Sunday, March 31, 2013

ProComm Testimonial

We've had ProComm out to our office on several occasions to do different things with our phone system and network/telecommunications wiring. They're great because they're very responsive and flexible to our needs. Our work environment as a quickly growing startup is often chaotic, and on every visit I have to ask them to change what we planned or do something different or extra, and they're always willing and always have the extra parts necessary to do the job. They're also very conscientious, cleaning up behind themselves when I've told them not to worry about it because the cleaning crew could take care of it later; or doing something the right way when I've said they could take a short cut to make the job easier. They're like an extension of my own staff, because I know I can count on them to take care of anything I need and work around my schedule while doing what's in my best interest. 

Scott Miller
Director of Operations
NetAspects, Inc.

ProComm is a C7, low voltage company. Our services consist of Telephone & Data Communications, Cable TV Distribution, Audio/Video Distribution & Video Surveillance. We are professionals when it comes to the installation, repair and service of our industry.

We service commercial, residential, industrial, government and non-profit organizations. We specialize in small to medium sized business and offer our clients a turn key solution from cabling an entire office, setting up a server or IDF room, providing and programming their phone system, installing audio solutions such as background music and/or paging features, installing projectors, projector screens, speakers, microphones, and video conference phones for a conference room, install TV's in a reception room, install a video surveillance system and install the access control for monitored doors.
We are proud members of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce & Fairfield/Suisun Chamber of Commerce and the Vacaville Business Club.  Don't forget: Whether you are remodeling or building a new home or moving offices, always check out your contractor with the California State Licensing Board before you hire them. We are proud to say that we are fully licensed, insured and bonded and hold a clean record with the Licensing Board!

Call ProComm today. We're the company you can trust to do the job right the first time and at an affordable price. Remember, customer service is our number one priority because without customers there is no service.

Call 707-469-7901 and visit the website at

Thursday, March 28, 2013

2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid - Review

Contributing Editor Csaba Csere takes an in-depth and technical look into the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and how it fares against segment leaders like the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested.

To check out the new 2013 Ford C-Max visit Ford Fairfield. Newly reopened in 2010 with experienced ownership, sales and service staff to meet your personal and fleet needs in Solano County and beyond. Providing Ford and Lincoln excellence to the community with value, integrity, and trust. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars

Marketing expert Karen Leland talks about why business owners spend upfront on marketing.

Your company's website could be the most valuable marketing tool you have, so why would you want to skimp on it? Karen Leland, president of Sterling Marketing Group, warns that trying to save on the basics could wind up costing you more in the long run.

An effective Internet presence is critical to your business growth, but building a website is not enough. Upward Trend has a systemized strategy, proven effective, and we have just taken that to a whole new level with our Trend Setter Package. 

Call today and find out how inexpensive your new Internet Marketing Department can be! We do the work for you! Our passion is not to build websites; it is helping you grow your business. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Solano Community College

General video about the college. We have three locations: Fairfield Campus, Vacaville Center, and Vallejo Center; we also have a site at Travis Air Force Base. Check out our website at today!

Mission Statement:

Solano Community College prepares a diverse student population to participate successfully in today's local and global communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing:
quality teaching
innovative programs
effective transfer preparation
economical and workforce training services that are responsive to the needs of our students life-long learning
a broad curriculum

Vision Statement:

Solano Community College will be a recognized leader in educational excellence — transforming students' lives.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Front 2 Back Designs' Assist a High School Grad Fundraiser

We came up with the following fundraiser a few years back for our own daughter, who graduated from Alabama South University in December 2011, Majoring in Psychology.

This was created as a fundraiser to assist high school grads with some of the start up costs associated with furnishing dorm room, supplies, books, etc.

We sent out a letter to all our friends, child's doctor/dentists, teachers, associates (don't leave anyone out), etc. The letter stated it was a fundraiser for " CHILD'S NAME", and that they'd be starting college (date and name of school attending). The participants would purchase a Port Authority 100% Cotton T-Shirt for $20.00 that reads "I Supported a College Student". The cost to you is $7.00 S-XL (call for pricing on larger sizes and min. quantity of 36 pieces needed). For an added touch, you can add the child's name to the imprint, so they knew who they were supporting.

The child would then deliver the tshirts (personally if local or U.S. mail) with a "Thank you" letter written by them. This fundraiser can be a huge success if done correctly. The people who donated were happy to assist a young responsible adult with their college education.

If you (or a referral), are interested in setting up such a fundraiser, please call 707-421-1831.


The special will run thru August 1st, 2013 Only and applies to the below image only or with child's name added to same location.

Assist a H.S. Grad Fundraiser

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Networking Strategies for People Who Hate Networking

Three quick tips to make real connections in business -- and take the nervousness out of networking.

As all business owners know, just putting your name out there isn't enough to bring new clients in the door. If you want to attract more prospects you're going to have to grow your network. While a room full of strangers talking about their jobs might not be anyone's idea of a good time, planning out a strategy before an event and following through afterward can help ease your anxieties about networking.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fairfield-Suisun Chamber Happy St. Patrick's Day Celebration Mixer Is Tonite In Fairfield

Happy St. Patrick's Day Celebration Mixer
Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce at:
Integrity Auto Collision Center Inc.

March 14th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Appetizers by Azevedo's
Green Drinks
Have Fun! Wear Green!!

If you would like additional exposure for your business, please feel free to bring a raffle prize with your business card on it to the mixer. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

State Farm® - State of Recovery (Hair)

State Farm puts the life back in life insurance, with benefits you can use when you need them most.

Tara Dacus State Farm Insurance - providing you a team of professionals for your Commercial & Personal Line packages. Serving Solano County for over twenty years and with multiple year awards as "Solano's Best", we bring the strength of State Farm Insurance coupled with caring, client friendly personal service. Our offices are open Monday thru Saturday & 24-7 by phone.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

KUIC Ultimate Coffee Break

You deserve a KUIC Ultimate Coffee Break...

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Your office will receive delicious coffee and pastries
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SO...want to take us up on our offer? Then send us an invitation to invade your workplace with a

KUIC Ultimate Coffee Break!

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and send us an email with your name, business name, phone number, fax number and number of employees (or you can cut & paste to this e-mail address:

Once entered, we will contact you to confirm your entry, set up a date, get permission from the boss, etc.

We can handle up to 50 folks, and would love to stop by where you work and take your mind off the work day for a few minutes!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Top 5 Reasons For Buying a Home

Maybe you have seen a lot of people buying homes and it has hit you that maybe you should be doing the same. But since buying a home is a very huge commitment as well as undertaking, you will need to know what you will benefit from this action. This is one of the biggest decisions you may ever make in your whole life. The top 5 reasons for buying a home are the following:

Protection against increasing rents

Unlike a while ago when renting a house used to be a cheaper alternative to people had the aim of saving so that they can later on buy their own homes, landlords nowadays have set the rent prices so high that it is hard for some people to save. In many places, it is cheaper to buy a house compared to renting. 1500 dollars or more is a lot of money to part with every month to pay rents. It will be even better off if you buy a house that has a fixed rate mortgage because you will never have to worry about the monthly payments increasing.

Taking advantage of low mortgage rates

Mortgage rates have dropped tremendously as of now and therefore you will benefit a lot if you buy a home now since that trend may be short-lived. Therefore the best time to act is now especially if you are a bargain shopper. With the current low rates, you will never have worries about refinancing in the future and therefore you will be able to save a lot of money in closing costs on loans that you may have taken.

Taking advantage of low home prices

There are those years is one those when the cost of buying a home really goes down. But the prices may start rising and go up really fast. You will therefore need to take advantage of the situation and buy a house sooner if you want to get great deal.

Helping your credit

You may also buy a home if you want to boost your credit score. If you are able to handle a mortgage, it implies that you are responsible and therefore credit bureaus will not have a problem rewarding you for that. That will help you overcome situations that might cause you to incur a lot of interests.

Making the home your own

When you are living in a rented apartment, there is a limit to the modifications that you can make to that house, and you will also need to seek consent from the owner to be able to make any change to the house. If it is your own home, you can upgrade the kitchen to suit your own taste, paint the walls in the living room and the master bedroom using your favorite colors and also put up a garden in the backyard. You will have full control over your home so you can personalize it as you want.
Article Source:

Gateway Realty Is the leading real estate company in Solano County, the home of Genentech, Abbott Labs, Anheuser-Busch, Jelly Belly, Alza, & Travis Air Force Base. With offices in Fairfield, Green Valley & Vacaville, Gateway Realty is perfectly positioned to serve your real estate needs. Our professional Realtors® are acclaimed as the most knowledgeable & best trained in the Bay Area. Gateway Realty's website provides the most current MLS listings. Start searching for your perfect property now!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Replacing Aged Plumbing - When Do Your Old Pipes Need to Go?

Plumbing is usually reasonably durable, but it does not survive forever. If you find yourself making small repairs time and time again, it may mean that your plumbing system has to be replaced. Obviously, replacing plumbing is no small undertaking. The construction work that goes into such a job is not only bothersome-- you may be required leave your residence as walls are torn out and your water is shut off - but it is also exceptionally pricey. So, how do you figure out when repair jobs are enough and when it is time to bite the bullet and actually go for replacing your entire plumbing system?

According to top plumber pros, here are the items you should think about when making this incredibly vital decision.

When it comes to plumbing repairs versus plumbing replacement, the secret is to find the balance between not jumping into a replacement job before you have to and still getting the work accomplished before any big setbacks occur. If you have an enormous system failure, not only will you have to pay to have the plumbing replacement work completed, but you will also have to pay to repair any damage done to your home by the failure. One way to see that you have a big plumbing problem on your hands is the amount of times you need a repair done. If you're calling in a plumber every other week, you likely have a situation.

As important as the regularity of plumbing troubles is the specific location of the issues. If you have to continuously make repairs in the same spot or on the same pipe, then you can be confident that the repairs are not doing the trick and that more comprehensive work should be done.

Another way to find out that you have an issue in your plumbing system is to simply listen to your pipes. When you turn on a tap or flush a toilet, do you hear tons of banging? Does the system just sound like it is straining to cope? Often, when you hear that sort of disruption, it is because the system is indeed struggling to work. Some creaking is typical, but when your system is fragile, you will know it. If you couple that with something like there being a wait between when you turn on your tap and when the water is released, you should certainly consider employing an emergency plumber to check your pipes.

Time can be another indicator. Plumbing has a shelf life. In apartments, pipes need to be replaced every 30 years or so. Private homes may be able to get away with another 10 years so depending on use. If your plumbing is this old, it may simply be time. Get in contact with an emergency plumber for a full evaluation.

When it comes time to replace your plumbing, make sure to shop around and get a few prices for the job. The work is pricey, so getting the best deal makes sense. Get quotes from each top-rated plumber before making any decision.

Article Source:

 In business since 1990, Banner Plumbing provides plumbing services to Solano County and the surrounding areas. Experienced in all aspects of commercial plumbing, from design and construction, to maintenance, repairs, and service. Professional and dependable, we get the job done right. Our experience ranges from small office remodels to churches, schools, and hotels. Banner Plumbing is equipped to meet all your plumbing needs. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Credit Bureau Associates Tenant Screening

Protect your investment with good tenant screening products and services.

Credit Bureau Associates offers our clients tenant credit reports, eviction search, criminal search, bad check search, previous tenant history, verification of social security number and risk scores. Reports available by fax, free software or online.

Also, many clients prefer our Expanded Tenant Screening Report. We do all the work for you. As an independent vendor, we gather, verify and prepare the Expanded Tenant Screening Report for you.

The Expanded Tenant Screening Report includes credit history, eviction search, social security verification, fraud warnings, verification of last two rentals and employment verification. Risk scores are available upon request.

If you are already set up with an access code and password, just click on the link for the request form now! If you do not have an access code and password yet, please contact us at (707) 429-3211 or (800) 564-6440.

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