Duarte Chamber of Commerce

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And in the Next 2 Weeks:

** Grand Opening**
ChapCare Lime

ChapCare Lime
513 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia
(626) 398-6300

** Grand Opening ** Foothill Family - Duarte Family Center

Foothill Family Service
Duarte Family Center

1801 Huntington Dr., Duarte
(626) 301-9700

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Duarte's Holiday Tree at the Duarte Community Center.

Duarte Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Honors
Outstanding Community Volunteers

Receiving Outstanding Community Services Awards are (from left) Basil Kruger, Felipe Valdez and Kathy Kirchner. Duarte Chamber of Commerce Chairman Tina Carey presented the awards. Awardees not in the picture are Laura Silverman, Lisa Magno-Marino, and John Fasana.

Duarte expressed its thanks to outstanding community volunteers and kick off the holiday season at the 31st annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast and 29th annual Duarte Chamber Community Service Recognition Awards on Nov. 23.

Michael and Regina Winans, the husband and wife duo, believing whole-heartedly in the sanctity of oneness, gave the event’s keynote presentation. Even in times when divorce is at an all time high, the couple continues to count their blessings, as they’ve faced many of life’s challenges, twists, and turns, but have remained steadfast as a couple and also dear friends. Michael and Regina believe that once you learn your Identity, which comes from knowing our Creator, then you understand your Purpose, and begin to walk in your Destiny. They’ve received several recognitions/honors by various organizations for their participation & commitment through their ministry and gift of songs. 

Outstanding community volunteers honored by the Chamber of Commerce in categories were: Civic Service, John Fasana; Service to Senior Citizens, Kathy Kirchner; Humanitarian, Lisa Magno-Marino; Service to Youth, Laura Silverman; Business, Basil Kruger of Frontier Hardware; and Youth, Felipe Valdez. 

The event also launched the 13th annual Holiday of Promise” project to collect food, personal items and gift donations to be distributed by the Duarte Community Service Council and Foothill Unity Center to needy families the week before Christmas. The project is sponsored by Duarte’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, Duarte Church and Clergy Association, and numerous area businesses. Gift donations can be dropped off from Nov. 21st to Dec. 12th at various locations including Duarte City Hall and the Duarte Chamber of Commerce.

The breakfast was co-sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries, Duarte IHOP, City of Duarte, Duarte Church and Clergy Association, Duarte Chamber of Commerce, City of Hope, Duarte Kiwanis Club, and the Duarte Woman’s Club.

Duarte Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Now Open

Grocery Outlet Market opened to much fanfare September 1 at the former Mike’s Food location, 1322 Huntington Dr. The retail space is 18,000 square feet and each Grocery Outlet is a local, independently run, family business. Grocery Outlet is the nation’s largest extreme value grocery retailer that offers brand name, quality products at up to 60% off conventional retail prices. Shoppers can find trusted name brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, Tide, Tyson, Amy’s Kitchen, Naked Juice and other well-known names.

This year alone, shoppers have saved more than $1 billon on products purchased at Grocery Outlet as compared to traditional grocery stores. The chain is able to keep prices low due to their expert buyers who specialize in purchasing product overruns and surplus inventories. For additional information on the chain, visit their website at www.groceryoutlet.com

The property owner is also in the process of a major façade enhancement for a 1/3 of the shopping center, including the former Mike’s Foods, Young’s Gourmet, the barbershop and Little Cesar’s pizza.

Temporary Parking Permits Now Available at City Hall Kiosk

The City of Duarte is offering its residents two convenient options to purchase temporary parking permits:  a City Hall kiosk location and a “way to park” phone app.

The kiosk is located in front of City Hall allowing 24-hours per day, walk-up access for residents.

The “way to park” phone app allows residents to access a permit from virtually anywhere a “smart” phone can access the web (iOS and Android accessible). The resident or customer will pay for the permit and enter their license plate. Users will NOT be issued a physical permit as their license plate information will be stored in the system database for use by parking enforcement.

In conjunction with the launching of these two features, the City AccessDuarte.com website also features a page explaining both options located on its homepage by clicking on the parking permit icon. With these new methods, no longer will residents have to display a permit in their windshields eliminating citations issued in error as well as counterfeit permits.

For additional information on the new parking permit programs, contact Duarte Public Safety at (626) 357-7938.

Duarte Businesses Collect Batteries
Making Recycling Easier

Two businesses in the City of Duarte are part of 38 establishments in the San Gabriel Valley participating in a pilot program that aims to increase battery recycling within the City and throughout the Valley. The state of California banned batteries from disposal in landfills in 2006 in an effort to recycle more metals and to reduce groundwater contamination caused by the presence of batteries in landfills.

The following locations are participating in Duarte as battery take-back sites:

Frontier Hardware, 2137 Huntington Dr.
Route 66 Car Wash, 2110 Huntington Dr.

Residents can conveniently bring any household batteries (rechargeable or alkaline that weigh less than 11 lbs.) and cell phones to the take-back locations. This means that old lithium-ion cell phone and camera batteries along with traditional AAA-D batteries can be brought to the same convenient take-back location. Signs on store windows identify take-back locations. Customers can turn in their batteries at the marked battery recycling boxes inside the store. Simple instructions on how to safely recycle batteries are located on each take-back box. Full boxes of batteries are mailed to recycling facilities at no charge to the participating businesses.

Thanks to an approximate $396,000 grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) has been able to facilitate a pilot-recycling program for household batteries. The SGVCOG is working to make battery recycling more convenient by partnering with local businesses to become battery take-back locations. The Call2Recycle® program is paying for all disposal costs associated with the battery recycling. This take-back process reduces costs to the public because battery producers pay for the shipping and recycling. Furthermore, recycling is more convenient for consumers because local retailers throughout the San Gabriel Valley host collection locations.

For more information about the battery-recycling program or to find a take-back location near you go to www.SGVCOG.org/batteryrecycling or contact Nicholas Conway, SGVCOG Executive Director at (626) 457-1800. For more information about CalRecycle go to www.calrecycle.ca.gov.
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Citrus College

Soyfoods of America

Podley Realtors, Rana Madain

Curo Managed Print Production

Morralito Mexican Grill

Quality Inn

Duarte Youth Athletic Club

Vanguard Information Technology Solutions

Cerna Healthcare, LLC

Rotary Club of Duarte

LA Plumbing Supply

Joanne Montgomery

Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance

Ginny Joyce Belba

Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary

Maryvale Family Resource Center

Super Shuttle

Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine

Frozen Sweet


HealthCare Partners

Advantage Ford Lincoln

D'Aquino Italian Importing Co.

PC Guru

The Patio Mediterranean Cuisine

VivaDance and Fitness Studio

TRL Insurance

Lal Thanga DDS

Heritage Park Apartments

Friends of the Duarte Library

West Coast Mail Stop

Delafield Corporation

Accu-sembly, Inc.

Mel Cohen Insurance Services

Pax Pharmacy

Mountain Vista Plaza

Judy Ann Blake

Rasmussen Tree Care

JW Roofing Services

Healthy Connecting, LLC

Immaculate Conception Church & School

IHOP Duarte

Westminster Gardens

Foothill Family

Duarte Elks Lodge #1427

Sierra Autocars Inc.

Domino's Pizza

RCS Heating & Air Conditioning

Hugo Torres, Realtor

Grocery Outlet

American Medical Response

California Skewers

LTI Architects Inc.

Arcadia Association of Realtors


Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

M & R Professional Services

Gentile, McCloskey & Company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Church of the Foothills

Courtyard by Marriott

Duarte Lemonade Brigade

Foothill Oaks Academy

Kevin Shaw Plumbing

Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley

Frontier Hardware

Christian Alliance Bible Church

FSP Designs

Roads of Success

Welcome Aboard Cruise Agency

Wells Fargo Bank

Smart & Final

Simply Divine Salon, Spa & Barbershop

SCE Federal Credit Union

Chicago Title

Dewey Pest Control

Sweet Nothings Cake Shop

GE Private Security

Mt. Olive Storage, LLC

Methodist Hospital

Santa Teresita

Duarte Community Service Council

Papa John's Pizza

Foothill Transit

Royal Oaks

Alex Romo Auto & Truck

Old Town Sign Company

Nilima M. Patel, DDS

Duarte Community Coordinating Council

Estevan Chantes, Broker

Post Alarm Systems

Santa Anita Family YMCA

Samaritana Medical Clinic

Staples, Duarte

Baja Ranch Supermarket

New York Life Insurance, Patrick Miller

Max's Mexican Cuisine

Marisela Adams - Author

Condor Outdoor Products

Margaret & Brad Finlay

HPC Computers

Doubletree By Hilton

Hospice of Grace

Duarte Liquors

Burrtec Waste Services

Brookdale Monrovia

Paco's Mexican Restaurant & Bar


Opportunities For Learning Public Charter Schools

Mr. Nice Guy Handyman Service

Foothill Credit Union

American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Pro Printing, Inc.

City of Hope

Duarte Unified School District


Rudy's Plumbing

Tina Heany

Nissan of Duarte

Dahon California, Inc.

Comfort Keepers

Trilogy Financial Services


A1 Party Rental

Thai City Restaurant

Servpro of Arcadia & Pasadena North

Nita Norgard

Healthy Connecting, LLC

Specialty Promotions

Inspire Charter Schools

Charter Business

Horie & Co. CPAs

Boys & Girls Club Of The Foothills

Talbot State Farm Insurance Agency

California American Water

Del Rio Pest Control

John & Kris Fasana

Bethesda Chiropractic Pain Clinic

Bank of America

Duarte Tile and Stone

David Granillo Air Conditioning & Heating

Dr. Hernandez Optometry


Community Health Alliance of Pasadena

Federico's Bakery

Mt. Sierra College


Nature's Cleaners

Massage Envy Spa Azusa


Rutan & Tucker, LLP

New Life Assembly of God

Foothill Unity Center

Duarte Education Foundation

Jan's Towing, Inc.

The Slaw Dogs Cafe

Durston Builders