Duarte Chamber of Commerce

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And in the Next 2 Weeks:

** Grand Opening**
ChapCare Lime

ChapCare Lime
513 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia
(626) 398-6300

** Grand Opening ** Foothill Family - Duarte Family Center

Foothill Family Service
Duarte Family Center

1801 Huntington Dr., Duarte
(626) 301-9700

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​Congressmember Napolitano hosts free Export Seminar at Duarte Performing Arts Center October 20

​Join Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and the City of Duarte for a free export seminar entitled “Take Your Business Further” on Wednesday, October 20, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Duarte Performing Arts Center located at 1410 Highland Avenue.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event is open to the public. This seminar is designed for business owners interested in exporting opportunities as well as those who want to gain valuable insight and advice as to how one can move forward and advance in this field.  The format includes a series of expert panels as well as guest speakers.

Registration is required and interested individuals may register online via EventBrite by using the following link www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-free-export-seminar-by-congresswoman-grace-f-napolitano-tickets-27605977221 or by calling the district office of Congresswoman Napolitano at (626) 350-0150.  Free parking is available on site and a hosted lunch will be provided.

Duarte Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Now Open

Grocery Outlet Market opened to much fanfare September 1 at the former Mike’s Food location, 1322 Huntington Dr. The retail space is 18,000 square feet and each Grocery Outlet is a local, independently run, family business. Grocery Outlet is the nation’s largest extreme value grocery retailer that offers brand name, quality products at up to 60% off conventional retail prices. Shoppers can find trusted name brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, Tide, Tyson, Amy’s Kitchen, Naked Juice and other well-known names.

This year alone, shoppers have saved more than $1 billon on products purchased at Grocery Outlet as compared to traditional grocery stores. The chain is able to keep prices low due to their expert buyers who specialize in purchasing product overruns and surplus inventories. For additional information on the chain, visit their website at www.groceryoutlet.com

The property owner is also in the process of a major façade enhancement for a 1/3 of the shopping center, including the former Mike’s Foods, Young’s Gourmet, the barbershop and Little Cesar’s pizza.

Temporary Parking Permits Now Available at City Hall Kiosk

The City of Duarte is offering its residents two convenient options to purchase temporary parking permits:  a City Hall kiosk location and a “way to park” phone app.

The kiosk is located in front of City Hall allowing 24-hours per day, walk-up access for residents.

The “way to park” phone app allows residents to access a permit from virtually anywhere a “smart” phone can access the web (iOS and Android accessible). The resident or customer will pay for the permit and enter their license plate. Users will NOT be issued a physical permit as their license plate information will be stored in the system database for use by parking enforcement.

In conjunction with the launching of these two features, the City AccessDuarte.com website also features a page explaining both options located on its homepage by clicking on the parking permit icon. With these new methods, no longer will residents have to display a permit in their windshields eliminating citations issued in error as well as counterfeit permits.

For additional information on the new parking permit programs, contact Duarte Public Safety at (626) 357-7938.

​Smart and Final Extra! Now Open

The Duarte community has reason to celebrate!  The long awaited new Smart & Final Extra! is now open.  The store provides a new grocery shopping option at the Buena Vista Market Place shopping center located at the northwest corner of Buena Vista and Huntington Drive in the former Ralph's grocery location.

Smart & Final Extra! stores combine warehouse savings with market freshness.  The new store will include many new features, including a larger selection of meat, deli and frozen food products; an expanded produce section that includes organic produce; dry bulk foods by the pound; good and well sections filled with natural and organic products; and oven-roasted chicken.  With 50% more club-sized items than club stores, Smart & Final Extra! Stores also offer great value, quality and convenience for households, businesses and community groups, all without a membership fee.

The new Smart & Final Extra 30,000 sq. ft. location will create approximately 50 new jobs for the area and is generally larger than the company’s traditional “core” store.  The brand carries more than 15,000 different items, about 8,000 more than its usual warehouse store in a broad range of sizes. 

Duarte Businesses Collect Batteries
Making Recycling Easier

Two businesses in the City of Duarte are part of 38 establishments in the San Gabriel Valley participating in a pilot program that aims to increase battery recycling within the City and throughout the Valley. The state of California banned batteries from disposal in landfills in 2006 in an effort to recycle more metals and to reduce groundwater contamination caused by the presence of batteries in landfills.

The following locations are participating in Duarte as battery take-back sites:

Frontier Hardware, 2137 Huntington Dr.
Route 66 Car Wash, 2110 Huntington Dr.

Residents can conveniently bring any household batteries (rechargeable or alkaline that weigh less than 11 lbs.) and cell phones to the take-back locations. This means that old lithium-ion cell phone and camera batteries along with traditional AAA-D batteries can be brought to the same convenient take-back location. Signs on store windows identify take-back locations. Customers can turn in their batteries at the marked battery recycling boxes inside the store. Simple instructions on how to safely recycle batteries are located on each take-back box. Full boxes of batteries are mailed to recycling facilities at no charge to the participating businesses.

Thanks to an approximate $396,000 grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) has been able to facilitate a pilot-recycling program for household batteries. The SGVCOG is working to make battery recycling more convenient by partnering with local businesses to become battery take-back locations. The Call2Recycle® program is paying for all disposal costs associated with the battery recycling. This take-back process reduces costs to the public because battery producers pay for the shipping and recycling. Furthermore, recycling is more convenient for consumers because local retailers throughout the San Gabriel Valley host collection locations.

For more information about the battery-recycling program or to find a take-back location near you go to www.SGVCOG.org/batteryrecycling or contact Nicholas Conway, SGVCOG Executive Director at (626) 457-1800. For more information about CalRecycle go to www.calrecycle.ca.gov.
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D'Aquino Italian Importing Co.

PC Guru

The Patio Mediterranean Cuisine

VivaDance and Fitness Studio

TRL Insurance

Lal Thanga DDS

Heritage Park Apartments

Friends of the Duarte Library

West Coast Mail Stop

Delafield Corporation

Accu-sembly, Inc.

Mel Cohen Insurance Services

Pax Pharmacy

Mountain Vista Plaza

Judy Ann Blake

Rasmussen Tree Care

JW Roofing Services

Healthy Connecting, LLC

Immaculate Conception Church & School

IHOP Duarte

Westminster Gardens

Foothill Family

Duarte Elks Lodge #1427

Sierra Autocars Inc.

Domino's Pizza

RCS Heating & Air Conditioning

Hugo Torres, Realtor

Grocery Outlet

American Medical Response

California Skewers

LTI Architects Inc.

Arcadia Association of Realtors


Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

M & R Professional Services

Gentile, McCloskey & Company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Church of the Foothills

Courtyard by Marriott

Duarte Lemonade Brigade

Foothill Oaks Academy

Kevin Shaw Plumbing

Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley

Frontier Hardware

Christian Alliance Bible Church

FSP Designs

Roads of Success

Welcome Aboard Cruise Agency

Wells Fargo Bank

Smart & Final

Simply Divine Salon, Spa & Barbershop

SCE Federal Credit Union

Chicago Title

Dewey Pest Control

Sweet Nothings Cake Shop

GE Private Security

Mt. Olive Storage, LLC

Methodist Hospital

Santa Teresita

Duarte Community Service Council

Papa John's Pizza

Foothill Transit

Royal Oaks

Alex Romo Auto & Truck

Old Town Sign Company

Nilima M. Patel, DDS

Duarte Community Coordinating Council

Estevan Chantes, Broker

Post Alarm Systems

Santa Anita Family YMCA

Samaritana Medical Clinic

Staples, Duarte

Baja Ranch Supermarket

New York Life Insurance, Patrick Miller

Max's Mexican Cuisine

Marisela Adams - Author

Condor Outdoor Products

Margaret & Brad Finlay

HPC Computers

Doubletree By Hilton

Hospice of Grace

Duarte Liquors

Burrtec Waste Services

Brookdale Monrovia

Paco's Mexican Restaurant & Bar


Opportunities For Learning Public Charter Schools

Mr. Nice Guy Handyman Service

Foothill Credit Union

American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Pro Printing, Inc.

City of Hope

Duarte Unified School District


Rudy's Plumbing

Tina Heany

Nissan of Duarte

Dahon California, Inc.

Comfort Keepers

Trilogy Financial Services


A1 Party Rental

Thai City Restaurant

Servpro of Arcadia & Pasadena North

Nita Norgard

Healthy Connecting, LLC

HealthCare Partners

Specialty Promotions

Inspire Charter Schools

Charter Business

Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance

Ginny Joyce Belba

Horie & Co. CPAs

Boys & Girls Club Of The Foothills

Talbot State Farm Insurance Agency

California American Water

Del Rio Pest Control

John & Kris Fasana

Bethesda Chiropractic Pain Clinic

Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary

Bank of America

Duarte Tile and Stone

Maryvale Family Resource Center

David Granillo Air Conditioning & Heating

Dr. Hernandez Optometry

Advantage Ford Lincoln


Community Health Alliance of Pasadena

Federico's Bakery

Mt. Sierra College


Duarte Youth Athletic Club

Nature's Cleaners

Massage Envy Spa Azusa

Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine


Rutan & Tucker, LLP

New Life Assembly of God

Rotary Club of Duarte

Curo Managed Print Production

Teri Cronin, Nutrition Education

Foothill Unity Center

Duarte Education Foundation

Jan's Towing, Inc.

Quality Inn

Podley Realtors, Rana Madain

The Slaw Dogs Cafe

AxonTech, LLC

Joanne Montgomery

Soyfoods of America

Durston Builders