Monday, November 25, 2013

FUNDRAISER

I was actually going to write my own post but this touched me more than anything I could have put together. This was sent to me today and I felt it needed to be posted to spread the word about the fundraiser tomorrow at Shakeys Pizza. Please read below.

Meet Randy Flores, whom since November 15, has been suffering from a tragic accident that ended in the loss of not only his four month old daughter, Randi Flores, but also his beloved wife, Tricia.
This couple was always giving back to the community, and before Tricia departed from us, she donated her organs and gave the gift of LIFE to SIX people in need... the youngest of which being six years old!

My heart has been deeply touched in the past week at how the community has come together and surrounded him with lots of love, prayers and donations to help him prepare for final services. I can't even begin to imagine the pain he has endured, but I admire his strength through this heartbreaking event.

My heart is always moved when I hear or read stories about paying it forward, or making a difference in people's lives.... This woman made a difference not only to the six people whose lives she saved, but to many others as well. I would love honor her by having you share this story with your followers... in hopes they may find it in their heart to make a small donation, or even just prayers for this family and most important their children... who will be celebrating these upcoming holidays without their mother.

There is an online fundraiser at giveforward . com
search Randy Flores and there you will find the page where any donation can be made. There will be a fundraiser benefit tomorrow at Shakeys in Whittier between 6 and 9 pm... 25% of the sales will go toward the family. With your help we can make this a citywide event and touch Randy's heart, just as his wife has touched the heart of many.

Please let me know if you are able to help.


  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

    The Wing Fix

    People say I don't blog enough and they are right but when it comes to blogging I have to be compelled to do so. So here it goes I am compelled.

    Here in Whittier we are very passionate about our food and food choices. I love that about Whittierites! With Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and all of the rest you better be on your "A" Game. We are living in the day and age of "It's the best" or "It Sucks" and that is a real shame. I don't live in that world I know for a fact there is a happy medium with tons of real, real good food options out there. In fact I am going to share one of those real, real good food options with you. I call it the "Hidden Gem" of Uptown Whittier, The WING FIX.

    6518 Greenleaf Ave Ste 12

    The Wing Fix is located right off of Greenleaf tucked away in a nice little corner inside Serenity Plaza. Often overlooked because of the location I am here to tell you it is hidden no more.
     

    Just walk past the Golden Ox and head towards the back
    you can't miss it!

    I actually bought a pizza on this day and I thought "Hhhhhhhmmmmm some wings would go great with this" so I called in the order from the pizza place and placed an order for 18 wings, three flavors. Devils Kiss, Rodeo & Godfather. The staff is great here the girl that took my order was really up beat and professional and schooled me on the wing flavors. Always a good sign! It took me about 15 minutes to get there and I walked in and saw my friend from high school eating with his family of four, awesome! He said he loves it there and he comes in often. There was also another table of six and two more tables of two. Not bad for a Wednesday night. Oh and they ALL got My Whittier stickers!
     
    On Tap!
    Shock Top, Pacifico & Stone IPA
     I got to the register and Jessica the Wing Fix fixture greeted me with a smile, great staff here. I told her I had a pick up order and after a short wait the wings were up. I spent some time taking it all in and noticed the
     Happy Hour Special
    Monday thru Thursday
    4pm - 6pm
    79c Wings & 25% off all Sides and Beer
    Dine in Only

    You are going to fall in love with the
    Godfather Sauce!

    If you are a Fantasy Football freak and you are looking to stay home and watch all of the games until your eyes pop out of your head you might want to order something to go. They have a great take out specials of all sizes. Here is one that might work for you.
     
    "THE END ZONE"
    30 WINGS / 3 FLAVORS
    3 SIDES
    1 FOUNTAIN DRINK
    $38.99
     
    Who doesn't need and Ice Cold Beer to cool down
    after a spicy hot wing? Nice big beer mugs :)

     


     
     
    Devils Kiss, these had just the right kick and flavor!

    Like I said before there are so many places to eat in Whittier and I hope to get to all of them one day. But for now I am going to hit each place one at a time and the Wing Fix will definitely be one of my usual stops. If you haven't tried it yet and you are looking for good wings please stop by I would love to hear what you think about the Wing Fix. They also offer great Sandwiches, Wraps & Salads. I feel like Wing Fix is finding their groove and it is only going to get better in the months to come. You can never have enough Wing Spots to hit and this is one that you should put on your eating rotation. Go out and try the Wing Fix today.
     
    Our small business owners deserve a shot to earn your business. When you frequent any local business in our area go in with an open mind and just enjoy the experience each place has to offer. I hope to see all of you out in Whittier eating, shopping and enjoying our wonderful city.
     
    Thank you WING FIX you guys have a nice product and I look forward to becoming a regular.


     
     
    Business Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 11:30 - 9pm
    Friday & Saturday 11:30 - 10pm
    Sunday 12:30 - 9pm
     
    P/ 562-698-1888
     
     

    Friday, November 1, 2013

    Mixer Recap

    The first ever My Whittier Mixer went down on Tuesday October 29th at La Pescadora Restaurant. We had George Ohan presenting on this night and it was a Homerun! George talked about social media marketing, customer aquisitions, customer retention, website, blog 7 product and service. It was a real informative hour.

    George Ohan Speaking at La Pescadora
    My Whittier Mixer
     
    It was a real good opportunity to meet positive people in the community doing real good things. It was a very diverse group. Here are some of the people that showed up, if you would like to contact them for their services please feel free to do so.
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    On the left Lisa Gutierrez
    lisagutierrez.labellabaskets.com
     
     Lisa G. is a Gift Consulatant for La Bella Gifts. "Beautiful Gifts for a Beautiful Cause"
    You can find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/livelaughlovewlabellabaskets
    Holidays, birthdays or any special occassion Lisa can make it easy for you to pick the right gift.
    If you would like to become a consultant contact her at lisa2me@gmail.com
     

    Kvon the 5th
    All things Art. Painting, Cartoon Portraits, Drawing & more!
    I have worked with Kvon the 5th on a handfull of projects and I cannot say enough about this guy. If you need a really great Cartoonist for a party or work function Kvon is your man. He can paint murals, pencil draw, live sketch and so much more. I reccomend Kvon the 5th for all things art! Kvonthe5th@yahoo.com
     

    Eric Magana
    Advocare
    maganamma@me.com
     Eric Magana is a great guy, positive and encouraging. He is all about health and getting you the things that can help you lose weight, stay healthy and live a better life. Take 10 minutes and talk with Eric he can help answer any questions you might have.
     
    Amy Rodriguez is a Whittierite doing all things Tupperware. She is passionate and proud of her city and involved in many community activities. She is having a great event on November 2nd at the Sage Lounge, Whittier Girls Night Out check out the flyer and if you would like to attend grab your tickets there are still some left!
     

     
     I am happy to say that Michael Chevere was the graphic artist behind the My Whittier logo and many, many other logos he has produced for others. If you are a business owner just starting out and you are in need of logo help, signage, web design, creative help in general Michael is your guy. He makes things easy, he works with you to make sure you are getting exactly what you are looking for. No matter how big or small your project is it would save you lots of time and effort if you drop Michael a line.
     
     



     Corrine Alexander was born and raised in our beloved Whittier! She loves this Town just as much as us and loves how we are helping people connect and fall in love with our town again!  She has been helping friends and family find homes in Whittier and now she would like to help others in the community as well. When it comes to real estate it can be confusing and difficult to understand and that is why she wants to help make things easy! Whether its relocation in Whittier or joining our community she would love to help!

     

    Special Thanks to:


     Thank you for letting My Whittier use your facility for our event. Your staff and facility is always top notch so thank you!
     
    7039 Greenleaf Ave
    Whittier, CA 90602
    (562) 698-4144
     
    I wanted to personally thank the owner of Rock N Roll Couture for donating not one but two gift bags with 4 shirts in each bag! These shirts have been seen on "That Metal Show" on VH1. Rock Bands like Warrant, Buckcherry, Nickleback and many others enjoy these BADASS T's
     
    ROCK N ROLL COUTURE
    https://www.facebook.com/rocknrollcouture#!/rocknrollcouture


    I want to thank AZJ for donating chips and salsa give aways for the event. The crowd loved it, this is great salsa made by great people!
    Arizona Joe Salsa goes well with just about anything, Tacos, Tostadas, Beans, Carne Asada, BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Pizza, and of course chips.

    Arizona Joes Salsa
    azjsalsa@live.com
    www.arizonajoesalsa.com


     
     
    I can't really say enough about speaker George Ohan. Thank you for bringing your expertise to Whittier and giving us all the knowledge and inspiration to keep working towards our goals!  


    George Ohan (on right)
    Director, Producer, Social Marketing Expert
    GeorgeOhan@gmail.com