Stress has the debilitating effect of causing issues in many aspects of our daily lives with even greater consequences when not managed and dealt with. This was the main topic in the presentation ‘Stress Less, Relax, Visualize and Breathe,’ presented by guest speaker, Arolyn Burns, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and EMDR Practitioner of The A Treatment. This morning’s breakfast also featured many updates from various businesses around the local community, a special three minute presentation from Renee Concialdi of Right at Home, a slew of positive testimonials and a very generous raffle full of donated items from our members.
It was evident that the new year brought with it a resurgence of new events, this was clearly visible during the round of introductions by all of our attendees. Rosa Jaime of The Four Seasons Tea Room reminded everyone that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there is no better way to show the ones we care most about how much we love them than by making an appointment and taking advantage of their special Valentine’s Day Menu. Mike Vercillo of the Arcadia Police Department proudly announced the upcoming Coffee with a Cop event taking place Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, there will be a free complimentary breakfast provided by the Arcadia Elks Lodge, as well all attendees will get to see first hand a demonstration for the new K9 officer Zoli. Newcomer to the breakfast’s was the recently promoted general manager of J!NS Eyewear Santa Anita, Nancy Vooung, who elaborated that their store is quite well known overseas and making their first impressions in the United States with their first flagship in San Francisco,
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Care is the fundamental principle which Renee Concialdi, President of Right at Home clearly hold themselves up to. In her presentation she stressed three main points on their company and the need for care, the first being that it is necessary to first be able to notice the initial signs of physical or mental anguish. These signs include people being distant, not focused, depressed, agitated, acting out of character or often being late or even missing. As a professional care provider Renee illustrated that it is necessary to both recognize these signs early and respond to them. The staff at Right at Home are lead by the husband and wife team of Joe and Renee Concialdi, two individuals who have been caring for people their entire lives, Renee who took care of her mother once she became ill and Joe who was instrumental in raising three younger siblings. These two have become very familiar with the necessary role which care plays in the well being of everyone. In order to best accommodate the needs of those the team at Right at Home provide care for they develop a personalized care plan for every individual. For more information please contact them at phone number (626) 584-8130.
Arolyn Burns, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist of the A Treatment Center, has experienced many accomplishments in her career. Her success which has remained strong for more than 15 years is the product of her passion for her work and helping those who need her. She has clearly stated, “I am passionate about helping individuals realize their dreams, conquer their fears & improve their self-esteem.”
Illustrating a simple technique to handle and manage levels of simple stress the whole audience in attendance was breathing in through the mouth and out through the nose as they got out of their chairs and conducted in a round of simple stresses. With a rise in stress as well as the debilatating effect stress can have on our health and personal lives.
- Jennifer Stone of Imprintability thanked Guillermo Torres of Cabrera’s for providing excellent service and fantastic food when they hosted a chamber love lunch. This excellent service has kept Jennifer and her friends coming back since their first experience.
- Steve Sciurba of the Kensington thanked Dr. Seth Mittleman for helping him with his Ciatica pain which currently has been relieved substantially.
- Joanne Bockian of STARS Athletics thanked Frank Yik of Rose Hills Memorial Park for their professional and lovely service which truly honored the loss of life faced by her loved one.
- Steve Delgadillo of the Arcadia Police Department thanked John Sun of Budget Blinds for providing great service for their window blinds on a sliding glass door.
- Arolyn Burns of The A Treatment donated a Stress Monster which was full of Candy, this was won by Christina of Healthcare Partners
- Darlene Papa of Lifeline for Pets donated two stuffed dogs each with matching candy which were won by Jennifer Stone of Imprintability and Nancy Vooung of J!NS Eyewear of Santa Anita
- Renee Concialdi of Right at Home donated a starbucks gift card which was won by Ashley Sims of Arrowhead Press
- Steve Sciurba of The Kensington donated a Sierra Madre goody bag which was won by MJ Finstrom of HUTdogs.
- Naomi Briones of Embassy Suites by Hilton donated a 25 dollar gift card to the Peacock Lounge which was won by John Sun of Budget Blinds
- Steve Floyd of RSVP San Gabriel doanted a 25 dollar gift card to ackbars which was won by Diane Balsamo of PrimeLending.
- Annette Ousterhout of Jan’s Towing donated an insulated bag which was won by Charles of The A Trearment.
- Guillermo Torres of Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine donated 3 10 dollar gift card which was won by Jaynnie Gonzalez of Sierra Auto
- Carol Howard of the Arcadia Educational Foundation donated a gift card to Starbucks which was won by Ken Joe of Keller Williams
- Vicki Knight of Century Rooter donated a 25 dollar gift card to Jason King of Choicess.
- Patricia Colonello of Mountain Views News donated an ad to Mountain Views News which was won by Steve Sciurba of the Kensington.
The next Networking Breakfast will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia on February 15, 2017 and will feature Talk Time: a moment for networking. Tickets to the breakfast, which runs from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and discounted to $20 for Chamber members who pay by the previous Friday ($25 at the door for Chamber members). No charge for those holding an All Access Pass. Tickets (626) 447-2159 or in the “Shop” area at www.arcadiacachamber.org or at the Chamber office, 388 W. Huntington Dr. during normal business hours.