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Pasadena-Based Jacobs Completes Merger Transaction with Australian Company

Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced on Thursday that it has completed its merger transaction with Sinclair Knight Merz, a 6,900-person professional services firm headquartered in Australia, in accord with the previously announced terms. Jacobs purchased Sinclair for approximately AUS$1.3 billion in cash (approximately US $1.2 billion as of the date of this release). The ...

Pasadena’s Timekettle Completes Hugely Successful Kickstarter Campaign for Its Real-Time Bi-Lingual Earphone Translator

A Pasadena company called Timekettle has taken in far in excess of its $50,000 goal in a Kickstarter campaign to secure funding for its new WT2 Real-time Earphone Translator project. The campaign ended with total of 1,640 backers pledging a whopping $276,869. The company calls its device the “most revolutionary translator to date.” The translator ...

Pasadena’s Wetzel’s Pretzels Named One of Top Three Fastest Growing Franchise Snack Brands

Wetzel’s Pretzels, the Pasadena-based innovator in the fresh-baked pretzel category, has been named one of the fastest growing snack-focused franchise brands by Franchise Times, a Minneapolis-based magazine providing news and information on the franchising industry. In the magazine’s annual Top 200+ rankings, Franchise Times said Wetzel’s Pretzels was No. 3 in the Snack Segment, a ...

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CPO Commerce Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

CPO, America’s leading online tool retailer, is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. CPO has experienced tremendous growth, adding over 100 respected power tool brands and shipping millions of customer orders since it was founded in 2004. CPO is known for its wide selection of leading brands in the ...

Beloved TwoHey’s Restaurant, Originally Opened in Pasadena in 1943, Will Close February 1

Originally opened in Pasadena in 1943, the beloved TwoHeys diner-style restaurant in Alhambra said Friday it will permanently close its doors February 1st, 2018, shocking diners who had just seen the venerable institution return to Pasadena with an updated concept. TwoHeys management confirmed a report which said a new lease agreement between the property owner ...

Audi, Ford, GM and 47 Other Companies Sign Pasadena Organization Letter Urging Congress to Maintain Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

More than 50 companies, some major international auto manufacturers, have signed a letter urging members of the congressional conference committee on the tax bill to maintain the federal Electric Vehicle (EV) tax credit, Pasadena-based Calstart announced Tuesday. Calstart, a member-supported organization advocating for a transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs, cuts imported oil ...

Legal Investigation of Pasadena’s General Finance Corporation Announced

A New York-based law firm has announced it is investigating possible wrongdoing on the part of the board of directors of General Finance Corporation in Pasadena. In a statement Monday, Purcell Julie and Lefkowitz LLP, a class action law firm dedicated to representing shareholders nationwide, said it is investigating a potential breach of fiduciary duty ...

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Adds New Member Benefit

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has partnered with new member ZipEdTech, to offer its members quality workforce online education/training. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will have its unique branded page where members can access relevant training for themselves, as the business owner and their employees. ZipEdTech has curated a vast library of online trainings that ...

Cotton Medical Center in Pasadena Receives National Award for Excellence in Healthcare Real Estate

Cotton Medical Center, a 115,000-square-foot, two-building medical office complex near the Huntongton Hospital in West Pasadena, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 HREI Insights Award in the category of Best Renovated or Repurposed Healthcare Facility, an announcement by the facility’s owners, Meridian Property Management, said. The award is sponsored by Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI) ...


Monday, July 28, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Business Growth Workshop: How to Legally Hire, Discipline and Fire Employees

Are you hiring the right employee? Will you have liability for your discipline and termination decisions? These questions that plague most business owners and managers will be covered in a Business Workshop Presentation by Deborah Petito at University Club of Pasadena. Deborah Petito is a shareholder in the l..

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Event Location: University Club of Pasadena
Cost: $25.00

Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Pasadena Business and Economic Summit

Join Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for the fifth Pasadena Business and Economic Summit at the University Club. Speakers include Mayor Terry Tornek, Bill Allen CEO of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Pasadena Economic Development Manager Eric Duyshart, Phil Hettema founder and CEO of The Hettem..

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Event Location: University Club of Pasadena
Cost: Call for details

Monday, December 01, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Shared Success Networking Group Monthly Mixer

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Shared Success Networking Group monthly mixer held the first Monday of each month. Come be ready to mix, mingle, and network with other successful people in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. The nominal fee will cover an array of tasty appetizers! AKA Bistro of..

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Event Location: a|k|a Bistro
Cost: $5.00

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.

ShopTalk Breakfast: The Art of Introductions with Gary Pia (CANCELLED)

Hate networking? Gary will present effective and easy ways to enhance one's business capital by increasing business contacts. A great topic to begin a new year! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, meet fellow Chamber Members, and a few prospective ones too! To RSVP email

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Event Location: Mike & Anne\'s Restaurant
Cost: $10.00 - $15.00

Saturday, December 09, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony Winter Arts & Crafts Festival

The community is invited to join the 97th Annual Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony Winter Arts & Crafts Festival. The Festival begins at 2:00 p.m. and the Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. There will be food vendors, craft vendors and musical talents. Santa Rosa will close between Mariposa and Mendocino at 4:00 p..

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Event Location: Altadena Library District
Cost: Free

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast Connection

Come out to support a new Pasadena Chamber member as you learn how you can get fit and be healthy for 2018. To RSVP and register for the networking breakfast, please email Reserve before the end of business Monday dead..

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Event Location: Courtyard by Marriott
Cost: $25.00 - $35.00

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Small Business Workshop: What Does It Take To Open Your Business?

What Does it Take to Open Your Business? Learn what you need to consider when opening your business. Topics covered: the importance and elements of a business plan, understanding finances and learn about free resources available to you. Permits and Licensing Requirements in LA County: Learn which departments..

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Event Location: Altadena Library District
Cost: Free

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: TBA

Altadena Business Fair

Save the Date for the Altadena Business Fair! Co-Sponsored by the Altadena Chamber of Commerce and the Altadena Farmers' Market, the Business Fair will be an opportunity to share your business information with a new group of potential customers. For more information, please email

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Event Location: TBA
Cost: TBA

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