Dr. Rishi Garg of Congress Orthopaedics captivated the 45 attendees at the May 21 Networking Breakfast with his talk on sports injuries and medicine, even demonstrating how he diagnoses shoulder injuries on a volunteer from the audience. Barry I. Shafer of Elite Motion Physical Therapy shared the feature presentation, discussing the benefits of physical therapy.
Also at the monthly program held at the Sunset Room of the Santa Anita Golf Course and sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, C & L Auto Body received a tribute as an Arcadia Business Icon and Sean Sidders of Two Men and a Truck presented the Business Spotlight talk.
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As always, attendees of the Networking Breakfast (third Thursday of each month), hosted by Rod Salazar of Stubbies Promotions, 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 (please bring a raffle prize to next Breakfast and introduce yourself and the gift), one of which is a free three-minute Business Spotlight.
Business Spotlight Presentation By Two Men and A Truck
Sean Sidders from Two Men and A Truck, along with two new team member movers, Jose and Joshua, gave a great three-minute presentation all about this Michigan-based full-service moving company with franchises nationwide and their newest corporate location at 15507 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706 that will serve as the hub for the entire region. Everyone is invited to the ribbon-cutting of that new Two Men and a Truck office at 12 Noon on Thursday, June 11, 2015, which will include food and beverages.
The company motto is to treat everyone as you would treat your grandparents. They do a lot of great work in giving to charities and also giving of their time. They really do care about their customers and the community at large. In fact, they give their customers a day-of-move box filled with all sorts of goodies and coloring books for the kids. For all of your moving needs large or small give them a call.
Arcadia Business Icon: C & L Auto Body
Arcadia Chamber President-Elect Vicki Knight of Century Rooter & Plumbing along with Arcadia Historical Society Vice President Carol Libby presented C & L Auto Body with the Arcadia Business Icon plaque. C & L started back in 1970 and is still a family business. They are excellent at all types of auto body repair and can have your car looking great again after an accident. Vicki Knight has personally hired them to work on her cars and gives them a ringing endorsement. C & L has been a fixture in Arcadia for decades and recently relocated to Covina, where they serve the whole San Gabriel Valley.
Guest Speakers Dr. Rishi Garg and Barry I. Shafer
Dr. Garg gave an amazing presentation in which he discussed how sports injuries can affect everyone. The fact that a person wakes up one morning with shoulder pain can be termed a sports injury requiring treatment. Dr. Garg was born and raised in the Anaheim/Diamond Bar area. He attended Pomona College and USC Medical School where he did his residency. The doctor has a sub-specialty in knee and shoulder and serves as the team physician for Arcadia High School. He works at Congress Orthopaedic’s new facility in the Hale Medical Center here in Arcadia where they have brand new MRI and x-ray machines. He and his fellow surgeons volunteer at football games for local high schools and colleges. In addition, Dr. Garg has a fellow every year that follows him to learn the ins and outs of being a top notch surgeon. Dr. Garg has been named Chief of Medical Staff at Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Garg reports that that 99% of what he sees is rotator cuff related. In addition, he treats frozen shoulder and arthritis. The doctor asked Wendy Maeda from Keller Williams to come up to the podium for an impromptu range of motion examination. When an individual presents with symptoms there is a physical examination sometimes followed by x-rays and then an MRI. MRI is the gold standard. If indicated surgery may be performed and it was noted that many procedures can be done with a camera.
Barry Shafer from Elite Motion Physical Therapy grew up in Las Vegas and worked with USC football and also The Mighty Ducks. He has worked in physical therapy in the Valley for 20 years. Physical therapy is considered conservative treatment. Barry’s facility is brand new and state of the art. They have a dedicated team of therapists with vast experience in orthopedics, sports medicine and hand therapy. In addition, Elite Motion has therapists with specific training to assist the senior population who have balance and functional deficits. The combined talents of their therapists and their state of the art facility allows them to help their patients achieve their ultimate goals.
- Richard Zook of Forest Lawn’s Douglass & Zook Mortuary thanked Suzie Krikorian of ServPro for being so accommodating and assisting Douglass & Zook at the Taste of Duarte.
- Connie Aguilar of Options for Learning thanked the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and Kristy Thatcher Bradshaw for being so quickly and thoroughly responsive in revising the company’s member listing with their new, expanded name on the Chamber’s web site member directory.
- Becky Happach thanked everyone at Westminster Gardens for hosting the Taste of Duarte.
- Sue Cook of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation thanked Arcadia Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick for going out of his way to help support and promote the Arcadia Performing Arts Center and the Foundation. She also thanked Arcadia Chamber Deputy Director/Office Manager Bill Hacket for helping her to get food trucks for performances at the Center.
- Scott Hettrick of the Arcadia Chamber thanked Rick Zook of Douglass & Zook for responding immediately late one evening last week to help coordinate funeral arrangements for the wife of longtime Chamber member and co-chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Forum, Peter Ulrich.
- Vicky Knight of Century Rooter & Plumbing thanked C & L Auto Body for doing some great body work on her car.
- Rod Salazar of Stubbies Promotions thanked Vicky Knight of Century Rooter & Plumbing for helping his girlfriend with a backed-up drain in her house. Century came out and handled the whole thing.
- Steve Floyd of RSVP thanked C & L Auto Body for taking care of a scratch on his car. They also handled a more serious dent in his car and make his car look shiny and new again.
- Rod Salazar of Stubbie’s Promotions thanked Megan Oppelt of Togo’s for the delicious lunch he enjoyed recently at the Arcadia Togo’s. Rod also loves Arcadia Subway too!
Prize Donors and Winners
- Sue Cook of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation donated two tickets to Dick Fox’s Doo Wop Extravaganza on June 6 at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center won by Jose Luis Correa of Beacon Media.
- Vicki Knight of Century Rooter & Plumbing donated a (holiday weekend) candle and $20 bill won by Sue Cook of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation.
- Karen Hou of the Arcadia Historical Society on behalf of Carol Libby who donated her latest book won by Barry Shafer of Elite Motion Therapy.
- Suzie Krikorian of ServPro donated a basket of treats won by John Sun of Budget Blinds.
- Barry Shafer of Elite Motion Therapy and Dr Rishi Garg of Congress Orthopaedics donated a wine gift pack won by Steve Floyd of RSVP.
- Kaitlyn Adams of Massage Envy donated a gift card for a free facial won by Matt Cutler of Two Men and A Truck
- Rick Zook of Douglass & Zook donated a health basket won by Bruce McCallum.
- Annette Outsterhout of Jan’s Towing donated a fabulous t-shirt won by Richard Zook of Douglass & Zook
- Mitchell Salem of EH Financial donated a $25 gas card won by Burton Brink.
- Becky Happach of Westminster Gardens donated a lunch for 2 and tour of Westminster won by Jose Sandoval of Two Men and Truck
- Manu Singh of Subway of Arcadia donated a gift certificate for a Subway sandwich platter won by Dr. Rishi Garg.
- The 3 minute business spotlight was won my Marsha Fields of Coldwell Banker.
Take note that the June Networking Breakfast will be moved to Dave & Buster’s sports lounge in the Westfield Santa Anita mall for a theme about the Arcadia Host Town for the Special Olympics World Games.
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 by the previous Friday ($20 at the door for Chamber members). No charge for those holding a Chamber All Access Pass. Tickets: 626-447-2159 or in the “Shop” area at www.ArcadiaCaChamber.org, or at Chamber office, 388 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, during regular business hours.