Montrose–Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce:

I lost my mom last week. I know she is in a better place and not suffering anymore. I will remember her laughter and the good times but no matter how hard I try not to think about the bad times, they will cross my mind. Life is short, sweet and hard, so take the time everyday to tell your family and friends how much you love them.

Summer membership sale is going on now, join and save $$.

The Chamber has extended your opportunity to purchase an advertisement for the 2009-10 directory. Call us for details.

Chamber members: Let us help you promote your business in this column. Do you have a special going on that needs the attention of your customers? Contact the office by Monday a.m. and, space permitting, we will advertise for you. The best part is it's free, just a benefit in being a Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber member.

Got time? Important dates to save:

Wednesday, July 1st — Membership Retention and Scholarship Awards Mixer will be held at Jenkins Properties Management located at 2626 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. Come by from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fee for Chamber members is $7; non-members are $9.

Saturday, July 11 — Artwalk on the 2300 and 2400 blocks on Honolulu Avenue from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5 — Mixer at Uptown Face & Body Care located 2418 Honolulu Ave. Suite C/D in Montrose.

Wednesday, Sept. 2 — Mixer at Century 21 Crest Realty located at 4005 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Wednesday, Sept. 9 — Foothills Community Business Expo, sponsorship opportunities available. This will give you exposure on all Expo promotions along with advertisements for the Expo in local papers. Must be a chamber member of any one of the three chambers.

Saturday, “Oktoberfest” 3 — Sponsorships are available; this is a great way to get your business recognized as a supporter for the most anticipated community event in Montrose.

The Chamber is looking for volunteers to help with phones and other clerical tasks. If interested, please contact the office.

The Chamber is located at 3516 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale and can be reached by telephone (818) 249-7171 or by e-mail It is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., closed on Fridays.

The Montrose–Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce “It's the place to be.”

MARIAN E. JOCZ is the executive director of the Montrose–Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.

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