and tea shop that aims to acquaint Americans with the quieting, centering ritual of afternoon tea. [Specializing] in creating scones that celebrate East-West, California-fresh fusion flavors – orange cardamom, black sesame white chocolate, matcha, ube coconut – and all things essential to afternoon tea.”

…and welcome back to renewing members:

Spiritual Heart Yoga Center – “(SHYC) is your sacred space to practice yoga and connect to community. SHYC offers yoga classes for all levels, educational workshops and community events.”

Silky Skin – “Dedicated to providing the best in personalized services and professional results through the application of natural, organic skin care products coupled with the latest in noninvasive rejuvenation techniques like the best microcurrent facial in Los Angeles.”

Couch Conversations and Psychotherapy and Counseling – “A group practice providing psychotherapy services to clients in the state of California. We 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 you reach out to us, you gain a partner in therapy that is committed to your progress as much as you are. Join us on the couch!”

Jenkin’s Properties – They offer services in rental property management, full service real estate services, accounting and maintenance services.

The Campbell Center – “A special place where adults with intellectual disabilities live life their way! Our programs ensure community integration, supported employment and residential options.”

Kiwanis Club of La Cañada – “Kiwanis raises money to help children in the local community and around the world.”

Janssen’s Floor and Fabric Care – “Certified floor & fabric care and rug spa. A premiere full-service textile cleaning company specializing in carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, [and fabric care].”

MVCC and Member Updates/Upcoming Events:

On Friday, Dec. 2 at noon, MVCC ribbon cutting ceremony for Merle Norman Cosmetics Montrose. Take part in the 30-year anniversary celebration of Merle Norman Cosmetics Montrose!

On Sunday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon there’s a free shredding event.

The MVCC has partnered with Nicole Schlueter and Dave Robles from Think Real Estate and the La Crescenta Woman’s Club to host a free shredding event in the La Crescenta Woman’s Club parking lot, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. There will be a mobile shredding truck that will accept any paper (no plastic, X-rays, or binders, please) and will shred while you watch to ensure security. To reserve a spot, text/call Nicole Schuleter at (760) 420-5181 or email her at

Remember to shop local this holiday season!

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