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.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Resistance Spot Welding - Rudy's Auto Body



Jon and Sal with Rudy's Auto Body give a great demonstration of spot welding a body panel.


A Bit of History of Rudy's Auto Body:

Family owned and operated since 1962, Rudy's Auto Body has provided the greater Solano County area with precision auto body repair and painting.

At Rudy's Auto Body, we work with all makes and models. The quality of our work and attention to detail is unparalleled. Additionally, we use only the finest tools and equipment. Unlike the typical auto body shop, our facility and equipment is immaculate, and this same level of attention is carried out on all of our repair and servicing tasks.

We are not only technicians, but also enthusiasts of the fine marques that we repair.

If you would like to stop by and see the facility, we will be happy to give you a tour, and discuss the various components and features of your automobile. We have the necessary knowledge, equipment, and facility to handle all of your automobile’s paint, body, and chassis repairs.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors Since 1987


Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors
615 Merchant St.
Vacaville, CA 95688


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Phone: (707) 451-2700
Llc # 603355


Northern California Garage Door Experts 

Your trusted source for affordable custom garage doors

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors is Northern California’s source for quality, low cost garage doors. We are a locally owned, father and son full service garage door company proud to have served the needs of residents in Napa, Solano and the surrounding area since 1987.

Whether you’re ready to replace your current garage door to enhance the curb appeal and add value to your home, want to install a garage door opener or need emergency garage door repair, our team of experts are here to help you make the best choices.

We provide quality products from industry leaders like Clopay® and LiftMaster®, and back them up with knowledge, experience, and a commitment to honesty, integrity and affordable prices. Don't be tricked into buying a part you don't need or risk being over-charged. You have our word that we have your best interests at heart, with the goal of making you a life-long, loyal customer.

Ramirez is a member of the California Operator & Door Association.

We were voted “Best Garage Door Company” in the Vacaville Reporter’s Best of Vacaville reader’s poll in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Pacific Power & Systems - Licensed Industrial and Commercial Electrical Contractor



(707) 437-2300 
4970 Peabody Rd 
Fairfield, CA 94533 

 http://pacificpowerandsystems.blogspot.com

Contractor Lic #458315
w/ C-7 & C-10

Dir #1000000158

All our electricians are NICET certified.

Members of:
ABC--Associated Builders and Contractor's Association
Western Electrical Contractor's Association
CAFAA--California Automatic Fire Alarm Association
NFPA--National Fire Protection Association
State Certified Electicians

Licensed industrial, commercial electrical contractor serving Solano County since 1984. PPS provides electrical service work, small and large scale electrical construction projects. Low voltage systems service and installation including fire alarm, paging, bell, clock, and nurse call systems. Certified electricians and factory trained staff offer expertise in all areas of electrical construction, maintenance, and service.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

How To Change Windshield Wiper Blades - Nor Cal Performance


Alan shows us how to change a windshield wiper blade. See more at http://www.norcalperformance.com

About Nor Cal Performance: 

We are a family owned full service auto repair shop in West Sacramento, California. We offer comprehensive automotive maintenance & repair for all foreign and domestic vehicles. As a Napa AutoCare Center, we take pride in offering our customers quality auto repair at a fair price. Our ASE Certified Technicians go from start to finish to repair your car, truck, suv, or van no matter what the problem including fleet maintenance and repair, brakes, oil change, tune up, transmission, electrical, alignment, diagnostics, etc. We are a STAR certified test and repair smog station.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Box Van Can Do A Lot Of Things Inexpensively - Nor Cal Ford Truck Club



Note: Please turn sound up!

Tom Garcia of Marathon Truck Body shows off a 14' Dry Van Body mounted on an E350 Cutaway Chassis. Check out the Lift-Assist on the cargo ramp! Those things are heavy, but this feature sure makes it easy. Sometimes it is the simplest things that are meaningful, like that sliding door without rattles.

Since a Dry Van Body is just a box on wheels, there is so many modifications that can be made to make it more useful for individual company use, such as, side doors, walk-up side door openings, windows, translucent roof, E-Track, plywood lining, Gelcoat lining with added insulation for refrigeration to just keep things cool or to keep them frozen. Plus there is the ramp as shown, liftgates, railgates, swing-away doors rather than roll-up doors and the list goes on and on.


This video was shot at a Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event in October 2015

About Nor Cal Ford Truck Club:

Our purpose is fulfilled by providing an opportunity and atmosphere for Northern California Ford Dealers to network with like-minded dealers, grow new or expand old friendships, have some good old fashioned fun together, learn a few things that help us in our business, and create partnerships for greater success.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Don't Forget to Book Julz Ice Cream for Your Next Event!



Julz Ice Cream's Ice Cream Truck features a vast variety of delicious prepackaged ice cream. With a captivating custom design wrap, electronic menu boards, and credit card point of sale system; this Ice Cream Truck is sure to be a hit at your next event!

WE HAVE MANY PROGRAMS TO FIT YOUR EVENT NEEDS.

SCHEDULE OUR ICE CREAM TRUCK FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT:

Fundraising Event, Sporting Event, 
Employee Appreciation, Party, 
Day Care Event, Customer Appreciation, 
Routine Service, and more!

Please contact Ravi Vardan 
for more information:
916-842-0497

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy Hour is Every Day from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at Fuso Italian Restaurant!



Join Fuso Italian Restaurant every day from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm for Happy Hour! You can relax with friends while sipping on a margarita, mojitio or whatever you favorite drink may be. We have a full bar to accommodate your every need. 

Located in Downtown Vacaville, Fuso Italian Restaurant came to being for one purpose. The word fuso means many things, but the most important lies within our goal to bring together good food and good people, with a hope that from this fusion good things will follow. While our main style falls back on Italian, we cook our seasonal dishes towards more American cuisine. Our daily specials are just that, they change daily, and they rely heavily on what is locally available to our chefs.

And this Friday night, December 2nd, stay for dinner and jazz music by Bob Muzzy from 6:30 - 9:30 pm 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Solving The Problem Of Electric Metering For Multi-Unit Buildings


Quadlogic has provided electric submetering systems for residential and commercial customers for 25 years. Our patented Power Line Communications technology is what sets us apart. By utilizing a building's existing power lines to transmit metered data, no additional wiring or meter readers are required. Leading electrical contractors, property owners and property managers depend on the accuracy and reliability of our equipment. Our meters are also capable of receiving pulse data from water, gas and BTU meters for a complete utility metering solution.

 At Frontline Environmental Technologies, we have a wide variety of solutions for many business needs. See more at http://www.FrontlineWorldwide.com

Friday, November 25, 2016

Contractors Trust the FSI Guarantee - First Service Insurance



First Service Insurance has made serving small to medium size businesses our first priority since opening our doors in 1997. Today, thousands of satisfied clients trust us with the coverage they need and rely on us for the service they want.

We earn our reputation by providing what you want and then going beyond to deliver the unexpected. Here’s what you get: First, you are handed your own dedicated support team made of licensed pros who really know construction coverage. Next, you get our fully-staffed certificate department at the ready. After that, anytime you need us you have the most highly-experienced group of specialty insurance people in the business. Wrapping it all up, you get a guarantee that puts in writing that you will continue to get this service all the time.

With us, you get the specialist in the field. The best. You usually expect to pay more for this level of service, but the people we serve happily report that our premiums are actually better. And, of course, no one else has the huge advantage of our experienced service and our written guarantee on top of it all.

Remember, with us it’s more than a slogan, we are Working for Contractors™.

The service I get from First Service is simply put - PERFECT!” –T.D. in NB

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Playground Wood Chips At Dixon Landscape Materials


Raj with Dixon Landscape Materials shows us their very popular playground wood chips, which is made from Cedar and certified for playgrounds. It is also used all around the garden, parks and so on.

Call Dixon Landscape at 707-678-8200 and visit their website at www.dixonlandscape.com

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Funeral Services

(707) 425-4697 
bryanbraker.com


The staff members of Bryan Braker Funeral Home will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it’s tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

203K Mortgage - Big Valley Mortgage


Mike gives an overview as to why a 203K mortgage can be extremely beneficial to a home buyer. See more at http://www.thelendingpros.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Buyer Testimonial for David Muerle Realtor


(707) 372-0000 

Happy buyer testimonial about David Muerle's business and his level of service.

About David Muerle:

I have been a real estate broker for over 20 years, and my business is fueled by referrals from my clients, friends and business associates who trust me to help the people they love with their real estate needs. My goal is to deliver a real estate buying or selling experience that so exceeds their expectations that they cannot wait to introduce me to the people they love when they have real estate needs.

I specialize in residential real estate both for investors as well as homeowners in Northern Solano County. Many customers also ask me to introduce them to a local Realtor in areas that I do not serve personally because I have access to a database of fabulous Realtors throughout the United States. I am very successful at finding great Realtors for customers throughout the United States. I love doing this for clients because I get paid a referral fee by the agent, and I know what questions to ask to get my client connected with the RIGHT Realtor.

I am also a referral resource for service providers in all areas of expertise. I personally use and have customers who use carpet cleaners, contractors, investment advisers, attorneys, insurance agents, party organizers, cleaners, landscapers, and the list goes on and on. Any time you need a referral to a great service provider, contact me and I will get you connected.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Join Green Valley Floral for their Annual Holiday Open House on November 11th

Holiday Open House 
at Green Valley Floral 

  
Friday, November 11, 2016
@ 5:00pm to 8:30pm 

Please Join Us 
for an evening of merriment.

We will be celebrating the Holiday Season in typical
Green Valley Floral fashion.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Come get the first look at all of our fantastic and unique
holiday merchandise. Find a special gift or find things to
adorn your home and impress holiday guests.

 We also have a lot of fall merchandise and want to remind you to
place your orders for your Thanksgiving centerpieces soon.


Hope to see you here...Bring your friends!


* Drawing for a $100.00 centerpiece.

Green Valley Floral
4160-A Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534

(707) 864-0822





Friday, November 4, 2016

The National Ford Truck Club - Helping Ford Professionals Increase Their Effectiveness

Safe Fleet - 2016 - Matt Lewis, inView 360 Degree Camera System

SAFE FLEET demonstrates their inView 360 degree camera system for John Hughes, President of the National Ford Truck Club. With safety as paramount, its key feature is the elimination of blind-spots around the vehicle with a birds-eye view. With a monitor in the cab, the rear and side view mirrors are greatly enhanced when parking, maneuvering in traffic and at the job site. There are four cameras placed around the vehicle...

National Ford Truck Club
http://www.nationalfordtruckclub.com/

The National Ford Truck Club (NFTC) was established in March, 2006, at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Show in Atlanta, Georgia. Twelve of 18 Regional Truck Clubs sent representatives to the meeting. Much of the talk was focused on how to make Regional Clubs better for members. It was agreed that a National Ford Truck Club could bring Fleet and Commercial Sales Managers; Ford Professionals, together to discuss common challenges relating to our unique role in the vehicle sales business.

The NFTC’s mission is to help all Ford Professionals increase their effectiveness through the exchange of ideas with peers; through education and exposure to resources and procedures used by other successful FordPros. Where there are Regional Clubs, the NFTC works to help them grow and meet the needs in their area.

Four out of five dealerships are located too far from a Regional Club for regular participation by the FordPros in that market. The NFTC wanted to make benefits of a club available to all FordPros at any Ford dealership in the country. To serve this broad group of professionals nationally, the NFTC vowed to build Internet-based tools and resources so the NFTC can offer practical benefits to all FordPros.

FordPros Magazine

FordPros Magazine is the official publication of the National Ford Truck Club. It is published quarterly; Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, and mailed free to all Ford Fleet and Commercial Managers in the United States.

FordPros Magazine is a collaborative effort and could not be provided to the industry without the support of the National Ford Truck Club Sponsors, Ford Motor Company, National Ford Truck Club members and the National Office.

To be added to the mailing list, or to receive a digital copy via email, click here. For advertising information contact us.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Great Looking Harbor Flatbed - Removable Wood Gates Allow for Easy Loading and Unloading




This Chevy Dually sports a Harbor Flatbed with full- width Headboard and Low Style Contractor Style Wooden Gates. The removable gates allow for easy loading and unloading. This body is often used by contractors and landscapers and allows carrying necessary equipment and materials.

To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452. Also find us at http://htbi.net/

Saturday, October 29, 2016

North Bay Truck Center - Ready to Tackle Any Repair Job




North Bay Truck Center 
Home of A&T Road Service 
1245 Illinois Street Fairfield, CA 94533
707-427-1386 

 Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm

We have a team of Certified Technicians ready to tackle any repair job. Our Techs enjoy what they do and it shows in their workmanship and pride displayed for the work performed. Give Us a Call and we will be happy to schedule a service appointment for you. Some, but certainly not all, of the repairs we handle include: Engine, Transmission, Cooling System, Heating, Air Conditioning, Brakes, Suspension, Driveability and  Front End Alignments.



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ford F-550 with Scelzi 2-3 Yard Steel Dump with Fold-Down Sides - Hansel Ford Fleet & Commercial Truck Department


John Turic gives us a short tour of a 2015 F-550 Chassis with diesel engine and a Scelzi Steel 2-3 yard Dump Body with fold-down sides, Rugby Hoist, Class 5 Receiver, and PullTarps roll-up tarp for covering the load. Because this chassis is an F-550, it can carry a great deal of weight.

See more at http://www.HanselWorkTrucks.com

Sunday, October 23, 2016

4-Wheel Drive Cab Chassis with 12' Harbor Flatbed - Don Lewis Motors


Jordan shows off a Harbor 12' steel floor flatbed with underbed boxes and trailer receiver. The flatbed is among the most basic of commercial truck beds, and yet still among the most useful.

See more at http://www.DowLewisTrucks.com

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Get Your Copy of Wendy VanHatten's Newest Novel and 5th Hidden Truths Book, "The Forger's Key" on Amazon!



Once again, Marta and Clark find themselves immersed in intrigue and danger with unscrupulous characters. This time, those characters are determined to eliminate everyone who knows anything about a mess of forged paintings. The forger could have been of assistance ... until he's killed and they're left wondering who is calling the shots.

This is what a few readers had to say:

"Wendy VanHatten's latest addition to her Hidden Truths series, The Forger's Key, number five in the series, is her best yet in my opinion. Each of her offerings gets better and better. The writing is more refined, the story is smoother flowing, and it is always engaging. In fact, they are all hard to put down, keeping one moving along without tiring or losing interest. Marta, Clark, Ian, and the gang are back with some new characters. Loved the newspaper gal who was pure fun and spunk, and maybe, just maybe, someone else got into her car instead of Maxine ... just so I can enjoy her again in the next installment! More romance seems likely too after all the intrigue cools at bit. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them all, but this one is best so far." - Terry M

"Marta, the main character in these novels, is at it again with her traveling, her cat, and her problems. Not to mention the bad guys who keep following her. I'm not sure how she can be so clueless and yet so lucky, but that's why I love her. There's enough suspense and twists to keep readers engaged in the action and with the characters. I really wasn't sure how this one was going to end ... until it did." - Bev M

About the Author:
WENDY VANHATTEN IS a best-selling author, editor-in-chief for Prime Time Living Magazine, travel journalist, wine, food, and travel editor for WEMagazine, and Bay Area Travel Writer Organization board member. Her children's books, the Max and Myron series, teach children to read while developing good character traits. Travel advice and photos are updated weekly on her blog. Her books may be found on Amazon or from her website. www.wendyvanhatten.com

Monday, October 17, 2016

Get Your Bike Fixed The Same Day - New Appointment Program


Vinny goes over the new appointment program for Velo Wrench Bike Shop that allows you to drop off and pick up your bike the same day for most repairs. Give him a call at 707-451-4706 or visit http://www.velowrench.com

Friday, October 14, 2016

Is Your Parking Lot in Need of Repair? Call Vaca Vet Striping!

Vaca Vet Striping understands the importance of quality asphalt maintenance and the importance of leaving a lasting impression to prospective tenants, home buyers, customers and the general public.

Vaca Vet Striping has over 30 years experience doing business as ACE Paving Company, with a General Engineering Class A Contractor's License #389714. We strive to provide quality work and great service at an affordable cost. V.V.S. provides services in Solano, Napa, Yolo and Sacramento counties. Our services include city, county, and state roads, highways, airports, commercial parking lots, driveways and racetracks.


Sealcoating - Striping - Crack Sealing - Asphalt Paving
Curb Painting - ADA Handicap - Pothole Repairs - Asphalt Overlay 
707-592-8331

 Before

After 



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A.R.E., Leer & SnugTop Truck Cap Comparison - Vaca Valley Truck & Sport Utility Center



In this video Vaca Valley Truck & SUV compares truck cap models between industry leaders A.R.E., Leer, and SnugTop. All caps were manufactured for a 2015 Ford F-150 for a fair comparison. Cap models featured: A.R.E. Z-series, Leer 100XL, and SnugTop SuperSport.

See more at http://www.vacavalleytruck.com

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Superior Food Safety Consulting Services


Using “Do the Right Thing” ® proprietary methodology, Superior Food Safety’s expert will visit your site and evaluate your company’s current food safety system against GFSI and regulatory requirements. Using strong analytical skills, the expert will identify any gaps in your existing Food Safety Culture, Food Safety System Designs, and Food Safety Requirements. Once the gap analysis is completed, our expert will recommend specific strategies, forecast systematic issues and create a Project Timeline for the improvement and/or total implementation of a reliable, cost-effective food safety program. Superior Food Safety’s “Do the Right Thing” methodology has been proven successful in helping clients achieve GFSI certification audits with good to excellent scores.

GFSI systems and FSMA

Superior Food Safety assists employees from diverse backgrounds at low and high-risk food manufacturing plants as they implement, manage, and maintain FSMA compliance programs and GFSI systems (SQF, BRC, FSSC2200, IFS, etc.). Our proprietary methodology, Do The Right Thing ® ,is based on core principles of integrity and personal responsibility – the key factors in all successful food safety operations. This unique methodology helps our clients develop and build their own Risk Management Culture ® that forms the foundation of all future safety endeavors in their organization.

Step One
GFSI / FSMA Gap Analysis 
The first step toward compliance is the evaluation of your current food safety programs against FSMA or GFSI system requirements. This involves an extensive review of your documents, building, processing equipment, employee practices, current food safety system design, and company culture. This process gives us a big picture understanding of the gaps in your system and helps identify exactly where change needs to be implemented to meet industry and government safety standards.

Step two
System Design 
The gap analysis provides the information needed to determine if your company requires re-designation of food safety responsibilities. It is important that responsibilities are aligned with each manager’s job description and line of command. Clearly defined responsibilities and a well-designed chain of command foster personal accountability and system-wide success.

Step Three
Budget Evaluation 
It is also crucial that managers know how to correctly calculate the budget for a comprehensive food safety system. Superior Food Safety helps you anticipate and budget for capital projects, building and equipment updates, consulting services, training, and other system necessities. Clearly identifying these costs is the first step to ensure that senior management commits the required resources for the success of the implementation phase.

Step Four
Project Timeline 
Once the responsibilities are designated and the resources allocated, Superior Food Safety builds the project timeline and recommends a deadline to meet FSMA compliance or achieve GFSI certification. In this phase, your company will designate a Project Manager and a GFSI or FSMA Steering Management Team that will be meeting on a regular basis to follow up on project status for support and accountability. It is crucial that senior management be represented on this team as a demonstration of management commitment.

Step Five
Collaborative Project Website 
Superior Food Safety’s role in the execution phase is to provide support and technical guidance. Your company owns and executes the system. We have developed a state-of-the-art collaborative web-based system linked to companies’ and consultants’ e-mails that allows real-time tracking of project status, online training, and review of documents. This collaborative, project management site ensures everyone’s accountability and support.

Step Six
Management Training
Superior Food Safety will deliver customized training on how to use the website and other tools for tracking and maintaining selected FSMA or GFSI standards. Each manager responsible for each task must gain a perfect understanding of the execution phase.

Step Seven
Project Execution 
The team will start the execution of the project after all the previous steps have been completed. Superior Food Safety’s role will be to support, guide, review and approve documentation as needed. We are also available to execute internal audits, HACCP reviews and validation and verification procedures.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wellness Workshop Tonight at Vaca Valley Chiropractic!

"Take Control of Your Health" Vaca Valley Chiropractic Wellness Workshop

1st & 3rd Wednesday Every Month

Starts at 6:00pm - Approximately 60-70 Minutes

No Cost - Free Gift Just For Coming 
Free PH Test

Wellness / Immune System Indicator 
Exercise And Stretching | Instructions For Your Specific Condition

http://vvchiro.com


Learn How To SALT Your Way To Health 
Lifestyle vs Diet | Nervous System | Nutritional Facts 



Dr. Moffett and Dr. Lamb established Vaca Valley Chiropractic in 1989. We offer our patients a wealth of information on chiropractic conditions and work with them to design a plan of care that fits their needs.

With over 36 years of combined experience, Dr. Moffett and Dr. Lamb exhibit a depth of knowledge and experience in treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions. Work injuries, auto accidents, herniated discs, sports injuries, foot and ankle pain, knee and hip conditions, wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder and elbow pain, pinched nerves, neck pain, jaw pain and headaches…to name a few.

The doctors and staff at Vaca Valley Chiropractic are committed to helping you improve your health. We strive to see to it that our patient’s expectations are far exceeded.

The growth and success of this family practice is largely due to the referrals of satisfied patients, local physicians and therapists.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Star Tech European - Automotive Service and Repair Performance Specialists


Star Tech European
23 Union Way
Vacaville, CA 95687 
http://www.star-tech-european.com/

About Star Tech European

We are a European Automotive Service and Repair facility. We specialize in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo and Mini. We are also a Bosche Service Center.

From minor services like oil changes to major repairs we are skilled and ready to service your vehicle with care and thoroughness. With over 35 years of experience, we have the knowledge to give you the best service possible.

Unlike most repair facilities, the owner of this facility is the head mechanic!


A Bit of History

 
Don Westhaver has been working on cars in Vallejo for over 35 years and was shop foreman for the Mercedes-Benz, Porsche dealer in Vallejo for 15 years. He was the recipient of the rare and coveted Star Technician award from the Mercedes-Benz factory. Don also has a great deal of Porsche factory training and has the Audi/VW Quality Control award as well. When that dealership closed, Don decided to go out on his own.

We moved to Vacaville 9 years ago and it began to make more sense to move our business to Vacaville. In January, 2008 we opened for business at our current location. We have been busy ever since with very little advertising and are very pleased that we made the move.

How We Feel About Business

The auto repair business doesn't have the  best reputation, so we go the extra mile to build trust. That includes taking extra time to really explain what your car needs and why. Our goal is to give professional, friendly, honest service without the stress and hassle of going to the dealer. We will never sell you something you don't need.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Solano County Fairgrounds is the Perfect Place for Your Next Event!


http://scfair.com/

Plan your next event at the Fairgrounds - McCormack Hall is just one of several venues available for your next celebration offering 16,000 square feet of flexible space, perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, community events, trade shows and more...

  • Located in Vallejo, California at the northeast tip of the San Francisco Bay Area at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and Highway 37 
  • Gateway to the Napa & Sonoma wine countries and the Sacramento Valley 
  • Great location and direct access from two major freeways 
  • Adjacent to full-service Courtyard by Marriott hotel 
  • Across the street from Six Flags/Discovery Kingdom theme park 
  • Flexible space indoors and outdoors
  • Ample parking lots and paved areas
  • Attractive shaded grounds with pleasant lawn areas and landscaping
  • 5 acres paved area inside the grounds: perfect for vehicle shows, motor sports, and other large outdoor attractions
  • 157 acre grounds
  • 5 major buildings containing 61,400 square feet of space

Monday, September 26, 2016

Don't Wait to Find Out the Condition of Your Commercial Building - Get an Inspection from SitePro!


362 Gulf Breeze Parkway, #214 
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 
850-934-6800

Commercial Inspections

Whether you own, lease, or are purchasing a building, don’t wait to find out the condition of the building and its systems. It is a pretty good hunch that this property was a major investment and the last thing you want are more costs. After all, no one likes surprises. That’s why an inspection is intended to tell you the condition of the building and property–and, reduce your risk.

A SitePro inspection is an objective review of your building and property. Knowing the condition of a building will allow you to budget more accurately and provide for expenditures in the future — whether it’s a new roof, HVAC or simply maintenance related items. Not knowing this information, or worse yet guessing, can have major consequences.

  • What condition are the building’s systems and components in?
  • What costly defects are there which require attention now?
  • What expenditures will be required to repair, maintain or replace items in the near future?

If you can’t answer these questions about the property you’re planning to buy or lease, you probably should consider an inspection before buying the property.

Buying a building and property is a very anxious time filled with doubts, deadlines and so on. Reducing or removing uncertainties can make your real estate transaction go smoother. The same holds true when you lease, by knowing the condition of the building and property from the outset. Estimating future repair costs and the replacement of building components and systems requires an inspection to determine their current condition. With this information estimated life spans can be ascertained along with the related costs to repair, maintain or replace items.

What Type of Commercial Properties are Typically Inspected?

We inspect commercial buildings of all shapes and sizes. For example:

  • Shopping Centers & Strip Malls
  • Office Buildings, Apartments & Condominiums
  • Light Industrial Properties
  • Religious & Institutional Properties
  • Recreational Facilities & Sports Complexes

What Does SitePro Look For?

Our building inspections are tailored to meet our clients’ needs and include items such as:

  • Foundation — construction, walls, floors
  • Roof — covering, flashing, chimneys, drainage
  • Attic — ventilation, vapor barriers
  • Insulation — type, amount
  • Interior Spaces — Walls, Floors, Rooms, Offices, Kitchens, Washrooms
  • Exterior — Site, Walls, Windows & Doors
  • Electrical & Plumbing Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Other services we can provide include:

Safety concerns for fire & other hazards

We do not inspect commercial equipment such as refrigeration units, coolers, commercial grade ovens, stoves or pizza ovens.

Why a SitePro Report?

We provide a comprehensive narrative-style written report. Our reports….

  • Are Not A Checklist
  • Are Easy To Read
  • Are Not Overly Technical
  • Tell You The Condition Of Your Property In Every Day Language


Call 850-934-6800 To Schedule Your Inspection Today!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Servpro Of Fairfield - Faster to Any Size Disaster



Tom talks about the objectives of Servpro of Fairfield. A leading fire, water and smoke damage restoration company.

See more at http://www.servprooffairfield.com

A Solano county company, providing 24 hour emergency service for water and fire damage. Specializing in commercial/residential restoration work and Emergency Response Programs which are an assessment of your facility resulting in a concise document containing critical information needed in the event of an emergency. This service provided at no cost. When fire and water damage take control of your life, we help take it back.

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Fairfield has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Burglar Alarms - Safe Side Security, Inc



SAFE SIDE SECURITY, INC.
http://safe-side-security.com
1240 Commerce Avenue, Suite C
Woodland, CA 95776
530-662-1144 | 800-794-7575 | Fax: 530-662-4859


Safe Side Security, Inc. was established in Davis, California in 1983. For the past 30 years, we have provided design, installation, monitoring, servicing and inspections of security and fire alarm systems. We are the "local" company serving Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Solano Counties and the surrounding areas. As active members in the Sacramento Area Alarm Association and the California Alarm Association, we continue to work with our fire departments and law enforcement agencies on local and national industry issues.

Our success is a result of the thousands of satisfied customers who use our services daily, and are pleased with the results. We take pride in providing each customer with a professionally installed, user-friendly system tailored to fit their needs. Service is a high priority, with technicians on call 24 hours a day. Our systems are monitored by U.L. central station Total Monitoring Services, Inc., located in Sacramento, California. In March of 2008, Safe Side Security became a Certified U.L. fire alarm company. 


Burglar Alarms  

In the past, security systems were regarded as luxuries only the rich would need or could afford. But today, there is a security system for any household, business and budget. Security systems are as much of a necessity of modern life as computers, dishwashers and microwaves. With everyone's busy lifestyles, there is often just no one to keep a watchful eye out and local police just can't be everywhere all at once.

The good news is today's Security Systems are simply smarter, more user-friendly, and more affordable than ever before. Safe Side Security offers a hybrid of hardwired and wireless system components to suit your needs today and tomorrow. Protecting your property from burglary, our systems can do it all with ease 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our advanced security systems are engineered to be so smart they're actually easier to use; with your choice of keypads, remote key fobs, and detectors for a complete user friendly system.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nu Calm Available at Regency Dental Group



Dr. Burton demonstrates NuCalm. It is a revolutionary relaxation treatment to make your dental experience stress free and calm. See more at http://regencydentalgroup.com/

Open in the same location for the past 14 years, Regency Dental Group is dedicated to quality service in a home away from home atmosphere. We strive to make each and every visit a pleasurable experience. Extra care is taken to ensure that the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization are adhered to. This gives all of our patients the confidence to know that they are the top priority and their well being is the most important concern. Our ultimate mission is to assist in making a contribution to overall health by providing the highest quality dental care possible. You will not only be delighted with the quality of clinical care but also by the way in which you are treated as an individual. We want this to be your happy dental home.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Railroad Avenue Self Storage in Fairfield CA



Too much stuff? Store it safely with Railroad Avenue Self Storage in Fairfield, California. With gated access, multiple unit sizes, and onsite managers, they are sure to have the storage solution that's right for you. And every unit is ground level making drive-up access easier so you can get your belongings when you need them. Contact them today.

For more information, please visit http://www.railroadselfstorage.com/

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Carpal Tunnel and Chiropractic Care - Pazdel Chiropractic


Dr. Bejan Pazdel explains how many may benefit from chiropractic care for carpal tunnel symptoms.

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic at http://www.pazdelchiropratcic.com

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Payroll Etcetera Services - Accounting



479 Mason Street, Suite 101 
Vacaville, CA 95688 
707-426-6394 

Payroll Etcetera will confidentially manage your payroll and bookkeeping services, including preparing payroll, W2's, quarterlies and monthly financial statements. We can help you save time by taking over these tasks so you can focus on what you do best, running your business. Serving all of Solano County; including Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, Suisun City, Rio Vista, Benicia and Vallejo.

Payroll Etcetera provides timely and accurate financial reports to help business owners make informed decisions. Services can be provided at your location or in our office.


  • monthly or quarterly reporting
  • bank reconciliation
  • invoice services
  • sales and use tax payment and reporting
  • forecasting, budgeting and business planning
  • seamless upload of payroll into your QuickBooks
  • 1099 preparation


Ewald Mueller has 20 years experience in finance. He earned his MBA from Duke and holds a PhD from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. As an active member of the community, Ewald is an ambassador and member of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, an alumnus of Duke University, a member of the Suisun City Business Group, and teaches finance and economics at the University of Phoenix.

Monday, September 5, 2016

I Love Welding! - Croz Custom Metal Fabrication Inc


Don Crossley says, "I love welding!" He's been at it for over 30 years and he comes to you in a sizable area of Northern California. He's based out of centrally located, Fairfield CA, and all you need do is give him a call at 707-580-4727 and he'll be right there!

See more at http://nbcontractorsalliance.com/contractors/metalfabricator.html

Friday, September 2, 2016

Join The Matt Garcia Foundation for Their 7th Annual Golf Tournament!


JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY OF GOLF THE MATT GARCIA FOUNDATION SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

http://www.mattgarciadreamteam.org/

The Matt Garcia Foundation is pleased to announce one of our most exciting events of the year. Our 7th Annual Golf Tournament is an opportunity to ensure that the impactful youth and community programs that we support throughout the year will continue.

Our late city councilman, Matt Garcia, was a young man with a vision. With the help of generous individuals and companies such as yours, our foundation has been able to raise the essential funds needed in "Keeping the Dream Alive." Your participation sends a powerful message that you are partnering with us to make our world a safer and more meaningful place.

The event itself is an opportunity to network with many potential customers and clients. All of our sponsors' names will be prominently displayed on our event publications. Your donation is tax deductible. It is our mission to support youth, help stop crime, and strengthen our community.

Thank you in advance for celebrating this hope of creating a better Fairfield for tomorrow!

The Matt Garcia Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 10, 2016, at the beautiful course of Green Valley Country Club. CLICK HERE for more details.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE - MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

9:30AM - 10:30AM | REGISTRATION 
11:00 AM | SHOTGUN START 
4:30PM | NO-HOST BAR 
5:30PM | DINNER

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Mankas Steakhouse's Banquet Offerings




Mankas Steakhouse is a historic site which has been beautifully restored for memorable events:

  • Weddings Parties 
  • Corporate Events 
  • Non-Profit Organizations 

Private Gardens: 

  •  25 - 150 People 

Off-Site Venues: 

Vezer Estates - Surrounded by rolling hills, one of the most stunning views in the valley.
  • 25 - 200 People 

Blue Victorian - Step back 100 years in this elegantly restored Victorian home and barn, now Winery with Spectacular Barrel Room and Outdoor Tented area.
  • 25 - 200 People

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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, August 21, 2016

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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hodson & Mullin, Attorneys At Law - Workers Compensation


707.452.9606

Hodson & Mullin has been a preeminent Family Law, Workers' Compensation, and Social Security Disability firm in Solano County for many years and has been recognized as Law Firm of the Year by the Solano County Bar Association. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has designated our principals as Certified Specialists in Family Law and Workers' Compensation Law and both have been repeatedly named California Super Lawyers.

We offer professional legal representation in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Family Law, Trusts, Estate Planning, and selected Personal Injury and Civil cases. Our staff of attorneys, and our friendly Paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative assistants, all work hard to ensure the best results for our clients in and out of the courtroom.

We negotiate settlements in the vast majority of our cases, but when litigation is necessary, we have the trial experience and level of expertise necessary for effective representation in court. We are one of only a few law firms in the North Bay area with Certified Specialists who can provide legal representation to Spanish speaking clients and our principals’ own personal military service in the U.S. Air Force makes them uniquely positioned to assist military clients.

Our firm’s mission is to put clients first with the goal of minimizing the stress of resolving legal matters. Put our expertise to work for you.

Workers' Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability practice areas are overseen by Partner, Samuel Mullin. Mr. Mullin is recognized as Certified Specialist by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and has repeatedly been named a “California Super Lawyer.” Mr. Mullin served as Assistant Suisun City Attorney, as a Federal Prosecutor for the U.S. Air Force and as a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate.

California’s Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation law are very complex and confusing. Recent changes in Workers’ Compensation law make navigating through the claim process even more confusing. Hodson & Mullin informs clients of their legal rights if they have suffered an industrial injury in California or are seeking disability benefits through Social Security.

Unlike California Workers’ Compensation adjusters who work for the insurance companies, Hodson & Mullin works for injured clients. They ensure that clients are aware of all the rights and benefits they may be entitled to under the law such as medical treatment for job related injuries or illnesses, physical therapy, lifetime medical care options, vocational rehabilitation, temporary and permanent disability, death benefits and settlement depending on the extent of the injury.

Hodson & Mullin advocates zealously on each clients’ behalf with Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, and if necessary, before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. In some cases, Hodson & Mullin also pursues personal injury cases on behalf of injured Workers’ Compensation clients. Hodson & Mullin has a track record of integrity in helping clients get the largest settlement they are entitled to under the law. Hodson & Mullin’s attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle the most serious cases and the staff, experience and resources to move your case forward.

Hodson & Mullin has been a trusted presence in Solano County for years and the firm prides itself on its commitment to staying abreast of recent changes and current developments in the law through extensive continuing legal education to ensure every client has excellent representation. Much of our business is the result of referrals from former clients. Put our experience to work for you.