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Belting out a hit: SlideBelts business growing in EDH

SlideBelts CEO Michelle Taylor holds a box full of belt buckles at the El Dorado Hills business. She and her husband Brigham started the successful business while still in college. Slidebelts now employs 12 people and is moving to a bigger location. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On the fast track to success is a small, but quickly growing, business in El Dorado Hills. Called SlideBelts, the company designs, manufactures and sells high-end belt buckles and belts with a long-range goal of selling wearable technology. Founded by Michelle and Brig Taylor, Michelle said the idea dates back to 2004 when Brig was teaching in […]

No Comment / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New martial arts studio offers special needs component

El Dorado Hills Marital Arts is open for business.  Find out more at the studio's open house on Oct. 11. Pictured left to right: Sami Russell, Tammy Russell, front Paul Frampton, Valerie Ray, Jaclyn Frampton and Austin Frampton. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills Martial Arts opened its doors a month ago and the owners say they’re not like any studio around. “We have a unique approach to martial arts,” said CEO and chief instructor Paul Frampton. “Along with our basic development and Kata technique classes, EDHMA develops customized programs to meet the needs and goals of […]

No Comment / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Financial focus: Could you afford to live to 100?

Iain Marshall

Here’s an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a good chance of living to 100 — but the possibility may not be as remote as it once was. […]

No Comment / September 24, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Work to become a better investor

On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Grebitus Jewelers expands legacy of elegant jewelry, gift Items

Ted Grebitus Jr. speaks with a customer regarding Rolex watches. Grebitus Jewelers opened a new location in Folsom earlier this year. Courtesy photo

When Edwin A. Grebitus Sr. and his wife Dorothy opened a Sacramento jewelry store in 1926, the business enjoyed steady success. But the young couple had ambitious plans for the store to be known for more than just fine jewelry. Adding elegant gift displays to the original Sacramento location set Grebitus apart from other jewelry […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

It’s Kids Time opens second center at Palladio

It's Kids Time owner Jonna Keledjian has opened a second location at The Palladio in Folsom. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“We were bursting at the seams,” It’s Kids Time owner Jonna Keledjian said of the decision to expand her drop-in childcare center to a second location. It’s Kids Time in the Palladio celebrated its grand opening Aug. 1. Since December 2010, It’s Kids Time in El Dorado Hills Town Center has offered preschool programs, full-time and […]

No Comment / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

Iain Marshall

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA […]

No Comment / July 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »