Sunday, April 28, 2013

State Farm® - Mime

People can hardly contain themselves when they save $760 by switching to State Farm. Even someone who's supposed to keep quiet, like this mime, just can't help but sing the praises of their State Farm Agent. And sometimes that can take others by surprise.

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. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Western Health Advantage - A Full-Service Health Plan

Western Health Advantage (WHA) is a full-service health plan developed by NorthBay Healthcare, Mercy Healthcare Sacramento, and the UC Davis Health System. WHA members have access to a network of over 250 primary care physicians and more than 540 specialists within Solano, Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties. This not-for-profit health plan is committed to investing more of the health care premium dollar in patient care. Rates are very competitive.

About Western Health Advantage:

Great Balance of Value and Coverage
As a not-for-profit health plan created by local doctors and their hospitals, Western Health Advantage offers a refreshing alternative to the expensive bureaucracy of national HMOs.

Fifteen years ago, UC Davis Health System, Dignity Health and NorthBay Healthcare System came together to create a health plan to offer clear value in quality care for the people who live and work in Northern California. And this care starts with the exceptional range and reputation of our health care providers.

Access to Quality Doctors and Hospitals

With WHA, you have access to award-winning programs for cancer treatment, a nationally-ranked children's hospital, heart and stroke centers with "Gold Seals of Approval" and top-ranked medical groups. We are here to bring you easier access to care, that's why our members can choose from over 2,800 primary and specialty care providers and 15 hospitals in Northern California.

Sacramento-Solano Area
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • NorthBay Healthcare
  • Mercy/Dignity Health
  • UC Davis Health System
  • Woodland Healthcare/Dignity Health
North Bay Area
  • Healdsburg District Hospital
  • Marin General Hospital
  • Meritage Medical Network
  • Palm Drive Hospital, Sebastopol
  • Sonoma Valley Hospital
  • St. Joseph Health

Choices and Flexibility

Our members have more choices because they aren't locked into one medical group for specialty care.

With our unique Advantage Referral program, you'll have the flexibility to choose from almost any specialist in our entire network, not just within your particular medical group.

All HMOs let you pick a PCP from the groups in its network. The trouble starts when you need a referral to a specialist. You're usually restricted to a specialist who is in the same medical group as your PCP. At Western Health Advantage, we want you to receive the care you need, when you need it.

That kind of choice and flexibility is why more than 92,000 members trust Western Health Advantage for their health coverage.

Personal Customer Service

You'll be supported by a local, personal customer service team dedicated to answering your calls within 30 seconds.

Yes, real people will be with you every step of the way, answering all your questions and taking care of your needs. Don't just take our word for it. The California Office of the Patient Advocate releases an annual Health Care Quality Report Card, assessing California health plans for quality of services. At Western Health Advantage, we are proud of how our members rate our health plan.**

As a member of WHA, you'll have an abundance of resources available to you 24/7 through your customized, secure Personal Access account online at

Day or night, you'll have access to your plan materials, the ability to change your PCP, order/print replacement ID cards and much more.

The Health Plan that Actually Makes People Feel Good

WHA gives our members the added peace-of-mind that comes from travel assistance from Assist America®. Anytime you travel 100 miles or more away from home - even in a foreign country - you are eligible for Assist America's assistance services, such as medical consultation and referrals, care of a minor child, lost luggage or document assistance, and other vital services that may arise while traveling.

Note: As part of your plan, urgent care and emergency care services are covered wherever you are in the world.

Our members have the added benefit of an online wellness program. HealthyroadsTM provides our members with a personalized health assessment, meal/nutrition planner, fitness and wellness trackers, e-coaching, articles and a variety of other tools to help you reach your health goals. In addition to receiving standard advice for medical issues, our members have access to registered nurses - all day, every day - who are ready to answer your specific questions on general health and wellness, including direct referrals to disease management nurses.

Note: Bilingual services are available upon request.

If this sounds like something you'd like in a health plan, give us a call at 888.499.3198.

** 2012 Health Care Quality Report Card (based on 2011 data), Office of the Patient Advocate. Complete report at

Monday, April 22, 2013

Security Shred Uniform Destruction Program

Companies don't always know the true value of uniforms – or perhaps we should say, their value to others. 

Uniforms in the hands of the wrong people can have disastrous affects on a company or government agency.

Uniform destruction is something more companies and agencies are doing.

It's important to protect your brand identity and the security of your workplace by ensuring that all official branded items are destroyed in a secure and controlled environment.

If you don’t control who has your company uniforms, you may find yourself a victim of crimes that can be detrimental to your business both in real terms and public perception. Government agencies must also protect the public by securing and/or destroying all uniforms.

If criminals possess a company uniform, there is nothing stopping him or her from putting it on and posing as an employee of the company. As a feigned employee, they may be able to get access to confidential files, information and perhaps even money.

Pretending to be a member of a public agency, the criminal places himself in a position of authority and has access to both public and private locations.

Companies and public agencies can use uniform destruction as a method for preventing this from happening again. All non-assigned uniforms must be destroyed or securely stored.

Security-Shred is a fully licensed, bonded and insured Solano County-based mobile document shredding and paper recycling company specializing in providing on-site, confidential document destruction services to North Bay Area businesses and residences. We are members of the National Association of Information Destruction (N.A.I.D.). SECURITY-SHRED . . . Confidential, Cost Effective, Convenient and Secure. 

(707) 427-3532

Friday, April 19, 2013

Carl Recknagel General Contractors For Over 60 Years

Carl Recknagel General Contractors, Inc has built commercial, industrial, educational, and medical projects since 1944. 

Carl Recknagel General Contractors, Inc offers expertise and experience in all phases of building including project management, construction, and design-build for both new and renovation projects. They have been in business for over 60 years and are recognized for quality construction, client satisfaction and competitive pricing. 

1049 Union Ave, Suite A 
Fairfield CA 


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumbing Company

It can be tempting; turning a plumbing repair need into a DIY project to save some extra dollars. All homeowners have attempted, or at least thought about, doing their own home plumbing repairs. Even if a person has a general comprehension of plumbing systems, it is never a good idea to "do-it-yourself" when it comes to plumbing maintenance and repairs. Here are the top three reasons why you should hire a professional plumbing repair service in your area, rather than attempting to fix plumbing issues on your own.

Plumbing Codes and Standards are Complex

Every residential and commercial property has a complicated and intricate plumbing blue print. A very detailed system of water pipes, drain lines, and waste lines are wrapped and positioned in very particular ways to complete a smoothly running plumbing system. In order to detect the source of plumbing problems and begin to repair them, a person must have a complete understanding of the blue prints and how they are connected, ran, and repaired. The only people who have this formal training and education are licensed plumbers. If a property owner decides to explore the plumbing issue without this experience and understanding, he or she may damage the system even more. This usually results in more costly repairs that weren't needed to begin with.

For example, if a person is having an issue with a clogged drain pipe, they may think to pour chemicals and detergents down the drain to loosen up the clog. This, however, can cause more damage if there are cracks in the pipe that the owner is unaware of due to their lack of experience. These cracks can allow the harsh chemicals to seep into the water supply and contaminate the drinking water in the home or building. This is just one way a simple repair can go wrong if a person is not educated and experienced in plumbing systems and repairs. By hiring a professional, they could have that clogged drain pipe repaired in one day for a small fee, and avoid bigger repair problems down the road.

Proper Plumbing Equipment and Technology is a Must

A professional plumber has the necessary equipment and gear to safely execute a plumbing repair or maintenance need without any extra effort and hassle. They retain the latest technologies in the industry that allows them to accomplish many plumbing repairs and services more accurately. This equipment, gear, and training puts a professional at an advantage over DIY believers for obvious reasons. Services like leak detection, inspections, excavation, sewer line repair, and more are easier and more accurately accomplished with the help of their modern technology. Not only does the advantage of technology and equipment aid in the plumbing service world, it is a big safety advantage as well.

Professional Plumbing Contractors Have Experience and Training

A professional plumber is more efficient at completing plumbing repairs than a person without proper training and experience. A veteran plumber already has the knowledge, training, practice, experience, and as mentioned before, equipment. If a person wanted to do their own plumbing work, they would have to retain all these things before beginning the project. By the time one person gets the knowledge, understanding, and gear to carry out the repair, another person has already called, hired, and completed a plumbing repair by a professional. When you are without running water, time is of the essence. A licensed plumbing contractor can have your home or business up and running in as little as one day, saving people time, money, and stress.

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. 

Phone: 707-448-2694

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mission Solano's Earth Day Solano Event In Suisun City, April 20th 2013

Public welcomed to participate in Saturday, April 20th
experience with Solano County leaders

Suisun City, CA - Mission SOLANO, local artists from the Fairfield Visual Arts Association and the Lawler House Gallery, along with Earth Day Solano volunteers, will create six pieces of unique “garbage art”, created from the trash collected throughout Suisun City on Earth Day Solano, Saturday, April 20th from 10 am – 2 pm.

Three years ago the Earth Day Solano vision, inspired by the gorgeous downtown waterfront in Suisun City, blossomed:

You allowed us to clean up your discarded, thrown away,
trampled-on refuse; we recycled it and now present you with
a piece of art, more beautiful than you thought you could imagine.

This year’s Earth Day Solano art project – six pieces of original art created on the spot on Earth Day April 20th using trash collected from Suisun City targeted cleanup zones – glows as a tangible expression of the Mission SOLANO vision for recycling people. Inspired by the documentary “Waste Land” by artist Vik Muniz, artists came together under the leadership of artist, Aria Zuloaga to plan the art project. “

After watching the movie Waste Land, a group of us from Lawler House Gallery and the Fairfield Visual Arts Association collaborated to create the concept and images for six temporary live art installations on April 20th,” Zuloaga reflects. “We believed in this project from the beginning and after weeks of preparation we’re anxious to see the images and the art unfold. It is a labor of love for our community and for our planet.”

Art became a central part of Earth Day Solano in 2012, when Gilbert Rangel, local esteemed recycled materials artist, created a piece of recycled metals art now on permanent display in the city chambers of Suisun City (see below).


For additional details on the Earth Day Solano April 20th event, including trash cleanup, Kayaks 4 Kare sprint races, tree planting, Earth Day oratorical competition, 30 participating vendor booths and more, visit

To learn more about Mission SOLANO programs, please visit or call 707-425-FOOD (3663). Lawler House Gallery information can be found at

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Lenders Commerical Finance Story


Steve Tarpley and Ken Wilkens have started a number of successful small businesses going back to the late 1980s. They founded NEWCAL Industries in 1991 and grew it into one of the top ten office equipment dealers in the nation; NEWCAL was recently acquired by one of the world's largest office equipment manufacturers.

Steve and Ken understand small business - they are intimately familiar with both the joys and the challenges of building and managing a successful business. There were many stages along their path to success that required creative ways to fund growth. Financing their commercial invoices was one of the tools they utilized while building their businesses; it helped them hit some of their major milestones.

Steve and Ken formed Lenders Commercial Finance to help other small and emerging businesses fund expansion and growth. Cal McGinnis was brought on board to run their day-to-day operations. Cal has over 30 years of experience working with small business owners; both as a commercial lender and as a trade credit specialist.

You too can take advantage of these important tools to unlock the working capital tied up in your open purchase orders and accounts receivable. Invoice financing from LCF works much like an accounts receivable line of credit; collections pay down your line and new invoices allow you to draw upon your line. Purchase order funding can be added to increase your flexibility. Our goals are to help you obtain the working capital you need, when you need it.

Unlike commercial bank financing, our focus is on:
the strength of your business model,
the experience and integrity of the business owners, and
the quality of the cash flow these generate.

Unlike traditional accounts receivable factoring, LCF offers:
Flexible structuring to match your specific requirements.
Pricing based on the amount you borrow, charged at convenient daily rates.
No hidden charges and no exit fees.

Full Cycle Working Capital Financing
No application or setup fees.
No early termination fees.
No hidden fees of any kind.
Start when you'd like; stop when you are ready.

Give us a call, e-mail us, or submit an online application to get started.


General questions and inquires:  800.801.6919


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

D-Mo's Auto Butler - We Can Clean Anything That Rolls, Floats, Or Flies!

PO Box 589
Fairfield, CA 94533

D-Mo's - Providing professional auto detailing services to auto dealerships and other businesses in Solano County since 2011. Anything that rolls, floats, or flies, our experienced and dedicated team will be sure to meet your needs.

Services Include - Wash, wax and buff, cleaning of windows and rims, dressing of tires and cleaning of carpets and upholstery. Paint and fabric protection and sealants to keep your car looking brand new.

Remember - We can clean anything that rolls, floats, or flies!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mercedes-Benz TV: E-Class TV commercial "Impressed"

The new E-Class makes a lasting impression and sometimes offers new views for the future. In this spot the ride in the new E-Class becomes a significant experience for a young hitchhiker.

Fuel consumption (combined): 10,5-4,1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined): 246-107 g/km

2950 Auto Mall Pkwy  Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 430-0101

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Professional Cleaning Supplies by Cole Supply

Cole Supply Company is a leading distributor of janitorial, cleaning, and facility supplies in Northern California since 1967. We deliver free of charge with no minimum purchase. Cole offers over 10,000 products representing the leading manufactures in our industry.

Our professional sales and customer service team delivers superior customer satisfaction. We guarantee to be the lowest cost supplier and offer value added results like helping customers go green, provide key spend metrics, and strive to upgrade your facility with the most modern products.

Cole Supply is your best solution for all your sanitary, cleaning products.Our new online ordering site lets our customers make all their purchases with the click of a mouse, instead of over the phone.

Our site is driven by a powerful E-Commerce system integrated with our customer database to create a personalized customer profile which allows you to browse your purchase history online.
Our online ordering integrates with customers’ accounts allowing them to access invoices, statements, view order status, history and manage budgets.

We at Cole Supply Company Inc. hope you enjoy the ease and convenience of our new site to make all of your janitorial supply needs a click way!

See much more at