Topanga Chamber of Commerce

Topanga Chamber of Commerce We are a dynamic business community committed to serving Topanga residents, neighbors and visitors by prospering together. Please visit our Website to become a member TopangaChamber.org
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The Topanga Chamber of Commerce presents our 71st Annual Community Awards Dinner!! Get your tickets early!Get your ticke...
02/07/2020
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The Topanga Chamber of Commerce presents our 71st Annual Community Awards Dinner!!

Get your tickets early!

Get your tickets online now:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/93618783301

71st Annual Awards Dinner
Saturday, May 16, 2020
6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Topanga Community Club
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

Nominations are now closed for Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

The event is a catered dinner with wine & beer. There will be a silent auction. Come and speak to your political representatives offices.

The Topanga Chamber of Commerce is now on Eventbrite where we’re promoting our mixers and events. You will receive remin...
02/07/2020
Topanga Chamber of Commerce

The Topanga Chamber of Commerce is now on Eventbrite where we’re promoting our mixers and events. You will receive reminder emails from us from our Eventbrite profile about Mixers and events! We hope to see you at the next Chamber sponsored event!

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/topanga-chamber-of-commerce-29536620107

Founded in 1948, the Topanga Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic community organization dedicated to serving Topanga residents, neighbors and visitors by prospering together, embodying Topanga’s spirit and preserving its unique way of life. 27 Things to Do on Scenic Route 27 is a descriptive guide fo...

#Throwback #TBT #ThrowbackThursday Past mixers and all the smiles! Most photos by Richard Cassel #Topanga #TopangaCanyon...
02/06/2020

#Throwback #TBT #ThrowbackThursday Past mixers and all the smiles! Most photos by Richard Cassel
#Topanga #TopangaCanyon #TopangaChamberOfCommerce

This is #EventWednesday! Please join us for our February 12 Breakfast Mixer8:00am—9:45am and meet Stuttering John Melend...
02/05/2020

This is #EventWednesday! Please join us for our February 12 Breakfast Mixer
8:00am—9:45am and meet Stuttering John Melendez, Comedian & Writer (The Tonight Show, The Howard Stern Show, Stuttering John Podcast). He will talk about & autograph his book and speak about his real estate business.

Special Menu & Pricing for Chamber Breakfast Mixers

Location
Inn of the Seventh Ray
128 Old Topanga Canyon Road
Topanga, CA 90290
310-455-1311

This one is for the Topanga aficionados for sure!!  For #TakeMeBackTuesday we first have the lovely Linda Ronstadt in he...
02/04/2020

This one is for the Topanga aficionados for sure!! For #TakeMeBackTuesday we first have the lovely Linda Ronstadt in her home town of #Topanga when she was making her first solo album.

We also found archival photos of Topanga during the 1920s, but others don’t have dates. Can you date the archival photos Topanga aficionados?

#topanga #topangacanyon #topangahistoricalsociety #1920s #LindaRonstadt #music Topanga Town Council Topanga CC

02/03/2020

For #MembershipMonday We’re seeking your opinion!

Would you to do the following at breakfast mixers:

Drones in Topanga & Contact InfoDear Mr. Ford,Let me introduce myself: I am Kriss Perras, the new President of the Topan...
01/26/2020

Drones in Topanga & Contact Info

Dear Mr. Ford,

Let me introduce myself: I am Kriss Perras, the new President of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce.

It’s come to my attention SCE is using drones in Topanga Canyon without having first having sought input from any Topanga organizations, our district County Supervisor or Topanga residents or businesses.

The Topanga stakeholders involved in your invasive actions need advance notice of your plans to fly drones in Topanga Canyon. SCE needed to hold a public input meeting in Topanga on SCE's use of drones in our community.

Recently, there have been many social media posts from neighbors and businesses worrying and wondering who was flying drones over their property space without their permission. This follows previous concerns over the invasive nature of the equipment and other technology SCE is using in our canyon community which would necessitate the use of drones. All of this public concern and complaint could have been avoided by a public meeting seeking community input.

It is insulting SCE continues to operate in the canyon as if there is not a community of residents and business owners to take into consideration. You must involve all the community stakeholders when making decisions, which we feel, is detrimental to the health and safety of our community and its natural landscape and environment. As far as we know, no community input was ever sought on this issue. Why this happened when you, Mr. Ford, have numerous contact points for the District Supervisor, Topanga Chamber of Commerce, Town Council and other Topanga organizations, is beyond me.

It is imperative you involve Sheila Kuehl’s office, the County Supervisor for our district, as well as the Topanga Chamber of Commerce, the Topanga Town Council and other pertinent community representatives, on any planned operations in Topanga—prior notice must be given to residents and business owners. For example, to my knowledge, no notice was given or announcements placed in our local newspaper, the Topanga Mountain Messenger.

As far as the Topanga Chamber of Commerce is concerned, it is the unanimous decision of the Chamber Board that SCE must cease the use of drones in Topanga until proper notification and explanation of their use has taken place. We represent a robust and diverse business community who have built their businesses with care over time and take the work SCE has been doing in our canyon very seriously.

I expect to hear from you very soon.

Sincerely,
Kriss Perras, President
Topanga Chamber of Commerce
323-352-4535
[email protected]

cc: Maria Chong Castillo, Tessa Charnofsky, Tim Pershing, Carrie Currier, Stacy Sledge

Here are the addresses you need to contact your representatives and David Ford, Public Relations Officer at SCE

David Ford: ‪[email protected]
Tessa Charnofsky: ‪[email protected]
Maria Chong Castillo: ‪[email protected]
Tim Pershing: ‪[email protected]
Stacey Sledge: ‪[email protected]

#topanga #topangacanyon #dronesintopanga #SCE #topangachamberofcommerce

February 12 Breakfast Mixer8:00am—9:45amJohn “Stuttering John” Melendez Comedian & WriterPlease join us February 12 for ...
01/25/2020

February 12 Breakfast Mixer
8:00am—9:45am
John “Stuttering John” Melendez
Comedian & Writer

Please join us February 12 for our breakfast mixer where our presentation will be by our member comedian & writer John “Stuttering John” Melendez (The Tonight Show, The Howard Stern Show, Stuttering John Podcast). He will talk about & autograph his book and speak about his real estate business.

Special menu & prices for Chamber Breakfast Mixers

Location
Inn of the Seventh Ray
128 Old Topanga Canyon Road
Topanga, CA 90290

Nominations are now open for the Annual Awards Dinner Honorees. The categories are Business of the Year, Non-Profit of t...
01/25/2020

Nominations are now open for the Annual Awards Dinner Honorees. The categories are Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

The only category that requires Chamber membership is Business of the Year. Nominations are open to the Community. Please send your nominations to: [email protected]
Or optionally reply below in the comments with your nominations.

Deadline: February 6, 2020.

Please join us for the January Topanga Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer Thursday January 306:00pm--8:00pm Evening Hosts...
01/22/2020

Please join us for the January Topanga Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer

Thursday January 30
6:00pm--8:00pm

Evening Hosts: Claire at Mimosa Cafe & Bob Ellis

Documentary Screening – Reggae on the Mountain

Spirits will flow at the beautiful Mimosa Cafe. The ringing message of the documentary is unity and diversity creates community and community creates the income your business is thriving for.

Location: Mimosa Cafe
395 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290

Plenty of parking at the Mimosa Cafe and along Topanga Canyon Blvd.

#WednesdayWisdom #WisdomWrdnesday #Topanga #TopangaCanyon #Networking #ROTM #Documentaries #filmscreenings #Wednesdayfunday #nightlife #wednesdayvibes #wednesdaymotivation #wednesdaymood #wednesdays #wednesdayfeels #wednesdaymorning @ Topanga, California

01/22/2020

Please meet our newest Top Fan!

Joe Sloan

Thanks for all the great Topanga insight on our posts!! Joe’s family goes way back in Topanga history, by the way!

Please join us for the January Topanga Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer Thursday January 306:00pm--8:00pm Evening Hosts...
01/22/2020

Please join us for the January Topanga Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer

Thursday January 30
6:00pm--8:00pm

Evening Hosts: Claire at Mimosa Cafe & Bob Ellis

Documentary Screening – Reggae on the Mountain

Spirits will flow at the beautiful Mimosa Cafe. The ringing message of the documentary is unity and diversity creates community and community creates the income your business is thriving for.

Location: Mimosa Cafe
395 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290

Plenty of parking at the Mimosa Cafe and along Topanga Canyon Blvd.

#WednesdayWisdom #WisdomWrdnesday #Topanga #TopangaCanyon #Networking #ROTM #Documentaries #filmscreenings #Wednesdayfunday #nightlife

Since it’s the 20s—For our #TakeMeBackTuesday here’s a look at 1920s Topanga Canyon! The second photo is captioned— Summ...
01/21/2020

Since it’s the 20s—For our #TakeMeBackTuesday here’s a look at 1920s Topanga Canyon! The second photo is captioned— Summit: Topanga Canyon. Can you locate where this is today in the Canyon? The photo with the car, history aficionados, is that Topanga Canyon Blvd?

Topanga was and is still beautiful!!!!!

#TuesdayWisdom #TuesdayFunday #Topanga #TopangaCanyon #TuesdaySelfie #PortraitTuesday #MyTownTuesday #TreatTuesday #VintagePhotos #FeelGoodTuesday #TuesdayThoughts #TuesdayTransformation #TuesdayMotivation

#Throwback to May 2019 breakfast mixer at the Mountain Mermaid. Bill Buerge taught everyone about butterflies. We all go...
01/16/2020

#Throwback to May 2019 breakfast mixer at the Mountain Mermaid. Bill Buerge taught everyone about butterflies. We all got to “wake up” a butterfly that morning!

#TBT #throwbackthursday #thursdaythoughts #thankfulthursday #thursdayfun #thursdate #topanga #topangacanyon #topangachamberofcommerce #mountainmermaid

01/15/2020

Wildcard Friday
Check back Friday for
something special!!
#wildcardfriday #topanga #topangacanyon

Topanga Chamber of Commerce January Evening Mixer Thursday January 306:00pm--8:00pm Evening Hosts: Claire at Mimosa Cafe...
01/15/2020

Topanga Chamber of Commerce January Evening Mixer

Thursday January 30
6:00pm--8:00pm

Evening Hosts: Claire at Mimosa Cafe & Bob Ellis

Documentary Screening:
Reggae on the Mountain

The ringing message is unity and diversity creates community and community creates the income your business is thriving for.

The Reggae Festival has been around for ten years now. It has grown to be the largest Reggae Festival in the world.

Spirits will flow at the beautiful Mimosa Cafe. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Location: Mimosa Cafe
395 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
Plenty of parking at the Mimosa Cafe and along Topanga Canyon Blvd.

#EventWednesday #waybackwednesday #WednesdayWisdom #wednesday_bw #topanga #topangacsnyon #nightlife #events

01/15/2020

Dear Members and Community,

This year would you be interested in seeing the Topanga Chamber of Commerce do the following?

Host a:

Here’s some Topanga history! Marlon Brando in Topanga! Plus the General Store in its early days and a fantastic vintage ...
01/14/2020

Here’s some Topanga history! Marlon Brando in Topanga! Plus the General Store in its early days and a fantastic vintage vehicles at Topanga Beach!

#takemebacktuesday #TuesdayTreat #vintagetopanga #topanga #topangacanyon #topangachamberofcommerce #topangahistoricasociety #marlonbrando #celebrities #oldcars #topangabeach #vintagephotos #vintagetopangaphotos

Welcome to the breakfast mixer agenda! Below is our agenda for tomorrow’s breakfast mixer. We hope to see you there!!Jan...
01/08/2020

Welcome to the breakfast mixer agenda! Below is our agenda for tomorrow’s breakfast mixer. We hope to see you there!!

January 8 breakfast mixer presenter is Mary Guillermin, Senior Pellin Practitioner & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 52868

Please join us January 8 for our breakfast mixer at the Inn of the Seventh Ray from 8:00am — 9:45am. The SunMoon Retreat Center is owned by Mary Guillermin. Mary’s vision for the Retreat Center includes hosting and promoting musicians, artists, and holistic practitioners to create a beautiful healing and cultural center.

Breakfast Mixer Agenda

Breakfast Mixer Agenda—total time 1 hr 45m

Membership Networking—8:00am
—30 minutes

President’s Brief Opening Remarks—8:30am
—10 minutes maximum

Membership Announcements—8:40am
—20 minutes maximum

Membership Presentation—9:00am
Member Presenter: 10–15 minutes maximum speaking time.

Membership Introductions —9:15am
Members Introduce Themsleves and Their Businesses: 10–15 minutes

Membership New Business—9:30am
Membership New Business: 15 minutes.
Member spotlight is drawn.
Members pay for meals.

Meeting Adjourns—9:45am

Special breakfast menu for Chamber Members.

Location: The Inn of the Seventh Ray, 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Topanga, CA 90290

Does anyone know of when it snowed like this in Topanga on a different date? The Big Snow in Topanga on January 12, 1949...
01/07/2020

Does anyone know of when it snowed like this in Topanga on a different date? The Big Snow in Topanga on January 12, 1949. The photos are from the book The Topanga Story.

#takemebacktuesday #topanga #topangacanyon #TheBigSnow #TheTopangaStory #TopangaHistoricalSociety

Interested in being a presenter at a Chamber breakfast or hosting an evening mixer? Contact: info@TopangaChamber.org The...
01/06/2020

Interested in being a presenter at a Chamber breakfast or hosting an evening mixer? Contact: [email protected]

There are many benefits for your business when you’re a breakfast mixer presenter or evening mixer host. Just ask Craig Phelps who hosts a very successful evening mixer every year called the Annual Chili Event. This year Craig’s annual chili event will be held on October 29, 2020 at Searchlight Insurance.

Breakfast Mixers: Held the second Wednesday of every month at the Inn of the Seventh Ray beginning at 8 am. Besides offering a delicious breakfast at a reduced price, this is a great opportunity to educate others about your business, exchange ideas, and develop new business strategies. In addition, 10- to 15-minute presentation opportunities are available.

Evening Get-Togethers: Held the last Thursday of every month at a sponsoring business’ location where the host presents an in-depth view of their business. Sponsoring opportunities are open to all members.

#membershipmonday #motivationmonday #marketingmonday #mindfulmonday #maxoutmonday #topanga #topangacanyon #hipchamber #MondayFunday

Happy holidays! #happyholidays #topanga #topangacanyon #topangachamber #WinItWednesday
12/25/2019

Happy holidays!

#happyholidays #topanga #topangacanyon #topangachamber #WinItWednesday

12/25/2019

Wednesday makes you two more work days wiser than Monday, so why not do a mid-week wisdom sharing session? #WednesdayWisdom Here’s Bob Buerge of The Infamous Mountain Mermaid sharing his business wisdom as he was a presenter at a breakfast mixer this last May 2019.

As many of us here in the Canyon know, The Mermaid has has many iterations.

She was originally built in 1930 as the Sylvia Park Country Club.

In the 40’s she was reinvented as a gambling house run by the infamous gangster, Mickey Cohen. In the 50's she was reborn as The Canyon Club, a gay night spot owned and operated
by a former vice cop. Other assorted identities include American Legion hall, Jewish boys’ school, theatre,
and a celebrated concert hall called The Mermaid Tavern.

By the late 1980s, the place was an exercise in deferred maintenance,
a ship wreck in slow motion listing precariously, with a crumbling foundation, a checkered past, and an uncertain future.

In 1989, a local artist with a passion for old houses and history bought the property, moved in with the rats, bats, and one feral cat, shoveled the horse manure from the floor, and began
a twenty-year journey of rebirth and rehabilitation.

The Mountain Mermaid is now a horticultural retreat for the rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit, and for the preservation of our natural, architectural and historical heritage,

The rest is history.

#WednesdayWisdom #topanga #topangacanyon #mountainmermaid #topangachamberofcommerce #humpday #topangahistory #topangahistoricalsociety #mountainmermaid #WinItWednesday

Here’s some vintage Topanga photos. Any thoughts on where that is on: 1. Topanga Canyon Blvd? 2. Why do we have a tent c...
12/24/2019

Here’s some vintage Topanga photos. Any thoughts on where that is on:
1. Topanga Canyon Blvd?
2. Why do we have a tent city in 1930 at the mouth of Topanga?

#TakeMeBackTuesday #topanga #topangacanyon #topangachamberifcommerce #vintagetopanga #oldphotos #TopangaHistoricalSociety

Frequently, we hear testimonials about how Chamber Membership has helped businesses acquire a higher level of visibility...
12/24/2019
Topanga Chamber of Commerce | Topanga Chamber of Commerce

Frequently, we hear testimonials about how Chamber Membership has helped businesses acquire a higher level of visibility in the local community.

Member Benefits
Promote your business in and out of the Canyon with these premium Member Benefits:

1. Connect with our unique community and showcase your skills and expertise.
2. Your informative listing and company logo in our user-friendly online member directory at www.TopangaChamber.org.
3. Your business listed in our publications, the Destination Topanga Guide & Topanga Community Map, which are mailed directly to all Topanga addresses and placed at strategic Canyon locations throughout the year.
4. Improve your image and increase your exposure by displaying the Chamber emblem on your website and creating a link between your website and ours.
5. Monthly Breakfast Mixers – for networking, business tips and techniques and an opportunity to win a display ad in our “Chamber Happenings” post card Spotlight.
6. Present your business at a morning mixer - a 10 to 15 minute opportunity to engage members and promote your business.
7. Monthly Evening Get-Togethers – where you visit a member’s business, interact with members and are eligible to win a featured advertisement on our web homepage.
8. Host a Get-Together at your business location. Let members see what you do and where you do it. For Hosting details contact the chamber events chair.
9. Chamber Awards Dinner – held each spring honoring Topanga Citizen, Business and Non-Profit Of The Year. It’s an excellent chance to meet your elected representatives and be updated on Chamber accomplishments and Topanga issues.
10. Winter Holiday Party – held in December, it’s a chamber Thank-You to members and the community with music, dancing, food, drink and loads of other fun!
11. Inexpensive advertising opportunities in our Guide & Map publications, as well as in the Chamber Awards Dinner and Holiday Party programs and promotions.
12. Direct Mail using the Chamber’s Bulk Mail Permit, to reach Topanga businesses and residents at a significantly reduced rate.
13. Learn at our Professional Development Seminars. No fee charged.
14. Promote your business at our Topanga Days and other festival booths.
15. Stay Current with our monthly informational postcards and occasional e-blasts regarding upcoming events, issues and alerts which are sent to the entire membership.
16. Become more engaged in Topanga on a professional and personal level. Active Chamber members establish great relationships, keep in-the-know on Topanga and Santa Monica Mountains, find qualified employees, acquire new business skills and get new customers and clients.
17. More membership benefits are currently being developed. Stay tuned!

Join The Chamber Online:

https://topangachamber.org/membership/

#MembershipMonday #topanga #topangacanyon #topangachamberofcommerce

Please join us for our breakfast mixer at the Inn of the Seventh Ray from 8:00am — 9:45am. Come celebrate with your fellow members at our Holiday Gratitude Breakfast— no presenter— rather we will use the time to express how members and their businesses have impacted us positively in 2019!

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Topanga, CA
90290

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