Saturday, March 30, 2013

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.

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    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

    Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Networking Strategies for People Who Hate Networking

    Three quick tips to make real connections in business -- and take the nervousness out of networking.

    As all business owners know, just putting your name out there isn't enough to bring new clients in the door. If you want to attract more prospects you're going to have to grow your network. While a room full of strangers talking about their jobs might not be anyone's idea of a good time, planning out a strategy before an event and following through afterward can help ease your anxieties about networking.

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Featured Member: Stephen Wachira

    Stephen Wachira 
    Complete Janitorial

    Commercial Cleaning
    707-399-7132 Office
    707-480-5377 Cell

    About Us:

    Complete Janitorial is a full service cleaning company. We provide a large ally of services. This includes onetime clean ups to contract cleaning seven days a week all year round.

    We do it all; vacuuming, dusting, disinfecting, stripping, buffing waxing, window cleaning, grout cleaning and power washing.
    We service office complexes, wineries, warehouses, productions centers, restaurants, retail stores, show rooms, doctor’s and dental offices. We also service private homes, construction sites and retail stores.
    Complete Janitorial provides our services at the most reasonable cost and we strive to help the customer save on their costs pertaining to cleaning by providing most effective cleaning programs. By using green biodegradable, non-toxic, and low-VOC emitting cleaning products we unsure your office is a healthy work place. We help minimize the exposure of your property and occupants to the effects of aggressive cleaners. This helps our clients provide a safe environmentally sensitive work place or home.

    Let the uniformed staff at Complete Janitorial  fulfill all your maintenance and cleaning needs. From everyday upkeep to large event cleaning, we guarantee punctuality and quality work.
    Enjoy the comfort of knowing that your environment will be clean and hazardous free as we use green products in our cleaning process. Here are some of the services offered by Complete Janitorial.
    Maintenance of: 
    • Offices 
    • Wineries 
    • Dr. Offices 
    • Complexes 
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Front Lobby
    • Back Area
    • Equipment/Grease Removal

    • Maintenance 
    • Move In/ Move Out Cleanup 
    • Construction Clean Up
    • Steam Cleaning
    • Extractions
    • Pet Odor Control
    • Waxing
    • Stripping
    • Buffing 
    • Sealing 
    • Tile 
    • Grout 
    • Stone 
    • Marble

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    Featured Member: Amy Rhodes

    Amy Rhodes
    Massage Therapist

    Irvin's Salon and Spa
    3000 Alamo Drive, Suite 101
    Vacaville, CA 95687

    Our goal is to pamper you from head-to-toe and enhance your natural beauty.  Our experienced and talented staff at IrVin's Salon and Spa are among the most qualified and educated in the industry.

    Whether you need a full day of relaxation, a completely new hairstyle or a quick manicure, you'll find it here.  Check out our services and call us to make an appointment today!

    About Irvin's Salon and Spa:

    IrVin's Salon and Spa is based on the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.  We possess over 35 years of hair care/spa experience.  As a result, a high percentage of our business stems from repeat customer and referral visits.

    We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.  IrVin's Salon and Spa is dedicated to delivering you the best service our business and industry has to offer.

    Friday, March 15, 2013

    Featured Member: Joanne Barnard

    Joanne Barnard
    Above All Roofing Co.

    Barnard Family (Joanne not pictured)

    495 Willanette Drive
    Vacaville, CA 95688

    ABOVE ALL ROOFING CO. is a family owned and operated contractor located in Vacaville, California; serving the surrounding counties and the Bay Area. We are here for all your roofing needs. We specialize in everything from New Roofs, Repairs, Inspections, Maintenance, Seamless Gutters, and Insulation for Residential and Commercial properties.
    We have extensive knowledge, with 37 years of experience in many types of roofing systems, including Asphalt Shingles, Wood Shakes, Built-up Roofing, Tile and Slate, just to name a few. Our goal is to provide you with quality workmanship, timely service and fair pricing. Our estimates are always free. We are licensed, bonded and insured and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Featured Member: Colleen Stafford

    Colleen Stafford
    All Size Flooring Center & Carpet Cleaning

    1021 Mason Street
    Vacaville, CA 95688
    Phone: 707-448-3300
    Fax: 707-448-7935

    All Size Flooring Center and Carpet Cleaning is a fully licensed, family owned and operated, contracted flooring business. Here at All Size we can handle all of your flooring and carpet cleaning needs. We have a designer showroom full of the latest trends in flooring. We will work with our customers to find the best flooring solutions for the job, taking into consideration things such as traffic patterns and wearabililty and we stand behind our installations and work.

    We stock hundreds of carpet remnants, carpet rolls and various styles of vinyl. You can come to our showroom and pick out one of the quality remnants and have a custom area rug made from our in-house binding service. We offer "value flooring" for all budgets.
    "Welcome to One of the Largest Remnant Dealers in our Area!"

    All Size Flooring Center also specializes in Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning at an affordable price. Our truck mounted machine surpasses any home, rental or chemical cleaning available. We use only the best "green" cleaning products that are not only great for your carpets and upholstery but, safe for your living environment as well!

    Our friendly flooring experts are knowledgeable of your flooring needs and are dedicated to making your experience the best one imagineable. We hope you will find what you are looking for here on our website, however, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our showroom if you have any questions.

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    Featured Member: Stacy Torres

    Stacy Torres
    Servpro of Fairfield

    SERVPRO of Fairfield
    5130 Fulton Drive, Ste. 1
    Fairfield, CA 94533

    Office: 707-207-0122
    Cell: 707-756-0664

    Stacy has been in the restoration business for a total of six years.  She has a background in Real Estate and has an in depth understanding of the emergency restoration industry such as fire loss and water damage.

    Stacy is very excited to be a part of the growing Servpro of Fairfield business and is very passionate about business development and providing outstanding customer service to all of our clients.

    Servpro Services: 

    Fire & Smoke Damage

    We understand the trauma and terror that a fire in your home can cause. Every year, fire devastates the lives of thousands of families. If the tragedy of fire should strike your home, we can help! 

    When you need us, we can provide Emergency Services 24 hrs. per day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year. We offer a full range of services including Emergency Board-up and securing of your home, deodorization, complete cleaning, rebuilding, and restoration of your home and contents to their original condition.

    Water Damage

    Water Damage in your home can be damaging and devastating, and improperly dealt with can result in an unhealthy environment for you and your family. If water damage should occur from exterior flooding, broken water pipes, sewer backups, or any other source, we can help.

    The quicker mitigation services begin, the less damage occurs. That's why we strive to call you within 1 hour of your call for help, and have crews on site if needed within 2 hrs of your call (24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year). Our services include emergency water extraction and mitigation, Dry-out with "state of the art" equipment, Carpet, Vinyl, Hardwood, and other floor covering restoration or replacement, insulation, drywall, and paint repairs, mold remediation, and contents Drying and Restoration.


    Mold in your home or business can damage the structural integrity of your property and cause some mild to serious health problems to at risk people ( children, elderly, diabetics, people on antibiotics, people going through chemotherapy, immunocompromised people, …).

    Mold can be caused by a large variety of conditions in your home besides having a water damage incident. It can be caused by an improperly balanced HVAC system, a humidistat malfunctioning, a compromised vapor barrier, cracks in an exterior wall allowing moisture to migrate inside, and the list goes on and on. If one of these problems occur, mold can become a problem rather quickly. At the first sign of mold or musty odors, it is better to act quickly than to ignore it. 

    We are Certified in Mold Remediation by the IICRC and the IAQA. We can help you if you have any kind of mold problem, from small little isolated areas of mold, to whole houses that are contaminated. We can also help you to discover why you are having a mold problem, if the problem isn't evident. 

    Whatever your mold problem, we can help.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Featured Member: Linda Darlington-O'Bra

    Linda Darlington-O'Bra
    Comfort Keepers Of Solano County

    535 B Main Street
    Vacaville, CA 95688
    Fax: 707-470-2302


    Comfort Keepers is widely recognized as a leading provider of quality in-home care to seniors and other clients who need help with the activities of daily living. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our clients as we enable them to maintain the highest possible level of independent living in their own home for as long as possible.
    The special people who deliver our unique brand of in-home care, who we call Comfort Keepers, are carefully selected, screened and trained to provide professional, compassionate care. 
    Now with more than 550 franchised offices in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Comfort Keepers has been named by INC. Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchise systems in the U.S. We were rated a "World Class Franchise" by the Franchise Research Institute in May 2009 and were listed in the "Top 200" list by Franchise Times in Oct 2009.

    Sunday, March 3, 2013

    Featured Member: Jim Weins

    Jim Weins
    Jacob's Auto Body

    1101 Mason Street,
    Ste. 7
    Vacaville, CA 95688
    Fax: 707-452-9258


    Jacob's Auto Body has been serving the greater Solano area since 1996. We specialize in collision repair for all Imports and Domestics. Our goal is to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition quickly, at a fair price with complete customer satisfaction and a lifetime warranty on workmanship and paint performance.

    Jacob's Auto Body technicians are I-Car trained and ASE certified. The shop uses the latest technology in refinishing, including PPG enviro based paint and a high tech preparation spray booth guaranteeing your automotive finish against peeling, delaminating, cracking and loss of gloss. Our PPG certified technicians provide the consumer with unquestionable quality for your automotive refinishing needs.

    Jacob's Auto Body is capable of working on a wide variety of Specialty vehicles. By this we mean; planes, watercraft, motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, and motorcycles.