It is the intent of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce to:
- Promote the civic, economic, industrial, professional and cultural welfare of the Crescenta Valley.
- Encourage the growth of existing industry and business and provide maximum assistance to new firms or individuals seeking to locate in the Crescenta Valley.
- Support activities believed to be beneficial to the community and oppose those which may be detrimental.
- Create and maintain the necessary organizational structure for identifying, studying and improving areas of community concern.
- Build a healthy business environment which encourages citizens toward participation in the free enterprise system.
- Work toward cooperation with all community institutions and organizations for achieving economic well-being, cultural advancement and social harmony.
The Chamber Office is staffed with an office manager and volunteers who keep the office open daily from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and welcomes all visitors, businesses and residents. We provide a referral service for our members, and answer the many questions from the community.
The chamber provides a membership directory that is distributed to the businesses and residents of Crescenta Valley. A map of the area is printed every four years. The website offers up-to-date information at www.crescentavalleychamber.org.
The chamber welcomes new businesses by providing a ribbon-cutting ceremony, local newspaper advertising, an editorial in the chamber e-newsletter, and a display area for your business brochures, cards and special event flyers in the chamber office.
The chamber publishes a monthly e-newsletter to keep our members informed about the upcoming events in Crescenta Valley. This provides a means for members to advertise their business and offer discount services to other members.
The chamber promotes the businesses within Crescenta Valley through the sponsorship of regular networking mixers hosted by member businesses that provide the opportunity to network with other businesses, professionals, law enforcement and other officials.
The chamber is a partner with the Glendale Unified School District. A large number of our Crescenta Valley businesses work in partnership with local schools to provide services, expertise or financial assistance to the schools. The chamber co-sponsors the Foothills Community Business EXPO for its members every September at Verdugo Hills Hospital.
The chamber is a business partner with Crescenta Valley High School in the Community Service Learning Program, which requires students to perform community service hours for credit.
The chamber is a co-founder with the Mary Pinola Educational Endowment Fund that provides donations to schools and community organizations for educational programs. Funds are raised mainly through the annual “Smart-A-Thon” held in March at Verdugo Hills Hospital.
The chamber sponsors Foothill Community Clean Up Day, whereby volunteers clean up trash and weeds, and do general clean up in the Crescenta Valley area. This, with the assistance of Committee for Clean & Beautiful Glendale, takes place in October.
The chamber recognizes the Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Educator of the Year, Student of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Outstanding Law Enforcement and Fire Department individuals at the annual recognition banquet held in the Fall.
The chamber also sponsors an annual golf tournament with proceeds going toward scholarships for students of Crescenta Valley High School.
Chamber fundraising activities enable us to raise money to provide the resources needed to promote local business, as well as to donate to many schools and organizations that are a vital part of our community.