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Sierra Madre Music
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Sierra Madre Music

  By Emily G. Peters Sierra Madre Music is making a mighty musical impact with the help of its owners, award-winning musicians Almer Imamovic and Dr. Jessica Pierce. Founded as an extension of the duo’s heart for music, the couple elevated the offerings of a small-town music shop with their impressive musical background. Imamovic, a…

Business Profile: Di-No Computers
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Business Profile: Di-No Computers

By Emily G. Peters For those who dread a visit to the Genius Bar, there’s a welcome alternative for your Apple needs – and it’s been around nearly 40 years. Pasadena’s Di-No Computers has been answering the prayers of afflicted computer-owners since 1978. Despite what its name suggests, Di-No has nothing to do with the…

Business Profile: Creative World Art Center
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Business Profile: Creative World Art Center

  By Emily G. Peters Six years ago, a cadre of like-minded artists and educators saw the need to bring a fresh take on fine arts to youth in the San Gabriel Valley. Instead of teaching techniques that churned out cookie-cutter crafts, these professionals desired to use arts education as a means to nurture creativity…

Business Profile: Savor the Flavor
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Business Profile: Savor the Flavor

  By Emily Peters Sierra Madre’s Savor the Flavor is bringing the finest gourmet foods and gifts from around the world to the pantries of smalltown America. Established by Karen and Denis Keegan in 1998, this gourmet foods and specialty gift shop was born of their shared love of good food and entertaining. The shop…

Business Profile: Sonata Room
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Business Profile: Sonata Room

    By Gus Herrera Since 1999, Laura Powell and Brandon Kwae have been teaching the art of dance to clients all throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Not only is dancing a fun skill to learn, it also a useful confidence-booster for those parties/weddings and is a great way to exercise, meet new friends, and…

Business Profile: Neighborhood Music School
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Business Profile: Neighborhood Music School

      By Gus Herrera Neighborhood Music School Inc. is the result of Carolyn Iga’s life-long passion for music and education. With over 30 years of teaching experience and two master’s degrees, Iga is truly a musical expert. Prior to opening the school in 2007, Iga taught privately on the side, before her clientele…

Business Profile: Blend It Healthy
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Business Profile: Blend It Healthy

      By Gus Herrera Transparency and health come first at Blend It Healthy in Arcadia. Owned by the husband and wife duo of Albert and Emily Li, the business was created to be an honest destination for healthy and nutritious drinks. With nutrition awareness at an all-time high and seemingly growing every day,…

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