The COVID19 emergency has greatly impacted the Greater Toluca Lake community and in many ways, changed how we do business. The Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council have teamed up on this survey to better understand how this pandemic has affected our businesses, so that we may better serve our community as we all move towards recovery. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.
Fritz Coleman may be retiring from his day job, but as he has only been the Honorary Mayor of Toluca Lake since the Fall of 1994; we will require he remain in his role for at least another 15 years to get our 40!
Fritz has been a real friend to the Toluca Lake Chamber, supporting our events, fund raisers and local village businesses. We will miss him as weatherman at 5 and 11 on NBC4 but now he will have time to follow his passion of giving of himself in dedication of time and talent, and raising funds and awareness for countless charitable causes. At a time like this we need more Fritz Colemans in this world.
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During this unprecedented time, the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce continues to be a resource to the small businesses of the Village and provides important information and marketing resources.
Residents in the Village can also join the Chamber for the annual fee of only $50 and Resident Members receive the new Toluca Lake App which provides discounts at participating Chamber member businesses. Also, your financial contribution will go towards valuable community projects spearheaded by the Chamber.
Please know that you do not need to reside in or have a business in Toluca Lake. Our surrounding neighbors are also welcome to join as a business member or a resident member!
With membership in the Chamber, businesses have an opportunity to showcase their services while residents may participate in merchant discounts and be involved in community programs and services.
It’s also important to note that joining the Chamber allows you to be as involved as you want to be. You will not be obligated to attend meetings or host benefits.
Thank you for your support of the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Toluca Strong Signs
The Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce has started a campaign to show our city that we are resilient, positive, inclusive and strong. Recently the Chamber commissioned wonderful new signs with the message “Toluca Strong” and we are offering them free to our members while supplies last.
The sign was created by Kari Ramsey of 5 Oceans Creative (www.5o2creative.com), who also designed the new logo for the Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club.
To receive a sign, please contact Adam James via email at email@example.com. We ask that you be an active member of the Chamber and agree to post the sign prominently at your business so it can inspire the community.
Thank you all for your support of the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce and together we are stronger … together we are Toluca Strong!
Your local merchants appreciate your support through these strange and unchartered times. Small businesses EVERYWHERE have had to either close temporarily due to the services they provide or play this day by day adjusting hours and services provided. Please know that those of us who are open are doing everything we can to create an environment that is safe for all Tolucans.
Our lovely customers have been asking “what can we do to help our favorite small business?”
Here are a few tips:
- Merchant’s outgoing voicemail messages, websites or signs on shop windows will inform you of their current plans.
- Visit your Chamber of Commerce websites for merchant phone or email information. Some of your favorite merchants can be found at:
- Purchase gift cards online today for local merchants and use them when this is over. Hold your existing gift cards for later use.
- Order take out or delivery from your local restaurants. This might be safer than waiting in line for an hour at Costco! PLUS food distributors have PLENTY of food and NEED to supply those that are capable of take out or delivery.
- Be kind. Be patient. No need to OVER buy at Trader Joe’s or Pavillions etc., as they will be allowed to stay open.
- Please thank those that are able to stay open especially in Grocery Markets and Doctor’s offices. We appreciate you!