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

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. […]

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

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 on Financial Focus: When is it time to make portfolio changes? / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Roebbelen projects net company awards

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 […]

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Belting out a hit: SlideBelts business growing in EDH

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 […]

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New martial arts studio offers special needs component

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 […]

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Financial focus: Could you afford to live to 100?

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. […]

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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 […]

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