The Shops at Mission Viejo is partnering with Mission Hospital and Valiant Women to host the 17th annual Think Pink Breast Health Wall of Honor, giving the community the chance to contribute to the wall and honor breast cancer survivors and patients.
The Wall of Honor is open through Thursday, October 31st in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past 17 years, The Shops at Mission Viejo and its partners have raised more than $849,000 for Mission Hospital through the Wall of Honor. Last year alone, more than $60,000 was raised through generous donations from the community.
All donations will go toward breast cancer diagnosis, screening and treatment for women in the community who are uninsured. All donations are accepted and merchandise like T-shirts and scarves can be purchased in support of the cause. A series of events will be held at the center throughout the month with proceeds going directly to the hospital.
Along with the Wall of Honor, you can support the cause by getting your car’s brakes worked on at Larry’s Independent Service at 25721 Taladro Circle, Unit A, as part of the annual Brakes for Breasts fundraiser. Through October 31, get free brake pads or brake shoes when your car receives complete brake service. The business will donate 10 percent of proceeds to benefit research for a breast cancer vaccine.
To make a direct donation, visit www.brakesforbreasts.com.
Are you seeking a new feline friend who likes to snuggle? Perhaps it’s a charming chestnut tabby with golden eyes or a perfectly marked tuxedo cat that’s calling your name? Whatever your feline fancy, head to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center for a special two-week promotion on adult cats.
Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) is offering reduced adoption fees for any approved applicant. You will pay only $20 for an adult cat’s microchip to start your new life together. Stop by to meet our chatty chestnut tabby, snuggle bug Persian kitty or gorgeous tuxedo girl.
Don’t delay as this adoption event ends October 13th. See the available animals at https://cityofmissionviejo.org/departments/animal-services/adopt/find-pet or call 949-470-3045 for more information.
The City of Mission Viejo and the Orange County Sheriff's Department have scheduled the 31st Annual Walk Against Drugs and Community Fair for Saturday, October 19, 2019.
In coordination with Red Ribbon Week, this event unites the City and Sheriff's Department with our local schools, businesses and community groups to share an important message with students and families.
To attend and support this special community event, please read the flyers below.
Today, marked the start of the 2019 Mission Viejo Restaurant Week! Various members, including Directors and Ambassadors, took the lead in patronizing these restaurants: Paul's Pantry, California Pizza Kitchen, Pub Thirty-Two, and Oggi's Pizza.
Restaurant Week will continue until September 15th. For a full list of participating restaurants and menus, please click here: www.missionviejochamber.com/rw-participating-restaurants.html.
Come join the Mission Viejo Chamber and get ready for a free Concert on the Green on Friday, August 23rd, featuring one of the area's most popular bands – The Kelly Rae Band.
The six-piece, high-energy country band takes the stage from 6 to 8 pm at Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way. The Kelly Rae Band has been delivering crowd-pleasing music to audiences throughout Southern California for more than two decades. The band plays a wide range of country music from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to the current artists like Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town.
The concert features bounce houses and games for kids along with tasty fare from gourmet food trucks and beer and wine for purchase. Concertgoers can bring low-back chairs and blankets to enjoy the show but should leave their pets at home.
The City is grateful to title sponsors (and Chamber members) Waste Management and SDCCU for helping to make this concert possible. For more information, call 949-470-3062.
Remember to stop by our Chamber booth too!
The back-to-school season can be hectic for many parents and students, especially getting to and from school. Since so many parents and kids arrive at school simultaneously, school zones often present a serious safety hazard for children.
With kids heading back to school this month, here are some school-zone safety tips from the Automobile Club of Southern California to help reduce traffic hazards in and around school zones:
Every year from August 1 to October 31, the Auto Club launches an educational campaign to help reduce the number of traffic crashes near schools. The "School’s Open—Drive Carefully" campaign raises awareness of pedestrian fatalities, with a focus on safety before and after school hours. With increased risks and dangers related to cell phone use while behind the wheel, this year’s campaign also provides tips on how to prevent texting and driving.
To obtain a free copy of the Auto Club’s "School’s Open—Drive Carefully" campaign materials, which include posters, bookmarks and safety tip cards, visit AAA.com/school safety.
While Independence Day celebrations are a summer highlight for many folks, the loud noises from firework displays can cause your pet to become anxious, frantic and try to run away in order to find a safe haven.
A great increase in lost pets is seen each July at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, with July 5 being one of the busiest days of the year here and at shelters across the country. Fittingly, July is designated as National Lost Pet Prevention Month.
Here are 5 helpful tips to hopefully save you and your family from the heartbreak of losing a pet over the holiday:
For more information, visit the Animal Service Center’s website or call 949-470-3045. #protectyourfamily #protectyourfurrycritters #mvchamber #missionviejo #missionviejochamber #weloveourgreatCity
Mission Viejo become a city and who was the first Mayor? Hint: the beautiful facility in the picture was named after the Mayor.
Enjoy this article from the Mission Viejo Reporter, published by Dave Leckness, owner of Kwik Kopy Printing. #mvchamber #missionviejochamber #missionviejo #mvreporter
2019 Mission Viejo Restaurant Week planning is already in progress. The Restaurant Week (RW) committee worked with Sol Agave Restaurant to produce our first demo video so that other restaurants can see one of the major benefits of participating with us this year.
More restaurants will be contacted shortly with participation details.
Huge kudos to Jonathan Morgan Jenkins, CEO/Director at Performance Production Services, for offering his services pro-bono ($750-$1000 value) for participating Mission Viejo restaurants.
RW will take place September 9-15, 2019. Please visit our Chamber RW website periodically for updates. https://www.missionviejochamber.com/rw-home.html
Please click here to watch the Sol Agave demo video.
#mvchamber #missionviejochamber #2019restaurantweek
Please enjoy reading the 2019 Economic Report that was presented on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Laguna Hills Community Center.