News Letter Fall 2013 - The Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber

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News Letter Fall 2013 - The Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber
Volume 1, Issue 2
Fall, 2013
The Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS VIEW
Your Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
OFFICERS
Co-President
Theresa Bagues
Special Guests Salute National Hispanic Heritage
Month at Sabor De Mexico Lindo Downtown Fest
Guerra, Cunningham, Bagues FDR”S
Special guests attending and supporting this year’s 21st
Anniversary “Sabor De Mexico Lindo” - “A Taste of Beautiful
Mexico” Downtown Festival are Telemundo’s “Marido en Alquiler”
Actor Juan Soler as King and Actress and Show Host Carmen
Salinas as Queen. Serving as Grand Marshal is Actor, Producer
and Director Edward James Olmos and Ambassadors are News
Anchor Enrique Gratas and Prominent Reporter Mirka Dellanos.
Co-President
Edith Harder
Huntington Park Self Storage
1st Vice President
Art Resendez
Wilshire State Bank
2nd Vice President
Art Bustamante
Ace Beverage
The event presented on the first weekend of October—4, 5 and 6
along Pacific Blvd. downtown Huntington Park between Florence
Ave. to Randolph St. is a salute to National Hispanic Heritage
Month. The major downtown event is annually presented by The
Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber of Commerce in
cooperation with the City of Huntington Park.
3rd Vice President
Sonia Luz-Chavez
Casa Luz
Treasurer
Robert Arciniaga
McDonald’s
Presidential Advisor
Don Brabant*
Brabant Realty & Management
Executive Director/CEO
Leticia Martinez
Greater Huntington Park Area
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORS
Vahe Avakian
The highly recognized three-day event will feature special exhibits
from the State of Michoacan, Mexico. The cultural display is being
presented by the Federation of Michoacan in partnership with the downtown festival. The special tribute to the
State of Michoacan is an educational forum to the thousands of families attending the free event to learn about the
art and culture of the State and its enriches of being recognized internationally….. Article continued on Page 2.
Dino’s Chicken and Burgers
Ronald V.Garcia*
Southern California Edison Co.
Salvador Garcia
Shakey’s Pizza
Janine Hamner
Waste Management
Leonardo Lopez Jr.
Leonardo’s Restaurants
Martin Madrigal
Dearden’s Furniture
Joe Martinez
Hub Cities Consortium
David Meza
Southern California Gas Co.
Vladimir Montes
JCPenney
Irene Muro
The Oldtimers Foundation
Marco Soto
Fiesta Taxi
* Past President
Health Insurance Marketplace
Beginning October, 2013 the State
of California will have officially
entered into an online health
insurance marketplace that allows
individuals who are looking for
health insurance coverage to shop
for plans and compare them by
benefits, quality, and pricing.
People who are under 65 and
currently do not have health coverage through their employer or
medicare, can shop for a health
plan in the marketplace in the
State of California.
In accordance to the deadline of
October 1, 2013, employers
should have provided notices to
their employees on the health
insurance marketplace coverage options in California under
the Covered California. The
Chamber of Commerce emailed
their members on the deadline
and links to the Department of
Labor’s information on the law
and model notices to that employers can provide to their
existing and/or new employees.
CHAMBER MIXER
“After-Hours Social”
Hosted By:
Oldtimers Foundation
Thursday, October 24
5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
3355 Gage Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
The Mixer provides an opportunity
for Chamber Members and future
members to meet new people,
make contacts, exchange ideas,
and interact with others.
Please RSVP to Your Chamber at
(323) 585-1155.
BUSINESS VIEW
Sabor De Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival
Continued from Page 1.
Special activities for the event include a children’s hand-made piñata contest, a restaurants and
residents menudo contest. The children’s piñata contest held on Saturday, October 5 at 2:00
p.m. at the Main Stage. First place children’s piñata contest wins $100.00, and second place
wins $50.00. Children participating the contest are given free ride passes to the festival’s
amusement rides. For the first time this year, Restaurants competing in the menudo contest are
featured in the KTLA, Channel 5 Morning Show for Thursday, October 3. The residents
menudo contest held on Sunday, October 6 at 8:30 a.m. in front of the main stage located at
Gage Ave. and Pacific Blvd. First place winner for the residents menudo contest is $350.00,
second place $250.00 and third place $100.00.
Also included as part of the event is a three-day Sidewalk Sale for the businesses along Pacific
Blvd. Visitors are encouraged to visit the local businesses along the downtown area. Special
corporate displays include Charter Communications, Disneyland Resort, Manzanita Sol, State
Farm Insurance, Blue Shield, Metro PCS, Wells Fargo Bank, Boost Mobile, plus retail commercial booths, arts and crafts, food, live entertainment on the main stage, a petting zoo, and
amusement rides for all ages.
This year’s media sponsors include KTLA, Channel 5, Telemundo KVEA, Channel 52, Radio
Stations La Raza 97.9 FM, Latino 96.3 FM, Radio Disney AM 1110, Exitos 93.9 FM, plus Super
Estrella 107.1 FM, El Gato 103.1 FM and Jose 97.5 FM. Other media sponsors include La
Opinion Newspaper, El Aviso Magazine, The Wave Newspaper, Hoy Newspaper and TVC
Magazine. It is estimated the total media advertisement is over half-million worth.
Businesses interested in promoting their product or services should contact the Chamber of
Commerce at (323) 585-1155.
Plans Underway for Fabulous HolidayChristmas Lane Parade
Plans are underway for the long-time community tradition
of the Huntington Park’s 63rd Annual “Fabulous Holiday—
Christmas Lane Parade.” The Parade is scheduled for
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. along Pacific
Blvd. in downtown Huntington Park.
The community tradition features marching bands, specialty entries, equestrian units, self
-propelled floats and horse-drawn carriages. Every year the Parade attracts hundreds of
families throughout the city and surrounding communities. The event is annually presented by The Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with
the City of Huntington Park.
Businesses have an opportunity to advertise their business by sponsoring a marching
band, float, or a horse-drawn carriage. For details on how a business can participate or
support the annual tradition can call the Chamber of Commerce at (323) 585-1155.
Further details on confirmed participants will be posted in the Chamber’s newly designed
website and facebook page.
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Downtown
Revitalization Project
Your Chamber of
Commerce was
pleased to meet with
representatives of
Primestor Development on their studies
for a Downtown Strategic Revitalization program for
Pacific Blvd. The company for the past weeks has
outreached to several entities of the community and
held public forums to receive information on how to
revitalize the shopping district area that encompasses the streets between Florence Ave. to
Slauson Ave.
For further details, please feel free to visit the city’s
website at www.huntingtonpark.org or call Primestor Development representative Ricardo Meza at
310-652-1177.
Volume 1, Issue 2
Why Join Your Local Chamber
When asked “Are You A Member of the Chamber?” several
businesses may answer they are unaware about the benefits
of joining a Chamber of Commerce. Others may respond
with their busy schedule, they do not have the time to participate or attend any of the Chamber’s activities.
With joining the Chamber of Commerce members are informed of the latest trends within
the community and local marketplace.
It is best to consider the principal action of the Chamber of Commerce is to serve its
members. Businesses that belong to the organization are in essence the life-blood that
sustains the organization. In addition, its members serve as a support group in helping
others become successful.
When a business recently opens in the community, the first branch they reach out to is the
Chamber of Commerce for visibility and free publicity amongst its members, plus other
avenues the organization utilizes to promote a business’ presence.
In a nationwide study conducted by The Shapiro Group and Market Street Services found
that when consumers know that a small business is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, they are 44% likely to think more favorably of the business and 63% more likely to
purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
For every business’ consideration, the following are top ten reasons Why You Should Join
Your Local Chamber of Commerce:
1.
Membership Brings Credibility to Your Business
2.
Increase your Visibility in the Community
3.
Create Networking Opportunities
4.
Gain A Voice In Government
5.
Make Business Contacts
6.
Receive Chamber Up to Date Information
7.
Acquire Customer Referrals
8.
Chamber Events and Programs
9.
Promotion and Publicity
New Members
Community Hospital of Huntington Park
2625 Slauson Ave.,
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 583-1931
Hospital
El Norteno Family Store
6801 Pacific Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 584-6706
Retail Clothing
Liga Legal
7136 Pacific Blvd., Suite 215
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 923-2360
Legal Services
Milan’s Ranchito Restaurant
7410 Pacific Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 588-1213
Restaurant
Mundo Terrra
6421 Pacific Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 277-9793
Retail Clothing
Southeast Churches Center
2780 Gage Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90355
(323) 585-8254
Food Service Center
Tortas Ahogadas El Rey
6534 Pacific Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 387-4156
Restaurant
10. Access to Members-only Discounts and Services
TVC Magazine
7612 Seville Ave.
Walnut Park, CA 90255
(562) 278-6811
Publication
Call Your Chamber of Commerce for your application today at (323) 585-1155.
Member Renewals
Throughout the year, the Chamber of Commerce continues to receive businesses renewing their membership with the organization. We thank
the following businesses for renewing their membership. We value your commitment to our organization.
Huntington Park Office Supplies ~ United Education Institute ~ Waste & Recycling Services ~ Water Replenishment District
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6330 Pacific Blvd., Suite 208
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Phone: (323) 585-1155
Fax: (323) 585-2176
E-mail: [email protected]
Your Business Makes Our
Community A Success!
Business Spotlight
Congratulations to the following Chamber Members on their
accomplishments and recognitions:
Community Hospital on
their newly remodeled
Emergency Room. Your
Chamber was proud to
assist in their ribboncutting ceremony.
Dino’s Chicken and
Burgers on being recognized as the #1 best chicken
and featured in the Food
Network.
How To Use Facebook
For Your Business
Your Chamber is partnering with the Southeast Community
Development Corporation on presenting a free seminar to
Members that are interested in learning about using Facebook
and other social media for your business. The seminar will be
held on Thursday, October 24 at 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber of
Commerce office. Please RSVP at (323) 585-1155.
RETAIL BUSINESSESMARK YOUR CALENDAR
October: 4, 5 & 6 and 18, 19 & 20
November: 1, 2 & 4 and 22, 23 & 24
December: 6, 7 & 8 and 20, 21 & 22
36TH ANNUAL ARRIVAL OF SANTA CLAUS
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
The Park Theatre—6504 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park
Every year, Santa Claus arrives via an L.A.
County Fire Truck to the theatre and greets
the children of the area. Children have the
opportunity to take their picture with Santa
Claus and are Hosted To a Free Movie
Showing by The Park Theatre. Free Candy
is also given.
The event attracts hundreds of children and is presented by the Chamber of
Commerce to attract shoppers for the holiday season.
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