The Chamber ambassadors gathered together this morning after the wealth of holidays. As well as sharing anecdotes of how they celebrated, our Chamber ambassadors also discussed the many topics and projects that are occurring in the new year. Having a great pool of ideas and comments from ambassadors on the last year as well as the new prospective year has allowed the Chamber to provide a greater level of consideration to fulfilling the needs of our many diverse members. In addition to this our chamber ambassadors were introduced to new members of last December.
Eric Intermill represents Craft Hill Monrovia as their Chief of Operations and co-owner. Craft Hill’s establishment and fundamental business principles as a restaurant revolve around featuring locally sourced foods, which is both more environmentally friendly as well as providing a menu of options which promote a greater sense of health and wellness. In addition to this the business has adopted an institution of providing paleo wellness foods, which provide a noticeable revitalizing effect to their patrons. Eric has grown to have a great and deep appreciation for this community, having originally developed his roots at Santa Anita Park.
Jason Mak is from Pacific Plaza Arcadia, a company developing 20,000 sq feet of mixed use space on the cross street of Duarte Rd and First Ave. The size of the Pacific Plaza in Arcadia is estimated at 200,000 square feet and stands three stories tall. As a mixed use property, it will hold both housing and spaces for commercial businesses. Jason, the Managing Member and Developer at Pacific Plaza Arcadia, estimates that the project would generate 270 short and long term jobs for the community, and create 25 million dollars in economic output annually.
Kelly Quezada is the owner and head operator of the Lemon Drop Cookie Shop, a local small business which produces lemon cookies featuring an elegant lemon icing which doesn’t dry out and stays moist till the moment they are given and enjoyed. Their cookies can be customized and shaped into a plethora of different forms, which can also feature any image through their use of an edible photo print design. They fulfill a variety of request, as well Kelly is a great source to come up with new ideas to provide holiday or friendly cheer.
Jeff Miller and his wife are the owners and operators of the new small business Sigma Coding. As a professor of Computer Science at USC, Jeff has witnessed the rising need in developing computer science skills at an early age. This realization caused Jeff to develop Sigma Coding an institution which provides all levels of training in various coding languages to children between Kindergarten thru 12th Grade. Currently with the holidays they are providing week long programs designed to help teach both coding and robotics. Sigma Coding conveniently holds classes in the Arcadia Chamber’s conference room.
Darlene Papa runs Lifeline for Pets, a local no-kill animal rescue group based in Pasadena. They provide care for homeless cats and dogs until a loving home can be found. They know each animal deserves a long, happy life in a permanent home and have many pets available for adoption. You can also help out by setting your Amazon account to a Smile account at smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3786746 to donate or call Ralph’s grocery store (1-800-443-4438) and give your card number to support Lifeline for Pets.
Sharine Xuan and Vantage Processing are there for you for all your credit card processing needs. Vantage Processing is the best credit card processing service for small and mid-sized businesses, all with no contracts or cancellation fees. They can help with traditional or tablet bases systems, EMV chip complaint countertop teminals and POS systems.
Shirley Batman represents Chase Bank and has been in business for over 30 years. Her dream is the expand the market and provide greater development for her clients. Chase is there for all your banking needs, including traditional savings or checking accounts, CDs and mortgages, home equity and much, much more!