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America’s Mattress promotes good sleep

All materials are American-made at America's Mattress in El Dorado Hills. Employee Brooke Pettigrew, owner Bridgett Hartshorn and Michael Nunes promise the best prices and customer care. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Everyone dreads mattress shopping, but if we do it right we can have seven to 10 years of better sleep,” said the owner of the America’s Mattress franchise in El Dorado Hills, which opened during the holidays. Owners Paul and Bridgett Hartshorn also own Affordable Furniture and Blinds in Placerville and hope to see the success […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Seek to balance ‘risk tolerance’ and ‘required risk’

Iain Marshall

Like everyone else, you have financial goals. To help achieve these goals, you may need to invest — and when you invest, you’ll need to take on some risk. But the more you understand this risk, and the better you are at managing it, the greater your potential for staying invested for the long term. […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Nugget Markets gives Cameron Park store a lift

Food 4 Less in Cameron Park has gotten a makeover and is now Fork Lift by Nugget. Village Life photos by Krysten Kellum

Cameron Park Food 4 Less shoppers have seen their local grocery store transform before their eyes over the last several months and earlier this week Nugget Markets unveiled the store’s new name — Fork Lift — and kicked off a week-long celebration. “It’s really a hybrid of Food 4 Less and Nugget,” said assistant store director […]

Comments Off / December 03, 2014 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Check out this year-end financial checklist

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you’ve made this past year in various areas of your life — and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals. At the same time, you may want to make some end-of-year moves that can close out 2014 on a […]

Comments Off / November 25, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

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 »