Business in Brief
May, 2010 - Issue #67
Douglas Furniture Celebrates 35-year Anniversary
Douglas Furniture opened its doors in Southern California in 1975. After 35 years of business they have become one of the largest owned and operated family furniture stores in California. Owners Doug and Pat Green pride themselves in a customer-first attitude and insist on providing the best service to their long list of clientele. Backed by a team of professionals who are experienced in the world of interior design, Douglas Furniture offers quality service to their clients. These industry professionals can help a customer make decisions both in the large showroom in Newhall or through offsite services. Doug and Pat are also proud that their business remains in the family, with their son and daughter helping the business to expand. Beautiful-quality furniture, lighting and accessories suited for any home is what keeps customers coming back for more time and time again; 255-8366

U.S. Navy and Air Force Contribute to Industry Show
The Valley Industrial Association announces the addition of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force small business procurement offices in the 2010 VIA B2B Industry Show on Thursday, May 20. Small business procurement officers from Port Hueneme, Corona and El Segundo military facilities will be on hand to meet with Santa Clarita-based businesses. The Navy and Air Force small business divisions will exhibit in the Supplier Showcase, along with 75 other businesses and organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to stop by the respective booths to meet officers, discuss how to best do business with military facilities and receive information on procurement practices. Naval and Air Force representatives will also participate in Backstage Connections along with 25 key executives from business and industry to provide qualified exhibitors a 15-minute uninterrupted block of time to meet face-to-face and provide information on their businesses; 294-8088

Creative Years hosted a Pirate Faire on April 17. Their successful annual fundraiser included arts, crafts, games, bouncers and more;

Ma Maison Named Top 50 Retailer
The trade publication Home Accents Today named Valencia's Ma Maison a "Top 50 Retailers in the United States" in their May 2010 issue. The title goes to the country's best independent retail business purveyors of home accessories and gifts; 799-7983
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