crescenta valley chamber:

“So many fail because they don’t get started — they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.”

W. Clement Stone

Thank goodness the following people got started! We are welcoming two new businesses to the Crescenta Valley this month. We hope you join us at their upcoming ribbon cutting/grand opening celebrations.

On Thursday, Feb. 26, Modella Uniforms will be hosting a ribbon-cutting at their new location at 3115 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. This will be the third store for the owner, Emma Garabetian. She is a very hard worker and brings a lot of enthusiasm to the Crescenta Valley. We hope that everyone will come and visit her new store, which will supply school uniforms, scout uniforms, hospital uniforms and much more. Join us Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at the ribbon-cutting to wish her well!

At 4 p.m. on March 4,, Only Helpful, another business in the same complex at 3115 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta,will have its ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration. This bookstore will specialize in self-help books; however, they will also carry college books, electronics and gifts. They can also special order any book. Owner Golam Chowdhury will actually open his bookstore, Only Helpful, on Feb. 14 in time for Valentine’s Day shopping.

What is it you want to get started with? Do you want to open a new business? Do you want to meet new people? Do you want to get new clients? The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce can help. Come visit our office or join us at an upcoming event. Overcome inertia and just get started. There are people here to help. Please call our office for more information about any event or ask how we can help you overcome inertia.

Also mark your calendars for the fourth annual Hometown Country Fair. This fair will begin with carnival rides, BBQ and entertainment for Friday evening, April 24, and then flow into Saturday, April 25, with carnival rides, a car show, live animals, craft vendors, games, yummy food, live entertainment and much more. This is a great way for the entire Crescenta Valley to have a home town exciting time. If you would like to have a vendor booth, enter your antique car or be involved in any way, call our office at (818) 248-4957.

Important dates: Feb 26 — Ribbon cutting Modella Uniforms; March 4 — Ribbon cutting at Only Helpful; March 11 — Pre-Smart mixer at Bob Smith Toyota; March 15 — Santa Anita - Day at the Races; March 25 — Smart-a-Thon luncheon; April 24 & 25 — 4th Annual Hometown Country Fair.

Please call our office for more details about any event.

How to reach us: (818) 248-4957 / / / 3131 Foothill Blvd. Ste D. in La Crescenta.

JULIA RABAGO is the executive director of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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