January 2007 Business Brief
January, 2007 - Issue #27
Jill Mellady
Jill Mellady
Jill Mellady Honored
College of the Canyons selected Jill Mellady as Alumna of the Year for 2006. A 1983 graduate of COC, Mellady has since established a successful business, Mellady Direct Marketing. She also serves on the school's foundation board of directors, as well as volunteers as the co-chair of the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer and as a board member for the Child & Family Center and the Valley Industrial Association.

A.Allbright Painting Selects $5,000 Charity Giveaway Winner
James Little had used his GI loan to buy a house for himself and his mother. In 1999, however, his younger sister Tammy was killed in a hit-and-run auto accident, leaving behind seven children ranging in age from 3 to 13 years old. Not wanting the children to be split apart, James, his mom Sheila and his sister Bonnie took the kids into their home, leaving little income for home improvements. A.Allbright Painting owners and employees will gift the Little family with a home paint makeover.

Local Wedding Company Sponsors Bridal Show
On January 7, will sponsor a bridal show at the Knollwood Country Club in Granda Hills. The website is a one-stop shopping guide for Santa Clarita. The event is free and will provide an opportunity for guests to win a honeymoon cruise. The Bridal Faire Extraordinaire will feature florists, photographers, video consultants, bakers, dj's, ministers, jewelry, specialty items and gowns, plus a fashion show and more. For more information call 255-1244.

SCV Doctor Selected to Preview New Skin Care Product
Dr. Bernard Raskin of Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care has been hand-selected by the makers of Botox to be one of a limited number of specialists to offer Juvederm before the product's official launch in 2007. Juvederm, a wrinkle corrector, boasts more natural-looking results than other line fillers currently on the market and is FDA approved. For more information visit

Mirada Capital Now Hiring
Mirada Capital hopes to hire four to six experienced loan originators immediately. The Valencia-based company specializes in residential home buying, building and refinancing. For more information call 644-6266.

First Class Concierge Service Saves the Day for Busy Professionals
Personal shopping, corporate gift selection, special event organization, travel planning, custom gift basket creation, concert, theatre and sporting event ticket purchases, transportation arrangements, restaurant reservations and more can all be taken care of promptly and professionally by First Class Concierge Service. For more information call 799-9793.

Classic Designs Hosts Client Event
On November 16, Classic Designs' owners Apo and Janet Yessayan hosted their annual "Ladies Night" event for the jewelry boutique's female clientele. Each attendee filled out a holiday wish list while enjoying a catered spread.

Celebrate Event Planning Hosts Showcase
On November 9, Celebrate Event Planning hosted an open house to showcase the company's new holiday decor lines. Guests were impressed with a dark-chocolate fountain and festive holiday beverages. Celebrate Event Planning offers a combination of retail, rentals and custom options for successful events.

Businesses have Opportunity to Promote Safe Surrender Baby Program
Providence Holy Cross volunteers will be distributing "Give Every Baby A Chance" posters to churches, schools and businesses in hopes of preventing more babies from being hurt or killed due to abandonment. The Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows parents to surrender their baby legally, confidentially and safely at any Los Angeles County hospital emergency room or fire station. For more information on volunteering or on how to obtain a poster, call 818-898-4577.

Choppe Advertising Group Honored
Gary Choppe of Choppe Advertising Group was honored by the California Teachers Association board of directors with two awards for both Special Membership Communications and Communications to Parents or Community for his work with the Santa Clarita Valley Teachers Association. Choppe, along with producer Lenny Dodge and account manager Cheryl Hawkins, produced commercials for the organization. For more information call 257-1699.

Santa Clarita Athletic Club Completes Renovations
Now boasting remodeled racquetball courts, a renewed Skin Day Spa, a state-of-the-art tanning salon, women's-only gym, kids' program, cardio theater and more, SCAC is better than ever. The dedicated team of owners and managers are pleased that the long-time company's position in Santa Clarita is ensured and the group looks forward to many more years of serving their community.

American International Automobile Dealers Honor Cheri Fleming in Newsweek Ad
Cheri Fleming, owner of Valencia Acura, was recently named "Dealer of the Year" by the American International Automobile Dealers and Newsweek Magazine. An ad honoring Fleming will appear in an upcoming issue of the nationally-distributed magazine.
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