Business Spotlight / January 18, 2018 Restoring the Vanishing Skill of Quilting at Cat’s Quilting Corner

By Emily G. Peters “A vanishing skill.” That’s how Monrovia-based shop owner Cathy “Cat” Knudtson refers to the art of quilting—one she’s saved from the brink of extinction at her quilt supply shop, Cat’s Quilting Corner. “Cat’s Quilting Corner was dreamed up several years ago, but in 2016 it became a reality,” said Knudtson. “My...

Business Spotlight / January 16, 2018 Chef Carmen’s 3 C’s: Cakes, Catering and Consulting

By Emily G. Peters Chef Carmen Richardson Moore of Chef Carmen’s 3 C’s has a message for all your 2018 events: stop stressing out about the food. “Most caterers offer one genre of food or one style of décor with their food. I offer everything that most anyone could want. From a simple office meeting...

Business Spotlight / January 9, 2018 A Firm Foundation with The Wizard of Bras

By Emily G. Peters Want to look and feel better in 2018? You could jump start your new year’s bod with a detailed workout regimen and diet plan—or simply pay a visit to Creative Woman: The Wizard of Bras. This bra and lingerie boutique is no stranger to the bra biz, opening its doors more...

Business Spotlight / December 27, 2017 Homes Fetch Top Dollar With Staged Spaces

By Emily G. Peters From a quick haircut to a little makeup, we all like to look our best when going out. Staged Spaces in Monrovia applies the same principle to selling homes—polishing properties to their highest shine to close a sale. The success of staging a home rests on the power of suggestion, enticing...

Business Spotlight / December 19, 2017 Vendome Wine & Spirits Puts Twist on Modern Bottle Shop

By Emily G. Peters The term “liquor store” conjures up visions of a place to grab a six-pack and a salty snack—someplace convenient, but not exactly a destination. Arcadia’s Vendome Wine and Spirits seeks to change that by putting their own twist on the modern bottle shop. “We are a fully featured bottle shop with...

Business Spotlight / December 12, 2017 Preserving Pet-Senior Companionship with Pet Porter Pals

By Emily G. Peters The power of pet companionship in undeniable, as evidenced by the millions who follow social media accounts like The Dodo and Doug the Pug. Pet Porter Pals founder Carmel Mims has found a way to preserve that power—especially for senior members of our community. “I can’t even begin to imagine how...

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Business Profile: Beaded Asylum
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Business Profile: Beaded Asylum

By J. Shadé Quintanilla A “committed” jewelry business run by mother-daughter duo Barbara Bucy and Colene Kane, Beaded Asylum is an Etsy shop filled with unique handmade beaded jewelry inspired by nature’s simple beauty. The Monrovia-based business started about three years ago after Bucy took a bead embroidery class and convinced her daughter to learn…

Business Profile: Regus
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Business Profile: Regus

By J. Shadé Quintanilla Regus, the world’s largest office space provider, has recently opened a location in Arcadia, creating a special opportunity for business owners in the San Gabriel Valley. With two other locations in Pasadena and many in Southern California, the company has recently expanded its effort to accommodate and support local businesses in…

Business Profile: OpenTech L.A.
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Business Profile: OpenTech L.A.

By Amelia Favela OpenTech L.A. Regional Apprenticeship Collaborative Program (OpenTech L.A.) is a soon-to-be training system that will provide underrepresented populations with career opportunities in fields related to Information Technology and Biotechnology. Its aim is to connect diverse people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, with tech companies throughout California. The program will revolutionize tech…

Business Profile: ChapCare Pasadena
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Business Profile: ChapCare Pasadena

By Amelia Favela Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) has become widely known as the center that provides underserved community members an opportunity to receive first-rate healthcare services. With four facilities throughout the Pasadena area, residents never have to go far to receive top-tier treatment. The city serves as the root of all Southern California…

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