Pasadena Chamber Organizes Donation Campaign For ‘Food For First Responders’

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is raising money through its foundation to purchase meals from local restaurants for delivery to emergency room personnel as well as first responders and urgent care center staff, Chamber CEO Paul Little said. The Food for First Responders effort will deliver fresh food from local restaurants to emergency rooms, urgent care centers and first responders in the local community.
“This is not an original idea,” Little said. “I saw an article in the L.A. Times about a similar effort in Oakland and thought this would be a great way to both help the people on the front lines of the COVID-19 coronavirus response and our local restaurants. It is important for us to let the Emergency Room personnel and everyone who is dealing first-hand with the COVID-19 pandemic understand how much we appreciate them. We are doing this small thing to help them continue with their work.”
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Step Up to Support Pasadena Businesses

By Paul Little, Special to The Outlook

Paul Little
President and CEO, Pasadena
Chamber of Commerce

We are in an unprecedented health crisis here in the United States and in the Pasadena area. Everyone — individuals, businesses, nonprofits and health-care providers — is being strained by the epidemic. While absolutely necessary to ensure the health of our residents, closure orders for restaurants, entertainment venues, meeting spaces, fitness studios and more are having a drastic and negative impact on our business community and its employees.
This is an especially difficult time for our retail, restaurant and service businesses. Most remain open and providing service, though in dramatically altered ways. Restaurants are offering takeout service, delivery and curb-side/valet pickup.
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Great Maple Hosts Grand Opening

Danny Lopez, assistant manager (from left); Sylvia Arballo, restaurant manager; Amanda David, co-owner; and Loren Bishop, general manager participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Danny Lopez, assistant manager (from left); Sylvia Arballo, restaurant
manager; Amanda David, co-owner; and Loren Bishop, general manager participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce celebrates the grand opening of Great Maple restaurant located in Paseo Colorado at 300 E. Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. The event included a ribbon cutting and reception enjoyed by chamber members, the staff at Great Maple and invited guests.