New Arcadia Chamber of Commerce member Forest Lawn celebrated the official Grand Opening on Friday, March 28, for their new location in Arcadia at 11 E. Huntington Drive. In addition to the large contingent of media on hand, the Chamber helped coordinate a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and arranged for the participation of many dignitaries and the support of many Chamber board members and Chamber Ambassadors.
Forest Lawn offered a tour of their beautiful facility where attendees could see videos and photos and enjoy light refreshments, music, a special surprise Lion Dance ceremony, and gift bags for VIPs.
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Among others making welcoming speeches and presentations to Forest Lawn President and CEO Darin Drabing were Mayor Pro Tem John Wuo along with City Council Member Bob Harbicht; Viola Van representing U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu; Henry Lo from Assemblymember Ed Chau’s office; and Brian Mejia representing L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Following comments by Hettrick, a member plaque was presented to Drabing by new Chamber Vice President Vicki Knight of Century Rooter Service & Plumbing, with the support of Chamber President Denise Weaver of Weaver & Associates Insurance, board members Sylvia Ramos of Dilbeck Real Estate, Joan Francone of ORI Global, Tamara Kato of Comfort Keepers, and John Sun of Budget Blinds of San Gabriel, as well as Chamber Ambassadors Glen Oyoung of turn3 Creative; Don Fandry of the Elks Lodge, and Allen Tsay of Waddell & Reed; and Chamber consultant Jerry Dominguez of Printing Control. Kristy Bradshaw and Lisa Ferrick of Printing Control and the Chamber were also in attendance.
Other Forest Lawn executives included Thomas Mok and Francine Chu, among many others.
About Forest Lawn:
Forest Lawn has been honoring the lives of Southern California families for more than a century. World-renowned for its unsurpassed beauty, exceptional level of service and competitive prices Forest Lawn has set the standard in the funeral and cemetery industry. Forest Lawn has an unique commitment to the communities it serves and provides various admission-free events and educational programs enjoyed by thousands each year. For additional information on Forest Lawn call 888.204.3131 or visit forestlawn.com.