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Joint barre, indoor cycling studios get people moving

FitRIDE instructor Claire Alano leads her students in a class. Members spin with their lower body as they target the upper body with free weights. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

There’s a new exercise craze offered at thebodybar(re) and fitRIDE, partnering El Dorado Hills exercise studios that share more than just a lobby. Members are encouraged to shape, sculpt and tone with the barre method, alternating the next day with a variety of high-intensity, spinning “party on a bike” classes across the hall at fitRIDE. […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Nurse Next Door now in El Dorado Hills

Robert and Owen Brooke's new business will help many seniors in El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Courtesy photo

Local father and son team to offer industry leading in-home senior care By 2020, the number of people older than age 60 in El Dorado County will increase by nearly 150 percent of its current population. The increasing senior population is fueling the demand for home health care and one of North America’s fastest growing providers, […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

EDH startup secures 2.1 million in funding, fills void in market

El Dorado Hills resident Elizabeth Dodson is a co-founder of HomeZada, a home organization and management software solution she researched for before creating with husband John Bodrozic and product developer David Ing. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When entrepreneur Elizabeth Dodson moved from the East Coast  to El Dorado Hills she wanted a tool to help manage her new home, which had different materials and maintenance tips than what she’d always known. “On the East Coast people have basements and no one has tile or stucco roofs like in California,” she said. […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Financial Focus: When is it time to make portfolio changes?

Iain Marshall

The kids are back at school and summer vacations are now just fading memories, so it must be autumn. But the seasons don’t just move on the calendar — they also change in your life. And, speaking of changes, you’ll have to make many of them as you move through the years — and that […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Roebbelen projects net company awards

The Shasta County Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility built by Roebbelen Contracting was the recipient of an Exceptional – Buildings – New award from the Western Council of Construction Consumers. Courtesy photo

Roebbelen Contracting Inc. continues its winning streak with two winning project submissions to this year’s Western Council of Construction Consumers Owners’ Project Excellence Awards. The two projects each received an Exceptional Project achievement award. Winning projects were selected by an independent jury of prominent industry professionals. Winners were honored at the Gala Awards Banquet on […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »