Even after Valentines day, love is in the air and all around Tujunga. The city can always count on Richard and Susan Stewart from Richard Stewart Painting to provide us with their jubilant touch. His work can be seen on the lot on the west side of the road off Tujunga Canyon Blvd, the month of February the lot has been festively decorated with Valentine Day décor. Keep an eye out for 3 leaf clovers, Leprechauns and pots of gold in March.

The Back Door Bakery & Cafe did a delightful job hosting the Chamber’s February mixer on February 15. We were pleased with the overwhelming attendance which included dignitary Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s office and Senator Anthony Portantino’s office, several CD7 candidates, the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council President and members, and of course our wonderful and supportive residents. Attendees raved about the fun-filled evening that included raffle prizes, signature sandwiches such as The Lebni Baguette, the BLT with Cilantro and Dr. Bob’s Chicken Sandwich. My personal favorite sweet treat, the chocolate croissant, was the perfect dessert to end my evening with. It is always a pleasure getting to better know local businesses and networking with others who have similar goals of bringing out the small town charm to our neighborhood.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our March mixer, which will be held on March 15th from 6pm to 8pm at the YMCA of the Foothills. Castle Construction will host the event’s food and drinks and the theme will be a “Kick-off to our Spring Carnival which is coming up in April at Sunland Park. We will have a surprise visitor and lots of candy and gifts for you to take home. You won’t want to miss this mixer!

Carnival planning is moving full-steam-ahead and right on schedule. Permits have been approved and we can’t wait to distribute fliers. If your child would like to demonstrate their special talent, musical capabilities or dance skills during the carnival, we would love to encourage them to participate as an entertainer. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 818-352-4433 or stchamber91040@gmail.com. We are excited to showcase our youth’s talent. Please mark your calendars. The Spring Carnival will take place April 14-16th (Easter Weekend). Sponsorship opportunities are still available. We want to thank all of our members for the increased Chamber membership and look forward to a continued strong year!

I’ll see you all soon.

Monique Reneaux
President, Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce