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Wishing You a Happy Fourth of July!

25th Annual Casa Pacifica Festival is a Foodie's Dream

Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce State of the Community

We Went 'Under the Sea' for Ventura Business Expo

A Beautiful Benefit for Carp Boys & Girls

Camarillo Chamber Celebrates at Awards Luncheon

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Wishing You a Happy Fourth of July!

We're proud to sponsor several Independence Day celebrations in Ventura County and in Carpinteria.

Wherever you celebrate, we wish you a peaceful and beautiful day and evening spent in the company of your loved ones.

Our community reminder: If you're gathering in a public place, please be sure to pick up your trash and dispose of it properly. Let's make it a happy, safe and CLEAN Fourth!  
25th Annual Casa Pacifica Festival is a Foodie's Dream

What a wonderful time we had at the 25th annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival, held June 3 at California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo.

Some 175 vendors participated in the silver anniversary event, and the live entertainment was fantastic. And most importantly, it's estimated that the sold-out festival - the largest annual fundraiser for Casa Pacifica - netted more than $575,000! That's nearly 20 percent of the $3.2 million annual budget gap Casa Pacifica must raise to keep its doors open to help youths in need.

We're a proud sponsor each year of this delicious Casa Pacifica charity event, which draws thousands of foodies and wine and beer fans to enjoy tasting gourmet foods and special beverages. Once again, the chef in charge was Jason Collis of Plated Events and his staff and associates outdid themselves in the major tent.

The food was fabulous! Winemakers across California presented their award-winning wines, and many folks also enjoyed craft beers from local breweries. A terrific lead-in to the main event was the fifth annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner, which was held on Friday, June 1, where local chefs vied for top food honors to kick off the festival.

The Camarillo-based Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families is a well-loved nonprofit organization that helps abused, neglected and at-risk children and teens by offering services including residential treatment for those in need. Kudos to all those who made this year's event as successful and delicious as ever!

Next up: the 26th annual Care For Kids Golf Classic, on Monday, July 16, at Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club in Camarillo.

For more information on Casa Pacifica and its fundraising events, visit
Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce State of the Community

I had the distinct honor of being recognized by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce as an outgoing board member. Speakers at the State of the Community event included Carpinteria Mayor Fred Shaw, Supervisor Das Williams, and Peter Rupert, a professor of Economics at UCSB. 

Attending the event, from left, were Lynn Harrison, Joyce Donaldson (CEO of the Carpinteria Chamber), myself  and Danny Harrison. 
We Went 'Under the Sea' for Ventura Business Expo
Peter Gutierrez spreads the word about Harrison's services at the Ventura Chamber of Commerce's expo.
Harrison Industries was one of about 75 companies with booths at the Ventura Chamber of Commerce's spring 2018 business expo, held May 17 at the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort. The theme was "Under the Sea."

The always fun expo featured food vendors, raffle prize giveaways and theme-based competitions. At its heart, though, this semi-annual event is a wonderful vehicle for local companies and organizations to share their services and products with residents and one another.

Recycling Coordinator Peter Gutierrez and I manned the Harrison booth. We were happy to visit with a great crowd who stopped by, and we were able to hand out some valuable informational materials about our company and our industry.

Harrison also is a proud sponsor of this event, which gives a big lift to the business community by providing this forum. 

As a member of the Ventura Chamber's Board of Directors, I am already looking forward to helping coordinate our fall business expo. Stay tuned for details!
A Beautiful Benefit for Carpinteria Boys & Girls
Attending the Carpinteria Kids Auction were (front row, from left): Jenny, Ralph, Lynn and Patty Harrison; and (back row, from left): John and Letha Harrison, Mary van Nimwegen, Ted Harrison and Jim Harrison.

The Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club celebrated its 80th anniversary on May 12 in grand style, with a festive dinner and auction that drew hundreds and raised tens of thousands of dollars for local youths.

Harrison Industries is a longtime sponsor of this annual charity event and we were pleased to attend this momentous year at the stunningly beautiful HeartStone Ranch in Carpinteria.

There was gourmet food, a hosted bar and live and silent auctions. The event was emceed by the wonderful Janet Garufis, chairwoman and CEO of Montecito Bank and a longtime community activist for youth.

The Boys & Girls Club's mission is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens" through quality programming and outcome-driven club experiences. This event at its heart sees to it that mission for local youth is accomplished.

Contact the Boys & Girls Club at
Camarillo Chamber Celebrates at Awards Luncheon
During a lovely luncheon event at Spanish Hills Country Club, the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce gathered the community together to celebrate its accomplishments and to install a new board.

The 2018 State of the Chamber Luncheon & Awards Ceremony took place on Thursday, June 14, at the gorgeous Camarillo country club.

Myron and George Harrison were in attendance and we also sponsor this great event, to network with other local businesspeople and to honor those at the chamber who help guide the Camarillo business community. Special honors at the event went to Tania Garcia, outgoing board chair, and Laura Mullen, the incoming chair to whom Garcia passed the gavel.

With a positive business outlook in the community, there was plenty to celebrate on this beautiful spring day.

For more information on the Camarillo Chamber, visit
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