July 29, 2014

Letter from the Topanga Chamber of Commerce

 The Topanga Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the online Business section of the Topanga Messenger and invites its readers to become familiar with the vibrant business community of Topanga. In order to provide our Chamber members with expanded advertising opportunities, the Chamber and the Messenger have collaborated to create a robust platform that provides salient in-depth reporting of relevant business n… [Read More...]

Business Profile: Canyon Car Service

 Jenise Blanc was born and lived in New York City most of her life. After many trips between the two coasts, she has called Topanga her home since 1993. What keeps Jenise busy now is her main business, Canyon Car Service, which she owns with her husband, Randy Chance. It is a boutique limo service that has a Transportation Charter Party (TCP) number and is commercially licensed. When you call Canyon Car Service, you get a private driver who will give y… [Read More...]

Business Profile: Design Like It Matters—Marketing and Web Design

 Design Like it Matters (DLIM), a boutique marketing and web design firm, aims to improve the community it serves through socially responsible design and successful marketing techniques. Owner Bonnie Morgan, a longtime Topanga resident and avid technophile, has developed a hands-on and personal “whole business strategic analysis” for small businesses. Her first work with a client is to uncover what they dream to be and reveal what th… [Read More...]

Business Profile: Oak Creek Ranch Topanga— A Tranquil Event Space

 Oak Creek Ranch (OCR) is nestled in the serene Santa Monica Mountains and reveals a beautiful space surrounded by oak trees, creeks, mountainous views and nature living. OCR offers a community art studio, layout for photo shoots and a perfect backdrop for spiritual workshops and charity events. The OCR Art Studio welcomes artists of all kinds who enjoy working in a community of people who love being together with fellow artists. Our community is inspir… [Read More...]

Business Profile: Randy Chance Music Services

 Randy Chance, musician, came to the Los Angeles area in 1973. He has since toured with rock bands, (including the “Lovin’Spoonful” and “The Boxtops”), written a number of things, including a rock opera, many songs, poems and two novels. After a stint writing articles for Guitar Player magazine and another stint as Executive Producer at Premier Radio network, he formed Randy Chance Music Services and never looked back. H… [Read More...]

New Business: Happy Landings at Bird’s Nest Salon

 There is a time, a moment, when a fledgling bird, who can hardly stand, let alone fly, comes beautifully into its own. Suddenly it assumes a grace, a balance, a knowing of what it is supposed to be and its place in the world. That seems to be the evolution of Lauren Carolla’s decision to open her own salon, The Birds Nest. “The idea to open a salon in the Canyon came to me while taking a walk in Topanga,” she sa… [Read More...]

Topanga Messenger Announces Online Business Section

 The Topanga Messenger is pleased to announce that the Topanga Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a revitalized online Business section. Here, readers will find business profiles of local merchants, services and artists and anyone who does business in and with Topanga, as well as news items of interest and information on the latest Chamber events and accomplishments. The Chamber will also select a Business of the Month from its membership with an… [Read More...]

“455 Topanga 2015” Business Directory Deadline, September 1

 The deadline to submit your business, service, art, craft or organization listing for the 2015 edition of the Topanga Messenger’s “455 Topanga” business directory is just around the corner, September 1. The print edition of this popular directory is published every two years and mailed to every address in Topanga. Advertisers’ listings also appear in the “455 Directory” online at topangamessenger.com. As an advertiser you are receiving two years of… [Read More...]