Monday, October 31, 2011

Featured Member: Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson
Vacaville Electric

1011 Mason Street, Ste. 9
Vacaville, CA 95688
Cell: 707-398-1367

About Vacaville Electric:
Vacaville Electric is a full service Electrical Contractor based in Vacaville, California. Some of our company specialties include Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Service & Maintenance, Design, Lighting and Solar. When you need an electrician, you can count on us.

Whether you are a Business Owner, a Contractor, a Property Owner, or a Homeowner, we facilitate the smooth completion of your project. Working well with other trades, we look out for the owner's interests, delivering affordable quality every time. We always welcome new challenges and look forward to working with you.

About Tom Jackson:
My name is Tom Jackson, Owner/Operator of Vacaville Electric. I have been an Electrician for 15 years and have hands-on field training in Residential, Commercial and Industrial electrical work. When I was 19 years old, I took over a friend's job doing Residential electric work and have been in the Electrical industry ever since. After a few years of Residential work, I wanted to learn something new and switched to Commercial work. A couple of years later, the location of the company's work started moving too far south.

At that time, I made the decision to join Local 180 and to work locally. I was sworn (organized) in as a Residential Journeyman. After a couple years, I challenged the Board and tested out for Commercial Journeyman.

The last five years have been spent working in the Napa Valley, doing Wineries, Caves, Restaurants, Shopping Centers and Custom Homes. Last year I decided it was time to bring my experience home and begin the last company I will ever work for. My experience includes everything from Design to New Construction, Existing Construction, Remodels, Tenant Improvements and Service/maintenance of existing systems.

In July of 2009, I started Vacaville Electric. We are Locally Owned and Operated. I was born and raised in Fairfield, and have been residing in Vacaville for the last 10 years. My family is a part of this community and we are here to stay.

Vacaville Electric stands behind our work. We will get the job done right and in a timely manner. Customer satisfaction is important to us.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Featured Member: Donna Burton

Donna Burton
Regency Dental

1001 Nut Tree Road #230
Vacaville, CA 95687

About Regency Dental:
As your choice for professional aesthetic dentistry, dental therapy or ongoing professional dental care, we work hard to ensure your dental experience is exceptional. That means providing you with the best in dental professionals and latest in equipment, materials and techniques.

About Dr. Donna Burton:
Dr. Burton graduated from Seaside High School, Seaside, CA in 1972. She earned her B.A. in biology from Yale University in 1976, and received her D.D.S. from New York University in 1980.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Burton has been providing high quality dental care with a gentle touch. She has practiced at the letterman Army Medical Center for the Department of Defense and she was clinical professor at Beth Israel Hospital and with the Children’s Aid Society in New York City.

Dr. Burton opened Regency Dental in 1995. She completed the Straight Wire Institute for orthodontic certification and the University of Phoenix Business Academy. She continues to attend various seminars and classes to stay informed and keep up to date on all the latest treatment techniques. One of her goals is to change people’s perception of dentistry by providing options to make dental care non-threatening and as pain free as possible.

Dr. Burton is very interested in the community and donates time and resources to school children and children’s sports teams in Vacaville, as well as participating in the Smiles For Life foundation charity every year for the last 10 years. She and her team have helped raise $4 million to help children’s charities across North America.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Featured Member: Mark Korte

Mark Korte
Health & Disability Insurance

Insphere Insurance Solutions
3560 St. Lucia Place
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Solutions Provided:
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Member Benefits

My Background:
I have been licensed to sell insurance in California since 1979 and in 1986 attained my CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) designation. When I meet with clients my goal is to listen to their needs and use my experience to find a solution. I have taught insurance, served on an estate planning council and helped develop marketing programs that focus the attention on client needs.

Communities I Serve:
I will be serving the greater Sacramento, CA area, Vacaville, CA Bear Valley, CA, Angles Camp, CA, Arnold, CA and Murphys, CA.

My Memberships:
I have an interest in bicycling and have started a non profit bicycle club in the Bear Valley area. I also serve as ride director for a benefit ride in Murphys, CA and a member of the local Optimist Group.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Featured Member: Kathy Krohn

Kathy Krohn
State Farm Insurance

438 Main Street

Vacaville, CA 95688

707-451-7422 Phone
707-448-4812 Fax
707-365-4337 Cell

Background and achievements:
  • California State University Chico

  • Focusing on state to state transfers

  • Legion of Honor Qualifier/Golden Triangle

  • Experience with State Farm since 1984

  • Focusing on Business insurance

  • Ambassador Travel Qualifier

  • Chairman's Circle Qualifier

  • Rotary of Vacaville

  • Vacaville Chamber of Commerce member

  • Vacaville Boys and Girls Club Volunteer

  • Mission:

    Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Featured Member: Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson
    Just Cakin' It


    179 Elmira Road, Ste. C
    Vacaville, CA 95687
    Cell: 650-533-8117

    From whimsical and modern to classic and elegant, a creation from Just Cakin’ It Cakery & Dessert Bar is sure to make your event a grand celebration. Our specialty is custom-designed wedding and celebration cakes that are both sophisticated works of art and mouthwatering, memorable desserts.

    In addition to cakes, we create all kinds of specialty cupcakes and sweet-treats available in-store daily. Clients often look forward to planning their next party just so they can order one of our unique creations. Located at 179 Elmira Road Suite C in Vacaville, California, we service the Sacramento and greater San Francisco Bay Area.

    Consistently referred by many event professionals, Just Cakin’ It has earned a reputation for both fabulous cakes, and, equally as important, warm and professional service. We are a boutique bakery accepting limited orders. People are passionate about our cakes, not just for their unique designs, but also for their delicious taste and moist texture. Each cake is handcrafted from scratch using only the finest ingredients: dark Dutch-process cocoa, Quality chocolates, real fresh fruits and pure butter.

    About Jennifer:
    All of the recipes used are from the bakery’s Executive Pastry Chef and Cake Designer Jennifer Anderson. Chef Jennifer has known from a child that she would go into the culinary arts. She attended The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA with her focus on becoming a pastry chef. Chef Jennifer’s extensive menu includes an array of fresh delectable treats and a cupcake menu of over 100 flavors and counting...

    If you want to wow your guest, you found the bakery. From the elegant wedding cake to the quirky birthday cake, they can do it all!

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Featured Member: Richard Ladd

    Richard Ladd
    Financial Advisor
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

    700 Main Street
    Suite 315
    P.O. Box 3440
    Napa, CA 94558
    Toll Free: 800-829-0194
    Fax: 707-252-7934
    California Insurance License # 0B95810

    As your Financial Advisor, I can help you define and strive to meet your goals by delivering a vast array of resources to you in the way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve. Working together to preserve and grow wealth, you’ll have access to some of the world’s most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.

    Education and Licensing:
    * Oregon State University
    Bachelor of Science
    Agricultural Engineering Technology
    * Portland State University
    Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
    * Licensed in Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63, and 65
    * Licensed for Options

    * Member of Yount Masonic Lodge. Napa CA

    Business Experience:
    * 1996 - Present: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
    Former Assistant Branch Manager

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Featured Member: Chris Wallace

    Chris Wallace
    Premier Commercial Inc

    1300 Oliver Rd Ste 300
    Fairfield, CA 94534
    707-205-1445 ph
    707-421-9958 fx
    707-695-5393 cell

    Professional Biography

    • PREMIER COMMERCIAL, INC., Fairfield, California
      Associate Broker
      Specializing in Office Leasing and Investment Property Sales
    • NORTH AMERICAN TITLE CO., Fairfield, California
      Sales Account Manager, Residential Real Estate and Lender Services
      Branch Manager, Home Equity Lending
    • BANK OF AMERICA, Private Banking Division, San Francisco, California
      Financial Analysis, Credit Portfolio Management

    • California State University, San Jose
      B.A., Economics with concentration in Finance

    Community & Professional Activities
    • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
    • Solano Commercial Brokers, Member
    • Downtown Dixon Business Association, Board Member, Treasurer and Chairman, Economic Redevelopment Committee

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Featured Member: Peggy Nethery

    Peggy Nethery
    Green Valley Floral

    4160-A Suisun Valley Road
    Fairfield, CA 94534
    Call: 707-208-6838

    Tuesday thru Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday and Monday CLOSED

    Peggy Nethery has been the new owner of Green Valley Floral for over three years. Before that, she managed the shop for 7 years. Green Valley Floral has been in business for 28 years now.

    Peggy has a total of 15 years experience in the floral industry. "I found my love for flowers through my grandmother and in her beautiful garden when I was a young girl, for that, I am eternally grateful," says Peggy.

    "I can honestly say that I love what I do! I don't think many people can say that. Providing my customers with the very best is important to me. Every Wednesday I go to the Flower Mart in San Francisco to hand select the flowers we use in all of our arrangements. We are also now carrying silk flowers."

    There are presently five employees; Kristi, Ginny, Marsha, and Roxana. I couldn't do it without them. They are awesome. We will be happy to meet your needs from custom floral arrangements, plants, unique gift items, funerals and corporate events. We specialize in weddings ~ our favorite!

    As we all know, these are tough times but, Green Valley Floral is here to stay. Stop by and see us. We are located at 4160-A Suisun Valley Road at "Rockville Corners" and deliver to Fairfield, Vacaville, Benicia, Vallejo, and Napa.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Featured Member: Michael O'Rourke

    Michael O'Rourke
    Big Valley Mortgage
    Branch Manager/Loan Officer
    Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

    479 Mason Street
    Suite 109
    Vacaville, CA 95688
    707-455-7070 ext. 304


    "I have been a member of LeTip for years now, and the return on investment is greater than most if not all other forms of marketing or advertising. Other LeTip members truly are walking billboards for you. I have proudly served as a board member of most of my time with the organization, and can say it brings great joy in helping others increase their business. I am here to serve you as the Mortgage Loan Consultant and am available for personal consultations."

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Featured Member: Tamara Hansen

    Tamara Hansen
    Kappel & Kappel Inc.

    401 Davis Street D
    Vacaville, CA 95688
    Phone: 707-447-0700 X403
    Direct Line: 707-514-6242
    Areas Served: 
    • Benicia
    • Dixon
    • Fairfield
    • Vacaville
    • Vallejo
    I am a home body. When I am not out looking at homes, I am at home with my 3 children and wonderful husband. We love camping at the beach and going to the zoo!! Lately our days are spent cheering for Logan's Pony baseball team...go REDS!! My favorite recipes are soups and chilis. I am a Harvest Festival chili cook off winner, and Downtown Vacaville Chili Cook-off people's choice winner, email me for a variety of tasty chili recipes!!

    BA in Computer Technology obtained while serving in the US Navy. Real Estate Appraisal Basics from Solano Community College, important knowledge when pricing your home for listing or writing an offer on your dream home. Ceritfied HAFA Specialists

    No matter if you are a first time home buyer, a seasoned investor or a new investor you can count on my full attention to your real estate needs. I am also available to help those who are fighting off foreclosure, call for to see if your family qualifies for relief through a short sale. There a several programs available to help home owner's through the distress they are experiencing. Call me to find out how to get the help you need!!