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BUSINESS REVIEW CENTR AL COAST

Summer 2012

Building confidence With a positive outlook and a local talented staff, Inland Pacific Builders leads the way with many options for a home and real estate investment

INSIDE: Read the stories behind your favorite service, retail, and food businesses on the Central Coast


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Country Oaks Care Center is a locally owned and operated 57-bed Medicare and MediCal certified skilled nursing facility. The owners, John and Sharon Henning, have been in this business for over 30 years, and have owned Country Oaks for 21 years. Country Oaks offers both short term rehabilitation and long term care. For those residents who need rehabilitation, we provide physical, occupational, and

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A survey of medical providers and patients in early 2012 by Central Coast Pathology found overwhelming satisfaction rates in both service and quality of testing. Patients surveyed reported a 99% satisfaction rate, with 100% willing to recommend Central Coast Pathology to others. One patient reported: “Central Coast Pathology is awesome! I took my daughter there and loved the way they treated her so I switched to come here also. You guys are great!” In addition, local medical providers reported an impressive 92%

speech therapy, as well as I.V. therapy and enteral therapy. Our restorative nursing program assists residents in maintaining the therapy gains they have achieved. At Country Oaks we highlight resident-centered care. We meet our residents at their current level of functioning and take them along their own path to reach their previous capabilities. All of our staff are hired for their professionalism and compassion for the elderly. It is this concern that motivates our staff to do all the little things that make a big difference in the lives of our residents. Besides providing quality care for seniors, we are involved in the community. We belong to the Rotary Club of Santa Maria, Elks Lodge 1538, Smooth Transportation Services, and the Central Coast Literacy Council. We participate in the Elks Rodeo Parade and the Alzheimer’s Walk.

830 E. Chapel Street, Santa Maria (805) 922.6657 www.countryoakscarecenter.com overall satisfaction rate with CCP services. Due to a high demand for quality laboratory services by both patients and medical providers, Central Coast Pathology Laboratory recently opened an additional Patient Service Center in Arroyo Grande, located at 230 Station Way. With over 220 Central Coast residents employed at CCP, and nearly 30 years of serving the local community, CCP is committed to continuous improvement, as well as to providing comprehensive laboratory services that meet the needs of the people on the Central Coast. As a result of this commitment, Central Coast Pathology continues to bring on new technologies and testing at their state-of-the-art laboratory located in San Luis Obispo.

Patient Service Centers Arroyo Grande Los Osos Morro Bay Paso Robles (805) 541.6033 www.ccpathology.com

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A Different Kind of Gold Buyer From late morning to late evening, Monday to Saturday, a steady stream of customers—each one with a different story, a different reason—visit Adam Anthony and Kellie Brown at the Gold Rush Exchange. From a storefront inside the Grover Beach Vons, right next to Jamba Juice, Adam and Kellie purchase a variety of precious metals, including old jewelry, gold and silver coins/ingots and sterling flatware, enabling everyday consumers to capitalize on the current high prices of gold and silver. Gold Rush Exchange is a highly specialized, highly credible, local organization that provides a valuable service to anyone looking to sell unwanted gold or silver for the fairest price around. This new Central Coast company was established to serve a need while giving back to the community. “We saw the low rates that some of these traveling companies are paying and realized they were literally mining gold and silver from our community at bargain basement prices and taking the money elsewhere. We immediately felt we could do better,” said Adam. “We knew that there was not only an opportunity to do this business in a better way, but also in a manner that would enable us to contribute to the community in a way that others would not and could not. In addition, by doing this locally, we help keep the money in our local economy at a critical time. So far, the reaction to our approach has been outstanding.” Serving the public from a fi xed, continuous location (versus the “traveling” companies that flood the airwaves and newspapers with advertising) holds Adam and Kellie to a higher standard of honesty and credibility – and that’s just the way they like it. Firmly ensconced in the local fabric of the community where they do business, Gold Rush Exchange

has cultivated a well-earned reputation for fairness and honesty. In addition to receiving customers in their store, Adam and Kellie regularly sponsor “Gold Parties,” which can be for fun or can be held as charitable fundraisers. The typical Gold Party is a private affair where friends bring their gold and/or silver to a neighbor’s home and have it evaluated for sale in a comfortable and festive environment. However, for charities, Gold Rush Exchange has put a creative and generous twist on this idea, doing what few, if any, other companies can do. They sponsor charity events that put money in the hands of supporters instead of asking them to pull some out - and simultaneously donating a percentage of each purchase to the local non-profit. With the charitable spirit running high, supporters often donate a portion of their proceeds to the cause as well. “People can easily see that we are communitybased and community-focused,” said Adam. “The Charity Gold Parties prompt the supporters of each charity to consider what they are not using something they might not otherwise do and give them an opportunity to trigger a donation to their favorite local

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cause. It is a unique way to leverage the high price of gold and silver and to give back to the community we serve. It’s satisfying and a lot of fun.” The steady stream of visitors to the Gold Rush Exchange includes 80-year-old grandmothers with vintage gold and sterling flatware, 30- to 40-somethings who have inherited or been gifted pieces they’ll never wear or use again, and baby boomers wishing to clear out old jewelry or otherwise simplify their lives after years of accumulation – generating some extra cash in the process. “What we are seeing today,” said Kellie, “are people of all ages and all walks of life coming in. Of course we see folks who are in need of a little cash to get them by, but we have many clients who realize they have items they never use which are now worth a lot of money. They are smart, savvy people who recognize there is a limited window of opportunity here to make the most of stuff they don’t use or need.” “Recently, a retirement-aged woman came in with a collection of pre-1964 silver coins her husband had started purchasing in the 1970s,” said Adam. “The sale of that collection will generate enough cash to help two of her kids make down payments on their first homes.” We all hear the message to sell our gold and jewelry, but often people don’t even think about their sterling silver flatware. With the price of silver so high, a set of silverware can be quite valuable. One customer who sold a set of sterling silver flatware for more than $1,500 said, “I haven’t used it in 30 years and my kids don’t want it, so I decided to sell it and just give them the money.” Another regular customer from a nearby retirement community who visits Gold Rush Exchange often, discovers pieces long forgotten on a nearly weekly basis. She says she trusts the Gold Rush Exchange because they are the ones doing this “by the book,” and because “they are truly interested in the community.” “Sometimes,” said Adam, “Good old-fashioned community spirit and honesty are the best competitive advantage. Sometimes, the best ideas are very simple.” The result of this approach for the Gold Rush Exchange is lots of happy, loyal, repeat customers.

Gold Rush Exchange at Von’s 1758 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach (805) 931.4653 www.slogoldbuyers.com


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SIEGEL’S Paso Robles’ Jewelry and Pawn Stars! In 1940, J.D. Siegel opened the first jewelry and pawn shop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Fast forward 72 years (and two generations!) and find J.D.’s grandson, Ken Siegel and his wife Kris opening Paso Robles’ first jewelry and pawn shop. Featuring work from such world-famous designers as David Yurman, Hearts on Fire, and Le Vian,

The Past Informs and Graces the Present At 1065 Guadalupe Street, a vintage California home with a yellow picket fence welcomes locals and visitors alike inside, to learn about the unique community of Guadalupe. Founders Margie and Joe Talaugon and their daughter Karen Evangelista are proud of their rich, diverse, and colorful community and the historic figures who helped to shape it. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Educa-

Siegel’s carries a constantly changing collection of unique designer and estate jewelry at prices 30% to 70% less than you’d find in a retail jewelry shop. Couples looking for the perfect bridal set will find incredible deals in loose diamonds with an enchanting array of bridal settings to choose from. Siegel’s also serves those looking for watches, coins, silver, handbags & collectibles. Like the popular new TV show Pawn Stars, Siegel’s also buys gold, diamonds, sterling, and collectibles. Like his father and grandfather before him, Ken offers custom design work, watch and jewelry repairs, and insurance appraisals. No matter what day you walk into Siegel’s, you’ll find dazzling, one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world at savings that seem like they belong in another world. Stop by Siegel’s at 739 12th Street, or call 239-4367 and discover North County’s premier local buyer for estate jewelry, diamonds, gold, and sterling.

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active lifestyle habits. But most important of all your children will have FUN learning and moving while in our gym. We have amazing and caring instructors, who are well trained and very passionate about inspiring young children. Come in for yourself and see why Central Coast Gymnastics is the number #1 choice of families on the Central Coast, for the past 21 years. Visit us online at www.iflipforCCG. com or call 805.549.8408. We look forward to meeting you!

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Quality Education, Quality Experience. This is the mission of Laurus College, a nationally accredited school that is taking an innovative approach to the world of online higher education. For the last several years, Laurus College has been delivering a career-focused training experience to students attending campuses along the Central Coast in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, and Oxnard. Now, Laurus College will be offering that same experience online throughout the entire state of California. The interactive approach will bring a live teacher to every student’s desktop across the college’s system. Laurus College launched its first campuses in 2006 with the overriding expectation that the faculty, management, and curriculum would give students a superior education with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s work environment. The Laurus System assists students in understanding the new concepts they will be learning in a manner that gets them involved in more than just what is taught in the classroom; it includes how these tasks will be applied in the real world. Laurus College is committed to the growing need among both the labor force and employers for collegiate-level, careerfocused training in high growth industries like technology and healthcare. Laurus provides focused instruction and real world, project-based training for exciting career fields such as 3D Animation, Web Design, Medical Billing, Information Technology & Service Professional, Computer Networking, and Office & Professional Business Support.

In order to continue meeting the needs of both local and state-wide training demand, Laurus College is expanding its educational offerings to include an online Internet presence. “We’ve always aspired to be ahead of the trend when it comes to how we deliver our educational experience,” Jeff Redmond, Chancellor of Education for Laurus College says. “The training platform we use in our campus classrooms is already technologydriven, and enables us to deliver the same quality, interactive experience online.” The skills developed by the training programs at Laurus, along with the relatively quick duration in which those programs can be completed, give both current and prospective students a unique opportunity as an educational consumer. “Laurus is derived from a Latin word meaning “success,” explains Vice-President of Student Programs, Cecilia Mortela. “We have a group of people within our organization who all believe in the goal of success for our students. Each student has their own unique story and set of circumstances that inspired them to come to Laurus College and pursue their dreams of a better future for themselves and their families. Every time we see a student overcome possible challenges in his or her life, complete a program, and go to work in a new career, that student defines the very success that Laurus College stands for.” Financial Aid is available to those students who qualify. To learn more about the programs and financial aid available at Laurus College, call (805) 267-1690 and schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor today! For more information about Laurus College’s admissions policies, fees and consumer information, please visit their website at www.lauruscollege.edu.

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tion Center displays historic exhibits that include Guadalupe’s original inhabitants, the Chumash Native Americans. These are contrasted with a look at Guadalupe today through its art, music, and traditions. The Center houses the Guadalupe Sports Hall of Fame that showcases local athletes, a library filled with the history of Guadalupe, and an art gallery that allows space for local artists to show their work. Regular events, presentations, and educational classes are offered at the Center, ensuring the lasting value of the center and the cultural awareness of its community. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations always welcome to this registered non-profit organization. Call 805.343.2939 for more information.

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Atascadero, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Online (California Residents Only) (805) 267.1690 LaurusCollege.edu

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that impacts students across the Central Coast. Untreated dental disease results in higher rates of dental cavities, untreated tooth decay and pain, and children miss Joining the mission of early oral health care is Jennifer Hendershot, DMD, MS, FAAPD— CHC’s Pediatric Dentist and the founder of an oral health initiative that targets infants and toddlers. Dr. Hendershot educates families on ways to improve oral health outcomes and establish a dental home for children by the time they reach 12 months, or by their first tooth.   “The goal,” Hendershot said, “is to increase preventive efforts today so we can reCHC Mobile Dental Clinic staff deliv- duce the number of children who suffer from ers services ranging from dental exams preventable tooth decay down the road.” Ronald Castle, CEO of CHC, referand cleanings to fluoride varnishes and sealants at no cost to students. The team ences the sharp increase in visits by pediteaches children the importance of life- atric dental patients. In just one year, the long dental care, prevention and develop- number of patients seen from age birth ing health habits with fun and engaging to five years has increased by 81 percent, experiences for their young patients.  and the number of patients age six to Students who successfully complete the eight has gone up by 56 percent.  “Together,” Castle said, “we can program are eligible to win a new bike! The program was created by Joseph ensure that all children on the Central Mercardante, DDS,  Dental Director at Coast have access to preventative and CHC.  The first years of school provide restorative dental care.” a unique educational opportunity,” said Mercardante. “It is a time when children are the most receptive to creating good behaviors and life-long healthy habits of oral hygiene and nutrition.” In 2011, the “Brush! Brush! Brush!” program served more than 700 children in the Santa Maria-Bonita and Lucia Mar school Community Health Centers of the Central Coast districts.   “Brush” is expanding its reach Dental Department into other school districts and communi- (805) 929.3211 ties, addressing a widening oral health crisis www.communityhealthcenters.org

“Brush! Brush! Brush!” a schoolbased dental education program created by the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Inc. (CHC) addresses the oral health needs of local children. By providing direct services and education at local elementary schools, CHC works to decrease the dental health disparities in our low-income children.

12 Santa Barbara County. Come and sample Reserve and accessible wine tiers, as well as gourmet cheeses and imported chocolate pairings. A stroll through the lush herb gardens is certain to stir the appetite, so visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic and stay awhile as they sip wines purchased from the tasting room. Visiting Cellar360 Paso Robles? The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and located at 7000 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles open. For additional information call (877) 774-9463 or visit www.cellar360.com/pasorobles. To be sure that the last vestige of confusion has been dispelled, Cellar360 Paso Robles will host the Fifteenth Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza—a Meridian tradition for, well, 15 years! Celebrate American Independence Day in style with three ticket options to choose from: A sumptuous VIP barbecue dinner and prime seating for the music and fireworks is $55. Reserved lawn seats with your own Adirondack chair is $35. And General Admission for firstcome, first-served seating is $25. There’s even a Kids Corner for crafts and treats that can’t be beat. This time-honored event promises to be a family-friendly, fun-filled celebration, and a sure-fire way to reassure locals that their favorite winery is better than ever. If you can’t quite spring for the VIP barbecue dinner, or if barbecue fare is not your first choice, you can build your own gourmet picnic from a marketplace of local food vendors, plus your favorite Meridian wines. The long tradition of live music begins with the toetapping music of BanjerDan who opens for the great sounds of the Mighty Croon Dogs. This energetic 4-piece band plays and sings all types of music, from classic rock, rhythm & blues, swing, salsa, reggae, soul, country, and even some smooth jazz. Their tight vocal harmonies are pleasing to audiences of all ages. Whether they’re crooning a tender love song or working the dance floor into a frenzy, the Mighty Croon Dogs are the perfect choice for this all-American, midsummer party. Advance ticket purchase is required. To buy tickets call (866) 486-5300. The party starts at 6:00 p.m. As the sky darkens, sit back and watch the night light up with the most extravagant fireworks display ever. For the staff at Cellar360 Paso Robles, this landmark event will remind locals and visitors alike that while the name has changed, the best things in life don’t have to.

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At 1065 Guadalupe Street, a vintage California home with a yellow picket fence welcomes locals and visitors alike inside, to learn about the unique community of Guadalupe. Founders Margie and Joe Talaugon and their daughter Karen Evangelista are proud of their rich, diverse, and Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center colorful community and the historic 1065 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe Heritage Oaks Bankwho Board of Directors: back row left Michael Pfau,it. Mark Fugate, Lynch, figures helped toto right: shape TheJames J. (805) 343.2939 Alexander Simas, Kenneth Dewar, Michael J. Behrman, Dee Lacey, and Daniel J. O’Hare. Front row left to right: DonaldCultural Campbell, Vice Chairman; Simone Lagomarsino, CEO; Guadalupe Arts & Educawww.guadalupecultural-arts.com Michael J. Morris, Chairman; and Larry P. Ward

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Heritage Oaks Bank has been providing professional service with a personal touch for Central Coast clients for nearly 30 years. Whether it’s banking services needed to run a business, help finding the right home loan—or a multitude of other banking services of all shapes and sizes—Heritage Oaks Bank is the go-to source for financial success. Leading companies like Meathead Movers, Jamba Juice and Santa Maria Tire all rely on Heritage Oaks Bank.

one-on-one service is delivered face to face as well as using the latest in technological sophistication and convenience. At Heritage Oaks Bank, customers decide how their banking is managed: using online banking, remote capture and Internet payroll services, in person with an on on-site manager, or any combination of these. The bank knows that “one size” no longer fits all, and Heritage Oaks Bank has the range of products and services to prove it. Heritage Oaks Bank takes its role as a community bank to heart, serving hundreds of nonprofit organizations from Paso Robles to Ventura; donating hundreds of staff volunteer hours and many thousands of dollars to support the communities it serves. Heritage Oaks Bank believes in community, believes in success, and is committed to bringing the two together through better banking services. Heritage Oaks Bank has eleven convenient locations reaching from Northern San Luis Obispo County to Ventura County. www.heritageoaksbank.com

Like “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince,” Cellar360 Paso Robles will—for a little while longer anyway—be “The winery formerly known as Meridian Vineyards.” And just like the pop star, whose distinctive sound and stellar musicianship were not affected by his name change, so at Cellar360, the superior wines with the familiar Meridian labels continue to be made by the same winemaker and offered at the same affordable prices. In fact, Cellar360’s Event Manager Alexa Fox says that all the same familiar faces that regular visitors and locals have come to know at Meridian are still waiting to greet you at Cellar360 Paso Robles, to pour you some wine, show you what’s new, or help you plan your next wedding or event. The 500 acres of spectacular vineyards backed by the signature sun-kissed hills of Paso Robles are as breathtaking and relaxing as ever.

is published annually throughout San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County. To make your reservation for the next issue please call 805-546-8208 (San Luis Obispo) or 805-347-1968 (Santa Maria).

Without a doubt, three decades of serving the local business community give Heritage Oaks Bank the edge over other banks. Bank President and CEO Simone Lagomarsino and a board of directors representing the best in local leadership and business savvy direct an operation that has community at its center. At the business service level, Heritage Oaks Bank’s client relationship managers know the local territory and carefully monitor the region’s business climate. They use their expertise to custom-tailor banking services to meet the specific needs of every business client, taking a genuine interest in helping create success. Heritage Oaks Bank is the perfect blend of old and new. Old-fashioned,

Heritage Oaks Bank 1222 Vine Street, Paso Robles (805) 369.5200 www.heritageoaksbank.com info@heritageoaksbank.com

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tion Center displays historic exhibits that include Guadalupe’s original inhabitants, the Chumash Native Americans. These are contrasted with a look at Guadalupe today through its art, music, and traditions. The Center houses the Guadalupe Sports Hall of Fame that showcases local athletes, a library filled with the history of Guadalupe, and an art gallery that allows space for local artists to show their work. Regular events, presentations, and educational classes are offered at the Center, ensuring the lasting value of the center and the cultural awareness of its community. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations always welcome to this registered non-profit organization. Call 805.343.2939 for more information.

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Then why the change? Well, explains Fox, guests of Meridian were impressed by wines featured in the tasting room from Partner Winery properties, like Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, California. Meridian Vineyards was rebranded to Cellar360 Paso Robles in an effort to showcase a broader portfolio of California-made wines. Our Cellar360.com website boasts handpicked selections curated from some of the best California wineries. The experience in our Paso Robles tasting room is

now a richer experience as there is a great opportunity to discover and taste more wine brands. “Cellar360 Paso Robles showcases a wide range of truly spectacular wines from California wine country. The Cellar360 tasting room offers our guests a more dynamic experience,” said Fox. Looking to offer the best that California has to offer, the friendly staff at the vineyard formerly known as Meridian now also offer wines from the best appellations in the state, from Napa Valley to

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New Year, New Confidence, New House! Inland Pacific Builders Paves the Way The signs are all there, says Inland Pacific Builders’ owner and president Gary Grossman. And there’s just one conclusion to be drawn: Slowly at first, but surely he says, housing prices will soon rise and there is every reason to believe that we have seen the bottom of the housing crisis. Grossman is confident that residents on the Central Coast we can look forward to a continuously improving and prosperous future … and he should know. Just before the economic downtown that began with a bang in the fall of 2008, Grossman sensed there was trouble coming months before there were even faint whisperings of it in the media. So he sold off a portion of his successful business, against the best advice of many of his colleagues. “They thought I was crazy,” he recalls. “But I have always had a strong intuitive and well-informed sense of what is happening in the market, and in this industry,” he continued. “Now I get calls from those same people asking for my advice.” Grossman says he began drawing floor plans for houses as a youngster, and there was never any doubt that he would one day be a builder. After completing an undergrad degree at UCLA, he earned his master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at USC and moved to the Central Coast to take his first job with a local home developer. Like many, Grossman “fell in love” with the area and decided to stay. Inland Pacific Builders (IPB) was founded in 1988, and Grossman has been at its helm for two decades. Starting small at first, by the mid-2000’s, IPB had grown to become the largest builder on the Central Coast (across San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties), constructing an average of 500 homes each year. Soon, the company had expanded to include commercial and retail buildings as well as residential.

With a long list of beautiful, well-established, and well-known residential and commercial projects, IPB has been enhancing neighborhoods and commercial zones with such names The Classics at Bradley Square, The Villas at La Ventana, Somerset Gardens, Mission Creek Village, Regency Estates, and Mission Creek Plaza in Santa Maria; plus Pismo Beach’s office park and medical center – to name only a few. In addition to acquisition and development, IPB also handles leasing and management of commercial properties, and crisis management. For the latter, IPB has a well-deserved reputation for rescuing distressed projects, and ameliorating failing developments. By identifying solutions and through effective crisis management, IPB relieves lending institutions and other developers from financial loss. “I have a tight, talented, and long-standing team,” said Grossman, “who all live locally and are in tune with their communities.” Susan Pazdan leads the commercial and office leasing and management division of the company. The entire team, says Grossman, is involved in all the projects, with knowledge of all aspects— from entitlement to design; from consultants and architects to marketing and sales. “It sounds trite to say, but we all genuinely love what we do and that really shows in everything we build.”

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As today’s population grows steadily across the two counties, there are more and more eligible home buyers seeking quality housing, said Grossman. Yet the inventory of homes available is not keeping up with demand. People are finally returning to the sound concept of purchasing a home as part of a strong and substantial retirement plan. “What has gotten lost in recent years,” he said, “is that purchasing a home is a necessary part of a strong retirement package. Along with social security, a pension, and some savings, a house provides that critical safety net, that long-term investment, giving people the choices they need to have good quality of life for the future.” In keeping with his optimism about the future of the housing industry, Grossman and his team are currently building several new and surprisingly innovative projects. “It’s one thing to make a 4000-square-foot home look beautiful,” Grossman explained. “But it takes a little more talent to create that same beauty and finesse in a 1500-square-foot home.” Using carefully crafted floor plans, inventive architecture, and advanced finishing techniques, IPB’s talented team has created affordable homes with an eye toward today’s new buyers: young working people just starting out, growing families, and older people readying for retirement. Even those who suffered foreclosure several years ago are now recovering and looking for new ways to invest in the housing market. As a result, Grossman says, banks are loosening loan opportunities, and there is a domino effect in place that will strengthen people’s confidence in making a first- or second-time home purchase. “People have shown amazing resilience over these last few years, and our county has so much going for it,” said Grossman. “Pismo Beach has become an increasingly strong tourist destination, and Paso Robles is now a world class wine destination,” he continued, illustrating just two of the many reasons that bolster buyer confidence, especially here on the Central Coast. To prove the point, one of IPB’s proudest achievements is a collection of 50 ocean-view homes known as the Villas in Pismo Beach, built and sold out— during the last recession! IPB’s newest projects-in-progress include The Vistas at Mission Estates in San Luis Obispo (a collection of beautiful and diversely styled houses near Lawrence Drive); The Vistas at Mesa Verde in Orcutt (a new community of large, luxurious homes featuring dramatic views of the Solomon Hills), and The Vistas at Skytt Mesa in Solvang (a truly new concept in housing featuring gracious homes of varying sizes and amenities). “There’s no more need for talk of doom and gloom,” said Grossman. “There’s a bright outlook for the future, and positive feeds the positive. I’m investing in that, and so should you!”

Inland Pacific Builders, Inc. 310 James Way, Suite 280, Pismo Beach (805) 556.3060 www.inlandpacificbuilders.com


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CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW 2012 active lifestyle habits. But most important of all your children will have FUN learning and moving while in our gym. We have amazing and caring instructors, who are well trained and very passionate about inspiring young children. Come in for yourself and see why Central Coast Gymnastics is the number #1 choice of families on the Central Coast, for the past 21 years. Visit us online at www.iflipforCCG. com or call 805.549.8408. We look forward to meeting you!

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Heritage Oaks Bank Board of Directors: back row left to right: Michael Pfau, Mark Fugate, James J. Lynch, Alexander Simas, Kenneth Dewar, Michael J. Behrman, Dee Lacey, and Daniel J. O’Hare. Front row left to right: Donald Campbell, Vice Chairman; Simone Lagomarsino, CEO; Michael J. Morris, Chairman; and Larry P. Ward

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one-on-one service is delivered face to face as well as using the latest in technological sophistication and convenience. At Heritage Oaks Bank, customers decide how their banking is managed: using online banking, remote capture and Internet payroll services, in person with an on on-site manager, or any combination of these. The bank knows that “one size” no longer fits all, and Heritage Oaks Bank has the range of products and services to prove it. Heritage Oaks Bank takes its role as a community bank to heart, serving hundreds of nonprofit organizations from Paso Robles to Ventura; donating hundreds of staff volunteer hours and many thousands of dollars to support the communities it serves. Heritage Oaks Bank believes in community, believes in success, and is committed to bringing the two together through better banking services. Heritage Oaks Bank has eleven convenient locations reaching from Northern San Luis Obispo County to Ventura County. www.heritageoaksbank.com

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Laurus College Goes Online! Quality Education, Quality Experience. This is the mission of Laurus College, a nationally accredited school that is taking an innovative approach to the world of online higher education. For the last several years, Laurus College has been delivering a career-focused training experience to students attending campuses along the Central Coast in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, and Oxnard. Now, Laurus College will be offering that same experience online throughout the entire state of California. The interactive approach will bring a live teacher to every student’s desktop across the college’s system. Laurus College launched its first campuses in 2006 with the overriding expectation that the faculty, management, and curriculum would give students a superior education with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s work environment. The Laurus System assists students in understanding the new concepts they will be learning in a manner that gets them involved in more than just what is taught in the classroom; it includes how these tasks will be applied in the real world. Laurus College is committed to the growing need among both the labor force and employers for collegiate-level, careerfocused training in high growth industries like technology and healthcare. Laurus provides focused instruction and real world, project-based training for exciting career fields such as 3D Animation, Web Design, Medical Billing, Information Technology & Service Professional, Computer Networking, and Office & Professional Business Support.

In order to continue meeting the needs of both local and state-wide training demand, Laurus College is expanding its educational offerings to include an online Internet presence. “We’ve always aspired to be ahead of the trend when it comes to how we deliver our educational experience,� Jeff Redmond, Chancellor of Education for Laurus College says. “The training platform we use in our campus classrooms is already technologydriven, and enables us to deliver the same quality, interactive experience online.� The skills developed by the training programs at Laurus, along with the relatively quick duration in which those programs can be completed, give both current and prospective students a unique opportunity as an educational consumer. “Laurus is derived from a Latin word meaning “success,� explains Vice-President of Student Programs, Cecilia Mortela. “We have a group of people within our organization who all believe in the goal of success for our students. Each student has their own unique story and set of circumstances that inspired them to come to Laurus College and pursue their dreams of a better future for themselves and their families. Every time we see a student overcome possible challenges in his or her life, complete a program, and go to work in a new career, that student defines the very success that Laurus College stands for.� Financial Aid is available to those students who qualify. To learn more about the programs and financial aid available at Laurus College, call (805) 267-1690 and schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor today! For more information about Laurus College’s admissions policies, fees and consumer information, please visit their website at www.lauruscollege.edu.

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Making Friends with a Dazzling Smile Named for the “friendly smiles” their patients get from staff whenever they visit, and for the beautiful smiles they walk away with, Friendly Smiles Dental Group has only one goal in mind: giving you the prettiest, healthiest smile possible. For almost a decade, patients have trusted their oral health to the consummate professionals at Friendly Smiles. Hamlet Karapetian, DMD, known by most as Dr. K, took over the two-yearold practice in 2004. Since then, the practice has grown, offering all dental services. From routine exams and cleanings to root canal therapy and dental implants; from periodontal treatments to crowns, bridges, even porcelain veneers, Friendly Smiles does it all with the exception of orthodontics. As early as middle school, Dr. K knew he wanted to be a dentist. “I have always had excellent manual dexterity,” he said, “and my best friend’s father was a dentist. It just seemed like a great profession for me.” Dr. K grew up in southern California, and earned his undergraduate degree from Cal State Northridge. But when it came time for dental school, he chose Boston University, where he graduated in 2004. Dr. K attended a general practice residency in the Bronx, New York, where he gained a wealth of experience with a vast array of dental

challenges. He passed the California Boards that same year, and landed his first job in Santa Maria. “I came here on a temporary basis,” Dr. K admits. “But we fell in love with the small town feel as it reminded me of my childhood.” We, in this case, is Dr. K, his wife Lala, and their 2-yearold daughter, Sophia. Associates in the practice include Dr. Rogilio Barrera, who has an excellent eye for aesthetics, and Dr. Rice, the newest addition to the staff. The three dedicated dentists work alternately at both the Santa Maria and King City offices. They encourage you to visit their website www.friendlysmilesdental. com where you’ll find descriptions of most dental conditions and their treatments, even videos of procedures. “It’s so rewarding to see a patient free from pain … to give them a great smile,” said Dr. K. Call 805.928.6776 for more information, or visit the Santa Maria office at 2528 S. Broadway, Suite C .

A Fitting Reputation for Excellence … That’s Achilles Prosthetics & Orthotics Just as no two people are alike, so no two artificial limbs are alike. A thousand unique details are required to ensure that patients who need prosthetic and orthotic devices get exactly the right fit and function so they can go on with their full and active lives as quickly as possible.

Since 1979, the dedicated professionals at Achilles Prosthetics and Orthotics have been fabricating, fitting, and fine tuning state-of-the-art devices, with over 85 years’ combined experience in this highly specialized service. Achilles operates two locations, one in Santa Maria and one in San Luis Obispo, to best serve their Central Coast patients. Achilles is proud to introduce its newest full-time staff member to the SLO team: Laura So, C.P.O., joins Achilles colleagues Donald F. Newton, C.P.O., Beth Newton, C.M.F. (Mastectomy Fitter), and Mari Olveda, office administrator. Achilles offers a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your prosthetic and orthotic needs. In San Luis Obispo, call 541-3800 and in Santa Maria, call 9256144 to schedule yours. Discover what a difference it makes when dedicated professionals care, and take the extra time to ensure the fit is perfect … the first time. Achilles Prosthetics & Orthotics is located at 842 California Blvd. in SLO and at 622 E. Main St. in Santa Maria.

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Energy medicine helps you heal yourself. Have you ever felt that your life is missing something, or found yourself looking for more meaning and purpose? The fact is that these longings arise from the deepest parts of the self. The heart knows what it loves; balance, harmony, and a life filled with abundant joy. If the heart knows what gives it meaning, purpose and abundant joy, what’s holding you back from following your heart? It is said that the heart is the seat of the soul. What you find there may surprise you. There is pure gold inside, which can be found when you are ready to uncover what’s keeping it hidden. You will uncover what’s hiding the gold by releasing emotional pain. Selfdefeating thoughts come from emotional pain. When you are unable to process a painful experience, the result is trauma, which remains stored within the body’s energetic field as an “imprint.” Imprints block life-force energy from flowing into the body, directly affecting your health on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. The most effective process to change self-defeating thoughts is available through energy medicine. Soul Medicine uses traditional energy medicine processes that have been used for thousands of years. These processes offer gentle and effective complementary modalities for total body healing, as well as personal growth and develop-

ment. They can transform emotional wounds into sources of inner strength and connect you to your inner wisdom. Flower essence therapy, often referred to as “flower remedies”, uses the energetic patterns of nature to revitalize the human energy field and clear energetic pathways. Soul Medicine carries an extensive line of flower and Nature essences, to support clearing energetic imprints. Soul Medicine energy medicine processes are designed to bring balance to your body, mind and soul. When you clear energetic pathways you will begin to awaken to your own inner healer, the most powerful “medicine” there is. When you awaken to your own inner healer, you begin to heal yourself. When you begin heal yourself you will find balance, harmony, and a life filled with abundant joy. Soul Medicine owner Sumac Biesek is a certified Energy Medicine and Essence Therapy Practitioner. Soul Medicine sessions are specifically tailored to your individual needs. Sumac welcomes questions about Soul Medicine’s energy medicine processes and what they can do for you.

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What’s in a Name? Cellar360 Paso Robles explains …and lights up the night sky with Fireworks on July 4th! Like “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince,” Cellar360 Paso Robles will—for a little while longer anyway—be “The winery formerly known as Meridian Vineyards.” And just like the pop star, whose distinctive sound and stellar musicianship were not affected by his name change, so at Cellar360, the superior wines with the familiar Meridian labels continue to be made by the same winemaker and offered at the same affordable prices. In fact, Cellar360’s Event Manager Alexa Fox says that all the same familiar faces that regular visitors and locals have come to know at Meridian are still waiting to greet you at Cellar360 Paso Robles, to pour you some wine, show you what’s new, or help you plan your next wedding or event. The 500 acres of spectacular vineyards backed by the signature sun-kissed hills of Paso Robles are as breathtaking and relaxing as ever. Then why the change? Well, explains Fox, guests of Meridian were impressed by wines featured in the tasting room from Partner Winery properties, like Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, California. Meridian Vineyards was rebranded to Cellar360 Paso Robles in an effort to showcase a broader portfolio of California-made wines. Our Cellar360.com website boasts handpicked selections curated from some of the best California wineries. The experience in our Paso Robles tasting room is

now a richer experience as there is a great opportunity to discover and taste more wine brands. “Cellar360 Paso Robles showcases a wide range of truly spectacular wines from California wine country. The Cellar360 tasting room offers our guests a more dynamic experience,” said Fox. Looking to offer the best that California has to offer, the friendly staff at the vineyard formerly known as Meridian now also offer wines from the best appellations in the state, from Napa Valley to

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Helping you find your Central Coast dream home The Wagners take great pride in their integrity and work ethic. They sincerely believe that direct and honest communication is the basis for any successful business relationship. Their priority has always been to make good relationships and listen to the wants and needs of their clients. Cornerstone Real Estate has over 30 years of real estate experience. Ben and Shelly Wagner have the experience and support you want in finding your new home. From their professional background in sales and customer service they have honed exceptional negotiating skills, eye for detail and style, and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Third Generation Central Coast natives, Ben and Shelly Wagner are a husband and wife Real Estate Team.  Their objective is to help others become homeowners where it has been noted as “the Happiest Place in the USA.”  They know the area well and understand the local real estate market.

HEALTHY SMILES brought to you by Community Health Centers of the Central Coast that impacts students across the Central Coast. Untreated dental disease results in higher rates of dental cavities, untreated tooth decay and pain, and children miss Joining the mission of early oral health care is Jennifer Hendershot, DMD, MS, FAAPD— CHC’s Pediatric Dentist and the founder of an oral health initiative that targets infants and toddlers. Dr. Hendershot educates families on ways to improve oral health outcomes and establish a dental home for children by the time they reach 12 months, or by their first tooth.   “The goal,” Hendershot said, “is to increase preventive efforts today so we can reCHC Mobile Dental Clinic staff deliv- duce the number of children who suffer from ers services ranging from dental exams preventable tooth decay down the road.” Ronald Castle, CEO of CHC, referand cleanings to fluoride varnishes and ences the sharp increase in visits by pedisealants at no cost to students. The team teaches children the importance of life- atric dental patients. In just one year, the long dental care, prevention and develop- number of patients seen from age birth ing health habits with fun and engaging to five years has increased by 81 percent, experiences for their young patients.  and the number of patients age six to Students who successfully complete the eight has gone up by 56 percent.  “Together,” Castle said, “we can program are eligible to win a new bike! ensure that all children on the Central The program was created by Joseph Coast have access to preventative and Mercardante, DDS,  Dental Director at CHC.  The first years of school provide restorative dental care.” a unique educational opportunity,” said Mercardante. “It is a time when children are the most receptive to creating good behaviors and life-long healthy habits of oral hygiene and nutrition.” In 2011, the “Brush! Brush! Brush!” program served more than 700 children in the Santa Maria-Bonita and Lucia Mar school Community Health Centers of the Central Coast districts.   “Brush” is expanding its reach Dental Department into other school districts and communi- (805) 929.3211 ties, addressing a widening oral health crisis www.communityhealthcenters.org

“Brush! Brush! Brush!” a schoolbased dental education program created by the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Inc. (CHC) addresses the oral health needs of local children. By providing direct services and education at local elementary schools, CHC works to decrease the dental health disparities in our low-income children.

Shelly is an award winning designer, working in the past for Shea Homes, the top private homebuilder in the U.S. recognized by J.D. Power and Associates®  for excellence. The Wagner Team offers complimentary home staging and move-in services to all of their clients.  Property management services are also available.

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Putting the “plus” in Plus Property Management

Keeping the Central Coast in Stitches At Santa Maria Sewing Superstore you’ll find everything that’s new, creative and exciting. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced sewer, there’s something here for you, from basic machines and sergers to elaborate embroidery and quilting machines. And of course Santa Maria Sewing Superstore carries a complete line of sewing accessories and the largest selection of thread in California. Michael and Ellen Hudachek have been in the sewing machine business for over 40 years. Michael says, “ I’ve seen machines and sergers grow and evolve with modern technology. Functions that were only dreamed of 15 years ago are now standard on most machines.” Ever dream of perfect, ergonomically correct, and stress-free sewing furniture like cabinets, cutting tables, storage units and sewing chairs? Come in and try our huge selection, with something just right for every seamstress. Shopping in this friendly atmosphere is always a pleasure. Ellen said, “We have the most wonderful group of customers.

They and our staff are our family.” One group of women you’ll find in the store every other Wednesday is the Quilting Angels. This industrious and warm group of women makes quilts for various charities and non-profits on the Central Coast. So far they’ve made 2,265 of these beautiful works of art. Last year alone they produced 561 quilts for distribution. Working like a well-oiled machine, this group of women can quilt up to 20 quilts on any given Wednesday. There are over 200 women involved in the Angels Quilting Philanthropy Group. The guild is very appreciative to Michael and Ellen for allowing them both the work area and the use of their wonderful quilting machines. “Without them, we’d be dead in the water,” said the members. From L.A. to San Francisco, there’s simply no other store like Santa Maria Sewing Superstore. With a complete line of machines, including Bernina, Babylock, Husgvarna Viking, Singer, Janome and Pfaff , along with expert training and classes offered with every sale, your shopping experience is guaranteed to be to your satisfaction.

Locally owned and customerfocused, Plus Property Management recognizes that getting the highest return for your real estate investment is at the heart of what you hire them to do. That means managing tenants, overseeing repairs, and conducting property inspections effectively and thoroughly—skills developed over nearly three decades in business. Open six days a week, Plus Property Manage-

ment has built its trusted reputation on referrals from satisfied owners and tenants all along the Central Coast. Here is what just one of PPM’s clients said: “As an investor-rental owner, I have continued to purchase homes to rent out because of the extraordinary job Plus Property Management does in maintaining my property, filling vacancies with qualified tenants, and understanding my goal is return on investment.” From marketing and showing your property, to screening applicants and preparing contracts; from collecting rents to coordinating maintenance, even representing you in court in the unlikely event of a legal issue—call us.

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