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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


Dinsmoor Board of Directors Pix

Dinsmoor Board of Directors Pix

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Rosemead Chamber Of Commerce


Advancing  community and  business, providing a platform for making long lasting connections is a common goal shared by the Chamber investors.  Year round networking events gives you an opportunity to broaden your network of business connections with individual and businesses who understand the importance of being a good business neighbor. Whether your goal is to develop business partnerships, expand your market, better understand the needs of today’s businesses or just to become more well known in the local community, you won’t find a better venue to achieve your networking goals than The Chamber.


Through its vast menu of advertising, sponsorship and public relations opportunities, the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce helps you align your company with an organization recognized from excellence. With its vast network of businesses and community decision-makers, the Chamber assists in building your brand recognition and visibility among a receptive audience in the local community.


As a member, you receive a complimentary classified listing in our Chamber Business Directory (which  is published every couple of years).  This Directory is mailed to all our member’s businesses in the city of  Rosemead, plus all city contacts and other Chambers of Commerce


Membership at the Chamber includes a free web listing on the Chamber’s website.  Your website can also   be linked to ours by supplying us with a Company Logo and your web address.


Referrals at the Chamber of Commerce consist only of Chamber Members.


The Chamber helps and supports new businesses by providing publicity,  advertisement and community support. The chamber organizes  Grand Opening’s of a new business with a Ribbon Cutting sponsored by the Chamber.


There are various committees that a business can join.  One of such committees  is the Ambassadors Committee,  whose mission is to foster the growth of the business and professional community, by acting as the voice of the Chamber and letting its members take advantage of their benefits. If you would like to get more involved with the Chamber of Commerce, we have various committees that you could join.  Ambassadors meet once a month and discuss the Chamber’s upcoming events and the ways they can be   most useful to the Chamber.  They also are the meeters and the greeters at all Chamber events, and in doing so, represent their Company’s as well as the Chamber.


Rosemead Chamber of Commerce actively advocates for public policy that supports business and community success at the local, state and national levels. The Rosemead Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee strives to keep you informed about legislative issues that may affect your business both locally and federally.


It never hurts to have an ally.  The Chamber serves as a support system for all Your business needs, large or small.


In order to keep you informed on a daily basis, whenever the Chamber has information that has to be   publicized immediately, an E-mail new blast is sent off to all members and other interested businesses.

Green Campus Action

Plantation of Orange Groves fro the International Year of Forests

(The United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to promote forestry development around the world)


  • University of the West
  • California Institute of Environmental Design & Management (CIEDMA)
11:00 Opening Remark (at the tree station site)
Introduction of the vent sponsors & major event participants by event host- UWEST
Presentation Session
15 minute presentation on the importance of, and the mission to build urban forests as well as the development of this project by CIEDM-Ed
Speech of UW president
Speech of the local Politicians (i.e. City Mayor)
Plantation Session (site for 10 trees)
Announcement of UW “Adopt-A-Tree” Initiative
Recognition of the FIrst 10 Student Participant in the Initiative
(VIP, students & staff planting trees in the pre-dug locations)
Photo Session
-by media, CIEDM & UW PR Staff
Closing Remarks
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2011 Annual Installation Banquet “Carpe Diem”

Everyone agreed, “It was a blast from the past” on June 30th, when the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce presented their 84th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner.

By Cathy Brehm

 The Annual Installation and Awards Banquet happens once a year and is the night that the Chamber installs their new upcoming group of Board of Directors, presents to one deserving individual, the Herb Hunter Business Person of the Year Award, honors the Chamber’s “Business of the Year”, and presents to one of their members the “Ambassador of the Year Award”.

RCC Board Member Ed Chen(Athens Services). Hosting the event

Athens Services,this year's Title Sponsor for the event.

This year’s Title Sponsor for the event was Athens Services, represented by Ed Chen. Table Sponsors included: Brown’s Jewelry & Loan, CH Auto, City of Rosemead, Consolidated Disposal, El Monte Rosemead Adult School, Holiday Inn Express, Panda Restaurant Group, Pacific Alliance Bank, Pacific Western Bank, Southern California Edison, Southwest Management, Wal-Mart, and Willdan.

The dinner was held at the beautiful Doubletree by Hilton where it has been held for over 10 years now.  It was a 60’s theme, jeans, tie die, peace signs, and wild hair styles.  It was the 60’s, the decade of the Vietnam War,Woodstock, Hippies, with sayings like “Make love not war” and “Give peace a chance”.  And the guests were encouraged to dress the part. The banquet room was decorated with memories from the decade, multi colored beads hanging in the doorways, tie-dyed scarves centered on the table tops with cute wine flower vases filled with sunflowers, multi-colored napkins and 60’s music playing in the background.  And the stage was decorated with a big yellow bus and lots of colored psychedelic images in the background.

Left to Right - Takspa Lekdan - Marketing Analyst Rosemead Chamber of Commerce, RCC Board Memeber-Surendra Mehta & Board Member Ryan Junk UFC.

The evening started off with President Erix Oliva,El MonteRosemeadAdultSchool, conducting a couple trivia quizzes for the guests.  It’s amazing what you can remember from 40 years ago and game winners received free drink tickets. Our guest of honor for the evening was Congresswoman Judy Chu, 32nd District, who then installed our new Executive Board of Directors.

Trivia quizzes

Board Member Ryan Junk, Past & Current President Rosemead Chamber of Commerce - Amy Wu & Erix Oliva

The rest of the evening went off fabulously, everyone was in such a free spirited mood, cameras were snapping and guests were laughing. The food was great, there were lots of prizes, awards, games and even a silent auction going on. Many thanks to our Door Prize Sponsors: Little People School, JRC Wrought Iron, Charlie Brown’s Restaurant, Holiday Inn Express, Doubletree by Hilton, DiPilla’s Italian Restaurant, Brown’s Jewelry & Loan and El Patio Bar & Grill. And thanks to Richard Fierro and Consolidated Disposal who donated the silent auction items: Dodger tickets, that were won by Amy Enoto-Perez, Superintendent/Rosemead School District, and two sets on Lakers tickets, who were won Leticia Martinez, Consolidated Disposal, and Amy Wu, Holiday Inn Express.

Free Love!

We were also lucky enough to have as guests, some past Board Presidents of previous years at the Chamber.  Uma Chander, 1995-1996, Ernie Ayala, 2001-2003, and Joan Hunter, 1985-1986 and 2003-2005.

Later that evening, the 29th Annual Herb Hunter Business Person of the Year was awarded to James Wang, CH Auto and the Business of the Year was awarded to UFC Gym, Ryan Junk accepting for UFC, and the Ambassador of the Year award to Jean Hall.  All awardees were well deserving and quite appreciative of their awards.  Board members were also presented with certificates of Appreciation from the Legislative offices that were present at the event, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Senator Ed Hernandez, and Assemblyman Mike Eng.

Ambassador of the Year award to Jean Hall.

Business of the Year was awarded to UFC Gym, Ryan Junk accepting for UFC

And a special thanks to all our milestone members, for without them this event could not be possible.  40 years Membership: California Mission Inn, 35 years: PSA Private Storage Areas, 30 years:GarveySchool District, 25 years: Irish Construction, and 20 years: Consolidated Disposal.

” I was excited and privileged to be able to attend such a great event for the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce.  Everyone did such a great job putting everything together and making it a very special night.”, replied Renee Chan of Consolidated Disposal Services.

The Chamber would like to thank everyone that planned, helped, donated and supported this event, “All you need is Love”.

The man behind the show- Chief Executive Officer, Min Hsien Wang

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The Rosemead Library is now open and Everyone is invited to come and visit their new…

                         Asian Pacific Resource Center Rosemead Library

The Asian Pacific Resource Center (APRC) is a special collection of information from the County of Los Angeles Public Library. It was established in 1979, to serve the information needs of the richly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Los Angeles Country.

The total holdings of APRC are approximately 22,000 in various formats, including books, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, audiovisual materials, and micro-form.

The collection includes materials in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

The emphasis of the English language materials is on the Asian/Pacific Islander American experience, with a core collection on the history and culture of China,Japan,Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The center includes a smaller collection on Hawaii and American Samoa. It’s scope encompasses both popular entertainment in the form of film, music, and novels, as well as academic materials. The Asian Pacific Resource Center hosts programs, prepares displays and exhibits to celebrate  the cultural heritage of the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Programs include book discussions, author visits, folk art workshops, and dance and music recitals. APRC provides in-depth reference service to researchers and to the general public. The center offers information and referral services to assist in locating agencies that address the needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities.

Library Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Saturdays – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Monday, & Sunday – Closed

Rosemead Chamber of Commerce

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The 84th Annual Installation & Awards Banquet

On June 30, 2011, the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce presents, 
for the 84th year, the Annual Installation and Awards
Banquet, an event to be held at the beautiful Doubletree by Hilton
in Rosemead.
This year the event’s theme will be “The 60’s”. Be prepared
to take a trip back in time. The decade of the flower children,
tie dye, peace signs, free love, and the Mama’s and Papa’s. The
planning committee for this event is presently hard at work
planning lots of fun surprises for you to take part in.
In addition to the installation of our Board of Directors for
the 2011/2012 term, we will be presenting to some deserving
individual, the 29th Annual “Herb Hunter Business Person of
the Year Award”. Also being presented will be the Chamber of
Commerce “Business of the Year Award” in recognition of one
outstanding business for their dedication and outstanding service
to the Chamber and the community.
Sponsorships for this event are now available for $600.00 for
a table of ten and individual tickets are $65 each. The 4 meal
choices will be: Filet Mignon, Chicken Florentine, Baked Salmon
with a Lemon Dill Sauce and a Pasta Primavera, for those who
prefer vegetarian.
For information on how you can purchase tickets or sponsor a
table, please call the Chamber at (626) 288-0811.

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