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

Michael Gordon (Guest Blogger)

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.

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Lucille Ball Lived in Northridge?

Cherry Henricks

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.

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Historic Chamber Has An Extraordinary New Home

Cherry Henricks, NVRCC Board of Directors

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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Help Housing Providers and Keep At-Risk Angelenos Housed

Mel Wilson

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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Phenomenon of Music - What is Music?

Andreas Farmakalidis

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.

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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