crescenta Valley Chamber of commerce:

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

— Henry Ford

Everyone came together last weekend for the Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society. It was a great weekend with a preliminary amount of over $100,000 in donations raised to help find a cure for cancer and to assist those who are dealing with it. Many people worked together; however keeping together is what makes progress, so please mark your calendars now for the third weekend in May 2010 to get involved. If you do not have anyone who has had to battle cancer, congratulations to you; however, if you do, you know how important this is to make sure people do not have to deal with this ugly disease for years to come. Thanks to all the people who came out and for those who worked so many hours to make it such a heart-warming event.

Did you know that your local Cal National Bank in La Crescenta has also been involved in many fundraisers, community events and is committed to investing in the communities it serves? In addition to providing loans and other financial services, Cal National participates in activities that improve the lives of the residents within our communities. It is a great institution, right here local in the Crescenta Valley, and for a limited time, if you open any new checking relation with Cal National you will receive up to 20,000 bank reward bonus points (worth up to $200) but only through May 29. Please see branch for details and tell them the CV Chamber sent you. Cal National Bank also offers certificates of deposit as a reliable way to grow your savings and/or retirement funds with a fixed, guaranteed rate of return and a variety of terms to fit your needs. Call them to check out their competitive rates. And join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 10 as Cal National Bank will be hosting the Crescenta Valley Chamber mixer. Come out and enjoy prizes, food and a chance to meet your neighbors. Cal National Bank is located at 2649 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, phone (818) 236-4080.

Also join us at the Glendale Business Super Mixer on May 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites at 800 N. Central Ave., in Glendale. This is a great opportunity to network with members of all chambers and associations from Glendale. The last Super Mixer had over 300 participants.

The CV Chamber hopes to ‘come together’ with you soon! Remember: working together is success!

Important dates: May 27 — Glendale Business Super Mixer; June 10 — CV Chamber business mixer at Cal National Bank.

Please call our office for more details about any event. How to reach us: (818) 248-4957 / / / 3131 Foothill Blvd. Ste D.

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

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