Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Live Entertainment Thursday Nights at Mankas Steakhouse - Scott Pullman on February 16!


Mankas Steakhouse Live Entertainment on Thursdays

February 16 - Scott Pullman

Enjoy a wonderful meal from the team at Mankas Steakhouse and enjoy the live music in a beautiful restaurant and venue. Make your reservations early, as seating can be limited.

2522 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield, CA 94535  

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Lessler Group - Professional Business Services



The Lessler Group Mission:
To provide professional business services and support to our clients, adding to the reputation and value of each.

Our Values:
To maintain the highest ethical standards and practices while developing new customers for The Lessler Group and its clients.

Our Purpose:
The Lessler Group represents clients who are professional service providers to public agencies and the business community in the greater Solano County area. We feel strongly that these service providers are the "best of class" in each of their respective markets. This is the hallmark of our success - that businesses and municipalities working with The Lessler Group and its clients can be assured of the highest levels of professional excellence available in the region.

Who We Are:
The Lessler Group was founded in 2001 to establish mutually beneficial business-to-business relationships for its clients. President Steve Lessler has earned a solid reputation as a community leader in Solano County and is well positioned to effect successful vendor-client relationships:

• Has held appointed and elected public positions 1987 to 2001 – one term as Fairfield Planning Commissioner, two terms as Fairfield City Councilman (two years as Vice-Mayor), seven years as Board member for the Solano Transportation Authority, two as Chairperson.

• Currently holds Board membership for charitable and business organizations; Fairfield-Suisun Rotary, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, Solano EDC, Chairman of the Board for The Salvation Army, Solano County Region.

• Is an active member of the Fairfield-Suisun, Vallejo, Benicia and Vacaville Chambers of Commerce as well as Solano EDC.

• 2013-2014 Chair of the Board for the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce. "I’m not sure how many Board Chairs declare a “slogan” for their term, but as I pondered what I wanted to accomplish during my term, I could not help but focus on the idea of “doing business locally”.  In our Chamber we have the breadth and depth of businesses in almost every category, and the ability to utilize these resources whenever possible before going outside the Chamber to find the services and products we need to run our respective businesses. To be honest, I consider all of Solano County to be local, and if we want to maintain a healthy local business economy, it is my strong belief that we should look to our Chamber and our County first, and only then reach outside if we are unable to meet our needs here.  Call your Chamber; ask which members might provide the services you are looking for. You might be surprised at how deep the local resources are."

Steve has lived in Solano County for over thirty years with his wife Becky and two sons, Kyle and Evan. He attended the University of California at Berkeley for his Bachelors degree in Psychology and went on to attend Golden Gate University in San Francisco for an MBA, concentration in Logistics. During the first twenty years of his career he worked in distribution and production management, concentrating in the last twelve years on Solano County marketing and business development.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Vacaville LeTip - Dedicated to the Highest Standards of Competence and Service


Here is a quick video created by the Tempe Professionals chapter of LeTip


Vacaville LeTip is an active group of professionals working together to better the community and grow business. We meet weekly to work together and find ways in which we can help each other. LeTip expects members to attend meetings because relationships can't be built if attendance is not consistent. We expect our members to be ethical, professional and experienced in their respective lines of work.

The businesses in Vacaville Chapter of LeTip are dedicated to providing the best possible services and products to the residents of Vacaville and surrounding areas. We're consistently growing, so be sure to check back often to find your best choice for a business partner in Vacaville, California.

The LeTip Creed
LeTip is a professional organization of men and women dedicated to the highest standards of competence and service. Our purpose is the exchange of business tips. Members will, at all times, maintain the highest professional integrity. Each business category is represented by one member and conflicts of interest are disallowed.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Power and Rocking Loveseat and Sofa -Thompkins by Flexsteel


Elaine from Lainey's Furniture in Vacaville shows some great features on the great Thompkins line from Flexsteel. See more at http://www.laineysfurniture.com

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Knotty Hair Salon - Experienced Stylists Who Cater to All!


707-434-9100

Knotty Hair Salon is located in historical Suisun City. We are directly across from the beautiful waterfront. In 1927, this building was home to the Bank of Suisun. In 2009, Justin and Emily Giangrasso (owners) transformed this charming old building into a lovely salon with a friendly atmosphere.

Clients are now able to enjoy a relaxing shampoo in the chandelier adorned "Lather Room." At one time this room was the vault of the old bank. Still standing are the vault doors with all of their character and interest. Knotty Hair Salon has experienced stylists who cater to all. We offer a variety of services and specialize in many different areas. We highly recommend scheduling your appointment in advance, but walk-ins are always welcome!

At Knotty Hair we want our clients to leave the salon with a confident smile. Whether you desire a classic look or a swanky style, our artistic team will cater to your needs. We always recommend using professional hair care products to ensure the longevity of your look and the health of your hair.

Product Cards Now Available: Purchase 9 Products at the Regular Price and Receive the 10th Product FREE

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Garden Grille & Bar - A New Concept with the Hilton Garden Inn



The Garden Grille & Bar is a New Concept with the Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield. Featuring Products from Local proprietors from the Suisun Valley. Long considered one of Northern California’s hidden treasures, Suisun Valley and nearby Green Valley are next-door neighbors to the world-famous Napa Valley – Family-owned farms dot the area, where locals grow a variety of fruits and vegetables alongside acres of grapevines. Well over a dozen wineries grow more than two-dozen wine grape varietals in the Suisun soil. The Petite Sirah in particular is exceptional, and has inspired local winemakers to nickname the region the “Petite Sirah Capital of the World.” With this as our backdrop and our back yard of fertile soils, the Garden Grille concept has taken root.

Chef Peter Garcia has taken this concept and applied it to our newly designed Restaurant and Banquet Event Center. Providing the freshest items available. Peter hand purchases his produce daily to insure quality and consistency. Our diverse menu offers something for everyone. From Award Winning Appetizers, Salads, poultry, seafood and mouth watering steak, the Garden Grille & Bar has what the discerning palette craves. Specials are the signature of any good restaurant and Chef Peter provides them in abundance.

In addition to our culinary delights, the Bar Concept has followed suit! Our Resident Mixologist Miguel Librero has created Specialty Cocktails with House Made Farm to Table mixers, purees and shrubs! Our Wine and Craft Beers are of the highest quality, many are locally sourced from our region. The Garden Bar Features the Signature Martini Bucket and is always a must have for your stemmed cocktail! A chilled beaker of your favorite concoction, displayed is mini pail with shaved ice for maintaining the perfect temperature from beginning to end!

So if you are looking for something fresh and never boring, look no further, The Garden Grille & Bar is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

The Perfect Place for Your Next Event:

Giving the right impression is important, especially when it comes to clients or employees. One of the best ways to do it is with a spectacularly catered lunch or event.

The Garden Grille and Bar has the culinary experience to set the stage for your event's success. From corporate breakfasts and client receptions to executive retreats and award ceremonies, we provide you with impeccable service and creatively composed culinary delights.

Prime Rib Buffet:

Join The Garden Grille and Bar for Our Monthly Prime Rib Buffet

Friday, February 24th and the Last Friday of Every Month
Serving from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Last reservation seating will be at 9:30pm

Dinner Buffet:
Adults: $28.95, Seniors (62+) $22.95
Children 12 & under $2.00 per year old.
An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more

Reservations may be made by calling 707-399-8155

Friday, January 27, 2017

Green Valley Floral Does Standing Orders... For Both Residential & Commercial



At Green Valley Floral we pride ourselves in unique custom designs which; include traditional, contemporary and tropical.

For Residential customers, consider sending your loved one a weekly, biweekly or monthly arrangement. Give Green Valley Floral the dates and we will do the remembering. 

For Commercial customers, nothing says "welcome" like a beautiful and unique arrangement of flowers in your entry lobby. We will deliver your weekly arrangement and remove the old one in the same day. We also offer corporate event services.

A special discount is offered with these types of weekly arrangements per agreement of both Green Valley Floral and client.

Please call for more details 707-864-0822 or visit http://gvfloral.net.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Get the Crew To the Job and Get the Work Done Too! - Geweke Commercial Truck & Fleet Sales


Please turn sound up!

Paul Brown of Geweke Ford in Yuba City CA shows off an F350 Dually chassis with the Crew Cab configuration and the benefits of this setup. This unit also has a 10' Scelzi Contractor Body mounted on it. This combination makes an excellent work truck for any crew.

See more at http://geweketrucks.com

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Frontline Environmental - Solutions for Your Toughest Engineering Challenges



Frontline Environmental specializes in automation & control technologies, communications and power distribution. We provide the industrial, petrochemical, municipal, commercial building and manufacturing communities with a single source solution for complete engineering and technical support services.

Do you need experts who can help revolutionize your business with:

• automation & control technologies
• renewable energy upgrades
• disaster recovery
• communications and power distribution

As a full service engineering firm, a software systems integrator, a licensed electrical contractor and a UL 508A certified industrial controls manufacturer Frontline Environmental provides you engineering solutions for Industrial, Manufacturing and Transportation applications.We are a single source solution for complete preventive maintenance, technical support and engineering services 24/7/365.

You can feel confident selecting Frontline Technologies for your engineering services needs we are .....
Highly rated at 97.96 by Prime Buyers Reports in ongoing customer satisfaction research, credentials and business practices.

Let us earn your confidence by delivering professional services that meet or exceed expectations.

Call us now for a consultation or to schedule an assessment at 707-747- 6251 or send an email to contact@frontlineworldwide.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Folsom Lake Ford Fleet Department



Dan Raimondi, Fleet Director of Folsom Lake Ford in Folsom, CA talks about his department and the volume and expanse of their business.

Folsom Lake Ford is located in Folsom, CA and the Fleet and Commercial department website is www.folsomlakefordfleet.com.

Folsom Lake Ford Fleet Department is the business vehicle sales & leasing part of Folsom Lake Ford. We specialize and have an entire team dedicated to government vehicle sales, whether it is for a township, or the Federal government. We specialize in mobility vehicle sales & leasing for every type of need, and we specialize in commercial truck and business sales & leasing. Each part of our team focuses on their area of expertise to give our customers the best service and most knowledgeable communications.

Folsom Lake Ford in Folsom, CA is proud to be an automotive leader in the Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer community and has always maintained the Folsom Lake Ford Advantage:
  • Unmatched Customer Service
  • No Hassle Pricing
  • New Ford Sales
  • Pre-owned Vehicles Sales
  • New & Used Car Loans and Financing
  • Certified service department
  • Full selection of Ford parts and accessories

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Corby's Collision in Vacaville - "Hands On" Owner with Happy Employees



"Hands On" Owner / Operator, Paul Troutner, talks about happy employees and happy customers.


Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday 
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Corby's Collision has been in business for over 47 years in Vacaville, California. Current Owner, Paul Troutner, took over the company in November of 1993. They moved the business to the current 9,000 square foot facility in 1998.

Paul was born and raised in Fairfield, California but, because of his love for the town of Vacaville he moved his family there in 2000. Paul has not only come to love the town but, the people who live there as well and is on a "first name" basis with most of Corby's customers.

When you do business with Corby's Collision you will not only deal with their qualified and professional staff but, also with Paul himself. He is an Owner/Operator and likes to be "hands on" with everything that goes in and out of the shop.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Uncontested Divorce Made Affordable - By the People


Divorce is probably never easy, but it doesn't have to be expensive. Rene of By the People in Fairfield CA talks briefly about help with uncontested divorces with our without children. Rene or Tammy will be happy to answer all your questions. Call them at 707-428-9871 and you can visit the website at http://bythepeopleca.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

Barrel 2 Botle - One of Northern California's Premier Wine and Spirits Store!



Barrel 2 Bottle is one of Northern California's premier wine and spirits stores. Our selection is unparalleled in quality and variety in diverse categories of spirits and fine wines.

We an incredible selection of wine, spirits and beer under one roof at competitive prices. Stop by today!

If we don't have it, we'll get it for you! 

Barrel 2 Bottle
1020 Helen Power Dr Vacaville, CA 95687 
 Phone: (707) 449-9999

STORE HOURS 
Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 10:00pm 
Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 11:00pm 
Sunday 10:00am - 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Commercial and Residential Restoration - Alltek Restoration Inc.

925-757-6000 Corporate   
510-473-5070 Alameda 
209-910-5070 San Joaquin
 http://ari247.com

Alltek Restoration, Inc has three divisions. We offer both Emergency Service / First response (DIV I) and Complete Restoration / Reconstruction (DIV II) services for both property and structure claims. Our General and Electrical Construction (DIV III) services cover all phases of residential and commercial renovations, remodels, improvements, and maintenance. Our knowledge and experience in residential and commercial field allows us to serve you with high quality installations and job performance, making the project flow smoothly from permit application to final inspection.

Post loss conditions of a structure can be minor to severe predicated on the type of loss and its severity. Both small and large losses will require trained professionals to perform mitigation & restoration pertinent to the specific loss, followed by reconstruction to return property to pre-loss condition. It is imperative that your loss is assessed and the initial restoration efforts are performed correctly preventing further damage or distress to property and structure. Reconstruction is a very critical part in the process of restoring your property back to pre-loss condition.

All of our workers are trained, properly equipped and supervised by certified staff while handling all restoration & reconstruction projects. We produce high efficiency, quality work accompanied with superior customer service. We specialize in insurance restoration & reconstruction for damages resulting from Fire, Water, Smoke, Storm, Vandalism and Vehicle impact.

Water damage restoration: There are two large certifying bodies, the IICRC and the RIA, that recommend standards of care. Most companies in the restoration industry use the IICRC procedural standard, which is known as the S500. The S500 indicates the standards and techniques related to the current technology and proven service required to perform water restoration.

Fire damage restoration: Fire losses are often the most complex, after a structure or property has suffered fire damages they typically are accompanied by smoke and water damage. Smoke damage occurs as a direct result from the combustibles being burned and the water damages are a result from the excessive amount of water to extinguish the fire. The combination of these three can leave a property and structure severely distressed and damaged.

Smoke damage restoration: Smoke damage to a home and the restoration/remediation efforts used to properly restore structural or property are predicated and based on the type of combustibles that have produced the smoke and severity of the damage. Having a restoration professional performing the smoke damage remediation using the industries techniques and supplies will ensure the highest quality or removal of stain and odor removal.

Storm damage restoration: Structures or property damaged by rain, wind, hail, or the combination of any fall into this category. Storm damages often result in roofing components being compromised which could result in water intrusions resulting in interior damage. Strong winds can cause structural components to fail and long rains resulting in super saturated soils can also cause water intrusion. Storms can also cause trees to fall and impact a structure. The severity of damages a structure receives from a storm will greatly be impacted by the intensity of the storm and the deficient condition the storm has created. A timely response by trained professionals can often quickly remedy or reduce damages caused to a structure or property.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Choose Alex's Automotive for Auto Maintenance and Repair in Benicia CA and Surrounding Areas



About Alex's Automotive:

In 1969, Alex's Automotive opened its doors as a family owned and operated automotive maintenance and repair business serving Benicia CA and the surrounding area.

Today, the Fernandez family continues to put their customers first and treat them as they would members of their own family. At Alex’s Automotive we stand behind our work and extend the same care and concern that we have with our own family to our community and the people we serve. And with over 100 years of experience in the automotive maintenance and repair industry, our highly trained team can take care of all of your automotive needs.

Why Choose Alex's Automotive?

If someone asks, “Why Alex’s Automotive?” we believe the answer is simple. We stand behind our service with a 24 month/24,000 mile in-house warranty as well as a Napa Auto Care nationwide warranty.

In addition, for your convenience we offer local car pick up by arrangement as well as free local customer shuttle service.

At Alex’s Automotive, we believe being a family owned and operated business is also a plus for our customers because of the strong family values that we base our business around. We put customer service at the forefront of our business and treat every customer like a member of our family. Our team realizes that your most precious cargo relies on having a vehicle to keep your life running smoothly and safely. We promise to service your vehicle just as we would our own. Stop by our clean, professional shop at 3190 Bayshore Rd. in Benicia CA and meet our team.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Founder's Message - The Academy of 21st Century Learning



 The Academy of 21st Century Learning is conveniently located in The Nut Tree Plaza in Vacaville. Your student will love it here—it’s inviting, challenging, safe, and fun! We have a mascot (Sophie the Shih Tzu) and a vibrant team of innovative and caring educators. Our educational games in the lobby even make parents want to get in on the learning, and where else can you write on the walls and tables, all in the name of education?

So how does this all come together? As our model, The Academy of 21st Century Learning uses a framework comprised of four key categories that prepare students for the complex demands of learning in the 21st century.

  • Core Subjects in the 21st Century: All schools pay their respects to the core subjects –math, English, science, etc. –but we take our students to the next level by rigorously emphasizing critical thinking and analysis, creativity, and adaptability in all areas of their lives, whether it’s AP English, basketball, or Yearbook Club. 
  • Learning and Innovation Skills: What does Google teach a child? In today’s world, where there are many “right” answers, a search engine may be able to deliver the answer, but that does not mean it is actually capable of instilling the learning and innovation skills necessary for success. 
  • Information and Technology: Today’s textbook is a tablet. Although many teens claim to be technologically savvy, we realize the necessary tools for the 21st Century go well beyond being able to install your grandmother’s printer software. To this end, The Academy teaches advanced computing skills—we hold computer programming classes, and our tutors incorporate the use of advanced computational software in their instruction. 
  • Life and Career Skills: What happens when school ends and you’re faced with a real-life problem? Can you add it? Format it in MLA? Boil it in a beaker to find a solution? We prepare students life beyond the classroom by pushing them to their limits with challenging problems. The Academy is a place where it’s okay to be wrong. In fact, we embrace it, as no one has ever developed a strong character by solving easy math problems and being right all the time. 

Successful tomorrows start at The Academy!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas


This Season, May You Be Blessed with Laughter, Peace, and Love...

Merry Christmas from All of Us at Upward Trend!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Need a Last Minute Gift? Try a Spa Day Gift Certificate!



Still have someone on your Christmas list that you need a gift for? Try a gift certificate from 36 Oaks Country Retreat! We have individual spa treatments or spa packages to choose from. Everyone loves to be pampered.....this is the perfect gift for everyone on your list! It's convenient too, you can purchase them directly from our website

36 Oaks Country Retreat, nestled in a grove of majestic oak trees on Gibson Canyon Road, is an oasis of relaxation and natural beauty in the Vacaville countryside. A lovely country cottage setting on two and a half acres with wild ferns growing in the shade, deer wandering through, and even an occasional fox or raccoon.