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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Business Spotlight

Business Profile: Creative World Art Center

  By Emily G. Peters Six years ago, a cadre of like-minded artists and educators saw the need to bring a fresh take on fine arts to youth in the San Gabriel Valley. Instead of teaching techniques that churned out cookie-cutter crafts, these professionals desired to...

Business Profile: Dress to Impress With Pok-a-Dots Costumes

  By Emily G. Peters If you’re having trouble tracking down the perfect Halloween costume, worry no more—Arcadia’s Pok-a-Dots Costumes has you covered. Pok-a-Dots Costumes is a gem hidden in plain sight. Operating from their storefront on Huntington Drive for over 30 years, this boutique costume shop...

Business Profile: Savor the Flavor

  By Emily Peters Sierra Madre’s Savor the Flavor is bringing the finest gourmet foods and gifts from around the world to the pantries of smalltown America. Established by Karen and Denis Keegan in 1998, this gourmet foods and specialty gift shop was born of their...

Business Profile: Family Affair Music

    By Gus Herrera Don Collins, founder of Family Affair Music, has a joke that he enjoys telling customers who come into his store: “you can either buy a CD or a record and listen to music, or you can buy an instrument and play it...

Business Profile: Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market

      By Gus Herrera The Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market (PCFM) is re-defining the way farmers’ markets connect the local agrarian and urban communities. When one thinks of a farmers’ market, images of a trendy, expensive setting, populated by hipsters, foodies, and vegans may come to mind. Although...

Business Profile: Smitten on Paper

    By Gus Herrera Smitten on Paper’s team of designers have been transforming their client’s dreams and inspirations into beautiful custom stationery for more than a decade. Although they specialize in wedding invitations, the business is capable of satisfying all of a bride’s custom needs throughout the...

Business Profile: Photoworks by Rick

    By Gus Herrera Rick Keshishi, owner of Photoworks by Rick in Monrovia, has always been intellectually geared towards everything mechanical. “I was always a thinker, for everything, but especially electronics,” he reveals. Growing up, his uncle owned a store, similar to his (albeit without the wealth...

Business Profile: Wil’s Sport and Tackle

      By Gus Herrera Wil Fitzpatrick, owner of Wil’s Sport and Tackle, is Monrovia’s very own fishing guru. Since 2012, the store has been a sanctuary for local fisherman to procure equipment, maintain their tools, and exchange fish tales. Wil’s carries everything a fisherman would need: reels,...

Business Profile: Big Leaguer Baseball

      By Gus Herrera Coach Daniel J. Flores, owner of Big Leaguer Baseball, is a former pro who trains clients with the professionalism of a major league staff. Already having had an impressive career playing professionally in Sweden, Mexico, and the US, Flores is now translating...

Business Profile: Highlander Pet Center

      By Gus Herrera Highlander Pet Center’s owner, Jill Jungheim’s has had lifelong passion for animals. Growing up, she kept a myriad of pets: cats, dogs, birds, fish, lizards, mice, and even a squirrel, “You’d think we lived on a farm, but I was raised in...
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