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Ingenuity rules these days as "safer at home" orders force us to conduct business in a different way. Here are 5 local businesses that are finding creative ways to reach their clientele in a safe and healthy way.

  1. It Takes a Village Kids -- FaceTime Shopping
    2317 Honolulu Ave Suite B, Montrose, CA 91020
    (818) 957-2200

    It Takes a Village Kids is a unique kids boutique that carries hip and fun styles that make kids look and feel great. This boutique, located in the Montrose Shopping Park, opened in Glendale in 2012. To allow their customers to have the same shopping experience now that the #safferathome orders have been put in place, It Takes a Village Kids is offering "FaceTime Shopping Appointments." These appointments allow customers to see what they are purchasing from the comfort of their own home. The selected items would then be available for free shipping, free delivery or curbside pickup.

  2. Class UFC Gym Glendale -- Online Live Workouts
    107 W Wilson Ave, Glendale, CA 91203
    (818) 804-5455

    Class UFC Gym is one of the newer businesses in #MyGlendale. Opened in January 2020, UFC Gym strives to “bring a modern twist of boxing and hiit to the fitness industry.” In order to pursue this goal, Class UFC has introduced “Class Home Schooling,” which is essentially a live virtual workout session with an instructor. The gym is offering a free pass to try out their Class Home Schooling experience.

  3. Dream Cars Auto Sales — Online Processing & Car Delivery
    400 S Central Ave, Glendale, California
    (818) 543-0063

    Dream Cars Auto Sales, established in 1999, is a family-owned car dealership in #MyGlendale. Dream Cars specializes in luxury pre-owned vehicles and new car leases. To help you get your dream car in a quick and safe manner, they are providing a completely online experience. Clients have the option to get their car delivered straight to their home. All necessary paperwork can be completed via email or phone.

    Visit DreamCarsLeasing.com for more info!

  4. Kendyl Young at Diggs — Virtual Open House
    3819 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose, CA91020
    (818) 396-7588

    Kendyl Young, founder of Diggs Realty, has thought of a creative twist to the traditional “Open House” experience. To encourage individuals to follow the #saferathome orders, Young has allowed clients to search for their next home through a virtual open house experience. This is made possible through a Facebook Live video, where Young tours the home and answers her clients’ questions virtually. Young aims to mirror this virtual experience to a regular open house. Through her online tour, she will show her clients the closets, revisit particular rooms, and even survey the immediate neighbors!

  5. ggDelivery — Any Item Delivery within 4 Hours
    (818) 570-1414

    With the new #saferathome order, ggDelivery is committed to providing the Glendale community with an extremely fast delivery service. Concentrating all their efforts in serving the Glendale community, ggDelivery is offering an on-demand delivery service for any item from any store within four hours in Glendale. The same day delivery option will only be offered for items ordered between 8 am and 7 pm. After shopping, ggDelivery will send a link to pay right before they deliver the items.

What are some #creative ideas that you have seen #Glendale #businesses do during #COVID-19? E-mail your ideas to jbandek@glendaleca.gov.