Posts Tagged Chamber of Commerce

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Friday February 03 2017

Chamber Celebrates Rod and Joan Spears, Citizens of the Year 2016 – Photo Gallery

Chamber Celebrates Rod and Joan Spears, Citizens of the Year 2016 - Photo Gallery

Posted 2/3/17 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce and approximately  friends and family turned out to Nano Cafe to celebrate the recognition of Rod and Joan Spears as Citizens of the Year for 2016.  A buffet dinner and entertainment by JJ Jukebox kept the crowd happy as the Spears’ were lauded for their contributions [...]

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Friday February 05 2016

Bartolais Honored As Citizens of the Year, Photo Gallery and Video

Bartolais Honored As Citizens of the Year, Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 2/5/16 – “As I look out over this audience, I don’t think I see one person that hasn’t volunteered in some way…this is the complete group of volunteers and I really commend all of you…” said Clem Bartolai, in typical fashion deflecting the compliment aimed at him onto others.  Clem and his wife Nina [...]

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Tuesday January 12 2016

Bartolais Named Citizens of the Year

Bartolais Named Citizens of the Year

By Jan Reed and Bill Coburn, Posted 1/12/16 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2015 Citizens of the Year will be Clem and Nina Bartolai, who were also honored as the Grand Marshals of the 2015 4th of July Parade. This ultra civic Sierra Madre couple have continued to donate time [...]

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Wednesday December 02 2015

Winter Village Festival Photo Gallery and Video

Winter Village Festival Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 12/2/15 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce held its annual Winter Village Festival (known variously through the years as Whoville, Dickens Village, and Holiday Open House) on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28th.  There were horse and buggy rides, snow sledding, local non-profit fundraiser booths, Santa, and the lighting of the tree, as well [...]

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Saturday November 28 2015

Winter Village Festival Today

Winter Village Festival Today

Posted 11/28/15

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Saturday October 31 2015

Downtown Trick or Treating in Sierra Madre – Photo Gallery

Downtown Trick or Treating in Sierra Madre - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/31/15, all photos by Bill Coburn – The downtown businesses of Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted hundreds of kids who came downtown to go trick or treating door to door in the business district.  Click on a photo to enlarge.

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Sunday March 15 2015

Wistaria Festival 2015, Photo Gallery

Wistaria Festival 2015, Photo Gallery

Posted 3/15/15 – Though the vine was again a little past its prime, lots of folks turned out for the 2015 Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, put on by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. This year’s show also featured, for the first time, a classic car show.  Click on an image below to see a [...]

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Sunday February 08 2015

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Posted 2/8/15 – Sierra Madre’s annual Wistaria Festival is scheduled to take place on March 15th, and tickets from the downtown area to the vine location are on sale now.  The festival itself is free, as is seeing the vine.  However, parking in the area can be difficult due to road closures around the vine, [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

Dave Loera Honored As Citizen Of The Year – Photo Gallery

Dave Loera Honored As Citizen Of The Year - Photo Gallery

Posted 2/5/15 – Several dozen folks turned out to the Sierra Madre Room on Saturday, Jan. 31st to honor Dave Loera, named the 2014 Sierra Madre Citizen of the Year by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.  Most of the City Council joined Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chamber Board members, members of the Harry L. Embree [...]

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Monday January 26 2015

Cmdr. Dave Loera Citizen Of The Year, Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

Cmdr. Dave Loera Citizen Of The Year, Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

Press Release posted 1/26/15 – Sierra Madre Chamber President Ed Chen and the Board of Directors announced on Friday, Jan. 9th,  the selection of VFW Post 3208 Commander Dave Loera as the 2014 Citizen of the Year. The COTY award is granted to an outstanding Sierra Madre resident who best demonstrates the town’s spirit of [...]

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Tuesday March 18 2014

City Council Candidate Forum Tonight

City Council Candidate Forum Tonight

Press Release posted 3/18/14 - The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a televised City Council Candidate Debate in the Council Chambers at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. The debate will be aired live on Channel 3 for Time Warner Customers and can be streamed live online [...]

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Sunday March 16 2014

Hot and Sunny Wistaria Festival – Photo Gallery

Hot and Sunny Wistaria Festival - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/16/17 – On a hot sunny day that my phone tells me reached 90 degrees, the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s annual Wistaria Festival today.  Noticing an unusually high incidence of emergency personnel on the boulevard today, I spoke to SM Police Chief Larry Giannone at about 3pm, and as of then, [...]

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Wednesday February 26 2014

Special Wistaria Postmark Tradition to Continue At This Year’s Festival

Special Wistaria Postmark Tradition to Continue At This Year's Festival

Press Release posted 2/26/14 - The United States Postal Service and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announce a special postal cancellation to celebrate The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival. This special postmark will be available at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, Sunday March 16, 2014 at the Wistaria Festival Postal Station located at Kersting Court in [...]

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Sunday February 23 2014

Annual Wistaria Festival Set For March 16th, Shuttle Tickets Now On Sale

Annual Wistaria Festival Set For March 16th, Shuttle Tickets Now On Sale

Press Release posted 2/23/14 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Wistaria Festival on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival first began in the early 20th century, drawing as many as 100,000 people over an extended period of time. Now the vine, which is on private property, is available to the [...]

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Thursday January 09 2014

Pergolas Named 2013 Citizens of the Year

Pergolas Named 2013 Citizens of the Year

Press release posted 1/9/14 – Joe and Jacquie Pergola have been named 2013 Citizens of the Year by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, it has been announced by Ed Chen, Chamber president. This couple has exemplified the spirit of volunteerism in our community for many years including (partial listing) their many years of service [...]

Sunday December 08 2013

Who Ville Photo Gallery and Video

Who Ville Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 12/8/2013 - The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted Who Ville in downtown Sierra Madre to kick off the holiday season yesterday.  There were snow sled runs, a train ride for the kids, horse and buggy rides, non-profits selling items as fundraisers at their vendor booths in Kersting Court, and visits from Santa and the [...]

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Friday January 04 2013

Marlene Enmark Named 2012 Citizen of the Year

Marlene Enmark Named 2012 Citizen of the Year

Posted 1/4/2013 -Marlene Enmark was named Citizen of the Year (COTY) today by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, adding to the specialness of the day, which happened to be her birthday.   According to former Civic Club president and former COTY Amy Putnam, Enmark was “instrumental in many of the things that Civic Club has [...]

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Sunday November 25 2012

Who Ville in Downtown Sierra Madre, Photo Gallery and Videos

Who Ville in Downtown Sierra Madre, Photo Gallery and Videos

Posted 11/25/12 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted Who Ville in downtown Sierra Madre to kick off the holiday season yesterday.  There were snow sled runs, a train ride for the kids, horse and buggy rides, non-profits selling items as fundraisers at their vendor booths in Kersting Court, and visits from Santa and [...]

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Saturday November 24 2012

A Look at Today’s Who Ville Schedule

A Look at Today's Who Ville Schedule

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Wednesday November 21 2012

Who Ville Coming to Sierra Madre

Who Ville Coming to Sierra Madre

Posted 11/17/12 -The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will again host a Holiday shopping kick off event in downtown Sierra Madre the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 1 to 8pm and while it will incorporate many of the activities of the popular Dickens Village event of the last several years, this year’s Who Ville event will [...]

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Sunday November 04 2012

Downtown Trick or Treating Photo Gallery

Downtown Trick or Treating Photo Gallery

Posted 11/4/12 – Downtown businesses took part in the annual Downtown Halloween Trick or Treating put on by the City on Wednesday, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  The trick or treating ended with the beginning of the Costume Parade, led by the Sierra Madre Fire Dept.,  down to Memorial Park for the Costume Contest. [...]

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Wednesday September 19 2012

Health Fair and Wellness In the Park This Weekend

Press Release posted 9/19/22 - Saturday, September 22 is the date of the Sierra Madre Health Fair and Wellness in the Park presented by the Senior Community Commission and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place in Memorial Park, located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Walgreens [...]

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Thursday August 23 2012

Chamber to Host Breakfast with State Senator Carol Liu

Chamber to Host Breakfast with State Senator Carol Liu

Posted 8/23/12 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will hold a breakfast meeting featuring State Senator Carol Liu on Monday, September 10th from 8am to 9am at the Hart House Senior Center in Memorial Park.  Sen. Liu is currently representing the 21st District, which does not include Sierra Madre, however, [...]

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Wednesday August 15 2012

Sierra Madre Health Fair and Wellness in the Park Set for Sept. 22nd

Press Release posted 8/15/22 - Save the date! Saturday, September 22 is the Sierra Madre Health Fair and Wellness in the Park presented by the Senior Community Commission and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held in Memorial Park, located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 from 8:00am-12:00pm. This [...]

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Thursday August 02 2012

Sierra Madre Chamber Reorganizes

Press Release posted 8/2/12 – Volunteer Leadership to Reinvigorate Business Community Despite Financial Challenges SIERRA MADREL, CA – Ed Chen, recently elected President of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, has announced changes in the way the organization will operate. The Chamber, whose primary purpose is to support local businesses, will cut its overhead expenses [...]

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Wednesday July 25 2012

City, Chamber to Sponsor Business Forums

Press Release posted 7/25/12 – On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 3:00–4:00pm in the City Council Chambers, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre, the City of Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a forum designed to provide local business owners with current consumer data specific [...]

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 2

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 2

Posted 7/5/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Sunday July 01 2012

Dunk Tank Schedule Taking Shape

Dunk Tank Schedule Taking Shape

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Thursday May 31 2012

Chamber Begins Podcasts on RadioFishbowl.com

Chamber Begins Podcasts on RadioFishbowl.com

Posted 5/31/12 – The Chamber has begun doing a podcast on RadioFishbowl.com, with the first one having aired about 4pm this afternoon.  This is a new venture, and will evolve over time.  Currently, it appears that the podcast will be broadcast on Thursdays, and rebroadcast later in the week.  We’ll let you know when things [...]

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Sunday May 06 2012

PE Deans’ Consignments, Etc. Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting – Photo Gallery

PE Deans' Consignments, Etc. Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/6/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , held its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, followed by a reception [...]

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Thursday May 03 2012

Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Reception at P.E. Deans Consignments Friday, 5/4

Posted 5/2/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , will hold its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th at 5pm with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, followed [...]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

P.E. Deans’ Grand Opening Set for May 4th

P.E. Deans’ Grand Opening  Set for May 4th

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , will hold its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th at 5pm with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of [...]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Wistaria Festival Media Day Held – Photo Gallery

Wistaria Festival Media Day Held - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/31/12 – On the Monday prior to the Wistaria Festival, March 19th, the Chamber held a media day and invited members of the print, radio and television media for a pre-event look at the vine.  Local artists Lynn Fearman, Patricia Ancona and Carol Adams were on hand painting the vine in preparation for the [...]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Bottle Shop Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening Held

Bottle Shop Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening Held

Posted 3/31/12 – The long awaited Grand Opening of the Wine Tasting Room at The Bottle Shop took place last Saturday, from noon to 10pm, following a soft opening a couple weeks prior.  The Chamber of Commerce held a traditional ribbon cutting at 1pm, but all day long the Wine Tasting Room was celebrating its [...]

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Saturday March 10 2012

Special Sierra Madre Postal Cancellation For Wistaria Festival, 30 Days Following

Special Sierra Madre Postal Cancellation For Wistaria Festival, 30 Days Following

Posted 3/10/12 – The United States Postal Service and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announce a special postal cancellation to celebrate The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival. This special postmark will be available at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, Sunday March 25, 2012 at the Wistaria Festival Postal Station located at Kersting Court in Sierra [...]

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Wednesday February 01 2012

Mays, Krantz Honored at COTY Dinner

Mays, Krantz Honored at COTY Dinner

Nearly a hundred people turned out Friday night to the Sierra Madre Room to honor Richard Mays as Sierra Madre’s 2011 Citizen of the Year, and to thank Matt Krantz, owner of Bean Town, for his service to the Chamber of Commerce. Mays was recognized for his service in 2011 on the Community Emergency Response Team [...]

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Friday December 23 2011

Richard Mays Named 2011 Citizen of the Year

Richard Mays Named 2011 Citizen of the Year

Posted 12/23/11 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announced that it has named Richard Mays to be the 2011 Citizen of the Year.  In 2011, Mays served as the City’s Deputy Treasurer, sat on the UUT Oversight Committee, was a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the SMPD Volunteer Force, and acted [...]

Monday December 12 2011

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Posted 12/12/11 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announced today that tickets to ride the shuttle to view the 118-year old Wistaria Vine, designated by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest blossoming plant, are now available for purchase online. The vine, which is on private property, is located in the [...]

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Monday December 12 2011

Citizen of the Year Nominations Sought

Citizen of the Year Nominations Sought

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year.  To be eligible, a person must be a resident of Sierra Madre.  The accomplishment(s) or project(s) for which they are being nominated must have been of benefit to the community of Sierra Madre and its citizens during 2011.  They [...]

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Monday December 05 2011

Sierra Madre Chamber Mixer at Pinney House to Benefit Rose Float Association

Originally Posted 12/3/11 -The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce December Mixer will be held at the Pinney House, 225 N. Lima in Sierra Madre on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, from 5:30 to 7pm.  Admission fee will be $7, with proceeds from the event being donated to the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (SMRFA)  to help fund [...]

Tuesday November 29 2011

It Takes a Village, Seriously, to Make Dickens Village

It Takes a Village, Seriously, to Make Dickens Village

For many years, the holiday celebration put on by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce was called the Holiday Open House.  A few years back, the Chamber decided to go with “Dickens Village,” and added the horse and buggy ride, period costume dressed carolers, etc.  Truth be told, though, there’s a lot more of OUR village [...]

Thursday November 24 2011

Restored Creche Figures to “Debut” at Dickens Village

Restored Creche Figures to “Debut” at Dickens Village

Posted 11/23/11, by Bill Coburn – Each year during Sierra Madre’s annual Candlelight Procession, two young residents are selected to perform in the role of Mary and Joseph, walking down the hill at the head of the procession carrying the figure of the baby Jesus, which they then place in the manger in the town [...]

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Wednesday November 23 2011

Local Organizations to Take Part in Dickens Village

Local Organizations to Take Part in Dickens Village

Posted 11/12/11 – Creative Arts Group to Host Family Fun Art Project The Family Outreach Program at the Creative Arts Group will host a FREE family art project called “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner for the Holidays?” This is a celebration of diversity. Each family will construct a 3D scene of their holiday dining room. Each [...]

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Friday November 18 2011

Sierra Madre Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Shopping with Dickens Village Festivities

Sierra Madre Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Shopping with Dickens Village Festivities

As Americans across the country take part in Small Business Saturday next Saturday, November 26th, Sierra Madre, which epitomizes the concept, will host Dickens Village as its formal kick-off of the holiday shopping season .  Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the [...]

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Thursday November 10 2011

City to Host Meeting Re: Downtown Retail Market Demand Study

Posted 11/10/11 – The City of Sierra Madre invites you to a Community Input Meeting regarding a Downtown Retail Market Demand Study.  The Community Input Meeting is November 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  The Downtown Retail Market Demand Study is currently being drafted, and will [...]

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Monday October 31 2011

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Posted 10/31/11 – Hundreds of kids and their parents trick or treated downtown for Halloween again this year.  Sierra Madre Blvd. was closed beginning at 3:30, and local businesses that were open (many local businesses are closed on Mondays, though at least one, Angels Everywear opened for the festivities on a day they are normally [...]

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Tuesday October 18 2011

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Posted 10/18/11 – The Community and Personnel Services Department, in conjunction with the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, presents Halloween Happenings. Halloween activities include: trick-or-treating, a costume parade along Sierra Madre Blvd., and a costume contest in Memorial Park. Monday, October 31, 2011 Sierra Madre businesses are handing out candy [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Chamber to Help SMHPS Celebrate 80th Birthday

Chamber to Help SMHPS Celebrate 80th Birthday

Sept. 4th, 2011 – The Sierra Madre September Chamber Mixer will celebrate the 80th birthday of the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society, complete with birthday cake and the Society’s famous old-time lemonade.  The “Birthday Party” will take place at Lizzie’s Trail Inn at the corner of Mira Monte and Mt. Trail, at 5:30pm on Thursday, [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

HUTDogs, Santa Anita work with Chambers for Social Media Workshop

HUTDogs, Santa Anita work with Chambers for Social Media Workshop

Sept. 4th, 2011 – HUTDogs will present a FREE social media workshop on Thursday September 22, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT at Santa Anita Park.  Learn how to streamline your efforts and get today’s top social media and Internet marketing tools working together for your business: web site, Facebook page, YouTube, Twitter, [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Sierra Madre Grocery Company Announces New Distributor

Sierra Madre Grocery Company Announces New Distributor

Sept. 4th, 2011 – Sierra Madre Grocery Company, a leading manufacturer of premium bruschetta salsas and specialty foods, today announced that Gourmet Merchants International (GMI) is their new distributor. “We are delighted to be able to work with Gourmet Merchants to distribute our complete line of products throughout California. Gourmet Merchants is one of the [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Sierra Madre Merchants Pitch In for $500+ Shopping/Dining Drawing Giveaway

Sierra Madre Merchants Pitch In for $500+ Shopping/Dining Drawing Giveaway

Final Week of Friday Night Live Brings Art, Music, Big Prizes! August 21, 2011 – More than a dozen and a half Sierra Madre businesses have contributed to create two Grand Prize  shopping/dining sprees as part of the Friday Night Live event put on by the Chamber of Commerce each summer, this year also sponsored [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Dan Rotten Performs at Friday Night Live, 2011

Dan Rotten Performs at Friday Night Live, 2011

August 21, 2011 – Guitarist Dan Rotten performed in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.  There was a “Future’s So Bright” theme for the evening, with shoppers encouraged to wear their coolest “shades”.   One lucky young “cool shades” wearer won a Sierra [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Second Food Truck Festival Set for Saturday

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will host a second Gourmet Food Truck Festival in Memorial Park this Saturday, August 27th, scheduled from 11am to 6pm.  The first festival, held August 13th, drew hundreds, both locals and non-locals, to Memorial Park to dine at eight of the popular traveling kitchens.  All of the trucks ran [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Art Alley Featuring Sierra Madre Artists to be Part of Friday Night Live Finale

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Sierra Madre Friends of the Arts to showcase local artists at this week’s final night of Friday Night Live.  From 6:30 to 9 pm, Kersting Court will be closed down and Sierra Madre artists will showcase their work.  Some of the artists expected to be [...]

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Sunday August 14 2011

Chamber’s Gourmet Food Truck Festival Draws Hundreds to Memorial Park

Chamber's Gourmet Food Truck Festival Draws Hundreds to Memorial Park

The first of two Gourmet Food Truck Festivals being put on this month by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce drew hundreds of people to Memorial Park on Saturday.  Several of the trucks sold out of multiple items on their menu, and Nom Nom, probably the most well known of the trucks due to its [...]

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Sunday August 14 2011

Gem City Jazz Cats Swing in to Sierra Madre for Friday Night Live

Gem City Jazz Cats Swing in to Sierra Madre for Friday Night Live

August 12, 2011 – Downtown Sierra Madre was swinging this week, to the sounds of the Gem City Jazz Cats.  The Jazz Cats, formed in 2009 as a 13-piece combo, now have 18 players, plus three vocalists.  They performed in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra [...]

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Thursday August 11 2011

Say Aloha to Swing at This Week’s Friday Night Live

Say Aloha to Swing at This Week's Friday Night Live

Downtown Sierra Madre will be swinging this week, to the sounds of the Gem City Jazz Cats.  The Jazz Cats, formed in 2009 as a 13-piece combo, now have 18 players, plus three vocalists.  They will perform in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra Madre Chamber [...]

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Sunday August 07 2011

Friday Night Live Continues with Mike Tims

Friday Night Live Continues with Mike Tims

August 5, 2011 – The second week of Friday Night Live featured Mike Tims, formerly of The New Christy Minstrels, performing live in Kersting Court.  Theme for the night was outrageous hat night, and Gordon Caldwell of Sierra Madre received a $25 gift certificate from Butterfly Effect Day Spa for his hat. Shoppers who spend [...]

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Sunday July 31 2011

A Rockin’ Opening to Friday Night Live with Ron Ellington Shy Band

A Rockin' Opening to Friday Night Live with Ron Ellington Shy Band

July 31, 2011 – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ron Ellington Shy got this summer’s Friday Night Live, presented by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, off to a rockin’ start on the 29th, with an appreciative crowd spending much of the evening in Sierra Madre’s Kersting Court watching Shy perform songs by Otis [...]

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Wednesday July 27 2011

Friday Night Live Returns to Sierra Madre

Friday Night Live Returns to Sierra Madre

Beginning Friday, July 29th, downtown Sierra Madre will again be the site of live music in Kersting Court, as well as shoppers’ incentives for those in the neighborhood.  And there’s a new twist this year: theme nights. Opening week features the music of Ron Ellington Shy and Son, sponsored by Bean Town Coffee House.    An [...]

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Tuesday July 12 2011

Adams Pack Station to Celebrate 75 Years in Business with Sierra Madre Chamber Mixer/Ribbon Cutting

Adams Pack Station to Celebrate 75 Years in Business with Sierra Madre Chamber Mixer/Ribbon Cutting

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will hold a rare Sunday Mixer and Ribbon Cutting on July 17th from 5 to 7pm, to help Adams Pack Station celebrate 75 years in business.  The Pack Station, located at Chantry Flat at the top of Santa Anita Ave., still runs a weekly pack of mules into the [...]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Woman’s Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 - Woman's Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page So after the fun run was over, I went up to Bean Town and met Chamber president Matt Krantz and Board member Allyn Colbert and we decorated the Chamber’s entry in the parade. I was a little late [...]

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Saturday July 02 2011

Dunk Tank Schedule Filling In

Dunk Tank Schedule Filling In

ANOTHER DUNKEE JUST ADDED to the Chamber of Commerce Dunk Tank lineup!!  CITIZEN OF THE YEAR GLENN PUTNAM HAS SIGNED ON TO SIT IN THE DUNK TANK FROM 6 TO 7PM TONIGHT!!  Soooo, tonight’s lineup features Lisa Brandley from 5 to 6pm, Glenn from 6 to 7pm, Nikki Stevens from 7 to 8pm, and Kris [...]

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Monday June 06 2011

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Sierra Bistro on June 15th

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Sierra Bistro on June 15th

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will stage the traditional ribbon-cutting at the Grand Opening of Sierra Bistro on  Wednesday, June 15th at 5:30.  Following the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to enjoy wine sampling and complimentary hors d’oeuvres as Sierra Bistro celebrates new ownership, a new name, a new look, a new chef and [...]

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Tuesday May 17 2011

Century 21 Village Celebrates 25 Years In Sierra Madre

Century 21 Village Celebrates 25 Years In Sierra Madre

Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre recently announced that this month marks the twenty fifth year that his office has been serving Sierra Madre and surrounding communities. Another CENTURY 21 company owned the business for the first six years and then it was purchased by Michael and Marge Ludecke in [...]

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Wednesday May 11 2011

Century 21 Village Realty to Celebrate Silver Anniversary

Century 21 Village Realty to Celebrate Silver Anniversary

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will help Century 21 Village Realty celebrate twenty-five years in business on Tuesday, May 17th with a celebratory ribbon-cutting followed by a Chamber mixer.  The ribbon cutting will be at approximately 5pm, followed by the Chamber mixer from 5:30 to 7pm. The community is invited to celebrate with them [...]

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Tuesday March 15 2011

Local Artists, Sierra Madre Treasures Spend the Morning at the Vine

Local Artists, Sierra Madre Treasures Spend the Morning at the Vine

Local plein air artists had a chance to get a  preview of the Sierra Madre Wistaria Vine six days prior the Wistaria Festival, and the Chamber announced the names of six members of the community, who, through their long-term contributions, earned the title of the first Wistaria Festival “Treasures of Sierra Madre.” It was a [...]

Saturday March 12 2011

Wistaria Festival Entertainment Lineup Announced

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has announced the entertainment lineup for the Wistaria Festival, March 20th.  Fifteen acts have been booked to perform at five outdoor stages, including the Vine itself.  Many of the acts are returning acts, but several are new performers to the Festival.  Special thanks to Tim Tutwiler, who is serving [...]

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Saturday March 12 2011

Ham Operators to Assist with Wistaria Festival Logistics

The Sierra Madre Emergency Communications Team (SMECT) will be on hand at the Wistaria Festival, helping to keep operations running smoothly. SMECT is a group of approximately a dozen local FCC licensed Amateur Radio (Ham) Operators. They also help provide communications – as extra “eyes and ears”, for the Mount Wilson Trail Race and the [...]

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Friday February 18 2011

Wistaria Festival to Continue Tradition of Special Postmark

Wistaria Festival to Continue Tradition of Special Postmark

The Sierra Madre Chamber of  Commerce and the U.S. Postal Service announce a special postmark cancellation to celebrate the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival.  This special postmark will be available at: Event:      The Sierra Madre Wistaria  Festival, Date:        Sunday, March 20, 2011 Hours:      Open 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.  Location:  The Wistaria Festival Postal Station at [...]

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Wednesday February 09 2011

Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Available, News Net Readers Save $

Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Available, News Net Readers Save $

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce reminds you that shuttle tickets to ride up to view the Wistaria Vine at its annual Wistaria Festival are now available online.  The 2011 Wistaria Festival will take place on March 20th, 2011. The Wistaria Festival features tours of the world’s largest blossoming plant, certified as such by the [...]

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Friday January 28 2011

Ed Clare, Corfu to Host February Joint Chamber Mixer

Ed Clare, Corfu to Host February Joint Chamber Mixer

The February Mixer of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce is a joint mixer with the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, and will be held at Corfu, 48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.,  on Thursday, Feb. 10th from 5:30 to 7pm.  This will be an excellent opportunity to network with business owners and representatives from Sierra Madre, [...]

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Thursday January 27 2011

Charcuterie to Host January Mixer

Charcuterie to Host January Mixer

Charcuterie will be the site of the Chamber of Commerce Mixer for January, this Thursday, Jan. 27th, from 5:30 to 7pm.  Enjoy delicious food, fine California wines, enter to win door prizes, and networking.  Charcuterie is located at 120 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Cost to attend is $7/members, $15 for non-members.

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Tuesday January 25 2011

Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrates Amy and Glenn Putnam

Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrates Amy and Glenn Putnam

Amy and Glenn Putnam were recognized as Sierra Madre’s 2010 Citizens of the Year at the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 2011.  More than one hundred people turned out, many of them representatives of organizations that the two have volunteered with.  On hand were members of the Sierra Madre Historical [...]

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Wednesday August 21 2002

(8/21/02) Editorial – Coordinating Council

My first editorial, ever.  It’s a busy weekend, this weekend.  Friday night has opening night at the Playhouse, Parks and Rec.’s Dodger night, and Lew’s Salmon Dinner benefiting ACS Relay and SMVFD.  But I won’t be covering any of them, because I’ll be camping with my son and Cub Scout Pack 110.  Four Sierra Madre [...]

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