An advertising/marketing panel representing Beacon Media Inc (Arcadia Weekly), CEO Jesse Dillon; Mountain Views News, Patricia Colonello; Constant Contact, Merri Jill Finstrom, Authorized Local Expert and Chief Creative at HUTdogs; and the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Gregson, President-Elect Arcadia Chamber; Chief Marketing Officer of The Executive Factor, and Client Relations Director for Hart, Mieras & Morris Inc., will be the featured presentation on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary.
Attendees will hear about the most effective local advertising options via print and online media.
Methodist Hospital has been serving communities in the San Gabriel Valley since relocating to Arcadia from Los Angeles in 1957. (The hospital initially began operating in 1903 with five beds in a two-story house on Hewitt Street in downtown Los Angeles. The first patient was a Chinese woman.) When first opened, the $3 million Arcadia facility featured 138 beds on a 22-acre campus in the Arcadia civic center. It was the first community hospital built in California to include a psychiatric unit. In addition, the hospital’s nursery school was one of the first corporate day-care facilities in the United States.
A west wing opened in 1967, increasing capacity to 284 beds. New surgical and laboratory/emergency/critical care additions followed. The 169-bed Berger Tower was completed in October, 1998. In September 2011, the hospital opened the North Tower with 120 medical surgical beds, 20 CCU beds, and an expanded emergency department with 28 beds and an additional 18-bed observation unit.
As always, attendees of the Networking Breakfast (third Thursday of each month), sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, not only enjoy a great breakfast buffet and valuable networking with dozens of others, but also introduce themselves one at a time with a 30-second “elevator pitch.” In addition, they have a chance to win one of multiple gifts donated by members and attendees for a business card drawing, one of which is a free three-minute Business Spotlight, this month by Annette Ousterhout of Jan’s Towing.
Tickets to the breakfast, which runs from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and discounted to $15 for Chamber members who pay at least two days in advance ($20 at the door for Chamber members). No charge for those holding a Chamber All Access Pass.