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Button UP brings fashion to Palladio

Robin Bernardoni, right, owner of Button UP women's clothing boutique in Palladio and Runway Boutique in El Dorado Hills, and Lindsay Moore, manager of the stores wear blouses from Fifteen Twenty in a spring blue inspired by the sea. Button UP's grand opening will be held from noon until 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Photo by Roberta Long

Living in El Dorado Hills, Robin Bernardoni saw an opportunity for a unique specialized women’s clothing store in the area. “Most of the women’s clothing was sold through chains or department stores, and people were driving to San Francisco for prom dresses,” she said. Robin’s desire to open a women’s clothing boutique dovetailed nicely with […]

2 Comments / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Become familiar with these five key areas

Iain Marshall

As an investor, what are your goals? You can probably think of quite a few — but over the course of your lifetime, your objectives typically will fall into five key categories. And once you’re familiar with these areas, you can start thinking of what they’ll mean to you in terms of your financial and […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Put power of tax deferral to work

John Zezini

As an investor you may sometimes feel frustrated. After all, your portfolio seems to be at the mercy of the financial markets, whose volatility is beyond anyone’s control. Yet you can control the quality of the investments you own and the diversification of those investments to improve your chances of attaining your long-term financial goals. […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Don’t play politics with your investment decisions

Iain Marshall

While the election season heats up, you will hear more and more promises, claims and counter-claims from the candidates. As a citizen, you may or may not enjoy this “political theater,” but as an investor, you might be concerned over all the talk about taxes, Social Security, Medicare and other financial topics. Will you need […]

Comments Off / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, marks 10 years in Cameron Park

Dale III, 9, (seated) and Luis, 7, get a lesson on proper brushing technique from Dad. Dale Stanec Jr., with the help of his wife Elena, operates a successful dental practice in Cameron Park. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three months out of dental school in 2000, Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, was the first graduate in his class to open a dental practice starting from scratch. “I got to create my own puzzle and do it the way it works for me,” he said. “My practice is very small and low-key.” In his office […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

EDH man appointed to IRS panel

Samuel Sorich

By Dawn Hodson What do you do once you retire? Why become a member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, of course. Or at least that what Sam Sorich did. The president of the Association of California Insurance Companies for the past 25 years, Sorich retired in 2010 and started looking around for interesting things to […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2012 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Carter’s Carpet Restoration makes your floors look like new

Dean Carter, owner of Carter's Carpet Restoration, shows off one of the company's newest cleaning machines — the RX-20 Rotary Jet Extractor. The five vacuum heads and spray jets rotate at 130 rpm, creating 650 complete cleaning passes per minute. The rotating head cleans all sides of the carpet fiber, fluffing up and restoring the pile. Photo by Roberta Long

Dean Carter has had his own carpet cleaning business, Carter’s Carpet Restoration, in El Dorado County for 20 years. He first opened in Pollock Pines, near where he lived, then moved to Diamond Springs in 2002. In October 2010 Carter’s Carpet Restoration moved to 4911 Windplay Drive, Suite 1A, near White Rock Road in El […]

2 Comments / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »