February 2015 Vol 7 - Issue 2
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Good Day from the Glendora Chamber! We hope your new year is starting out strong! As you will see below, February has many opportunities to connect with other businesses, the community and more! Below you will find many events to RSVP for so please take a moment and check them out. Below you will find our 3 Monthly Networking Events & New Member Orientation. Also, there are several events going on which include the Chamber Sponsors 2015 Glendora City Council Forum, Adoption Workshop, Glendora Schools Week Information, Pasters' & Leaders' Day, Pause For Paws, & Forecast LA Registration to name just a few.

Remember the strength of this organization lies within its membership, which serves as a resource of ideas, manpower and talents from which our community can draw.  With members from large corporations to individual business owners, from high-tech and manufacturing firms to service and profession sectors, membership in the Glendora Chamber benefits everyone.  Understanding that the interests and needs of the individual member are diverse, we strive to plan programs and develop benefits which will meet the needs of all Chamber members.  As a member in the Glendora Chamber of Commerce you join hundreds of businesses that are contributing to the future of the greater area.  In addition to the contribution you are making to the economic viability of our community, your investment entitles you to a host of valuable benefits.

Our three monthly mixers (which most other Chambers think we're crazy) are only part of our effort to build better business relationships through networking with many of our members and future members.  We also offer services such as:

  • No additional cost ads in our e-bulletins, monthly newsletter, and more.
  • Listing in our online Business Directory on the Chamber webpage, Glendora City News Webpage, and I Shop Glendora webpage which combined can get on average 50,000 viewers a month. Also as a bonus your listing is on the Chamber's mobile app and mobile website.
  • Members get the benefit of all the Glendora Chamber advertising promoting to "Use Chamber members for all your referral needs" in publication in Glendora and some beyond. To name a few: The Glendora Community News, The San Gabriel Valley Examiner, The Foothills Reader (Los Angeles Times), Glendora City News Website and Facebook Page, The Avenue Magazine, The Glendoran Magazine, and more. These are paid ads by the Chamber for our members and press releases the Chamber sends out to promote your business.
  • FREE E-News blasts to over 1600 subscribers promoting member specials, events and more.
  • FREE access to post your own business promotions, events, job postings and more on the Chamber website which also feeds to the other sites mentioned above and our social media feed.
  • Posts to all our social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flicker, Instagram and more with thousands of followers!
  • Publicity in the "Members in the News" section of our sites
  • Relocating families and visitors who request information on Glendora businesses in the surrounding area.
  • Businesses information display at the Chamber office for all of our daily visitors to view and take with them.
  • FREE mailing labels or Excel list of chamber members. Planning a direct mail campaign?  Extend your reach to your fellow business owners.
  • And Much Much More.

As THE voice of the Glendora business community, the Glendora Chamber works to accomplish for you what no individual or single business can do alone. If you are a current Chamber member we THANK YOU for your investment in the chamber and for those reading this that have not joined this ever growing group I envite you to contact us to learn more about how you can be part of this marketing & networking machine!

We look forward to an awesome 2015 of growth, higher profits, and fun! If you have any questions or concerns please let either Michele or myself know. See you soon and have a great rest of your day.


Joe Cina
Executive Director
Glendora Chamber of Commerce



February Networking Mixers & Events

Friday Feb. 6th: Coffee Mixer, 8:00AM to 9AM, Chamber Office at 224 N, Glendora Ave.
$5 Member $10Non RSVP TODAY
Featured Speaker:

Thursday Feb. 12th: LUNCH MIXER, 11:30-1:00PM

The Glendora Continental,
$15Member/$20Non-Member/Person (RSVP TODAY)


12:00 - 1:00PM, Chamber of Commerce, No Cost - MUST RSVP



221 N. Glendora Ave.
$10 Per Person or $15 Per Couple


Stay up to date on all our events at

Please Help Us Welcome Our
New Members!

Lois Shade
Join Date: 01/09/2015    

Modern Music School
Address: 1780 S. Barranca Ave.
Glendora, CA 91740
Local Phone: (626) 331-5555  
Email: infous@modernmusicschool.com Website: http://mms-us.com
Join Date: 01/09/2015    
Music Lessons
Primary Rep:
Ulf Geist - Manager

Realty One Group Masters Corrine Delgado
    Address: 1345 South Grand Avenue, Glendora, CA 91740
Local Phone: (626) 335-1876  
Email: corrinedelgado@gmail.com Website: http://blog.realtyonegroupmasters.com/business-directory/301/corrine-delgado-cal-bre-00970914/
Join Date: 01/15/2015    
Real Estate (primary)
Primary Rep:

Touchdown Advertising
Local Phone: (626) 963-4105 Fax: (626) 963-4105
Email: kristendecarbo@yahoo.com Website:
Join Date: 01/15/2015    
Advertising Services,
Marketing and Social Media
Primary Rep:
Kristen L. De Carbo - Owner

Aquarela Gifts & Flowers
Address: 542 W Ada Ave.
Glendora, California 91741
Local Phone: (626) 433-3055  
Email: aquarela.gifts.flowers@gmail.com Website: http://aquarelagiftsflowers.com/
Full-Time Emps: 2    
Join Date: 01/20/2015    
Florist (primary)
Primary Rep:
Alejandra Gonzalez -

Sampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts & Fitness

919 E. Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740

Local Phone: (626) 335-4971  
Toll-Free Phone:
Email: info@sampabjj.com Website: http://www.sampabjj.com
Join Date: 01/21/2015    
Martial Arts (primary)
Primary Rep:
Renato Migliaccio -

Royal Oaks
Address: 1763 Royal Oaks Drive North
Bradbury, CA 91010
Local Phone: (626) 359-9371 Website: http://www.thebegroup.org/senior-living-communities/royal-oaks
Join Date: 01/21/2015    
Non-Profit Organization (primary) Senior Community
Primary Rep:
Paula Digerness -

Magic Man Entertainment/M-3
Local Phone: 626 393 6361  
Join Date: 01/26/2015    
Entertainment / Singing (primary)
Primary Rep:
Stephen Wood -

Hill Imaging Center
    Website: https://www.hillmedical.com/
Address: 130 West Route 66, Suite 110
Glendora, CA 91740
Local Phone: 626-914-3384  
Join Date: 01/28/2015    
Imaging & X-Ray (primary)
Primary Rep:
Cynthia Frausto -

See more information in our business directory


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Thank You to the following members that renewed their Chamber membership for another year! We value you and are here to help in anyway possible.

Company Phone Category
Alandale Insurance 606-852-1751 Insurance
Berkley Income Tax Services 626-335-8180 Tax Services
Bob Verhoef 626-335-7170 Individual
Bobbi Pins 626-914-4709 Hair Salon
Express Employment Professionals 626-339-2200 Employment
JD Design & Marketing 909-527-5460 Marketing
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension 626-471-9050 Metro
Oakdale Memorial Park (C) 626-691-2000 Cemetery Services
San Gabriel Valley Examiner 626-852-3374 News Paper
Sayegh, Antoine S., D.D.S. 626-963-7581 Dental
Soroptimist Intl., Azusa/Glendora 626-857-3347 Service Club
Steveco International 626-914-3008 Manufacturing
Undercovers Intimate Apparel 626-963-7868 Woman Apparel
Union Bank of California 626-852-3940 Bank

For more information on these and other business in the community please goto:

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Have You Ever Thought About Getting More For Less?

The Glendora Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer enhanced membership packages to our members. These packages present an exclusive opportunity for businesses to take advantage of marketing, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities that are offered by the Chamber of Commerce. Members of the President's Circle are acknowledged and prominently recognized throughout the year in Chamber publications, at events, and in the Chamber office.

These packages will also give businesses the convenience of planning and budgeting their annual marketing dollars with just one, all-inclusive transaction. Businesses will have the opportunity to tailor benefits that suit their needs through four levels of membership: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level Membership. The businesses below have already taken advantage of this opportunity. Please join them today by contacting Joe Cina at the Chamber at (626) 963-4128 for more information. In the meantime download the President Circle Brochure to see how you can step up your marketing footprint with the Chamber!


Glendora Platinum President's Circle Member


Glendora Silver President's Circle Member


Glendora Bronze President's Circle Member



January Ribbon Cutting Recap

Glendora, CA, 9th of January, 2015-Today the Glendora Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of Top Billing Entertainment and Performance Academy.

In attendance were Top Billing's Executive Director Kristina Keener Ivy along with many of her instructors, friends and family. From Assemblymember Roger Hernandez's office Field Representative Ashley Rozatti and from the City of Glendora was Mayor Pro-Tem Karen Davis, Planning Commissioner Dr. Cliff Hamlow, and Economic Development Specialist Valerie Escalante. The Chamber was represented by Board Members Shannon Lancaster and Zak Bushey, and Ambassadors Ken Salzman and Donna Black. Also in attendance was the Chamber's Executive Director Joe Cina and Membership & Event Coordinator Michele Street.

Top Billing Entertainment and Performance Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts group serving the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles, CA. Born out of the Keener Music Studio, Top Billing Entertainment's goal is to bring professional level instruction and performance opportunities to performers of all ages and abilities at no or low cost. Their vision is that every performer be treated as if they had "top billing."

For more information please visit Top Billing at 165 N. Glendora Ave. Glendora CA 91741 or call 626-675-4439. You can also visit them online at TopBillingEnt.org to check out their class schedule and much more.


Glendora, CA, 25th of January, 2015-Today the Glendora Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of Modern Music School. The new Glendora location is Modern Music Schools 2nd location in the US. They also have over 80 locations throughout Europe.

In attendance were Modern Music Schools Founder Hans-Peter Becker, Manager Ulf Geist and many of their instructors from their Glendora, Pasadena, and locations throughout Europe. From Assemblymember Roger Hernandez's office Field Representative Ashley Rozatti and from Supervisor Michael Antonovich's office Ryan Senneff. From the City of Glendora was Mayor Judy Nelson and Economic Development Specialist Valerie Escalante. The Chamber was represented by Board Members Zak Bushey, Gina Crome, and Bill Ruh, and Ambassadors Ken Salzman, Doug Frymer, and Keith Van Vliet. Also in attendance was the Chamber's Executive Director Joe Cina and Membership & Event Coordinator Michele Street.

For over 25 years the Modern Music School has motivated people all over the world to make music no matter what qualifications they have. There formula for success is a mix of scientific research, practical experience and the consistent desire to make the learning process easy and natural. Although the essence of what constitutes modern education and successful learning is not readily tangible, important characteristics can be identified characteristics, which are always at the forefront at the Modern Music School. Modern Music School features instruction in Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, and Drums.

For more information please visit Modern Music School at 1780 S. Barranca Ave. Glendora CA 91740 or call (626) 331-5555. You can also visit them online at mms-us.com to check out their class schedule and much more.


Chamber Marketing Reminder

Please Note: (Chamber Advertising Procedure Change) Current and soon to be Glendora Chamber members have a lot of advertising available to you that is a part of your membership. We are implementing new easy instructions to get your message out without being left behind. Plus, a lot of it you can easily do yourself. 

First: When wanting to place an ad in one of our publications, email blasts, social media, etc. please send them to:
ads@glendora-chamber.org. We have setup a special address to easily track all ad requests and you must use this address for proper distribution. Sizing can be found on our site HERE. Ad placement will no longer be excepted verbally. Thank you for your cooperation.

Second: Don't forget with your membership you can add items to our event calendar, do news releases, update your directory page and much more yourself via our Chamber Back-office. If you do not have a log in please let me know. Start today by logging in HERE.

Please remember to post your news stories and they will be featured as you see below. Just log into your back-office and complete the news release.

Glendora Chamberhood News

Wednesday, January 28 2015
Story from: San Gabriel Valley Examiner Jan 29 - Feb 4 Allawos & Company has been selected by Fujian Longxi Bearing (Group) Corporation Limited ("LS") to establish and co-own and operate their US operations. The exact site has not yet been determined; however, the leading candidate city is the City of: read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, January 28 2015
The Charter Oak Education Foundation, formerly Charter Oak Partners in Education (COPE), is excited to introduce our new name and logo! In September of 2014, we asked the award winning Business Academy at Charter Oak High School to help us create a new look. Business Academy teachers, Camille Strycula and Tom Parslow, invited their students to take on our project. Several students attended a: read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, January 22 2015
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare is pleased to announce its annual Tribute to Courage gala on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center in Pomona, Calif. The gala, which annually honors some of Casa Colina's present and past courageous patients, will be hosted by film actress and television personality Bonnie Hunt with guest speaker: read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Events, General News Article
Thursday, January 22 2015
America's Christian Credit Union's recent efforts to give back to the community over the holidays and through 2014 proved to be a success with more than seven different organizations benefiting. Their holiday campaign began in November as ACCU served as a drop off point for the Holiday Basket Program sponsored by the Glendora Community Coordinating Council. The food drive helped feed: read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest
Friday, January 16 2015
The Glendora Unified School District, in conjunction with the City of Glendora, is part of an effort by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to host a seminar for people who may be interested in adopting a child and/or becoming a Foster Parent. The cities of Azusa, West Covina, and Duarte are also partnering in this event. Did you know... California has approximately: read more
Categories: Community, Events, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 16 2015
At the Tuesday, January 13th, meeting of the Rotary Club of Glendora , we were proud to present two deserving Goddard Middle School students with Glendora Rotary Student of the Month Awards. Goddard Principal, Brock Jacobsen, introduced everyone to 8th grade students Belinisa Mikesell and Bradley Jones. Belinisa and Bradley are both students in the AVID (Advancement Via Individual: read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Events, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 09 2015
The Foothill Gold Line light rail project will connect the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair to the growing rail system throughout Los Angeles County. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) is the independent transportation agency responsible for the planning, design and construction of the light rail line along the foothills: read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest

Read more of these articles at: ishopglendora.com/chamberhood-news






April 7, 2015

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles

Registration and breakfast: 8:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

A comprehensive new economic forecast

New public opinion surveys of LA's leaders and residents

Political and civic context from local experts

Hundreds of LA business and public sector leaders

View full details at the event



Christopher Thornberg
Beacon Economics
International & U.S. Forecast


Jordan Levine
Beacon Economics
California &
LA Forecast




Fernando Guerra
Loyola Marymount University
Opinions from LA Leaders &



Gain Insights into the most pressing economic and quality of life questions facing LA County and its nearly 10 million residents.

Will the LA region be better or worse off in 2015? 

Will the average Angeleno be able to buy a home this year? 

What will the consequences be of falling oil prices across the nation and locally? 

Credit is finally expanding, but is it chasing good or risky investments? 

Should the minimum wage increase?

Special Offer from:


Event Registration

Glendora Chamber of Commerce

members click the link
below to register and receive
your discount!
*discount code will be applied automatically

Individual Ticket:
$175 $150 

Registrants receive the new
2015 Forecast LA
Economic Forecast Book!


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Glendora Platinum President's Circle Member

Glendora Silver President's Circle Member

Glendora Bronze President's Circle Member


Glendora Chamber of Commerce
224 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 963-4128

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