Micky’s Jewelry Studio Named 41st Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Micky’s Jewelry Studio Named 41st Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year


Sacramento, CA – In a ceremony in Sacramento, Assemblymember Chris Holden honored Micky’s Jewelry Studio of La Verne as “Small Business of the Year” for the 41st Assembly District. Micky Rehm, who founded the business, received the recognition during the Annual Small Business of the Year Luncheon organized by the California Small Business Association.


The strong commitment to the community demonstrated by Micky’s Jewelry Studio is truly impressive,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.  “Micky promotes shopping locally and helps build a strong, supportive network of women in business.”


As a family owned and operated business, Micky’s Jewelry Studio has served La Verne and its surrounding community for over ten years.   In addition to running the studio, Rehm donates to local charities such as the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity and organizes various events that showcase and empower women-owned small businesses. 


“Micky is invested and totally involved with the success of Old Town La Verne and provides all of us with a great place to shop,” said Tim Hepburn, La Verne City Councilmember.  “No matter what the function is in Old La Verne, she is always involved to make it a success.”


In 2018, Rehm was elected to the Board of Directors of the Business Improvement District and served as the past president of the La Verne Chamber of Commerce, of which she is still an active member. 


“Micky Rehm, of Micky’s Jewelry, has always been one of those extraordinary business owners who respects her clients and her community,” said Wayne Hurley, Chairman of the La Verne Chamber of Commerce.  “She happily joins with other local business owners to help promote business for everyone and is a strong supporter of both our La Verne Chamber of Commerce as well as the Old Town La Verne Business Association.  It’s no wonder she is being recognized.”


In addition to honoring Micky’s Jewelry Studio as the 2019 Small Business of the Year, Assemblymember Chris Holden is recognizing a Small Business of Distinction from each community within the 41st Assembly District including:


The Little Red Hen (Altadena) has been part of Altadena’s landscape for well over 60 years.  The last 50 years it has been owned and operated by one African American family, the “Shay” Family. The coffee shop remains pretty much as it did 50 years ago, the image of a local diner.


I Like Pie Bake Shop (Claremont) was established in 2012 and makes uniquely delicious pies from scratch. Annika Corbin, the owner, established a pie festival in Claremont that has helped local businesses within the Claremont Village.


Simply Divine Hair and Barber Salon (Monrovia) has been in business for over 20 years. Keshia Carter-Bowen, who owns and operates the salon, works with students from Monrovia High School and participates in community events within the city and with Foothill Unity Center.


Around the Cycle (Pasadena) is designed to make it easy for people to pass on their old bicycles, parts, and gear to others via a retail and online consignment model, helping people buy good-quality used equipment. This allows people to save and earn money, as well as conserve resources and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable economy.


Quality Instant Printing (San Dimas) is a business that is very involved in the community through supporting various events that bring residents and visitors to the downtown area so that they can experience the shops and restaurants.  Pat Myers, the owner, also supports many local non-profits with their printing needs to raise money.


Casa del Rey (Sierra Madre) is a family owned and operated business since 1972 and takes great pride in serving fresh, homemade and authentic Mexican food.  They are a fixture in Sierra Madre and a member of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.


Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta (South Pasadena) is a business that truly supports the community by employing local residents and students and donating to non-profit organizations. The owner, Jamie Inzunza, currently serves as Chair of the Economic Development Committee, which is a vital component of the city’s Economic Development Plan.


Visiting Angels (Upland) has cared for hundreds of seniors over the years and is led by Alina Toral, Executive Director who has a passion for serving seniors and helping them live happy and fulfilling lives. Alina consistently looks for needs in the community and ways to serve others by collecting various donations and supporting other small businesses in Upland.