News from the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce:

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have.”

Thomas Jefferson

Well, today is your lucky day. Joining the chamber just got ‘sweeter.’ Thanks to two local businesses, all new members will get over $15 in coupons with their new membership. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Los Rapidos are giving coupons for free food to every new member.

One visit to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and you’ll discover why it is the number one destination of chocolate lovers everywhere. Throughout their store you will discover a fantastic variety of yummy chocolates and confections to satisfy cravings of even the most ardent chocoholic! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory features over 300 varieties of handmade chocolates and confections. Please visit them at 2631 Foothill Blvd., or join the chamber and get a coupon for a free caramel apple.

For fresh Mexican food try Los Rapidos Mexican Eatery on the corner of Foothill and Pennsylvania. With their fresh salsa bar and handmade tortillas, it is the best place to get fast, fresh Mexican food. Their menu is varied with much to choose from. Don’t miss Taco Tuesday, with many discounted tacos to choose from. Please visit them at 3231 Foothill Blvd., or join the chamber and get $8 off your next visit.

For the next 30 days, the chamber is having a membership drive. Signing up now will get you even more benefits and at a reduced cost as well. All memberships in the next 30 days will receive coupons from Rocky Mountain and Los Rapidos and the $25 enrollment fee will be waived.

Becoming a member of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce helps the community where you live, work, and send your children to school. Our members are informed through newsletters, meetings, events, special mailings, and our website. Our members get new business contacts, with many opportunities to meet and network with other business people in the Crescenta Valley. Our members get referrals as the office receives many requests for goods and services. Our members are able to display their business literature and cards in our office and at events. Our members are listed in our annual directory mailed to over 9,000 businesses and residents.

As a chamber member you can attend an after hours mixer and meet many new contacts. Or attend a chamber fundraiser or special event to help your business, the community, and our schools. You can have a booth at our annual Business Expo to increase your business exposure in the community. You can attend our 5K run or golf tournament and have fun, get exercise and help the community at the same time. You can even send us press releases about your business for us to publish. Our office is a wealth of knowledge and materials. We have free city maps, demographics, and local facts to distribute to your customers. We supply many opportunities for publicity and exposure.

An investment in the chamber is an investment in your community and our outstanding schools. Residential membership for the next month is only $25. For less than 10 cents a day, you can help your community, the businesses in your community and the schools in the Crescenta Valley. Business membership starts at $99, with the enrollment fee waived for the next 30 days. That is less than 28 cents a day. Come join us — you will not regret it!

Important dates include May 14: CV Chamber mixer at the CV Water District; June 16: 20/20 Power Monday – Speed Networking; Sept. 10: Foothill Community Business Expo; Sept. 13: Hometown Country Fair.

Important Chamber numbers/e-mails/ website: (818) 248-4957; and

Julia Rabago is the executive director of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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