Newest members

L.A. Times one of 9 new members
Another nine new members joined the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce in February and many of them were introduced to the Ambassadors this morning (March 3, 2015) by February Personal Ambassador Lauren Worsley of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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Ambassadors New Members March 3, 2015

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Every new member is invited to the Chamber on the first Tuesday of the month to receive a plaque and showcase their business. Six of our new businesses were able to join us today.

  • Cafe Lumar is located at 136 E. Colorado Boulevard in Monrovia 91016. Dragica Gravovac is the owner and was present to accept the new member plaque from the Chamber. Dragica indicates that her restaurant has been open for two years. They are getting good reviews on Yelp and from other web-based review sites. Cafe Lumar is noted for it’s great crepes, stuffed cabbage, lamb shank and goulash. Cafe Lumar is part of Old Town Monrovia and will be participating in this year’s Taste of Arcadia. They are open Tuesday-through Saturday from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. for lunch and dinner and on Sunday they have a brunch from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. You can reach the restauarant by calling (626) 357-2184 or cafelumar@gmail.com
  • Los Angeles Media Group (Los Angeles Times) represented by Faith Rattner is thrilled to be a new member of the Chamber. Faith Rattner is the area representative and has worked for publications in and an around Arcadia for the past six years. Her current focus is on real estate advertising. In fact the times has a great publication called Ultimate Address which is a beautiful advertising supplement that is distributed with the paper and throughout the area. Faith will work with you to place ads showcasing properties you have for sale. You can reach her at 818-535-4992 or Faith.Ratner@latimes.com
  • The A Treatment Center is located at 127 Madison Avenue #302 in Pasadena 91101 between Union and Walnut. Arolyn Burns  LPCC, LMFT of The A Treatment Center specializes in stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, PTSD and performance on tests, sports and stage. Arolyn will work with you to help pass the BAR or SAT and reduce anxiety. Arolyn was born at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia and is a strong advocate for community involvement. She can be reached at 626-644-8777 . Arolyn has been active in many Chamber sponsored events and knows the importance of networking.
  • The Law Office of Tom R. Medrano is located at 300 North Lake Avenue, Suite 230, Pasadena 91101. Tom Medrano is a criminal law trial attorney with 36 years legal experience. He was represented this morning by legal assistant Maryel Albarran. Tom graduated from UC Berkeley and provides legal services throughout Southern California. Some of the areas of practice include murder/homicide, government fraud, robbery, internet crimes, criminal assault and illegal searches and seizure. He is a member of the State Bar of California – Criminal Law Section, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the California Public Defenders Association. Tom Medrano can be reached at (626) 577-4940 or his cell (626) 945-2358 or tmedrano@crime-attorney.com.
  • Lani Lee owner of Beauty Culture gladly accepted her plaque at this morning’s gathering. Beauty Culture is located at 715 1st Avenue # A in Arcadia 91006. Beauty Culture is a spa service offering a wide variety of skin care treatments and products. They are open seven days a week. Lani purchased this business six months ago and is already becoming an important part of Arcadia offering quality spa treatments. She recently attended our successful mixer at Dave & Buster’s where she donated two $120.00 Gift Certificates to her spa. Two lucky individuals will be getting special attention when they visit her spa. Beauty Culture can be reached at 626-447-7555 or info@beautyculture.com
  • Pepper Tree Grill is located at 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 91024. Ryan Lopez was in the house to accept the plaque for Pepper Tree. He describes the cuisine as Argentine Fushion. Whether you go for the empanadas or visit them for Taco Tuesday you are sure to enjoy the delicious food and nice atmosphere. May 1st will be the second-year anniversary for the restaurant. Ryan indicates that they have dancing and live entertainment on the weekends. You can go for dinner and then have a drink and stay for the entertainment. Call them at 626-355-8444 or ryanlopez@thepeppertreegrill.com

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New members AAA, BMW, Wells Fargo, more
Another nine new members joined the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce in January and many of them were introduced to the Ambassadors this morning (Feb. 3, 2015) by January Personal Ambassador Allen Tsay of Waddell & Reed, including high-profile companies such as Wells Fargo, AAA of Southern California, and BMW Mini.

See details and contact info for each new member below the following photo gallery…

New members meet Ambassasdors Feb. 3, 2015

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New members:

  • Wells Fargo/Huntington is located at 444 Huntington Drive, Arcadia 91006. Walter Wodtke is the branch manager and was present to accept the new member plaque from the Chamber. Walter indicates that Wells Fargo is your neighborhood branch located right at 5th and Huntington in Arcadia. Walter and his team are passionate about financial literacy and will continue to be active in the community educating people on the importance of finance. Walter can be reached at 626-447-3256 or walter.wodtke@wellsfargo.com.
  • BMW and Mini of Monrovia is located at 1425 S. Mountain Avenue in Monrovia 91016. Tracy Molnar is fleet manager and was thrilled to accept the plaque on behalf of BMW. Tracy indicates that they offer exceptional sales and service to all customers. She is looking forward to collaborating with the Chamber on upcoming events and highlighting all that BMW and Mini of Monrovia has to offer. Tracy can be reached at 626-305-8427 or Theresa.Molnar@bmwofmonrovia.com.
  • Melinda Vida, sales agent for the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) located at 420 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia 91006 accepted the plaque on behalf of AAA. Melinda is so excited to be a member of the Chamber and is looking forward to participating in all of the networking opportunities the Chamber has to offer. AAA has providing quality membership, travel and insurance services to members for years. Melinda can be reached at 626-294-4592.
  • TeamLogicIT was also in the house represented by President & CEO Scott Pauli. They are located at 444 East Huntington Drive, Suite 216, Arcadia 91006. TeamLogicIT is a nationwide company with a team of 200 engineers. They are looking to help small to mid-size companies with all their computer/technology networking needs. From helping law firms to accountants and everything in between give Scott and his team a call at 626-657-0521 extension 1000 or spauli@TeamLogicIT.com.
  • Yachen Sun and Joshua Thai of New York Life are here to help you with all of your life insurance needs. New York Life is a top provider of quality life insurance and investments. Yachen indicates that he and Joshua work with employees as well as families to help them address their life insurance needs. Yachen and Sun are already becoming familiar faces at many Chamber events. Yachen can be reached at 626-340-3299 or ywsun@ftnewyorklife.com. Their office is located at 140 Via Verde #200, San Dimas 91773.

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Record 12 members meet Ambassadors
A record 12 new members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce introduced themselves to Chamber Ambassadors Monday (Jan. 6, 2015). And prior to the introductions portion of the regular monthly committee meeting, the Ambassadors celebrated the 90th birthday of Lifetime Ambassador Mary Hansen. Mary has been an Ambassador for nearly a quarter of a century!

Monthly Personal Ambassadors for members who joined in November and December, Richard Zook of Douglass and Zook and Sheree Tromblee of Weaver and Associates, introduced each of the new members, who then each told about their backgrounds and their business or organization.
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Ambassadors Jan 2015

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  • American Cancer Society is located at 50 N. Hill Street, Pasadena, CA 91106. Lauren Worsely, also attending her first meeting as an Ambassador, introduced herself as a Relay for Life Specialist. She indicates that the annual 24-hour Relay for Life fundraiser will take place this summer at Santa Anita Racetrack. For more information go to www.relayforlife.org/arcadiaca or call Lauren at 626.795.7774.
  • Harris Office Products wants to be your complete business source for all items related to the office from furniture to paper products. Tony Gutierrez is your local Arcadia based business representative. Harris’ main office is located at 7100 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406. They offer easy ordering over the internet with delivery to your doorstep. E-mail Tony at tony@harrisop.com.
  • Blend It Healthy offers delicious and nutritious drinks. Located at 411 East Huntington Drive, Suite 114, Arcadia, CA 91006. Emily Li talked about the benefits of drinking fruit and vegetable blended drinks. They also offer coffee and hot tea. Contact them at 626.656.3718 or arcadia@blendithealthy.com.
  • Congress Orthopaedic Associates recently celebrated a grand opening at it’s new offices located at the Hale Medical Plaza, 289 West Huntington Drive, Suite 103, Arcadia, CA 91007. Congress offers a variety of treatment for all manner of orthopaedic ailments, including: back pain, ankle, knee replacement, herniated discs and more. Contact Linda Knowles at 626.821.0707 or LKnowles@congressmedical.com.
  • Ping An Insurance Center represented by Sean Li is located at 227 West Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, CA 91776. Sean is a resident of Arcadia and he is dedicated to educating the public on how insurance works. You can contact Sean at seanli@pingan-us.com.
  • Ameco-Bios is located at 2301 S. 3rd Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006. Drew King grew up in Arcadia and indicates that Ameco-Bios was started in 1990. They are in the business of animal feed additives – not hormones. They supply nutritious vitamins to farm animals.You can reach Ameco-Bios at amecobios@gmail.com
  • Get Found Get Leads is located at 411 E. Huntington Drive #107-312 Arcadia, CA 91006. Joel Humphrey can help you with all of your website needs. He can troubleshoot your website to keep things running smoothly for you and your business. Contact Joel at 626.232.8282 or at joel@getfoundgetleads.com.
  • Selfie Selfie Photo Studio is located at 28 1/2 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006. You have to try out this fun photo studio where you take shots of yourself, family and friends. They have plenty of props, hats and accessories to add to your personal photo shoot. Contact Jason Chen at 626.821.0700.
  • Here to Serve is located at 162 Webster Way, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Kathleen Quintas runs this wonderful 501(c)(3)  non-profit that partners with organizations such as Chidlren’s Hospital to provide meals and care for the families of loved ones facing serious health issues. Kathlenn can be reached at 626.600.2776 or katie@heretoserve.org
  • Studio 518 is located at 518 S. First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006. Monica Tromblee is the owner of this beautiful hair styling salon. She moved here 16 years ago and opened her own salon 15 months ago. You can reach Monica at 626.274.7911 or monicastromblee@yahoo.com
  • Joanna’s Floral Expressions is located at 1427 San Marino Avenue, Unit A, San Marino, CA 91104. Joanna can handle all of your floral arrangement needs from proms to weddings. She has a passion for flowers. Joanna also sells Nerium skin care products. You can reach Joanna at 626.319.7621 or joannaj1264@gmail.com.
  • Link Leadership Consulting is an at home service. Alexander Ruiz works with companies to teach employees how to be inclusive of all despite cultural or ethnic differences. They also offer certificate programs for teenage leadership development and college admissions. You can reach Alexander at 626.594.5113 or linkleadershipconsulting@gmail.com.

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7 new members introduced
The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed seven new members at a very well-attended morning gathering (Oct. 2, 2014) in the Chamber conference room sponsored by Foothill Credit Union. Each new member was presented with a plaque by Ambassador Chair Rich Jones of the San Marino Tribune, Personal Ambassador of the Month John Sun of Budget Blinds, and Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick:

The new members welcomed are:

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Thom Uber of A ROCKin ICE Hawaiian Shave Ice loves doing business in Arcadia and has participated in many Arcadia events over the years including the Arcadia’s Best Patriotic Festival, the Arcadia Chamber’s carnival of 2011, and numerous food truck events at Santa Anita Park. A ROCKin ICE offers the most delicious Hawaiian shave ice East of the North Shore of Oahu. In addition, they have slushy lemonade, ice cream cookie sandwiches and a delicious espressso shave ice. Yum! Whether you are having a party for 100 or 1000 A ROCKin Ice is the right choice for you. Thom indicates that A ROCKin ICE has 41,000 twitter followers! Go Thom go.

Meghan Sikes accepted the new member plaque on behalf of National University. Meghan indicates that National University with a campus in Los Angeles and new one coming to Glendale is the perfect place to continue your education and reach your goals. Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population.  Today, that dedication has resulted in National University becoming the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and 12th largest in the United States.
National University offers a wide range of educational opportunities that will help you earn your associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or teaching credential. You can choose from a variety of online degree programs or from our more than 45 convenient locations throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, and Virginia.

Minh Luu, VP of External Affairs of the Boys and Girls Club Pasadena was in the house. The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena is a great place for youth to get healthy and to learn. They help our youth develop into well-rounded adults and they offer programs in five core areas: Education & Career Development; Character & Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills; the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Please consider sponsoring a banner that will hang in the Boys & Girls Club year round advertising your business.  Here are some facts from their website that we should all find fascinating:

  • We serve more than 4,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, annually
  • We are open five days a week, year-round
  • We operate three facilities in Pasadena: Slavik Branch, Mackenzie-Scott Branch, and the McCabe Performing Arts Center
  • We offer technology centers, teen centers, gymnasiums and swimming pools at both branch sites
  • Our operating budget is $1.45 million
  • 73% of our budget is spent directly to fund our programs
  • 19% of our budget is spent on administration and 8% for fundraising purposes
  • Only 3% of our income is generated by Club Member dues
  • 80% of our families live at or below the poverty level for Los Angeles County
  • We are a Pasadena Unified School District designated site to provide a free, balanced breakfast and lunch to all school age kids (members and non-members) during the summer
  • We count members from cities including Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia, El Monte, Rosemead, Azusa, Glendale, and Los Angeles among others.

Dave Levine of The Computer Guys along with his son – the other guy in computer guys  — are ready to solve all of your computer problems. They are a family run business and do they know their stuff. We cannot all be computer geniuses. Most of us just want our computers and networks to function smoothly. Dave and his son will keep everything running with ease. They handle computer hardware and software and are conveniently based in Monrovia.
Whether you own one computer with a problem or ten computers that won’t work in harmony with each other these are the guys to call. We all know how difficult it can be to install new software or set up a new system. Call The Computer Guys!!

Raquel McLaughlin and her Mom Jeanette Beraha of Vintage Treasures & Antiques Arcadia were present and so very, very thrilled about joining the Chamber of Commerce. They carry vintage 50’s and 60’s clothing, collectibles and have one of the largest collections of costume jewelry in the San Gabriel Valley. In fact, they carry so many vintage items we could not possibly describe them all in this article so, you will just have to visit their store located at 340 East Foothill Blvd. in Arcadia.
Raquel and Jeanette believe in giving back to the community and therefore are hosting a Vintage Fashion Show on Saturday, October 18th at their store. All proceeds will benefit the City of Hope. For more information give them a call at 626-386-5315. Welcome Raquel and your Jeanette and Vintage Treasures and Antiques Arcadia.

Sarah Sweatmon of Pasadena Kitchens & Appliance graduated from Arcadia High School and recently took over the family business. Pasadena Kitchens is your one stop shop for all of your kitchen and bathroom needs. They sell appliances and parts and can help you with any remodeling project big or small. Sarah grew up in the business and is the person you want to contact to help you with your project.
Sarah offers expert advice on all of the latest appliances and designs that will be suited to your particular property and lifestyle. She offers that personal one on one service that we don’t always find these days. She is personable, knowledgeable and is very happy to be a part of the Arcadia Chamber of  Commerce.

Julie Chirikian of Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel, located at 720 W. Camino Real in Arcadia, has been a part of our community for years. Julie took over operation of this beautiful retirement facility after the passing of her parents. Arcadia Gardens has been in operation for over 30 years right here in Arcadia. She and her dedicated staff offer many levels of care for our seniors.
Julie indicates that she, her family and staff believe that seniors must be treated with respect and dignity. They make it their mission to ensure that all residents of Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel have a great experience. If you are interested in this residential community you can call Julie and join them for lunch and a tour. Check out their website arcadiagardensretirement.com
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Ambassadors: Lucky 7 new members
At the monthly meeting of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on Tuesday, Sept. 2, seven of the more than 20 companies that joined the Chamber in August. Six were introduced in person by Personal Ambassador Mark Ramos of Vista Paint, with Peronsal Ambassador Glenn Oyoung of turn3 Creative introducing the other:

A brief summary of each new member is below the following photo gallery…

  • Phil Diegelman indicates that City Cafe will soon be opening at 607 N. Azusa Avenue in historic downtown Azusa. City Cafe will be joining a family of restaurants that includes Paco’s in Arcadia, and Lucky Boy.
  • Walter manages two Arcadia branches of Wells Fargo at the moment, the one at 211 East Foothill Blvd. and a big branch on Huntington Drive near Fifth Avenue. He is also happy to help with any banking services you may have at other locations.
  • Melissa Cheng is a realtor who is ready to assist with your real estate transactions from her base at Coldwell Banker/George, located at 660 W. Huntington Avenue here in Arcadia.
  • Henry Ryu is a graduate of Arcadia High School and has lived in Arcadia for 25 years, so even though he is a top sales representative of BMW cars for Nick Alexander Imports at 6333 S. Alameda Street in Los Angeles, he joined his hometown Chamber of Commerce to become more involved in his community. His BMW dealership will also be happy to provide door-to-door service to customers here in Arcadia.
  • Sam Robusto of Robusto Cigars says you can sit and smoke cigars in his relaxing shop at 26 N. 1st Avenue in Arcadia or buy some to take home.
  • Bruce Snell of So Cal Kitchen Visions can handle the remodeling and design of your kitchen. He was recently interviewed for a spotlight on HGVT.com’s Designer Showcase, which sparked an article about him in Arcadia Weekly. You may contact Bruce by e-mail at: KBPROB@gmail.com.
  • Ginger Lai of Gingi, Inc. manufactures skin care products — not “make-up,” mind you. Although 96% of her business comes from overseas, she wants to focus more on the 4% right here in the Arcadia area! Check out her line of products at gingiskincare.com.

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Massage Envy, Custom Comfort Intro
This month’s Ambassadors meeting (August 5, 2014) lead by Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick and Ambassadors Chairman Rich Jones of the San Marino Tribune. Personal Ambassador Glenn Oyoung of turn3 Creative introduced new member Kaitlyn Adams of Massage Envy and Ms. Sepand Ardeshir, Comfort Rep of Custom Comfort Mattress.

  • Massage Envy is located at 3707 E. Foothill Blvd., in the Hastings Ranch area of Pasadena and has 29 masseuses to service 1,500 members with customized treatments and the appropriate therapist from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. seven days a week. Members get a one-hour massage each month for $59.99. Owners Kaityln and Fletch Adams will open a second location soon in Monrovia and are buying two more locations in Glendora and LaVerne from a friend. Kaitlyn is a recent retiree from IBM. Fletch is a professor at APU. Members and guests are always made to feel welcome at Massage Envy. Kaitlyn indicates that massage can be a benefit to everyone and she invites you to come experience one for yourself. At Massage Envy they strive to make everyone feel comfortable and relaxed.
  • Custom Comfort Mattress located at 414 S. Lake Avenue in Pasadena strives to give their customers the red carpet experience when purchasing a mattress. Each mattress designed and created in their workshop is an honest, genuine piece of American craftsmanship. Their mission is to attract and retain life-long customers who will rest on a family tradition, achieved by their dedication to quality that lasts and service that is unsurpassed. Their vision is their commitment to make positive life changes by providing COMFORT to all those who come in contact with them.

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Premiere & James W. Rider CPA MBT
This month’s Personal Ambassador Mary Hansen introduced two of the ten new members that joined the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce in June at the monthly Ambassadors meeting on July 1, 2014:

  • James W. Rider, CPA MBT – Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around Arcadia, James and enrolled agent Alice have year of valuable experience. The office is located at 400 N. Santa Anita., Suite 102, Arcadia. They can assist with tax preparation, tax planning, bookkeeping, accounting services, estate and trust taxes and so much more.
  • Premiere – Represented by Ashton Donatucci and David Wing is located at 911 S. First Ave., Arcadia (northwest corner at Duarte Road), offers high quality designer clothing and accessories imported from Italy. The store also offers quality kitchenware along with special juicers. A demonstration in October is in the planning process to present some of the new items in the store. Store hours are 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday.

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    This month’s Personal Ambassador Ivan Lai of Cruise Planners, introduced four new Chamber members at the monthly Ambassadors Meeting, June 3, 2014: Villa Catrina Mexican Restaurant, The Kits World, RAC Development Inc. and Majestic Design Florist (photo gallery below):

      • Villa Catrina Mexican Restaurant is a new family restaurant at 251 N. Santa Anita Ave. in Arcadia. Joe Jiminez, one of the owners, represented the store at the Ambassadors meeting. They serve traditional Mexican food and feature a full bar.  Happy Hours are Monday – Friday, 4:00- 7:00 pm.  They also offer lunch specials, children’s menu,  Taco Tuesdays, and on the first Thursday of each month there is stand-up comedy club at 7:30 p.m. Banquet facilities are also available for parties and special occasions. The Arcadia Chamber will produce a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local dignitaries and officials at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, after which all are encouraged to enjoy the happy hour. An official grand opening will continue throughout that weekend.
      • The Kits World is founded by three mothers whose primary goal is to reach out to parents and give them choices of product that are reasonably low-priced. Anna and Anita, two of the mothers who introduced themselves to the Ambassadors, said they started the company by offering emergency kits of various sizes but they will continue to grow to bring other types of kits. Some of the unique products that are in the emergency kits include food and water that have a five-year shelf life, hand crank radio / flashlight / cellphone charger that requires no battery and can also be charged by solar power and USB. Contact Kits World at the web site link above.
      • RAC Development, 150 N Santa Anita Ave, Suite 645, specializes in the acquisition of foreclosure property, both residential and commercial. They obtain properties through trustee sales or public auction. Jeff and Wendy said RAC helps investors acquire the best deals — with their bidding experience and real estate specialists they will invest in the most profitable properties. Minimum investment is $10,000 with the average return on investment ranging from eight percent to 12 percent. Contact RAC at web site link above or call 626.821.0655.
      • Majestic Design Florist (MD’s) is a full-service local florist that is family-owned and operated in the longtime MD’s Florist shop at 10 E. Huntington Drive in Arcadia (Suite A — the first shop off Huntington in the strip mall at the southeast corner of Santa Anita Drive). Their friendly staff, led by Steve and Jean, who is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world. Online shopping is also available.  They can help with creative suggestions regarding flowers for weddings, funerals, special occasions and a variety of unique gifts, including plush animals, balloons gourmet baskets and more. See their offerings at web site link above, or call: (626) 445-2200.

    Ambassadors 6-3-14: Majestic Design, Villa Catrina, RAC, Kits World


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    This month’s Ambassadors meeting (May 1, 2014) lead by Rich Jones of the San Marino Tribune and Personal Ambassador Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Estate introduced new members: T-Neer tea room owners Sidath & Aruna Kumar; Gemorie Chief Marketing Officer Hideaki Kuo; and Attorney Carlos A. Arcos.

        • T-Neer is a modern tea room opening in May 15 in Sierra Madre (142 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.). Owners Sidath and Aruna are from Sri Lanka where high quality tea is grown. The store will offer more than 150 kinds of brewed tea along with specialty foods like sandwiches, salads, cakes, etc. In addition, the store will offer tea accessories such as tea kettles, tea infusers, gift items and souvenirs.
        • Gemorie is a fine jewelry retailer located on the Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita mall near Nordstrom. They offer precious and semi-precious gemstones and also time pieces that are hand set. You can expect the highest quality jewelry pieces built to last at affordable prices.
        • Attorney Carlos A. Arcos is a sole practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in assisting families who are facing personal and legal issues that arise with aging family members. He offers workshops and training sessions about getting retro-active Medi-Cal as well as information regarding eligibility obstacles and solutions. Carlos’ office is located at 333 N. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia.

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    Four new members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce introduced themselves to Chamber Ambassadors and Chamber CEO Scott Hetttrick today, April 1, 2014.
    At the monthly meeting run by new Ambassadors chairman Rich Jones of the San Marino Tribune, Personal Ambassador Mary Hansen welcomed and presented Yvonne Liao of First General Bank, Don Cruz and Debi of Savers super thrift store, Jessica Schoenfeld of Urban Retreat and recently retired residential member Donna Lee. See descriptions of each below and a photo gallery that follows…

        • First General Bank, 1127 S. Baldwin Ave., is a full service commercial bank with emphasis on developing a business and professional clientele within the Southern California area. The bank offers a full range of traditional and online consumer and commercial banking products and cash management services for businesses and individuals.  The main office is in Rowland Heights with branch offices in Arcadia, San Gabriel and Irvine.
        • Savers Arcadia had one of the biggest grand openings in the for-profit franchise’s history on March 6 with about 150 anxious customers lined up before the doors even opened. The thrift story and recycling center founded in 1954 is based in Northern California. The new Arcadia location employs 50-60 local workers. Savers mission is giving back and providing opportunities. They are partners with local charities such as  Hope Services and Epilepsy Foundation. Donations of clothing and housewares can be dropped off at their store or schedule a free at-home pick up.
        • Urban Retreat, 14 E. Foothill Blvd., is a full-service salon and spa in Arcadia that has offered a large variety of message and facial services for more than 15 years. The spa that focuses on personal attention with an emphasis on providing the length and quality of massage needed rather than setting a specific length of time for each, is offering $20 discount coupons for a one-hour Swedish massage available at the Chamber office.
        • Donna Lee is a new residential member who has lived in Arcadia since 2004 and was an employee of Southern California Edison for more than 30 years. She enjoys and supports local events in town, especially the Chamber’s annual Taste of Arcadia. She encouraged her son Kevin to be a volunteer intern at the Chamber last summer.


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    New Arcadia Chamber member Allen Tsay of Waddell & Reed financial advisors met the Chamber Ambassadors this morning and joined in a meeting with a full agenda.

    Tsay, a recent college grad who has spent the past year volunteering at the Chamber recruiting new members and attending and supporting many Chamber and other community events, wants to continue and expand that relationship with the Chamber despite recently embarking on a new career at the prestigious Waddell & Reed in Brea. Through his friendship with Chamber Ambassador Sho Tay, Tsay is also involved with the Arcadia Masonic Lodge and says he wants to give back to the community he admires.

    Ambassadors chairwoman Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Estate received unanimous support for her suggestion of creating a new “Ambassador for Life” designation for deserving Ambassadors, the first two of which, Mary E. Hansen and Don Fandry will be officially crowned at the March 4 monthly Ambassadors meeting.

    Photo gallery of today’s (Feb. 4, 2014) Ambassador meeting below…


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    New Arcadia Chamber member Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary was introduced this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 7, by this month’s Personal Ambassador, Vicki Knight of Century Rooter Service & Plumbing Inc, at the monthly Ambassadors meeting chaired by Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Estate.
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    Representing Forest Lawn were Regional Sales Manager Thomas Mok is based in the new Arcadia office on Huntington Drive near Santa Anita Avenue, and Richard Zook, who lives near the main Douglas & Zook Chapel of Remembrance at 600 E. Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia (The Chapel of Remembrance on First Avenue in Arcadia is no longer under the same ownership).
    Forest Lawn offers five “parks” in Hollywood Hills, Covina Hills, Glendale, Long Beach and Cypress, some of which feature museums and popular art and information exhibits.
    The new Arcadia office is a premier Advance Planning Center where visitor can learn about Forest Lawn’s products, services and available memorial property. Monthly bus tours are also offered for visiting the different Forest Lawn parks.

    Forest Lawn has already become interactive with the Arcadia community by being one of the two primary sponsors of last month’s Arcadia’s Best Christmas Market.

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    September Personal Ambassador John Sun of Budget Blinds (he will soon be outfitting Chamber office with all new blinds for the first time in decades) introduced three new Chamber members this morning (Oct. 1) to the volunteer Ambassadors led by chairperson Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Estate.

        • John Sun (front row leftl) with new members John Dickey and Gemma Delacruz; and VJ Sabanayagam (2nd row left) and Chamber Ambassadors

          John Sun (front row left) with new members John Dickey and Gemma Delacruz; and VJ Sabanayagam (2nd row left) and Chamber Ambassadors

          VJ’s Auto Service owner VJ Sabanayagam says “If it has an engine, we’ll work on it.” He’s been in business since 1997 and at his current location of 400 N. First Avenue since 2001. One of his longest customers is Chamber board member Wayne Williams, who recruited VJ to join the Chamber. Phone: 626-446-4900.

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    VJ’s “bucks”

     

     

     

     

        • People’s Care Autism Services at 225 E. Santa Clara was represented by Gemma Delacruz, director of business development for the parent company that also soon offer a senior services business in Arcadia. Gemma was part of the grand opening ceremony and open house Saturday for Autism Services — photos and video here. Phone:  (626) 608-8392. Manager Cristina Cordeiro e-mail: ccordeiro@peoplescare.org.
        • American General Life Insurance Company agent John M. Dickey, who has lived in Arcadia for 17 years, offers dozens of different live insurance options, annuities, and “just about any financial vehicle.” Phone: 626-348-1855 / e-mail: taxmanager254@yahoo.com.


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    September Chamber Personal Ambassador Romy Rahmanian,  Law Office of Romy S. Rahmanian, APLC, introduced two new members to Chamber President Arlynn Robinson of Century 21 Earll LTD, Ambassador Chairperson Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Estate and to the Chamber Ambassadors and staff at this week’s monthly meeting (Sept. 3).

    Rosebud Cookie Company is a new business started by Rosie Ocana and her son Frank, whose main business together is a translation service primarily for courts, depositions, etc. Rosie started the custom cookie business to provide a fun way to help raise funds that she can share with charities – a percentage of all sales go to non-profits. Their mission is to provide the best products and service to their customers at the lowest prices possible. The online store is designed to provide a safe and secure environment to browse and all the gourmet goods are baked to order!
    Rosie accepted an invitation by the Chamber to introduce her delicious cookies less than 48-hours later to the Chamber’s Government Affairs Forum and Congressman Judy Chu.

    SolarUniverse, represented by Paul Alkin, is a nationwide company made up of local owners in order to make customer service a top priority. Alkin says the prices of solar systems have come down significantly in recent years and pay for themselves in monthly utility bill savings in just a few years. Customized quotes are available by scheduling an appointment for reps to come to your home, measure your roof and calculate your rebates/incentives specific to your home. They will also monitor your system and fix any problems at absolutely no cost.

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    Personal Ambassador Ivan Lai, Cruise Planners  and Ambassador Rich Jones, San Marino Tribune welcomed six new Arcadia Chamber of Commerce members who joined in July, and introduced them to a roomful of Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly volunteer meeting yesterday (Aug. 6). Information about each new member is listed below the following photo gallery.

    Dorano Jewelry, Inc. – Garen & Nara Avetisyan have opened their exclusive jewelry store in the heart of downtown Arcadia at 30 E. Huntington Drive. Their jewelry is known world-wide and in their home country of Armenia for its unique designs and fine craftsmanship. They also make jewelry with enamel, stingray skin and wood, which is very popular in Europe & Asia. Nara’s Godmother, co-owner of Western Medical Supply (46 years in Arcadia) encouraged them to move from Armenia a year ago and open their new store in our wonderful community.

    Pacific Advisors-Richard Ngin – Richard specializes in Estate Planning, Charitable Planning and Retirement Planning for executives, professionals, and small business owners. As a financial professional, he will focus on your unique needs and design customized strategies to help you meet your goals. Other business services he offers are Employee Benefits, Deferred Compensation Planning and more.

    RSVP San Gabriel Valley, Steve Floyd – RSVP Publications  is an upscale cooperative direct mailer,designed to present the highest quality products and services, using glossy, full color postcards to attract attention, generate response and maintain a positive image for clients. Contact Steve and he will help you market to any upscale area in the San Gabriel Valley.

    Saute’ Culinary Academy – Chef Alex, an Arcadia High School graduate, has prepared fine food for Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, the Ritz Carlton and Mi Piaci to name a few. He has recently opened his own catering business and cooking school in Arcadia, and has classes for adults and children, offers private parties, product development, cake decorating & design as well as team building events and children’s Birthday parties. Join us at the August 28th, 5pm ribbon cutting to meet Chef Alex and taste some of his creations at 14 E. Duarte Road, Arcadia.

    Turn3 Creative – Glenn Oyoung, an Arcadia resident, is a diehard automotive enthusiast who creates authentic apparel and collectible merchandise that truly speaks to all things automotive. His company creates items and even designs web sites that honor the heritage of the companies he works with, items that reinforce the brand identities of his clients, and above all items that other automotive enthusiasts will respond to. He has produced merchandise for many popular companies including American Racing, Audi, BMW, Cosworth (USA), Nissan, Penske Automotive Group, Petersen Automotive Museum and more.

    Kids Art Arcadia – A new art school in Arcadia for anyone over four years old located at 316 E. Huntington Dr., which teaches a quality program where students enjoy learning the skills necessary to draw, paint, and create three-dimensional art realistically, progressing step-by-step at their level of ability, to become more competent and skilled at every level of the KidsArt program. They provide a warm and friendly environment in which inspirational teachers excel at helping, encouraging, and challenging each student to reach his or her individual, artistic potential.
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    The Arcadia Chamber June personal ambassador, Verena Somer (The Service Advisors) introduced two new Chamber Members – Blu Salon Aveda and Embellish Salon 1st Avenue – to Arcadia Chamber President Arlynn Robinson (Century 21 Earl, Ltd.) and Chamber Ambassadors at the July 2nd meeting.  (see photo gallery below with Ambassador Chairman Sylvia Ramos, Dilbeck Real Living).

    Experience art and style at BLU Salon AVEDA, the Arcadia salon & spa that set the bar for hip and fashionable styles for salons in San Gabriel Valley.  It is located across from Nordstroms on the Westfield Promenade.  Your experience will be highlighted by an award-winning, creative and artistic staff and most of all, personalized service.  Aveda’s mission to “care for the world we live in, from the products we use to the ways in which we give back to society. Partnering with Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the word of beauty, but around the world.”

    Embellish Salon 1st Avenue has been specializing in cutting-edge styles for over forty years.   Their expert sytlists continually receive extended education via monthly classes held in the salon and they attract educators from top brand name companies.   The staff includes seven stylists, one aesthetician, one make up artist and two manicurists and they care all of the top brand name hair care products.  Their services include: Color Correction, Weaving, Balayage, Precision Hair Cutting, Special Occasion Styles, Extensions and Hospital visits are available upon request.

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    This month’s Personal Ambassador Nikki Felix (Wells Fargo Mortgage)  introduced two new Chamber Members – Arcadia Youth Basketball Association and Quickteck Medical Transport – to Arcadia Chamber President Arlynn Robinson (Century 21 Earll, Ltd)  and Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly meeting this morning, June 4, 2013.  (see photo gallery below with Ambassador Chairman Sylvia Ramos, Dilbeck Real Living ).   

    The Arcadia Youth Basketball Association (AYBA) began in 1997, and for the past 15 years, has maintained the mission to provide a safe, supportive, recreational basketball program for boys and girls living in the city of Arcadia (and now Sierra Madre), who currently attend grade school levels 5 through 8.  Director Landis Richardson is proud to announce the registration of 3rd and 4th grades to be added in September.  AYBA strives to provide opportunities for sports education, personal growth and motivational development for young athletes.

    Quickteck Medical Transport  provides transportation services for people in wheelchairs or those who need assisted transportation.  President & CEO Scott O’Donell and President & CFO Antonio E. Gallo feel each patient’s transportation needs differ greatly depending on their status of self mobility.  When choosing a non-emergency transportation company, you want one that will go beyond the call of duty.  Quickteck services communities in the San Gabriel Valley including: Arcadia, Temple City, San Marino, Pasadena, El Monte, Monrovia, Altadena, Duarte, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Monrovia, Glendora & Serra Madre.

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    This month’s Personal Ambassador Helen Mah of Wells Fargo introduced two new Chamber members to  Arcadia Chamber President, Arlynn Robinson and Chamber Ambassadors at the monthly meeting this morning, May 7, 2013 (see photo gallery below with Ambassador chairman Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Living):

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    Mr. Ethan Williamson, the new director of the Barnhart School which is located at 240 W. Colorado Blvd, explained the private school is 52 years old and  currently has 208 students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.  All of their teachers are credentialed and 80% have their Masters Degree.  It was reported to them by La Salle HS Principal that  Barnhart students who go into 9th Grade at LaSalle arrive with a high GPA….and what is even more interesting, the tuition at Barnhart is 1/2 of the National average of Private Schools. 

    Dr. Peter Ho Win is an American Board Certified ophthalmologist and a vitreo-retinal specialist. He trained at Jules Stein/UCLA, Mayo Clinic, and University of Southern California.  Dr. Win specializes in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal vein occlusion, and retinal detachment/tear.  His office is located in the 301 Medical Building on Huntington Drive, suite #504.

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    This month’s Personal Ambassador Crystal Zhang of Mass Mutual Financial Group introduced four new Chamber members to more than a dozen Chamber Ambassadors at the regular monthly meeting this morning. April 2, 2013 (see photo gallery below with Ambassador chairman Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Living):

        • The Arcadia Chamber's Honda Civic from Sierra Honda looks great at the beach.

          The Arcadia Chamber’s Honda Civic from Sierra Honda looks great at the beach.

          David Kirby is a sales representative for Sierra Honda and is the Chamber representative for the entire Sierra Autocars family of car dealerships. Sierra is a family-owned business that works together to continue the tradition and commitment to total customer satisfaction. Last year the Chamber co-hosted two ribbon-cuttings at Sierra Fiat and Sierra Chrysler. Sierra Honda recently became the official auto dealer of the Arcadia Chamber, with the Chamber CEO’s Honda Civic LX a lease from Sierra Honda.

        • Arcadia Advanced Dentistry is represented by Terrie Hudson.  Dr. Missagh Pezeshkian, better known as Dr. P,  is dedicated to provide the best quality dental care with more than 24 years of experience.
        • Sue Cook is the Executive Director of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, a non-profit entity charged with fundraising to cover costs of the maintenance of the new 40,000 square-foot, 1,200-seat, high-concept state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center on the campus of Arcadia High School.
        • Finally, Protective Angel, Inc. was founded by Mike Gerakios, a former law enforcement officer, who brought his sweet-tempered trained companion dog Athena. The company strives to spread awareness and provide safety and assistance to its local, national and now international community. They also offer emergency preparedness products and disaster planning services to individuals, businesses, school districts, and government agencies.

    Prior to the introduction of the new members, Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick presented a 15-minute PowerPoint history and current activities of the Chamber, concluding with a showing of the Chamber’s new 3 1/2-minute “Arcadia’s Got It All” video for visitors and potential new residents.

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    Ambassador Chairperson, Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Living introduced two new Chamber members from the month of February at the monthly Ambassadors meeting on March 5.

    Marie Taylor, NAI Capital, Inc. is a full service commercial real estate brokerage.  They provide services for leasing and sale of industrial, office and retail property.  Marie is also a Board Member of the Arcadia Towne Center Business Association and a graduate of Arcadia High School.

    Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel & Pomona was represented by Executive Director, Jason Moss. They provide programs and services for the community such as summer camps, events for local organizations, weekend retreats and cultural arts programs.

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    Two new members were introduced at “Meet the Ambassadors” Feb. 5, 2013, by Personal Ambassador, Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Living, who is also a Chamber board member and chairman of the Ambassadors committee.

            • Adam Libman is a tax accountant.  His company believes that through aggressive tax reduction strategies you will have the increased cash flow to fund projects, businesses and charities that will make a positive impact on the world.  They take pride in their service and the work they produce.

          • Danae Powers, a Marriage and Family Therapist, specializes in helping people with relational issues.  She works with families, couples, and individuals in both private sessions and group to facilitate enhanced relationships.

    Photo gallery follows the video highlights below produced by Chamber member Andrew Gregson of The Executive Factor…

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    Dec. 5, 2012
    Personal Ambassador Romy Rahmanian, Law office of Romy S. Rahmanian, introduced two new members at the Ambassadors Committee Meeting Dec. 4, 2012. RE/MAX Advanced Realty Monterey Park was represented by Tony Shou. Tony lives in Arcadia and is looking forward to learn more about the community and working with foreign investors. Crystal Zhang is a Financial Services Professional with Mass Mutual Financial Group. She also lives in Arcadia and wants to get more involved in the community. Crystal is fluent in Chinese Mandarin which is an asset in our area. Helen Mah from Wells Fargo Arcadia is the new Regional Private Banker. She not only represents the branches in Arcadia but all the Wells Fargo branches in San Gabriel, Temple City and Alhambra.


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    Nov. 6, 2012

    Two new members were welcomed by Chamber Ambassadors at the November 6, 2012 Ambassador meeting, led by Chairman Sylvia Ramos, Coldwell Banker George Realty.  The following members were introduced by personal ambassador, Romy Rahmanian, Law Offices of Romy Rahmanian…

    Yasuko Fujita, manager of the first Oto Oto Izakaya Restaurant outside of Japan.  Oto Oto is first and foremost a traditional Japanese restaurant, but an Izakaya style restaurant, while traditional is by no means formal. Rather, an Izakaya is a place to unwind and have a drink and a bite to eat after work with friends, family and business associates. To this end, Oto Oto Izakaya’s in the U.S. are being designed with an aesthetic which communicates both excellence of cuisine and an upscale yet relaxing environment to drink and dine in.

    John Davis, from Mt. Sierra College, shared information about this nationally accredited & private college located in Monrovia.  Approximately 600 students are attending and working towards a Bachelors Degree in Business, Computer Technology or Media Arts.  The four year program may be completed in 3 years since classes are offered year round.

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    Oct. 2, 2012

    September Personal Ambassador Rich Jones of San Marino Tribune introduced three new Chamber members to the Ambassadors and Chamber Staff at “Meet the Ambassadors” Oct. 2, 2012.
    Costco Marketing Department represented by Andrea Torres can offer many benefits to small businesses such as 401(k) plans, business phone services, merchant credit card processing and many more. The warehouse is full of every day values such as produce, books, electronics and housewares.

    Jeffrey W. Kronson, M.D., specializes in personal solutions for all your vascular needs. He joined the Chamber in July and is located at 450 E. Huntington Drive 2nd floor in Arcadia.

    Todd M. Palmquist represents the San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness. Their goals are to educate and engage the communities in the San Gabriel Valley on homeless issues and solutions.  We can fight homelessness by getting involved and checking out their website.  

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    Sept. 4, 2012

    Two out of the 10 new members for the month of August were introduced at “Meet the Ambassadors” Sept. 4, 2012 by Personal Ambassador, Mary Hansen.

        • Consulate General of Sri Lanka represented by Counsul General, Dr. Hector Weerasinghe and Consul V.S. Sidath Kumar.  They are here to promote import and export for Sri Lanka.
        • Nancy Bond Insurance Services represented by Nancy Bond O’Neal, President/CEO and Jerry Pavelec, Vice President Sales & Marketing.  Nancy has been in the insurance business for 20 years and they specialize in non profit organizations like school and churches. They also have offices in Colorado.

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    Aug. 7, 2012

    Your Chamber attracted what is believed to be a modern record of 17 new members in July without even having a membership drive.
    Six of those new members came to “Meet the Ambassadors”  Aug. 7, 2012 at the Chamber office, with this month’s Personal Ambassador John Sun of Budget Blinds inviting and introducing each one to the Ambassador Committee. Their names and companies are listed below the following photo gallery (click on each to see full details and contact info in their listing in Member Directory here on web site).

    Roberta ArmijoCertified Financial Planner, is a full-service financial planner who can especially help women who are new to managing their wealth. She will help you set goals to preserve and grow your assets. Areas of focus are retirement income strategies, wealth preservation strategies, family finances and investments.
    Cruise Planners represented by Jenny Tsa and Ivan Lai. They are your land escort and cruise specialists from weekend getaways to cruises of one week or longer. They have been to 32 countries and 60 cities and will handle all travel particulars from airfare, transfers, rental cars, hotels and cruise bookings.
    Fast Autoworks represented by Tuan Nguyen, has owned the Arcadia business at 333 N. First Avenue for more than 10 years. They aim to provide excellent quality auto repair and services at a competitive price.
    Magna Home Inspection, represented by Carl Lockridge, believes that the customer’s needs are of the utmost importance. With many years of experience in masonry, framing, wall covering, roofing and other areas of construction.
    RE/MAX 6000 Realty, represented by Hank Hennessy, specializes in helping homeowners. The new office in Arcadia on Live Oak Avenue is complete and they are looking for experienced real estate agents to join the team.
    TAZA a Social Coffee House, represented by Sonny Mediana, is set to officially open on September 1 at 11 W. Huntington Drive just west of Santa Anita Avenue across from Arcadia Park. Featuring hand-poured artisans coffee roasted by Jones in Pasadena, and espresso drinks made to order, pastries, and custom ice cream sandwiches. Artwork and live performers are also planned.

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    July 3, 2012

    Four of the nine new Arcadia Chamber of Commerce members who joined in June were introduced July 3, 2012 by Personal Ambassador Verena Somer of The Service Advisors during the monthly “Meet the Ambassadors” portion of the monthly Chamber Ambassadors meeting.
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        • EH Financial Group, Inc., represented by Emmy Hernandez, is a certified financial planner. She can assist with your retirement plan, creating of an investment portfolio and tax planning.
        • Green Menu, represented by Alice Chou, promotes healthy living and a clean environment. They offer the Green Menu Dining Card, where discounts and exclusive offers are available to members.
        • High Resolution Productions, featuring owner/disc jockey Steve Kikuchi, offers mobile sound and lighting. He has been providing entertainment for wedding and special occasions for more than 20 years.
        • Legal Shield, represented by Edie Cole, gives you the ability to talk to an attorney on any legal matter for a small monthly fee. Click here to see Edie’s Chamber member listing here on this site.
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    Eleven new members joined the Chamber in the month of May.  At the Ambassadors meeting this morning, the following members were introduced by Personal Ambassador Sho Tay (see photo gallery below):

        • Mindy Kernc from California Philharmonic is getting ready for their first concert at the beautiful Santa Anita Race Track on June 30th.  They have an office at Westfield Santa Anita, where you can buy tickets and assist with all your questions.
        • Roland H. Kedikian is  an attorney who specializes in bankruptcy. He started his practice in 1997 and offers free consultations .
        • Kevin Lee and Richard Polanco,Jr. from IT Systemhouse, Inc. is an information technology specialist.  They are the new IT provider for the Chamber and will soon offer special discounts to Chamber members.
        • Debbie Magana, the Manager of National University just opened its office at Westfield Santa Anita.  They provide online courses for individuals seeking college degrees.
        • RE/MAX Omega opened its office on Baldwin Ave. last week with manager Peggy Fong Chen.  Their mission is to provide quality service to their clients and to give back to the community.
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    Three new members: David Sun, Marquis Logistics – Jerry Dominguez, Printing Control – Ricky Whitman, Pasadena Humane Society, met new Chamber President Pete Siberell, Santa Anita Park, and were presented chamber member plaques by Ambassador Mark Ramos of Vista Paint at the May Day monthly Ambassador meeting (May 1, 2012).

    And Ramos, this month’s Personal Ambassador, welcomed back longtime faithful and diligent Ambassador Mary Hansen to the meeting after some surgery and extensive rehab. She looks great!

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    Chamber Ambassador chairperson Sylvia Ramos of Coldwell Banker George Realty and the Personal Ambassador for March, Vicki Knight of Century Rooter, introduced four new Chamber members at the monthly Ambassadors meeting April 4.

    Each new member was presented a plaque by Chamber President Bob Hoffman, left in photos, and given a few minutes to describe their business to a dozen Ambassadors and Chamber staff members. The Chamber’s Executive Director, Scott Hettrick, is at right in the photos.

    Dr. Brad Miller
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    Chiropractor Dr. Brad Miller, at 212 E. Foothill Blvd., has been in business in Arcadia since the mid-1980s and even still makes house calls! He’s also the president of the Arcadia Rotary Club.

    Holiday Inn Express
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    Holiday Inn Express (Pasadena, on Colorado Blvd between Rosemead and Madre) general manager Michael Tsai and sales manager Sabrina Chen said the hotel has 81 rooms and two conference rooms, one big enough to hold 80 people. They have already scheduled a Chamber mixer at the hotel May 10.

    Ronald Presant
    financial adviser Ronald Presant, centerFinancial security adviser Ronald Presant specializes in life insurance and has been in Arcadia for 25 years.

    Real Estate Heaven
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    Real Estate Heaven CEO Paul Argueta and specialist Glen Yeh are targeting both commercial and residential properties and services.

    newspaper clippingThanks to San Marino Tribune and Chamber Ambassador Richard Jones for publishing this photo of the Chamber plaque presentation to Paul and Glen of Real Estate Heaven in San Marino!