June 2008
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar!
Wahoo's Celebrates
Tax Credits Offered
Craft Fair Gift Shop
Safety First
Borders Brings More Than Books
New On The Block

Useful Links!

South Lake Business Association

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

City of Pasadena

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As the Executive Director for the South Lake Business Association, I would like to share with everyone that the May launch of our very first electronic newsletter has been hugely successful.  Our newsletter not only reaches the property owners and businesses within the South Lake Avenue Business District, but our neighboring Business Districts, City of Pasadena and residential communities throughout the city as well.
We are currently accepting submissions for the July 2008 newsletter so if you are a South Lake Avenue business or property owner and would like to participate in the newsletter, please e-mail your submission to us by June 20th.


South Lake Business Association
Mark Your Calendar! 
Pasadena Downtown Summet | June 14, 2008
8:30am - 12:30pm
Open to all: Join the Downtown Disctricts as we identify strategies to maintain and expand Downtown Pasadena's economic vitality.
300 E. Green St., Room 106, Pasadena.
Free Parking available at Paseo Colorado.
RSVP to 626-744-0340
Make Music Pasadena | June 21, 2008
South Lake Avenue participates in Make Music Pasadena!  Enjoy music in the Shops on Lake Courtyard (located next to Macy's) on Saturday, June 21 from 5:00-9:00pm.

Make Music Pasadena is a FREE musical celebration throughout the main districts in Pasadena, including Old Pasadena, One Colorado, the Playhouse District, and throughout the city.
For more information:  www.makemusicpasadena.org
Wahoo's Celebrates!
264 S. Lake Avenue 626.449.2005
Wahoo's celebrates Lilia Toscano's recent promotion to General Manager.  Lilia has been with Wahoo's for approximately 3 years and her energetic team make for a great Wahoo dining experience.  Stop by and enjoy an eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu and a Hawaiian north-shore vibe!
Congratulations Lilia!
Tax Credits Offered To Qualifying Businesses 
South Lake Avenue Joins the Enterprise Zone!
The Pasadena Enterprise Zone is a State of California tax incentive program that offers State tax credits to stimulate business development and employment growth.  
Businesses are encouraged to contact the Enterprise Zone Manager at (626) 744-4791 to learn how to maximize their state tax credit earning potential!
For more information: Pasadena Enterprise Zone
Craft Fair Gift Shop!
A Philanthropy of Assistance League of Pasadena
This Gift Shop is a consignment shop that features hand made items made by local men and women over the age of 50.  New to the shop this month is pottery.  Come take a look.  All purchases support seniors.  The shop is located at 820 East California and is open between 11 and 4 Wednesday to Saturday.  Free parking is available off of Hudson. 
Safety First! 
South Lake Avenue Keeps Pedestrians Safe 
The South Lake Business Association took an active role to ensure pedestrians are kept safe while enjoying their walks on South Lake Avenue.  A light delay was added to the traffic signals located at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Cordova Street.
Borders Brings More Than Books! 
475 S. Lake Avenue

Thursday, June 5 @ 7pm
Jana Kohl - A Rare Breed of Love
The author tells her story of how a rescued puppy began her crusade to reform animal protection laws and bring an end to "puppy-mills".
Discussion & signing.
Tuesday, June 10th @ 7pm
Jon Land - The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending
Globe-spanning thriller spinning the tale of an orphaned Sicilian farm boy, his spectacular rise to wealth, and the dark secret that threatens to bring not only him, but all of Las Vegas down!
Discussion & signing.
Saturday, June 14th @ 3pm
Animals! Animals! Animals!
Join Miss Rebecca in our children's department for a themed story-hour featuring beastly books, animal adventures, and creature chronicles! Kiddy costuming encouraged!
Stories & activities.
Thursday, June 26 @ 7pm
Jennifer Brandt Taylor - Vintage L.A.: Eats, Boutiques, DÈcor, Landmarks, Markets & More!
The new guidebook for any stylish secondhand soul with a vintage aesthetic; a glittery tour featuring Los Angeles hotspots and shops, and sparked by Brandt's fun & practical prose.
Discussion & signing. 
New On The Block! 
Bliss Dance and Wellness Center's Grand Opening
Saturday, June 7th 1-4pm
Special discounts offered, refreshments, small demo classes, massage chair onsite, bellydance with Heather, HOOP demos with Jamie.  For more information: Bliss Dance and Wellness Center
Photo by Kristin Burns
Thank you for reading the South Lake Business Association's June e-newsletter! Stay tuned for our July news!
Gina Tleel
Executive Director | South Lake Business Association
FATHER'S DAY is right around the corner. Here are some gift ideas: 
OrvisTravel Wear and Gear
345 S. Lake Ave | 626.356.8000 
Verizon Wireless - Cell Phones, Plans & Accessories
368 S. Lake Ave | 626.395.0956
Busy Body - Fitness Equipment
120 S. Lake Ave | 626.577.7771
Relax the Back - Massage Chairs & Zero Gravity Recliners
240 S. Lake Ave | 626.793.1966
American Express Travel - Travel Service
269 S. Lake Ave | 626.449.2281
Got News? July 2008 e-Newsletter submissions due by June 20th and accepted on a first come first serve basis. Subject to availability.
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Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill is noted as the 'Best of the Fresh-Mex Grills'
-Merrell Shendler, Pasadena Star News
Enjoy local dining, catering, parties and to-go orders!
Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill | 841 Cordova Street 626.568.3500
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