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Fillmore City Council and Chamber Cite Harrison on 85 Years

Carpinteria B&GC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

B&G Club of Camarillo Honors Harrisons at 'Bids for Kid's Gala

41st 'Denim & Diamonds' Gala Benefits County's Boy Scouts

44th Benefactors' Ball Benefits New Community Memorial Hospital

Harrison Supports the Ojai Tennis Tournament and Casa Pacifica

Businesses Welcome Customers at 'Greatest Business Expo in Ventura'

Camarillo Chamber Business Expo Goes 'Full Throttle'

The 71st Ojai Music Festival Was a Classics Showcase

The 71st Ojai Music Festival Was a Classics Showcase

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Fillmore City Council, Chamber Cite Harrison on 85 Years
Jim Harrison and I accept the City of Fillmore's proclamation from Mayor Carrie Broggie.
The Fillmore City Council and the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce have presented plaques to Harrison Industries commemorating our 85th year in business.

Harrison Vice President Jim Harrison and I proudly accepted the city's proclamation from Mayor Carrie Broggie during the City Council's May 9 meeting, while Board Director Ari Larson presented us with the Fillmore Chamber's plaque.

Harrison has contracted with Fillmore under the name Santa Clara Valley Disposal for decades, and we're proud to provide top-notch trash and recycling service to the citizens and businesses of "the last best small town in Southern California."
Carpinteria B&GC Celebrates 50th Anniversary
(L to R) David, Sandy and Jim Harrison enjoy a cupcake at the event.
Harrison Vice President Jim Harrison and I had the pleasure of attending the Boys & Girls Club of Carpinteria's 33rd annual Dinner and Auction on May 20 at the nonprofit's clubhouse on Foothill Road. The festivities were held on a beautiful warm evening and also celebrated the club's 50th anniversary. 

Lynn and Patty Harrison
Close to 230 revelers raised over $96,000 - including $17,820 towards the club's new roof initiative to replace the gymnasium roof damaged in last winter's unprecedented rainfall. The new roof will cost $200,000, of which $53,000 has been raised.

Harrison Industries is a longtime sponsor of this event that featured gourmet food, a hosted bar and a live and silent auction. The event also included the induction of Mike Dawson to the Alumni Hall of Fame. A Carpinteria resident and Lions Club member, Dawson was one of the first members of the Boys & Girls Club when it opened at Aliso School in 1967, playing football, basketball, pool and ping pong with his friends. For over 20 years, Dawson has remained active in the Boys & Girls Club, donating time and money to the organization.  

BGC'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. The dinner and auction was a great event for a great cause -- Carpinteria's kids!
B&G Club of Camarillo Honors Harrisons at Gala 
Harrison Vice President Myron Harrison with his wife Sharon at this year's 'Bids for Kids' gala.
The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo held its annual "Bids for Kids" gala at the Serra Center on April 29. Over 250 guests attended the festivities that raised close to $60,000 for Camarillo kids.

The club used the occasion to honor Harrison Industries Vice President Myron Harrison with a plaque for his decades of support of youth in Camarillo, as well as to recognize us on our 85th anniversary.

Myron is one of just two of the club's Honorary Lifetime Board Members. Myron served on the club's board for a number of years and was a cabinet member in the Club's last Capital Campaign over 20 years ago. 

"He and E.J. Harrison & Sons have been amongst the club's leading supporters for many, many years," said Roberto Martinez, interim CEO and president. "They have been involved with us throughout our existence." 

Started in 1967 by a group of residents in a small house on Barry Street, the club today is a hub for children's programs and services, serving about 3,700 kids each year. In 1975, the club, then known as the Boy's Club of Camarillo, moved into a newly constructed building at 1500 Temple Ave.

The gala featured a silent auction followed by a buffet dinner. Music and dancing came after a live auction that included a weeklong vacation at a beachfront condo in Antigua, two orchestra seats for "Hamilton" at the Hollywood Pantages theater, a Dodgers jersey autographed by Clayton Kershaw, and a four-day Vegas trip.

Good show!

41st 'Denim & Diamonds' Gala Benefits County's Boy Scouts
The Ventura County Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its 41st annual "Denim & Diamonds" Dinner Gala and Auction on May 12 at the Camarillo Ranch House. 

Ralph, Jim and Myron Harrison particularly enjoy sponsoring this delightful fundraiser because they were all Boy Scouts and their father, company co-founder E.J. Harrison, was a Boy Scouts pack leader in Ventura 70 years ago. Harrison General Manager Lynn Harrison - Ralph's son - attended the event that featured a cocktail reception and music as well as a silent and live auction.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 2.7 million youth members and over 1 million volunteers. Since its founding in 1910, more that 110 million American boys have been members. 

The BSA's goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
44th Benefactors' Ball Benefits New Community Memorial Hospital
Enjoying the Benefactors' Ball
Community Memorial Hospital's 44th annual Benefactors' Ball on April 22 was quite an affair. About 320 people gathered at the site of the new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura.

Sponsored by the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation, the elegant affair draws community leaders from all over Ventura County for a night of dining, live music and dancing. Harrison General Manager Lynn Harrison and his wife Patty and Gold Coast Recycling General Manger George Harrison and his wife Danielle sat at the table with David Glyer, Community Memorial Health System's Chief Operating Officer. They loved it!

Proceeds from the Benefactors' Ball go to the new Community Memorial Hospital, which is near completion. It is an impressive six-story building that will have 250 private rooms, comfortable space for families and a healing garden on the grounds.

In addition to all the fun, the Benefactors' Ball celebrated four individuals with the Cephas Bard Award for the devotion and commitment in further CMHS' standing in the community. Don and Bonnie Carlton were honored as Community Leaders of the Year, cardiologist Dr. Sig Storz as Retired Physician of the Year and thoracic and cardiac surgeon Dr. Dominic Tedesco as Physician of the Year. Congratulations to all!
Harrison Supports the Ojai Tennis Tournament and Casa Pacifica
Businesses Welcome Customers at 'Greatest Business Expo in Ventura'
Peter Gutierrez, Recycling Coordinator
Harrison Industries was one of about 75 companies with booths at the Ventura Chamber of Commerce's 2017 "Greatest Business Expo in Ventura,"  held on May 25 at the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort.

This fun event also featured food vendors, raffle prize giveaways, blackout card prizes and more! Harrison also is a proud sponsor of this event, which gives a big lift to the business community by providing local companies and organizations a chance to share their products and services with area residents and one another. 

Recycling Coordinator Peter Gutierrez and I manned the Harrison booth. We were happy to visit with a large number of Ventura Chamber members and Harrison customers who stopped by and we handed out information materials about our company. It was a great turnout!

As chair of the Ventura Chamber's Board of Directors, I'm already looking forward to helping coordinate our fall business expo. Stay tuned for details!
Camarillo Chamber Business Expo Goes 'Full Throttle'
The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce held its Camarillo Business Expo on June 6, and Harrison Industries was there. Recycling coordinator Peter Gutierrez again manned our booth at this fun event at the Camarillo Public Library that is free and open to the public.

The expo's theme was "Full Throttle: Pilot Your Business to Success!" In all close to 60 businesses participated, sharing with attendees products and services they have to offer. Visitors also were treated to food and prize drawings.

The Camarillo Chamber's next big event is the ninth annual Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival on Sept. 3 at the Camarillo Ranch House. It features world-class chili and music, of course, but also offers outstanding craft beers, a class car show and activities for the kids.  So bring the whole family!
The 71st Ojai Music Festival Was a Classics Showcase
Ana Wagner of the Ojai Music Festival (center) presents a commemorative plaque to George Harrison, general manager of Gold Coast Recycling and Laura Ballesteros, accounts payable manager of Harrison Industries.
It's a wrap for the 71st annual Ojai Music Festival. Ventura County's longest running music extravaganza was held June 8-11 under the stars at beautiful Libbey Bowl. The music was as good as promised.

Highlights featured several works by Music Director Vijay Iyer, including the world premiere of his "Violin Concerto," written for and performed by Koh; the American premiere of his "Emergence" for trio and ensemble; and "Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi," a 37-minute Hindu festival film by Prashant Bhargava, for which Iyer wrote the music.

Other highlights included the West Coast premiere of the opera "Afterword" by George Lewis and the world premiere of the chamber version of "Yet Unheard," by Courtney Bryan.

Harrison Industries 
has been a sponsor of the Ojai Music Festival for decades, and we were delighted to receive a plaque commemorating out 85th anniversary from Ana Wagner, the festival's director of development. We look forward to sponsoring more festivals for years to come!
23rd Ventura Music Festival Offers a Wide Variety of Acts 
The 23rd annual Ventura Music Festival is right around the corner, so it's time to make plans to attend, no matter what your taste in music. This year's theme is "An American Season" and Festival Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta has done it again, putting together another outstanding lineup of musical artists who will perform the weekends of July 13-16 and July 21-23.

It all begins with J2B2 - the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band - on July 13 and culminates with jazz singer-pianist Michael Feinstein performing his Great American Songbook on July 23. In between are performances by the piano duo Anderson & Roe, jazz legend Roger Kellaway and Perla Batalla's memory-making tribute to her friend Leonard Cohen, among others. 

Concerts are held at the 400-seat Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road in Ventura, unless noted otherwise. 

Festival organizers want people of all ages to enjoy the music, including young people. So they are offering tickets for $10 or $15 to youth under 18 at all concerts. That's outstanding!

For information on all the festival's other performing acts or to order tickets, go to or call 648-3146. Tickets also are available at the Ventura Music Festival office at 472. E. Santa Clara St.

Harrison Industries again wants to thank festival organizers for honoring the company for its longtime support of the Ventura Music Festival and for celebrating our 85th anniversary at the festival's second annual Cabaret in April. The Cabaret is a wonderful fundraising event that benefits the Ventura Music Festival's Young Artists Fund.

See you at the Ventura Music Festival!
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