President Cheryl Alberg accepted an Arcadia Business Icon tribute to the Arcadia Woman’s Club Thursday, Jan. 15, from the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and Arcadia Historical Society.
The presentation was made at the Chamber’s monthly Networking Breakfast sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary and hosted by Rod Salazar of Stubbies Promotions. The crowd of more than 40 attendees also heard featured speakers Mary Winners of About Senior Solutions and Manny DeLaCruz of Right at Home.
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In presenting a plaque and certificate to Alberg, Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick and Society President Gene Glasco noted that the Woman’s Club’s celerated its Centennial last year of providing more than 100 years of service to the community, which included starting the first public library and providing support services for soldiers during World War I and World War II. In 2009 the Society installed a History Lives Here marker outside the historic Woman’s Club’s building at 324 South First Avenue, which was dedicated on July 30, 1931. The building continues to be one of the most iconic halls in town for groups to rent for dinners, receptions, and events — there is even a performance stage.
Former Mayor Floretta Lauber, a member of the Woman’s Club of more than 50 years, as well as Woman’s Club Treasurer Roberta Armijo.
Last month’s winner of the three-minute Business Spotlight, the Society’s Vice President Carol Libby, provided a fascinating brief history of Arcadia landmarks, including the little known Prince Erik Hall on Santa Anita Avenue, at which the Society is moving its headquarters this month. Annette Ousterhout of Jan’s Towing won the drawing to be next month’s Business Spotlight speaker.
As always, many raffle prizes were given away in person by attendees to others in attendance (photos in gallery above).
- Arcadia Performing Arts‘ Sue Cook gave away two tickets to the upcoming high school musical production of Hairspray to winner Patricia Duran of Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary.
- Jan’s Towing’s Annette Ousterhout presented a T-Shirt to winner Manny De La Cruz of Right at Home.
- Harris Office Products’ Tony Chi-Su Gutierrez presented a desktop document holder to Karen Hou of the Arcadia Historical Society.
- The Woman’s Club’s Roberta Armijo presented two lunch tickets to winner Kaitlyn Adams of Massage Envy.
- Century Rooter Service & Plumbing’s Vicki Knight offered an Outback Steak House gift certificate to Yvonne Liao of First General Bank.
- Massage Envy’s Kaitlyn Adams donated massage gift certificate to Kevin George of Here to Serve.
As always, attendees of the Networking Breakfast (third Thursday of each month), sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary and 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, one of which is a free three-minute Business Spotlight.
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.
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.