A Day of Remembrance
Sept. 11, 2001 … a day forever etched in our memory. The CV Chamber of Commerce continues the tradition of sponsoring the annual 9-11 Remember, Honor, and Respect motorcade honoring each of the first responders who sacrificed their lives that day to save others during the early morning terrorist attacks on our […]
A Day of Remembrance
The Spirit of Montrose Continues On
As you may have already heard, the Montrose~Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce has had to make changes in order to sustain our operations through this pandemic. Without the revenue from our yearly events, the chamber could not continue on as it previously did. Victoria Malone selflessly stepped down from her […]
Remember, Honor and Respect!
Sept. 11, 2001 … a day forever etched in our memories. For the past eight years our Chamber has sponsored the 9-11 “Remember, Honor, and Respect” motorcade honoring those first responders who sacrificed their lives that day to save others during the early morning terrorist attacks on our country. This year will […]
A Year Full of Surprises
It’s been one of those strange years . . . political turmoil, social isolation, restaurant closures, restrictions on businesses opening, cancellation of local events (Hometown Country Fair, Montrose Car Show, 4th of July Fireworks, Oktoberfest – just to name a few), masks/social distancing/hand sanitizers, protest marches, toilet paper hoarding and the […]
Changes at the Chamber
The “new normal” is ever evolving. With all the changes and the halt to business as usual, the Montrose~Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce has also been affected.
Working from home meant we were not in the office each day. Yet since the Stay-At-Home Order, the MVCC has worked to keep the business membership […]
The Face of COVID-19’s Impact on Small Town America
The Montrose~Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is grateful to work member Stephanie Wiley Photography for her approval to share her “Personal Photo Project: #SmallBusinessStories Quarantine and Our Local Businesses.”
The photos are daunting: owners of our MVCC businesses and Montrose merchants standing in their empty businesses. Stephanie not […]
Our Town is Reopening!
Just in the past few days the city, county, and state have issued new guidelines for reopening our shops and businesses and getting back to our daily routine. You’re right … it’s not quite the same but each of us feels a bit of exhilaration as we cautiously take those first few […]
COVID-19 has created a new normal for all of us including our Montrose~Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce members. Like our amazing businesses, we have faced this hardship head on and adjusted to the changes accordingly. Here at MVCC we have produced our first virtual ribbon cutting that welcomed Shawerma Kingdom. If you missed that […]
A Most Interesting Year
Except for those of us with “essential services,” our shops are closed, customer/client contact is limited or non-existent, whatever “rainy day” funds we had set aside are either depleted or getting close to depletion, most of us are still waiting for the promised government financial assistance, and each of us could use […]
Bringing Business Back to Your Door in 2020
Okay, we’re each going through a very difficult time. Our businesses are closed, many of us are either laid off or out of work, we’re “trapped” in our homes and/or apartments, and the medical experts are telling us it’s going to get even worse. So what do we […]