News and notes from our community
Helping businesses grow
Find out what it takes to acquire contracts with major institutions at a special conference today, March 13, at Pasadena City College.
Presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, the “ACCESS: Opportunity” procurement forum at PCC’s Community Education Center is designed to help leaders of large and small businesses learn how to do business with PCC, Art Center College of Design and Huntington Hospital, among others.
Representatives from each of these institutions will explain what services and products they procure in the local market and how local businesses can work with them as vendors.
The city of Pasadena, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, the Metropolitan Water District and others will also be on hand to meet potential vendors one-on-one.
The forum is hosted by the Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center.
The Pasadena City College Community Education Center is at 3035 E. Foothill Blvd.
The forum is free to chamber members and $10 to all others. Parking is $2 in lots at the PCC Community Education Center.
For more information, call the chamber at (626) 795-3355.
Where shopping is fun
Stats Decorative Home and Seasonal, a family owned and operated institution catering to the holiday needs of Southland residents for the past five decades, has restored its facilities at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Green Street in Old Pasadena and expanded with three new shops — The Shoppes at Stats.
Now, along with offering the largest and most complete selection of Christmas and seasonal merchandise anywhere, The Shoppes at Stats include The Old Town Shaving Company, The Bea’s Knees Wine Cheese and Gifts and Sierra Madre Sawing and Milling.
The vision for The Old Town Shaving Company, The Bea’s Knees, Sierra Madre Sawing and Milling and The Shoppes at Stats, according to a prepared statement on the March 7 opening, “is to bring back the face-to-face gratification of shopping with all five senses by offering unique products that require more than a mouse-click to enjoy. Shopping was once a pastime, an adventure in finding something distinctive.
It continues to be at the corner of Raymond and Green.”
For more information, call (626) 795-9308 or visit oldtownshaving.com, thebeaskneespasadena.com, sawingandmilling.com, statsfloral.com and fishbecks.com.
Connect for a difference
Take time out from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, March 13, to listen to Idealab founder Bill Gross speak as part of “Connect: A Weekend for Difference Makers & Disruptors,”
at Art Center College of Design, 870 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Presented by Innovate Pasadena, the weekend conference also includes the seminar “Big Ideas,” which includes a panel of speakers featuring leaders from the area and networking opportunities, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday at One West Bank, 888 E. Walnut St., Pasadena.
At 10 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Saturday enjoy “Hack for Pasadena,” two days of open-sourced talks and hands-on problem solving for the greater good of the city, at Pasadena City College. And from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday is “Geek Night at the Ice House,” featuring comedian Don McMillan. An early RSVP is required for the show. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena.
For details and a listing of additional events, please visit innovatepasadena.org/connect.
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