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Help Housing Providers and Keep At-Risk Angelenos Housed

Mel Wilson
November 11, 2021

Part of solving our city’s homeless crisis is keeping at-risk Angelenos in their homes. The city’s rollout of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program was problematic. Since the State of California took over the program, applications have soared and disbursement of needed funds are being delivered. We face a shortfall of at least $900 million in rental assistance funds.

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Lucille Ball Lived in Northridge?

Cherry Henricks
June 25, 2021

Visitors to our chamber office are often astonished to find among the history photos that adorn our walls, a 1940’s era photo of Lucille Ball in front of a wood mailbox with the address 19700. Via the use of property records, street maps and aerial photography, that address has been determined to have been on Devonshire Street at Corbin Avenue between the Northridge and Chatsworth orange groves. The house was set back many yards from Devonshire and accessed via a long driveway. The acreage was surrounded by a white rail fence as seen in the mailbox photo.

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Phenomenon of Music - What is Music?

Andreas Farmakalidis
June 8, 2021

As far as I know, every society has some form of music. Music is universal, however its meaning is not. Music, through a Universal phenomenon, gets its meaning from culture. Different cultures interpret it differently. With the term culture, I connote the whole way of life of that specific group of people, learned and transmitted from one generation to the next. We call ‘music’ music, however not all cultures have a word for it.

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Senior Housing Options in Los Angeles

Sandy Rosenholz, Senior Resources, Inc.
March 30, 2021

Have you ever stopped to think about where you or your parents might live in years to come? Is there enough money to move into an independent senior community, assisted living or nursing care, or to stay at home with some assistance from an in-home care agency?

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Historic Chamber Has An Extraordinary New Home

Cherry Henricks, NVRCC Board of Directors
February 1, 2021

The historic Rancho de Cordillera on the southwest corner of Nordhoff Street and Wilbur Avenue is the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s new home. The location is a perfect fit for the Chamber, which was founded in 1917. The property bears witness to some of the original landscaping and much of the charm of early Northridge. The Rancho is part of one of the original ranches which still exists in the San Fernando Valley.

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Nancy Cartwright’s Happy House Teams Up With LAPD And The Red Sled Santa Foundation For Youth Programs

December 16, 2020

Saturday, December 5, children from three LAPD Youth Programs were treated to a special visit by Santa Claus and Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson. Sitting in a magnificent, custom-made red sled, Santa (Cortney Lofton) and Mrs. Claus (Nancy Cartwright) distributed gifts to nearly three hundred children.

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Referrals... How Much Money Are You Leaving On The Table

Michael Gordon (Guest Blogger)
December 3, 2020

If you’ve been in sales for more than a few weeks then you probably already know that referrals are your highest closing source of business, yet there’s a good chance that you’re missing out on 75% of these golden opportunities. I speak with business owners and salespeople all day every day. I’m always amazed when these otherwise smart and talented individuals tell me that they don’t proactively ask for referrals. Talk about leaving money on the table.

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Your Top 10 Ways To Answer The Question “But What's My Price?"

Hank Yuloff
November 17, 2020

From the very beginning of this article, we would like to explain that it is our overriding belief that as an entrepreneur, you absolutely deserve to earn a fair profit for the excellence you bring to the table for your clients. Even though you are the best at what you do, it’s bound to happen at some point: a prospect asks you to lower your rates or provide a discount of some kind.

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Seniors: How to Protect Yourself from the Flu and Coronavirus

Sandy Rosenholz, Senior Resources, Inc.
November 17, 2020

It’s been said that as we grow older, time appears to speed up. This statement has never been more true than in 2020 with the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2. The virus and the lockdowns that have resulted from it have put an end to many activities, especially for seniors who can no longer be as active as they once were. One day seems to meld into another.

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Looking Back ... Looking Ahead

Harvey J. Eisenstadt, Sales Consultant
November 6, 2020

2020 has clearly been a heartbreaking year in the history of our country, as well as throughout the world, as we faced Covid-19 the invisible enemy. As a result, over two hundred thousand American lives were taken from us as well as millions of Americans being forced to battle this enemy.

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Doing Good Is Good For Business

Robin Kellogg
October 29, 2020

During a rather tumultuous time in our country’s history, many businesses and individuals are floundering, but volunteerism is flourishing. And not just among community members but within local and national brands. What does volunteering have to do with improving business? Everything!

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