Category Archives: Cathy Brehm

Dinsmoor Heritage House Christmas Open House “An Old Fashioned Christmas”

On December 3, 2011, the Dinsmoor Heritage House and friends celebrated the Holidays with their Annual Holiday Christmas Celebration and Open House.  The historic Dinsmoor is located at 9632 Steele Street, on the corner of Temple City Blvd and Steele in “the mead”. The house was built in 1927 and is now one of the oldest houses in Rosemead.

The Dinsmoor had been beautifully decorated for the Holidays inside and out.  Inside a beautiful tree, garland tied with bows strung through the banisters, holiday decorations placed all through the house, and the dining room table was filled with Christmas goodies, fudge and cakes, cookies and candies, all prepared by members of the society for their guests. Outside, the grounds had been neatly groomed and the house looked great with the all the new cosmetic repairs.

The whole community was invited for a wonderful afternoon of music, holiday goodies and gift raffles. Visitors were all so amazed at the huge historical house.  Many of them had never seen the house or even been inside, even the neighbors who have lived near the house for many years.  Tours were conducted once an hour, and attendees got to see parts of the house, some people have never seen.

We also were very lucky to have Coach Chuck Lyons and the Rosemead High School Girls Basketball Team, who volunteered to help with the event.  The girls were very in awe of the house.  Most of them took the tour several times.  They were told stories of what it was like when the Dinsmoor family lived in the house and how much different it was then.

It was a great day!

By Cathy Brehm


City of Rosemead Splash Zone Grand Opening

It was a fun day for the residents of Rosemead on Saturday, July 9th, 2011, when the City of Rosemead reopened the first of two state of the art aquatic centers at GarveyPark.

The lines were long but everyone was really excited to be able to experience all this park has to offer. The new water park includes 2 water slides, 2 splash pay areas and a 1,500 square foot lesson pool.  The Zone also includes picnic accommodations and a new building that houses lockers, showers, and offices.

Mayor Steven Lye taking the first ride

Honored guests at the opening were Congresswoman Judy Chu and Senator Ed Hernandez, along with the Rosemead City Officials, Mayor Steven Ly, and Council Members Sandra Armenta, Polly Low and Bill Alarcon. Congresswoman Judy Chu and Senator Ed Hernandez presented the City with certificates of recognition for this fantastic addition to the city.

Congresswoman Judy Chu with Executive Roesmead Chamber Member Jimmy Wang

The Splash Zone is located at 3233 Kelburn Avenue, and is open for recreational swim from July 10th thru September 5th, Monday – Friday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.  It is also open September 10th, 17th and 24th (Saturday and Sunday) from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m.  The entry fee is $1 for ages 17 and younger ($20SeasonPass) and $2 for 18 years and older ($30SeasonPass).  Family of 6 Season Pass is $50.


The opening for the new and improved Rosemead Aquatic Center at 9155 E. Mission Drive will be August 13th, 2011.

By Cathy Brehm

Become a member…Today!

Rosemead Chamber of Commerce join hands with SCORE

We have added a new benefit to being a Chamber Member, Business Counseling from SCORE.

 Formed in 1964 as the Service Corps of Retired Executives, the organization is now known simply as SCORE.

SCORE is free to all Chamber members as a confidential source of small business mentoring and coaching. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education, growth and success to small businesses nationwide and provides services in over 30 locations acrossLos AngelesCounty. More than 60 SCORE volunteer counselors (retired business executives) provide individual mentoring and business workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Business counseling services are provided at no cost, by appointment only.

SCORE business mentors are volunteers, volunteers who have achieved business success, and want to help small businesses succeed.  The mentors work with entrepreneurs through every phase of their entrepreneurial venture, generating and assessing ideas, preparing a business plan, raising capital, and managing the marketing, operations and finances of the growing venture.

SCORE can help businesses in many ways.

  • Confidential business mentoring
  • Long-term business coaching
  • Face-to-face brainstorming sessions
  • Online email advice available anytime
  • Local workshops and seminars on business topics, like QuickBooks and Business and Financial Planning.

If you are interested in meeting with a SCORE volunteer, please give the Chamber a call at, Cathy Brehm- (626) 288-0811 and we will make all the arrangements.

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