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Wishing You a Wonderful July Fourth!

We Love Our Team!

Camarillo Chamber Celebrates Longtime Members, New Board

A Good Night: Having Fun, Helping Kids

With Food, Wine and Charity, Everyone Wins at Casa Pacifica Fest

Chamber Business Expos Bring Communities Together

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Wishing You a Wonderful July Fourth!

We're proud to sponsor several Independence Day celebrations in Ventura County and in Carpinteria. It's our honor to supply the recycling and trash services for these community events.

Wherever and however you celebrate this wonderful holiday and your love of country, we wish you a peaceful and beautiful time spent in the company of family and friends - and we ask that you love our land enough to keep it pristine. 

Please recycle everything that's recyclable.

Let's make it a happy, safe and CLEAN Fourth!
We Love Our Team!
As Harrison drivers make their way through your neighborhoods every day, they take pride in being courteous and thoughtful in all circumstances. Sometimes they go above and beyond, and sometimes you are kind enough to let us know.

Ventura resident Margarita Garcia recently shared this account of an encounter with our driver who serves her neighborhood:

"This morning, while taking the trash out, I dropped my cell phone on the street. Not long after, I realized my phone was missing. ... We called the phone a few times and the driver, Chris, answered, and we met up a few blocks away and he gave me my phone back.

"I have a TON of pictures on the phone, and I had upgraded this past weekend, so I was almost in tears when he handed it back to me. I hugged him and thanked him profusely. I also called E.J. Harrison and commended him for the honest deed.

"Just wanted to ... remind everyone that there are good people around us."

Thanks to Chris for his general excellence and especially in this encounter with one of our customers. And thanks to Margarita for taking the time to share.
Camarillo Chamber Celebrates Longtime Members, New Board
During a lovely luncheon event at Spanish Hills Country Club, the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce brought the business community together to honor some of the chamber's dedicated members, to celebrate its accomplishments and to install a new board.

The 2019 State of the Chamber Luncheon & Awards Ceremony took place on Thursday, June 20, at the verdant Camarillo country club.

Myron, Jim and George Harrison and I were in attendance, and we were happy to accept our membership award for 44 years! We were thrilled to be recognized, and to see so many other wonderful companies also receive awards for their longtime dedication to community.

The Harrisons are proud to sponsor this annual chamber event, which provides a perfect venue for Camarillo business leaders to network and to honor some among them. Special honors at the event also went to outgoing board chairwoman Laura Mullen and to the new chairwoman, Dr. Angelica Ramsey.

With a positive business outlook in Camarillo, there was plenty to celebrate on this beautiful last day of spring.

For more information on the Camarillo Chamber, visit www.camarillochamber.org.
A Good Night: Having Fun, Helping Kids
The community dusted off its denim and shined up its diamonds for the benefit of children, at the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County's 35th annual Carpinteria Kids Auction. The popular event took place on Saturday, May 18, at the Carpinteria Club.

The theme this year was "Diamonds and Denim," adding some down-home chic to this always fun, much-beloved, truly inspiring event. The annual auction is a primary fundraiser to benefit the 600 youths served by the UBGC.

Special honors this year went to Sally Green for her service to community youth. Currently a Carpinteria school board trustee, Green is a retired local educator who's still involved in many community youth programs, including the UBGC.

Harrison Industries is a strong supporter of the Boys & Girls Club and is a longtime sponsor of this annual charity event. As always, we were pleased to attend and enjoyed the fantastic live and silent auctions as well as the delicious sit-down dinner.

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 www.unitedbg.org.
With Food, Wine and Charity, Everyone Wins at Casa Pacifica Fest
Under the balmy skies of late spring, a wonderful time was had by us and everyone else who attended the annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food and Brew Festival and Exhibition at California State University, Channel Islands. The al fresco gala took place on Sunday, June 2, on the beautiful Camarillo campus.

Visitors by the thousands reveled in the offerings of the 175 food and beverage vendors who participated in this feast of a festival, and outstanding live entertainment was featured. We had a fantastic time, as usual, and especially enjoyed hanging out under the tent with chef Jason Collis, who always creates such an amazing menu.

We're a proud sponsor of the event, and we're happy to supply trash service, with special thanks to our Donald Sealund, who always does such a great job of setting up the service and then acting as a volunteer throughout the event.

This fest is one of our favorite charity events, as it brings so much of the community together to joyously support a truly worthy cause. At its heart, that's what this festival is all about: It's the largest annual fundraiser for Casa Pacifica, a local nonprofit that's dedicated to helping young people.

The Camarillo-based Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families is a well-loved 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!

For more information on Casa Pacifica and its fundraising events, visit www.casapacifica.org.
Chamber Business Expos Bring Communities Together
We're delighted to support our local chambers of commerce in their community outreach efforts and to meet people in the communities we serve. To that end, in recent weeks, we've had the privilege of taking part in two great spring business expos put on by the Ventura and Camarillo chambers of commerce.

As always, at the Camarillo expo on June 18 and at the Ventura expo on May 16, we manned themed Harrison booths and met with the hundreds of community members who turned out. We brought information about recycling and about all of our programs, and our recycling coordinator, Peter Gutierrez, distributed it and answered questions. As always, both events were well attended and highly informative.

Add in some delicious food, wonderful networking and awesome raffle prizes and you've got the recipe for a couple of great business expos.
 
As an active member of both chambers, Harrison is honored to take part in these invaluable and fun events and we encourage everyone to attend one in your community. 
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