The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed newest Arcadia Chamber member Jacky Chan of Popbar to its monthly meeting this morning, Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Jacky, an Arcadia High School graduate, was introduced by his Personal Ambassador Sue Cook of with the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation.
Popbar is located right outside the food court of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall behind Benihana and is easily accessible for all those seeking a sweet and all-natural customized gelato, sorbet or frozen yogurt dessert after their meal.
Popbar provides a super delicious dessert/anytime treat that we’ve tried personally and very much happily guarantee. Their numerous offerings start with dozens of choices of fruit and coffee flavors of frozen popGelato, popSorbetto, and yogurtPop bars which can then be dipped in “poppings” flavors almonds, hazelnut, pistachio, coconut, chocolate sprinkles, caramel corn or crushed waffle corn. And you still get more: a choice of chocolate dippings: dark, milk, white, mint dark or caramel dark,
That’s still not all — check out their innovative hot chocolate on a stick, frozen hot chocolate, PopBites, and Popaccino.
Sound too sweet to be healthy? Wrong. Jacky made clear two astounding facts about his product, first of which is that they are all under 200 calories. This is a very welcoming surprise and fits perfectly with his other fact that there is no sugar added to their product, everything is kept all natural.
Jacky elaborated on the unique difference between his dessert and traditional ice cream by mentioning that a gelato will incorporate a much larger portion of cream, and because of this results in a much richer flavor.
As an AHS grad, Jacky is a true local who spent some time overseeing the pursuit of business ventures and is very happy to return and re-establish his old roots in the community. He shares his goals for his future endeavors and it appears that he is quite community-oriented and wanting to further establish growth locally through founding other projects. Definitely go visit Jacky or call them at 626-447-0862. An absolute wealth of further information can be found on their website at www.pop-bar.com/
Before Jacky’s invitation to the chamber the Board of Ambassadors conducted normal affairs which included business and personal updates:
- Newly-ordained Ambassador of the Year and City Council Member Sho Tay initiated a great discussion about the upcoming city ballot measure proposing to repeal the Utility Users Tax (UUT). City Council members and the Arcadia Chamber are taking a stance against the proposal as its passing can mean the loss of so many city services — from reduction in police officers, closing of a fire station, shutting down the history museum, closing the Library some days, cutting out street cleaning, and even ceasing funding of the Chamber — that officials say the result would mean that Arcadia would no longer be the same city.
In addition to this, Sho Tay elaborated on what he learned about AB 109 while attending meetings in Ventura, stating that because the eventual results of the measure can lead to an influx in County prison populations there is an increased possibility that those over-crowded prisons may begin releasing prisoners early.
- Ambassador chairman Richard Jones of the San Marino Tribune was eagerly awaiting his opportunity to announce that BMW of Monrovia has returned as a $5,000 sponsor this year, a sponsor Rich recruited last year.
- Suzie Krikorian of Servpro Arcadia announced they are in the process of getting Emergency Ready plans out to businesses and any individuals seeking to be better prepared.
- Naomi Briones of Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia mentioned how delighted they were to host the various events in their banquet room and stated how they are in need of a new sales manager.
- Kristy Bradshaw of Custom Comfort Mattress expressed how happy she is on her 60th day representing Custom Comfort.
- Bruce McCallum, Arcadia Chamber’s Citizen of the Year, gave news of the upcoming Rotary Club event, Field of Honor, taking place May 19, 2016 at the corner of Santa Anita Ave. and Huntington Drive.
- John Sun of Budget Blinds shared that his family attended a memorial service for the recently murdered Arcadia High School brothers at the Church of the Holy Angels.
- Lifetime Ambassador Mary Hansen has been hosting many friends and also getting over a cold but still makes time to watch Downton Abbey each week and make predictions about the date of the characters.
- Co-Ambassador of the Year Vicki Knight has been busy dealing with health issues or her mother and brother but continuing to manage her very successful Century Rooter Service & Plumbing.
- Allen Tsay of Waddell & Reed expressed how emotions are driving recent stock market plunges rather than actual market conditions but that those underlying solid conditions will eventually return the market to its higher ground.
- Sue Cook of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation discussed her great anticipation for the first nearly sold-out show in a couple years — the upcoming Herb Alpert concert taking place on Saturday, February 20.
- Mike Vercillo of the Arcadia Police Department reminded everyone of their upcoming Coffee with a Cop event on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. hosted by Hilton Garden Inn.
Under Chairman Rich Jones, San Marino Tribune, the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors include immediate past chairperson Sylvia Ramos, Dilbeck Estate; Naomi Briones, Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia; Sue Cook, Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation; Christopher Dettorre of Eos Business Solutions; Lifetime Ambassador Don Fandry, resident and representing the Elks Club; Lifetime Ambassador Mary Hansen, resident; Vicki Knight, Century Rooter Services & Plumbing; Suzanne Krikorian of ServPro; Ivan Lai, Cruise Planners; Wendy Maeda of Keller Williams Realty; Arlynn Robinson, Coldwell Banker Dynasty; John Sun, Budget Blinds; City Council Member Sho Tay, Arcadia Masonic Lodge; Kristy Bradshaw of Custom Comfort Mattress; Bruce McCallum, resident of Arcadia; Mike Vercillo, from the Arcadia Police Department; and Allen Tsay, Waddell & Reed.