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This Is What Your Retirement Budget Might Look Like
Business

This Is What Your Retirement Budget Might Look Like

The average American retires without enough money to sustain them in retirement. While it can be difficult to plan for retirement expenses, you can use the national average as a yardstick to estimate what your nest egg should look like. The typical retiree needs at least $828,000 to live in comfort after retirement. The Bureau…

Pasadena Black Pages Takes a Seat at the Media Table
Business Spotlight

Pasadena Black Pages Takes a Seat at the Media Table

How insufficient representation sparked a new outlet for Pasadena’s African-American community By Emily Glory Peters “It started when Councilwoman Jacque Robinson lost the mayoral election in 2015,” says Dennis Haywood, founder and editor-in-chief for online publication Pasadena Black Pages (PBP). It was the first time the seat had been open in 16 years, and was…

2019 Readers’ Choice Is Underway
Business

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?…

Building a Business as a Latino Entrepreneur
Business

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…

Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool
Business

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
Business

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)…

Liquid Folklore at RT Rogers Brewing Co.
Business Spotlight

Liquid Folklore at RT Rogers Brewing Co.

By Emily Glory Peters “Ryan’s been brewing forever,” said Kelly Rogers of his youngest son, one-fourth of the Rogers crew behind RT Rogers Brewing Company in Sierra Madre. Each member of the family has pivotal roles: Kelly and his wife Joanna handle operation; older son Jesse (an art teacher) oversees graphic design and marketing and…

Maquina Takes Tacos and Burritos to New Heights
Business

Maquina Takes Tacos and Burritos to New Heights

Maquina Taco’s roots are in the world of fine dining. In 1996 with the inception of Restaurant Devon in Monrovia followed by Restaurant Halie in Pasadena in 2000, its owners honed in on what it takes to make something as simple as a meal an immersive experience. They took their philosophy of creating great food…

Learn Self-Defense at Kenpo Karate in Sierra Madre
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Learn Self-Defense at Kenpo Karate in Sierra Madre

Kenpo Karate, unlike other martial arts, does not require people to have a certain level of fitness or flexibility that may not be applicable in self-defense. At SoCal Kenpo Karate, they specialize their training to fit each person’s needs, while still preparing for real-life scenarios and covering all ranges of attacks from a grab, a…

SCE Makes Buying an Electric Car More Affordable
Business

SCE Makes Buying an Electric Car More Affordable

Rebate is in addition to federal tax credit Drivers who make the switch to driving green in the new year will have more electric vehicle (EV) choices than ever. In December, at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, more than 40 EV models were on display, including a pickup truck, minivan and SUVs. Many of these EVs…

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