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Fantasy Frostings Finds its Sweet Spot in Pasadena
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Fantasy Frostings Finds its Sweet Spot in Pasadena

By Emily Glory Peters Congratulations: you’ve made it two months into 2019 and we bet you’re ready for a break from all those health-centric resolutions. Enter Fantasy Frostings. With a 2018 “Best of Pasadena” win to its name and longstanding popularity for its custom cakes and desserts, Fantasy Frostings is the bakery dream come true…

2019 Readers’ Choice Is Underway
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2019 Readers’ Choice Is Underway

It’s that time of year again – the highly anticipated annual Readers’ Choice Awards are officially underway! Every year, Beacon Media News, publisher of Arcadia Weekly, Monrovia Weekly, Pasadena Independent, and Sierra Madre Weekly (AMPS) prepares its annual tip-of-the-hat to local businesses and organizations through the colorful Readers’ Choice publication. Why is Readers’ Choice impactful?…

From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget
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From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget

By Emily Glory Peters Business and music seem an unromantic pairing, but for local band Zach & Bridget, they’re two sides of the same coin. Like the performers themselves, one can’t succeed without the other. “When we’re at our best is where I’m the content instigator and she’s the editor,” says Zach Galanis of his…

Building a Business as a Latino Entrepreneur
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Building a Business as a Latino Entrepreneur

By Bankrate Staff Claudia Ramos, graphic designer and illustrator from North Hollywood, Calif., dreams of turning her side business, Claudia Ramos Designs, into a full-time gig. Her dreams are specific, she’d like to see her work and that of other Latina artists sold in her very own shop. Ramos, who was born in El Salvador, currently…

Monrovia Delves Deeply Into Beer Brewing Bliss
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Monrovia Delves Deeply Into Beer Brewing Bliss

It’s the year of the ‘pig’s ear,’ my dear By Terry Miller and Susan Motander Ask any self-deprecating cockney in London what his beverage of choice might be, and you’d be hard pressed to find one who didn’t say, “Well, it’s a pig’s ear mate?” That definitive statement seems most appropriate now as it is,…

Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool
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Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool

By Alexis Perez In an era where social media is at its peak, businesses can benefit from integrating and continuing to implement social media into their work space. The addition of social media into an already dynamic sector can create a balance into traditional and new forms of communication between the consumer and the business….

Benefits of Digital Display Advertising for Businesses
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Benefits of Digital Display Advertising for Businesses

By Kevin Giovani Digital display advertising can be really beneficial for businesses when used properly due to the fact that businesses are now able to create targeted contents for targeted audiences at the right time and place such as on another website or even search engines; businesses are now able to digitally display their advertisement(s)…

Monrovia Reads Seeks to Dismantle Illiteracy
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Monrovia Reads Seeks to Dismantle Illiteracy

By Emily Glory Peters Do you remember how you learned to read? Perhaps a conscientious parent or teacher started a favorite story with you at a young age. Most of us consider it a rite of passage and a given skill for kids and adults alike—and yet many in San Gabriel Valley struggle with illiteracy….

Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool
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Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool

By Alexis Perez In an era where social media is at its peak, businesses can benefit from integrating and continuing to implement social media into their work space. The addition of social media into an already dynamic sector can create a balance into traditional and new forms of communication between the consumer and the business….

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