2017 Sponsors


Janice Hahn

4th District Los Angeles County Supervisor

"Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn inherited a passion for public service from her late-father, Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, who held public office in Los Angeles County for fifty years and who left behind an incredible legacy of service.Janice Hahn was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 2001, and represented the 15thdistrict spanning from the port communities of San Pedro and Wilmington through Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts. She made a name for herself on the Council as a champion for working people, securing healthcare for LAX workers and a living wage for Los Angeles hotel workers. She operated by the philosophy that our communities could have clean air and good jobs and negotiated new green policies at the Port of Los Angeles. When gang violence surged in Watts, Janice Hahn created the Watts Gang Task Force which fostered new trust between the local community and law enforcement and is credited with reducing shootings among youth in the Watts area by two-thirds.In 2011, Janice Hahn won a special election to Congress. For 5 ½ years, Congresswoman Hahn represented her constituents in Washington serving on the House Homeland Security Committee, Committee on Small Business, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She founded the PORTS Caucus and recruited over 100 of her fellow House Members as colleagues in order to advocate for ports issues and infrastructure. She was a leader in the fight to implement commonsense gun violence prevention legislation and to reform our broken immigration system. During her time in Congress, Hahn had a reputation for working to find common ground across the political aisle on behalf of the American people.In 2016, Hahn was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, following in her father’s footsteps. As Supervisor for the Fourth District, Hahn is making addressing the homelessness crisis her top priority. She also is working to step up the fight for environmental justice for communities plagued by pollution and health problems."

Quoted from http://hahn.lacounty.gov/about-janice/


C J Concrete Construction, Inc

"For more than 20 years, CJ Construction Inc. has provided construction services that top cities, builders and developers have used to help launch their projects and keep them under budget and on time. We know the ins and outs of construction like no one else, and our knowledge can make the difference between a successful project and a costly one."

Quoted from http://www.cjcconstructioninc.com/home.html


Serv-Wel Disposal and Recycling

"In 1949, Mr. Bill Shubin established Serv-Wel Disposal and Recycling with a single truck and a simple trash collection business with a mission, "to give his customers honest and quality service." He became known in the industry for his personalized service, exceptional business ethics and dedication to each of his customers. As a result, the business grew, it became a mainstay within Santa Fe Springs, California and later expanded throughout the Los Angeles area.Over 65 years later, the tradition continues as the Family, now in its 3rd generation, still owns and operates Serv-Wel Disposal and Recyling with the same commitment towards maintaining the high standards set by their founding father, but with an even greater commitment to our environment by having cleaner running trucks in their fleet and being more proactive towards the recycling of their collected waste.Serv-Wel Disposal has become one of the premier waste collection and disposal specialist to hundreds of commercial, industrial, multi-family and construction clients in Santa Fe Springs, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Torrance, Montebello, El Monte and many other surrounding cities.To further accommodate the needs of their customers who required waste removal services on a temporary basis, the delivery of trash bins for rent, dumpsters for rent and roll-off boxes for rent, a separate division of the business was established called "A Rent-A-Bin."This convenient service allows every homeowner, contractor and business the ability to dispose of their waste using a simple pay-per-use collection program.Serv-Wel Disposal & Recycling takes pride in their family legacy and attributes the company’s success to serving the individual needs of its customers. Because the business is still family-owned and operated, its staff is personally involved in all of the day-to-day operations, resulting in personalized attention to detail and unparalleled service for every customer large or small."

Quoted from http://www.servwel.com/aboutus.html


Community Bank

"The story of Community Bank exemplifies the entrepreneurial business spirit of California. Two brothers, Charlie and Howard Cook, came to Southern California in the 1920s with not much more than their resourcefulness and determination to succeed. And succeed they did. Through years of hard work, they built a company that manufactured concrete mixers for the construction trades.

But the Great Depression severely reduced demand. Even worse, most banks simply stopped financing construction equipment. Ever resourceful, the brothers began financing equipment for their customers, who, like themselves, were small business owners.

Frustrated with dealing with large banks, Charlie decided to open his own bank after World War II. It was a daunting challenge. Not one bank had been formed in California since the stock market crash of 1929, and the state banking office had trouble finding the application forms for a bank charter. The FDIC was reluctant to provide insurance for the bank’s depositors. But Charlie overcame all these hurdles, and on August 18, 1945, Huntington Park Bank opened its doors.

The doubters were immediately proven wrong. From its inception, the Bank was successful, ending its first year with $896,000 in total assets. Charlie’s vision from the beginning was to focus on middle-market companies and provide outstanding customer service. These practices enabled the Bank to grow steadily.

In 1950, Huntington Park Bank changed its name to Community Bank to reflect its increased geographical coverage, and to underscore the Bank’s commitment to the communities it served.

As the Southern California economy grew, the need for more sophisticated financial tools also grew. Community Bank’s range of services expanded to meet these evolving needs. Today, Community Bank provides virtually every financial service needed by businesses in Southern California, including lending to ESOPs, financing of foreign trade and hedging of foreign currency.

What hasn’t changed is an unwavering dedication to integrity and customer service – the values so important to Charlie and Howard when they built their business. These same values still define Community Bank today, and into the future."

Quoted from https://cbank.com/about/our-history/


Triangle Distributing Company

"Rudy Heimark started Heimark Distributing – our sister company – in 1937 in Indio, CA. He learned the ropes of the beer business selling a variety of beers to retail customers in the Coachella Valley, and importantly, to General Patton’s troops training for desert warfare at Chiriaco Summit. Among other great American beers, Heimark distributed for the Rheingold Brewery out of New York, and that is how he met his future business partner, Jim Fleming. In 1957 Jim and Rudy decided to open a distributorship in East Los Angeles for a beer from St. Louis, MO – not the one you’re thinking! They became Falstaff distributors and founded Triangle Distributing Company. Rudy’s eldest son, Don Heimark returned from his service in the US Air Force in 1958, and became the third member of this new “Triangle” Partnership. That same year, another little beer from St. Louis became a part of this partnership – Budweiser.
At Triangle Distributing Company our Vision is “Creating strong partnerships with our Customers, our Suppliers, and our Employees for shared success.”"
Quoted from http://triangle-dist.com/our-story/


Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

"Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location of where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation with friends is the same as ever. Cheers."

Quoted from http://www.hangar24brewery.com/ourstory.htm


Agua Brands

"A new type of beverage created for health conscious consumers. Our brand mission is to create beverages that help the everyday individual maintain a healthy lifestyle through hydration, good-for-you electrolytes and ingredients that are functional for the everyday motions of life.

Our beverages are solutions to what today’s consumers are seeking – more energy to sustain their lifestyles, hydration to keep them active, and low calorie. Our beverages give you what you need to be at your best, leaving all the empty calories, sugary flavoring and gimmicks behind.

The origins of Agua began quite simply in Agua Founder, Carol’s kitchen, where upon returning unsatisfied with the options in her local market, she sought to create a light and refreshing, naturally energizing beverage. Drawing from a love of aguas frescas, or cool waters, and Latin-inspired ingredients, the spirit and flavor of Agua began to conceptualize.

What came from those early sessions was Agua’s Active Hydration, an innovative beverage which takes the best aspects of hydrating sports drinks, stimulating energy drinks, and enhanced waters, and combines them all into a healthier version of the best of what they individually have to offer.

Upon tasting one of these new, original Agua’s, Carol’s two sons, Joe and John, were convinced their mom had created something the current beverage landscape was lacking- a NEW Beverage. Enlisting the help of a few friends, the crew brought Agua to market by taking to the streets of the Tri-State and getting Agua into as many hands and stores as possible.

As awareness rose from their rise and grind, the newly minted company gained traction, and the industry took notice. What started from selling cases out of the trunks of cars turned into bi-coastal distribution, international investment, and Agua Fruit Essence, the company’s newest beverage line.

Agua is a beverage for the thirsty, brought to you by people who have a thirst for more, and with sights set on being the next billion dollar brand the Agua team is neither holding nor looking back. Welcome to Agua Brands. Welcome to our story."

Quoted from https://www.drinkagua.com


Estrella Jalisco

"Estrella Jalisco is made with more than 100 years of tradition in each drop. It is brewed to create the most refreshing blend of aroma and taste using traditional ingredients that make it the pride of Jalisco. Meant to be enjoyed and shared with friends, come discover what makes Estrella Jalisco the true, authentic Mexican beer."

Quoted from http://www.estrellajalisco.com


Santa Fe Springs Local 3507 Firefighters

"The purpose in which this association is formed is to bind together in a closer bond of fraternity for mutual protection and to aid each other in sickness and distress, and foster harmony and good fellowship among the members of the Santa Fe Springs Fire Dept.In the early 1800’s, Santa Fe Springs was primarily farmland, part of the original Spanish land grant called Rancho Santa Gertrudes. The town did not acquire its name until 1884 after the Atchison , Topeka & Santa Fe Railway built its lines through the town.

Oil was discovered with the first oil strike in 1921. The bucolic farming area became dotted with oil derricks. Oil refineries were constructed in town to refine the oil from what had become one of the largest producing oil fields in the country. Over the years the area became heavily industrialized due to favorable land valuation, and the town’s access to major arteries of transportation, including the railroad.Santa Fe Springs incorporated in May of 1957 and initially included 4.9 square miles.

The City now comprises almost 9 square miles and is 90% industrial. Prior to incorporation, fire protection was provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. About a year after incorporation the City Council established its own Fire Department in lieu of contracting with Los Angeles County . The new Fire Department got off to an auspicious start, borrowing fire apparatus from neighboring cities and using existing vacant buildings as fire stations.

The first Headquarters Fire Station was constructed in 1959 on Telegraph Road (now known as Station No. 4). Station No. 2 was constructed in 1961, and Station No. 3 was constructed in 1963. Finally, Fire Station No. 1 was built in 1971 as the new fire headquarters and training center. Each of these stations and the training tower remain in use today.From its humble beginnings as a 30 man department, the department has grown and currently has 53 firefighters, 3 fire prevention and 7 environmental protection personnel, 2 mechanics, and 4 administrative staff members.

The Department is comprised of three divisions: Operations, Environmental Protection, and Fire Prevention. The department is an “all risk” emergency response provider with specialty programs in emergency medical services, urban search and rescue, hazardous materials emergency response, environmental protection, and fire prevention.The men and women of the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department are committed to protecting and enhancing the safety and well being of the people that live, work, and play within our city."

Quoted from http://www.santafespringsfirefighters.org/index.cfm?section=24&pagenum=160


Simpson Advertising

"Simpson Advertising, Inc. is a creative design firm with an extensive range of services. Located in Southern California since 1972, we have developed a diverse client base. From private industry, municipalities and non-profits, our clients reap the rewards of our creative experience, integrity and dedication to the highest level of customer service. We are constantly providing new services and have learned to evolve in an ever changing marketing environment. We encourage you to contact us for any projects you have that may not be included on this site."

Quoted from http://www.simpsonadvertisinginc.com/who.html


Young's Market Company

"Founded in 1888, Young’s Market Company is the premier distributor of fine wine and spirits in the western United States. We are proud to represent industry-leading brands and supplier partners, supported by our Best in Class team of wine and spirits professionals.

With over 3,400 employees across 10 states, we have a great responsibility to be an environmentally-conscious corporate citizen. Our state of the art “Green” corporate headquarters was built to surpass Silver LEED standards. Our fleet of clean diesel delivery trucks are maintained to standards far ahead of CARB compliance. Our state of the art warehouses utilize a low impact temperature control system, minimizing the use of traditional air conditioners. Our office facilities have been built and retrofit to utilize low impact lighting systems, water systems and sustainable materials. At Young’s Market Company, we are investing in our future in a way that is better for our business, the environment, and the communities that we serve."

Quoted from https://www.youngsmarket.com


Santa Fe Spring's Swap Meet

"1948, 18 acres of land were purchased and construction began on what was to be known as the “La Mirada Drive-In Theatre.” At the time, the land consisted of a dairy and an orange orchard. The area was unincorporated and known as “Dairy Valley.” This was prior to the existence of the city of Santa Fe Springs and thus the name “La Mirada” was chosen since that was the nearest city to this location.

In 1950, two years later, our large, single-screen theatre first opened for business. It was one of the largest drive-in theatres in the country, with the capacity to hold more than 1,000 cars.

One unique aspect of the theatre design was that a large area in front of the grounds, between the screen tower and the front of the street, was reserved with the idea of building walk-in theatres, restaurants, or other future projects. There was even some speculation to build a “heli-port” and set up a helicopter transportation service to transport executives from La Mirada/Downey to downtown Los Angeles. For whatever reason, this idea never quite materialized.

This was all prior to the construction of the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) which now runs directly south of the property.

It took 15 years for our first swap meet to see the light of day. In 1965, the “La Mirada Swap Meet” opened for the first time. The dirt field in front of the property became an ideal parking area for the thousands of visitors who would eventually attend our swap meet. Attendance of more than 700 daily vendors and more than 1,500,000 customers annually became common throughout the years.

In 1990, with the advent of multi-plex theatres and the general decline of drive-in movie theatre attendance, coupled with the popularity of the swap meet, we closed down the daily drive-in theatre operation (with the exception of special events) and installed stadium lighting. Doing so enabled us to open up the first Los Angeles area outdoor/night-time swap meet “under the lights!”

In the early ’90s we changed our name to the “Santa Fe Springs Drive-In Theatre and Swap Meet” to more accurately reflect the actual city where we are located.

Today, the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet is in the Affordable, Value and Family Oriented Retail/ Entertainment Business in Southern California. Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet will be recognized as providing the most diverse offerings in this market segment and providing unmatched quality and customer service to both customers and vendors.

Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet sits on over 17 acres of land. Our major cross streets are Alondra Blvd. and Valley View Ave. in Santa Fe Springs, California. We are open every Friday from 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 6:00am.

Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet has over 500 vendor spaces. Our slogan is “come for the bargains, stay for the fun. “Our vendors sell everything! These items include: collectibles, clothing for the entire family, toys, crafts, household appliances, electronics, tools, and shoes.

Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet has a large stage and covered seating area where customers can enjoy live bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This area also includes 6 large HD screens which show popular sporting events and shows. Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet is a place where your entire family can have fun. We offer something for all age groups.

Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet has a wide range of food and beverage choices. We have a snack bar food trucks and kiosk carts serving everything from Mexican food to our famous bacon wrapped hot dogs."

Quoted from http://sfsswapmeet.com/about-us/


Crêpes & Grapes Café

"We are a small family-owned business in the beautiful community of Uptown Whittier. We have gone through many changes to improve our ever-amazing customers' experience and will go though many more until we achieve the highest standards of hospitality to make your dining experience a positively memorable one. Let us share some flavors with you..."

Quoted from https://www.crepesandgrapescafe.com


US Foods

"Our people are the recipe for our success. We’ve been in business for more than 150 years, with five generations building our legacy, from our start providing supplies to wagon trains in the 1850s to our listing on the New York Stock Exchange (USFD) in 2016. You’ll be joining US Foods at one of the most exciting times in our history as we continue on our course to become First in Food."

Quoted from https://www.usfoods.com/USFCareers/who-we-are.html


Friendly Hills Bank

"Friendly Hills Bank is a financial services company focused on the enhancement of shareholder value through the delivery of high quality personalized service to businesses and professionals in our local communities. The key to providing these services is a personable and professional staff utilizing a consultative approach and the ability to efficiently utilize advanced technology. We believe that we can most effectively execute these objectives through the benefits of public ownership and an active presence in the communities we serve."

Quoted from http://www.friendlyhillsbank.com/about-friendly-hills-bank.htm#mission


Majestic Marketing Creations

"My name is Marie and I am a graphic artist, website designerand marketing strategist for small businesses in the Whittier andsurrounding cities. "I'm here to help you increase your visibility and build relationships with potential clients so you can easily grow your business.""

Quoted from http://majesticmarketing.weebly.com


Arts Connect Whittier

"The City of Whittier has officially encouraged Art in Public Places projects in the community since 1993. The City’s Art in Public Places ordinance authorizes the allocation of one half of one percent of construction costs over $250,000 to be used for Art in Public Places projects. The intent of the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program is to provide a collection of nationally recognized art work through the City to be of benefit to the citizens of Whittier, those who conduct business and anyone who visits the community. The program is designed to present the community with a variety of quality artworks, styles and themes. Art in Public Places projects provide new employment opportunities for local and regional artists and craft workers, enhance the aesthetic and cultural appeal of an environment, strengthen community ownership of a public space and increase property value.

Beyond its ability to enrich a space visually, public art can provide a glimpse at a city’s maturity. It can express a community’s positive sense of identity and values. It can demonstrate unquestionable civic pride and can affirm an educational environment. A city with public art is a city that thinks innovatively, feels strongly and grows together. The City Council has appointed an Arts in Public Spaces Advisory Committee to review all AIPP applications and examine art proposals for public safety, weather resistance, balance with the program, verification of value, public response, proper lighting, public accessibility, installation methods, proportion, composition, the artist previous experience, the artist's art training and their exhibition report. The Advisory Committee meets the last Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm at the Uptown Senior Center."

Quoted from http://www.cityofwhittier.org/depts/prcs/arts/aipp.asp


King Richard's Antique Center

"The King Richard's Antique Center was started over 30 years ago (1979) by Richard Bowlin and Jim Slevcove. Before it became the antique center, the site was used for citrus packing. The building was built in 1903 and is a historical building on the Local Register of Historic Resources (Citrus Assoc. Packing House).

Chuck and Martha have owned King Richard’s since 2008. Prior to their big venture, Martha spent many years in law enforcement and retired. Chuck spent many years working for Boeing/Rockwell on the Space Shuttle program until the program was retired. Martha started in the business because of her daughter, Sara. Sara, their youngest daughter, started collecting at the age of 9. Both daughters (Rachel is the older daughter) enjoy picking and have booths at the mall.

The following is Sara’s story: The first time I saw the movie Star Wars in the theaters was the beginning. It was more than just a sci-fi series of movies for me. It had a deeper meaning and I started my collection by buying just one action figure from a store. Then the true obsession began and I needed to expand my collection. I would search eBay’s vintage listings for action figures, die cast models, and rare limited edition toys that were sold in exclusive packaging. While on this mission of collecting, I bought large collections and started to get multiples of the same items. I sold the ones I did not need on eBay and starting making money. Soon my mom started telling her friends about me being nine years old and knowing how to list items online. That was when her friends began to ask me to list things for them. One of her friends, Olivia, asked me to list some of her collectible antiques and when I asked where she got them from, she mentioned she found them by going 'antique picking' for her booth at King Richard's. I liked that idea and asked her if I could share a booth with her and split the rent so I could continue selling my vintage star wars items in a store and online. I began to get more of the antique picking itch and startedhunting for other items beyond my collection. This antique picking itch was not just a fad but turned into a contagious fever as the love, appreciation, and inspiration to find and flip antiques. This later spread to other family members (mom/dad) causing them to buy the (King Richards) business which allowed others (dealers) to continue indulging in their own personal antique selling fever."

Quoted from http://www.kingrichardsantiques.com/about-us.html

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