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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Business Spotlight

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...

Business Profile: The Fountain Pen Shop Inc.

  By Gus Herrera The Fountain Pen Shop Inc. has been repairing and selling pens since 1922. A true family operation, owner and president Fred Krinke’s grandfather started the business with a partner after moving to Southern California from New Jersey. Krinke’s father took over the...

Business Profile: The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus

  By Gus Herrera   The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus is one of the most unique businesses in the San Gabriel Valley. Operated by the sister trio of Pam Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Ranger, and Cindy Ranger, this year will mark the store’s 25th anniversary with the Monrovia community. Originally known as...

Business Profile: Centre Stage Inc.

  By Gus Herrera Centre Stage Inc. is a non-profit community theatre company based in Monrovia. Founded in 2000 with the belief that “everyone deserves a chance to discover the joys of music and theatre,” the company creates opportunities for local youth and adults to participate...

Business Profile: Ten Thousand Villages

By Gus Herrera Ten Thousand Villages in Pasadena is re-defining gift giving. A non-profit retail store selling “handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serve-ware, and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East,”...

Business Profile: A Snail’s Pace

By Gus Herrera When it comes to specialty running shops, A Snail’s Pace sits in a class of its own. The store distinguishes itself from the competition through its Five Step Fit Process, excellent customer service, and unmatched selection. A Snail’s Pace opened in Monrovia...

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

By Gus Herrera When you step inside Designer Rugs & Kilims, aka Jon’s Rugs, in Pasadena you are stepping into much more than your typical antique rug store, you are entering an art gallery housing pieces that span hundreds of years of human history from...

Business Profile: 5 Star Film Locations

By J. Shadé Quintanilla 5 Star Film Locations is a full service film location agency that provides production companies with the perfect location for their upcoming movie, music video, commercial and any other project. From beautiful mansions with ocean views, rundown houses to funky...

Business Profile – Eat Feed Love

By J. Shadé Quintanilla Eat Feed Love, a new business based in Southern California and Victoria, Canada, creates an opportunity for their customers to purchase delicious goods while also giving them a chance to help feed the millions of people suffering from hunger worldwide. The...

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...
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