You may not think it’s too funny if you get nervous speaking in front of a group, but local comedian Scott Shimamoto will give you a good laugh as he provides tips on public speaking at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Networking Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
Shimamoto, who has performed stand-up comedy at many venues in the region, such as The Ice House, and who produces numerous comedy show benefit fundraisers, is also a home mortgage consultant at Franklin Loan Center.
He will discuss how to overcome your fears, and techniques for using a microphone and working a crowd.
Networking Breakfasts, sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Santa Anita Golf Course club house on Santa Anita Avenue. A distinguished business leader of the community is featured each month, and attendees are invited at the beginning of each program to introduce themselves and say a few words about their business or organization.
Upcoming speakers include the new President and CEO of Methodist Hospital, Dan Ausman, and a presentation on the Gold Line railway and station being built through Arcadia, as well as the annual Chamber Business Awards program on June 21.
Tickets are $15 for members who RSVP in advance and $20 for non-members. To make a reservation, contact the Chamber office: 626-447-2159 or by e-mail: info@ArcadiaCaChamber.org.
A new Chamber All Access Pass exclusive to members offers year-round admission to all Chamber events, including all Networking Breakfasts, as well as tickets to the Pasadena Pops, CalPhil, Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and many others for only $250 per year, 10% of which is donated to local non-profit member groups who sell the tickets as a fundraiser.
Other upcoming Chamber events include the annual Planning Conference on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. – 12 noon in the Director’s Room at Santa Anita Park; and the Winners’ Circle Business Expo from 12 noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, for the first time ever at Clockers’ Corner of Santa Anita Park during a Food Truck Festival.
Membership in the Chamber is $115 for residents and non-profit organizations; $185 for home-based businesses; and starts at $260 for traditional businesses.
The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of Creating Community Pride Through Business since 1921.
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce