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La Mirada Recognizes Local Businesses during “Small Business Month”

Post Date:05/17/2017 11:49 AM

The City Council proclaimed May 2017 as Small Business Month in La Mirada at its May 9 meeting. 

As part of Small Business Month, the Owners of Olive Lawn Memorial Park, Ambrose Pizza and My Dog Spot were recognized for their many years of operating in La Mirada.

Olive Lawn Memorial Park is one of the few remaining family operated cemeteries in Southern California.  After purchasing the park in 1947, third and fourth generations of the Peebler Family continue to carry on the family service in its 70th year.  The Pebblers have many years of providing active service to the community.

Ambrose Pizza was named after Ambrosio Degrezia, who along with his family, moved from Italy to New York in the 1960’s where they opened the first Ambrose Pizza.  In 1985, Ambrose Pizza La Mirada opened its doors.  In 1997, Alonzo Lepe purchased Ambrose Pizza La Mirada from the Ambrose family.  Ambrose Pizza has kept the traditional Italian recipes that Ambrosio Degrezia’s family brought to America, which has made Ambrose such a unique and delicious dining experience.  

Originally established as Rosecrans Grooming in 1949, the name was changed to My Dog Spot when Ryan and Arielle Alcorn purchased the salon and moved it to its current location in October 2007.  My Dog Spot is a canine salon that provides a quality experience and gentle grooming for pets.  Ryan and Arielle’s enthusiasm and knowledge for grooming are appreciated by their clients.

“Small business businesses are the backbone of our economy” says Community Development Manager Alison Moore.  “Small businesses create jobs and help to preserve the unique culture of our community.”  

The City of La Mirada supports this national effort to help America’s small businesses do what they do best- grow their business, create jobs, and ensure that communities remain as vibrant tomorrow as they are today.

As part of Small Business Month, the City of La Mirada hosted a free social medial marketing workshop on May 17.  Attendees learned the real-world value of social media with compelling information, examples, and best practices. 

Social Media Workshop

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