SPONSORS / SUPPORTERS

 

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
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Our Mission
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines is dedicated to producing flavorful wines that are the finest examples of quality and flavor from our given appellations. We are committed to honesty, excellence and service, with a respect for our employees, suppliers, customers, and the long-term health of our company and the environment.

Today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines includes more than 900 acres of cool-climate estate vineyards in Monterey County, with an emphasis on Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguie and Pinot Noir, 2,000 acres in Paso Robles dedicated to Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varietals, and 33 acres in Napa Valley, highlighting Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. From this rich and diverse palette of sustainably farmed estate fruit, J. Lohr crafts wines showcasing bold, concentrated flavors and a vibrant sense of place. The winery offers four tiers of award-winning wines - J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvee Series. New to the signature portfolio is J. Lohr Gesture, limited-release wines available solely to tasting room visitors and wine club members.

J. Lohr remains one of the few estate-focused wineries of its size, and one of the last substantial independents to benefit from the longevity of management and the passion of a second generation of family members. Though it is operated with the loving care of a boutique winery, J. Lohr welcomes guests at two wine centers, one in San Jose and another in Paso Robles.

www.jlohr.com

 

U-JAM FITNESS - Let the Music Drive You

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U-Jam Fitness a cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor and takes students around the world from Hip-Hop to Bollywood.

U-Jam Fitness founders Susy C. Marks and Matt Marks launched the athletic dance fitness program in January 2010 to give students of all levels an intense and sweat-induced workout set to exciting, high energy music—a unique combination of world beats with urban rhythm.

U-Jam Fitness is a program for all ages and fitness levels. You'll be addicted after your first class. United, we Jam!

www.ujamfitness.com

 

My Kind of Mustard exquisite mustard

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My Kind of Mustard offers you exactly what you want the mustard that speaks for itself. Made with simple ingredients, relish the flavors and explore the many inspiring mustard uses. My Kind of Mustard is based out of San Jose, California. The beginning of the story does not start here. 20 years ago our Canadian family started a homemade mustard and jam business in Alberta, Canada. Today the tradition continues. The timeless mustard varieties that have been created through the generations have been passed down to us. Our mustards have bold flavors and unique combinations that are deliciously diverse and have unbeatable taste. They are made using quality and simple ingredients that unlock exquisite flavors.

www.mykindofmustard.com

 

Premier Designs - Jewelry Consultant

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As a Premier Design Jewelry Consultant, I specialize in taking attention away from the hips and bringing it to the lips, away from the thighs and bring it to the eyes. I do this by accessorizing with affordable, high fashion jewelry. My business has two parts. The first is giving away free jewelry and 1/2 priced jewelry through jewelry accessorizing style sessions. The second is helping women to start a successful home business.

Take a sneak peak at our jewelry on my personal webpage kathysoltero.mypremierdesigns.com the code to view the catalogs is 33254. Feel free to contact me at email given on my page.

kathysoltero.mypremierdesigns.com

 

Epiqurean - Personal chef, catering to your fine dining needs

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EpiQurean Socials is great for corporate events, and intimate gatherings including cocktail parties, weddings, showers and memorial services. No event is too big or too small, we love what we do and we do it well. Chef Q will take you and your guest on a culinary journey. Rustic, 5 star or somewhere in between our chef can capture the essence of your event with excellently prepared food made from wholesome, quality ingredients.

www.epiqurean.com

 

raft resource area for teaching

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A non-profit organization was founded in 1994 in California, USA. RAFT's main focus is to inspire, engage and educate children through the power of hands-on teaching. As Mary Simon, RAFT Founder & Executive Director states, "If kids don't learn the way we teach, then we have to teach them the way they learn." RAFT provides creative ideas, affordable project materials, pre-packaged Activity Kits, one-on-one mentoring and professional development for educators who believe in the power of hands on teaching.

We serve educators who teach in the classroom, in afterschool programs, camp programs, scouting, and homeschooling. Come and join our dedicated and energetic team of volunteers who believe in making a difference in education.

www.raftbayarea.org

 

Biz 2 BIz Services - Where we personally deliver your promotinal offers to our corporate contacts
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Let us promote your business. We get your business information into large corporations, health fairs and other venues.

- We will get your company in the door and in the hands of the decision makers hands.
- We present your gift cards; certificates or promotional offers to our top corporations.
- We personally hand deliver your offers direct to the decision makers we meet with every month.
- Most of our companies have from 20 employees on up to 15,000 and our territory is from Sacramento to Monterey, California.
- We only promote the very best businesses and our success comes from hard work in getting your information in the doors
   and past the gate keepers; and it doesn't get any better than this! Biz 2 Biz can be your solution!

www.biz2bizservices.com

 

Guarino & Associates - Tax services

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Guarino & Associates is committed to providing excellent Year Round Tax services at a reasonable cost. We acknowledge that our success depends on your success. We work for you! We are there when you need us. Bookkeeping etc. - Notary services, loan docs, etc.- Tax Returns, Small Business (Sch C). Serving the Bay Area including San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. Remote services are also possible.

www.guarino-associates.com

 

Michelle Belmonte - Mortgage Loan Specialist

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As a Senior Loan Officer at American Financial Network Corporation, I am thrilled to offer my clients "full-service" whether it is serving as a loan broker or direct lender. The company's array of products allows me to fulfill a variety of client needs and secure mortgage loans with the new Federal rules in place. My client advocacy via utilization of assistance programs has been noted in articles published in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Builders, Market Watch and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

www.cahomeloanoption.com

 

Big Dog Vineyards - Wine tasting at it's best!
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The Winery and Vineyards sit atop a hill east of San Jose at an altitude of 1,200 feet. The summer air is cool with afternoon breezes. The view is nothing short of spectacular, with panoramas that include the San Francisco Skyline to the north, to San Jose and the bay. The tasting patio is available for special events along with our regular tasting weekends and winery events throughout the year.

Big dog Vineyards commitment remains with two varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc wines. Just a few hundred cases are carefully and lovingly handmade the old fashioned way in this unique family winery which overlooks the San Francisco Bay.

www.bigdogvineyards.comm

 

hint - water made tasty
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San francisco's Kara Goldin was amazed that she couldn't find a delicious and refreshing drink for her or her family. Not one that didn't have any diet sweeteners, sugars or other "functional" stuff added to it, anyway.

Kara created hint, Purified water + a splash of natural flavor. Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juices and other sweetened drinks without the empty calories or diet sweeteners.

- no sugar

- no diet sweeteners

- no preservatives, additives or anything else that you can't pronounce

www.drinkhint.com

 

Vino Artist - Wine, paint and friends!
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With a wine glass in one hand and a paint brush in the other, you can finally let your inner artist out and create unique painting-ones can be hang on your wall or give as gifts

Worried about needing experience? Forgot it! Vino Artist is all about relaxing and having fun-there's no experience necessary. However, we do offer paint classes that are just as fun for seasoned professionals. There's really no way to go wrong.

Yeah, we know that wine can make you hungry, so the shacks are on us! Our wine and paint events are perfect for any occasion: date nights, family get-together, team-building exercises, bachelorette parties or even single-mingle events. Whatever you're after, we can make for an unforgettable night of excitement.

www.vinoartist.com

 

Barney Butter - All Natural All Good

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Barney Butter is an all natural almond butter made with Premium California Almonds. It is craveably delicious, with a texture just like peanut butter. Made in an almond only facility, it is peanut free, ideal for those with peanut allergies. Barney Butter is naturally no-stir and does not need to be refrigerated. Gluten free, no trans fats or hydrogenated oils, and half the saturated fat of peanut butter make Barney Butter a healthy and delicious treat!

www.barneybutter.com

 

Petes's Kettle Corn - The Love, Inspiration, and Passion for kettle corn
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You may be wondering what makes Peter's Kettle Corn (PKC) different from the rest. There are three main elements that shape the company - The Love, Inspiration, and Passion for what they do.

Peter's Kettle Corn began with brothers John and Peter's first exposure to the classic snack at the local fairgrounds. The sweet and salty snack sparked a love and craving that lingered all year long, which inspired them to make their own homemade kettle corn. It wasn't as easy as expected, but after countless attempts, they perfected their all time favorite snack. The recipe was just right - It wasn't too sweet or too salty! The love and quality ingredients that went into each homemade batch definitely made their kettle corn an instant hit with their family and friends.

As Bay Area natives, John and Peter were exposed to diverse flavors found in various parts of their community. Street food was ingrained in their upbringing, and they encountered the best and most authentic cuisines at the local, mom-and-pop establishments. The close relationships they shared with local business owners inspired them to take their love for popcorn to the next level and share their homemade kettle corn to a wider audience. Summer of 2007 was when PKC was born. At that time, they were operating on a part time schedule attending just a few events a month. Fast forward to today, they now operate seven days a week attending events not limited to farmers' markets, festivals, private and corporate events. In addition, they also carry a great line of products made specifically for gifts and favors.

www.peterskettlecorn.com

 

Jennifer Redder - Willow Glen Errand Services
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I provide an errand service especially designed for Willow Glen residents or business owners. My goal is to make your life a little easier, giving you more time to do the things that you care about most. I am an affordable go-to person to get certain things done for you that are difficult to get to during the day. Grocery shopping, Personal shopping, Home shopping, Dry cleaning or Laundry, Office supplies, Pharmacy, Pick ups/Drop offs, Returns, Vet appointments, Gift shopping and more.

We also provide Closing Impressions for realtors in the Santa Clara Valley: From luxurious linens to dog treats, our local small businesses truly have everything you need to create the perfect gift assortment. You worked hard on that sale, but keep those clients coming back by giving them an impression that will last!

www.errandsofwillowglen.com

 

BellaVieve CUPCAKERY - The South Bay's best cupcakery
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Regina Gabriel, owner of BellaVieve Cupcakery is a self-taught baker. She began this as a hobby and now turned side job. Regina takes pride in her work to make sure all her clients are happy with their cupcakes and mini desserts. Everything is baked from scratch using only the finest ingredients to produce the highest quality of desserts that inspires trust and quality.

Currently, BellaVieve Cupcakery is an online-based cupcakery catering to corporate and individual clientele. Place your order today for delicious desserts for any occasion.

www.bellavievecupcakery.com

 

Alisha Karandikar Realtor - San Francisco Bay Area / South Bay

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My name is Alisha Karandikar and I am a realtor in the Bay Area. I was born in San Jose in 1971, am the oldest of 4 girls and come from a very large family.

I have always had a love of homes and, as a child, would ask my mom to take me to model homes to look around. I worked in the corporate world for a couple years and quickly realized that it wasn't for me. With 2 small children, I wanted to have a career with freedom and lots opportunity so I figured with my love of homes, real estate would be the perfect career for me. I started selling real estate in 1996 and never looked back!

I am the mother of 3 wonderful kids ages 20, 17 and 9 and often say that real estate is my "other job'... the one that pays. In my personal life I am a huge fitness fanatic and love to play and watch most all sports. I am hardcore Golden State Warriors fan! I love to workout, watch movies and, most of all, host BBQ's and parties for my family and friends.

I currently live in Morgan Hill, CA and work for CSR Real Estate Services where I specialize in residential real estate sales. I am also currently starring in HGTV's series Flip It To Win It where my partner and I purchase homes at auction and renovate for resale. I am also the real estate expert for the Ronn Ownes show on KGO Radio in San Francisco.

I am a fun-loving and energetic person and am always us for a new challenge in life!

www.csrrealestateservices.com

 

Kathy Obot - Freelance makeup artist

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Kathy has been in the cosmetic industry for 12 years. She has trained at the world-renowned Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts, Make-up Forever, The Make-up Institute and Dinar Airbrush Academy in Los Angeles, CA. Kathy has been recognize as one of "The Top Make-Up Artists" by Salon City Press in LA. Won the Best of Silicon Valley" in 2004 and 2005 San Jose Magazine. Kathy has traveled internationally doing make-up for fashion shows and print.

www.kasecosmetics.com

 

Teeccino - America's #1 Coffee alternative

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Teeccino, is roasted and ground to brew and taste just like coffee. Coffee lovers desire Teeccino's nutritious health benefits with its natural energy boost.

    small heartCoffee drinkers blend Teeccino with coffee to reduce caffeine and acidity or drink Teeccino in the afternoon and evening.
    small heart People who are motivated by health to quit coffee kick the caffeine habit with Teeccino.
    small heartKids love Teeccino as a healthy alternative to caffeinated drinks like coffee and hot chocolate.
www.teeccino.com