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Don’t take a “holiday” from working toward financial goals

John Zezini

We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a few simple guidelines, […]

No Comment / November 19, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

David Lopes provides dentistry for today’s families

The friendly staff at Dr. Lopes' office is ready to make you smile. Front row, left to right: Lindsay, Registered Dental Assistant; David Lopes, DDS; Julie, RDA; back row, left to right: Tamme, Treatment Coordinator and RDA; Danielle, Registered Dental Assistant; Rachael, RDA. Courtesy photo

Dentist David Lopes calls his practice Smile Designs, but what goes into those smiles makes the difference in the treatment experience for his patients. It’s his attention to every detail of the patient experience, from the time someone walks into his office at 1150 Suncast Lane, Suite 6, in the El Dorado Hills Business Park, […]

No Comment / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

El Dorado Hills networking group provides valuable referral business

The Women in Networking group  focuses on growing businesses through relationship networking and giving back to the community. The group meets every Tuesday at Side Bar, 4364 Town Center Blvd., Suite. 124, El Dorado Hills from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Courtesy photo

By Michele Smith Most business owners realize that networking is a valuable marketing effort for their business but are overwhelmed by mass event invitations. A majority of entrepreneurs claim they can go to events every day of the week, which ends up not being a good business strategy. The question then becomes this: Where does […]

1 Comment / November 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

it’s Kids Time in Town Center

it's Kids Time owner Jonna Keledjian checks in with Natalie Mulert, 4, left, and Kaylin Keledjian, 4, at the Tick Tock preschool. Photo by Roberta Long

What are parents to do with little children when their working hours are irregular, they have no family members or nannies to cover for them, and daycare hours are not flexible? That was the situation Jonna Keledjian of El Dorado Hills faced daily with her three children — Ashlyn, now 10; Lauren, 7; and Kaylin, 4. […]

No Comment / November 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Raise your ‘awareness’ of benefits of life insurance

You may be unaware of it, but September was Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture. Unfortunately, too many Americans are […]

No Comment / October 31, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Explore new opportunities during open enrollment

John Zezini

If you work for a medium-size or large organization, you may well be entering that time of year known as Open Enrollment. While it may not be as dramatic as the “other” election that’s arriving in a few weeks, Open Enrollment will provide you with some choices that can have a big impact on your […]

No Comment / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Should you prepare for ‘fiscal cliff’?

As an investor, you can sometimes still feel you’re at the mercy of forces beyond your control. This may be especially true today, when the Federal Reserve has warned of an approaching “fiscal cliff.” What can you do in the face of such a dire prediction? First of all, you need to understand what led […]

No Comment / September 26, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »