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A special promotional section. Faces of Sacramento 2015 featuring the photography of Rudy Meyers.

FACES OF SACRAMENTO 2015 SPECIAL SECTION

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INTERPRETERS & TRANSLATORS 

KOY SAEPHAN, FOUNDER, EXCEL INTERPRETING & TRANSLATING, LLC 

1804 TRIBUTE ROAD, SUITE 207, SACRAMENTO, CA 95815 • 800-915-0638 • WWW.EXCELINTERPRETING.COM 

Koy Saephan has been known to challenge the status quo, both in her personal life and as a professional. Born in a village setting in the mountainous regions of Laos, Koy immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 10 not speaking a word of English but went on to obtain a degree in English Literature from UCLA. In 2000, she passed the California Interpreter Exam and became the first Court Interpreter for the Iu Mien language. Koy has traveled full circle. After a decade as a professional interpreter and translator, she started her own language firm, Excel Interpreting & Translating. Today, she has a diverse team and a network of more than 6,000 interpreters and translators, both local and throughout California, offering over 150 languages. Understanding the pulse of the industry, identifying client needs and having a great team have lead to Excel’s success. 


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STATE OF THE ART ORTHODONTICS 

DR. KELLY GIANNETTI AND DR. THAIS BOOMS 

2650 21ST ST. SUITE 8, SACRAMENTO, CA 95818 • 2101 STONE BLVD., SUITE 130, WEST SACRAMENTO, CA 95691 • 916-452-3584 • WWW.SACORTHO.COM 

Board certified orthodontic specialists, Drs. Giannetti and Booms have been producing healthy, glowing smiles in the Greater Sacramento area for 17 years. Drs. Giannetti and Booms constantly innovate to optimize new technologies and treatment techniques including Invisalign and custom Damon braces. In addition to having an innovative practice, Drs. Giannetti and Booms’ primary focus is communication and providing an unparalleled experience for their patients. As members of Spear and Seattle interdisciplinary study clubs, they collaborate with other regional thought leaders to perform complex treatments that are individualized for each patient. Drs. Giannetti and Booms are thankful for the team of dental health professionals they work with to provide beautiful treatment results. 


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HOME MORTGAGE 

JASON MATA, BRANCH MANAGER, AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE 

980 9TH ST., SUITE 1780, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 

916-585-8476 • WWW.JASONMATA.COM 

For more than 20 years, Jason Mata and his top performing team have made it their personal mission to help the community through home ownership. As Branch Manager for American Pacific Mortgage’s flagship Sacramento office serving Northern California, Jason strives to provide clients with an exceptional experience in purchasing or refinancing a home. He understands each client’s needs are unique so he takes the necessary time up front to listen to their personal and financial goals and align their mortgage needs with these aspirations. Jason has built his thriving practice on the continued referrals from past clients who believe in what he is doing and appreciate the value he has provided during such an important, life-changing event. Jason believes staying active in the community is vital. As a proud sponsor of UCP of Northern California, Jason started an annual charity event over nine years ago to help raise financial support and awareness for the cause. 


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THE FACES OF PEDIATRIC 

DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS 

WEIDEMAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AND ORTHODONTICS 

7916 PEBBLE BEACH DRIVE, SUITE 101 

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95610 • 916-962-0577 

WWW.SACCHILDRENSDENTIST.COM 

They have been Sacramento’s face of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for over 41 years. Drs. Cindy Weideman and Jeff Sue, Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Lexie Lyons, Specialist in Orthodontics, are committed to treating each child as if they were their own. Children love going to their office because it’s more like a playground than a dental office. It’s like coming home, where you are greeted with a warm smile and treated with gentle loving care. Parents, many of whom are prior patients, trust them because of their years of experience and compassionate hearts. Together, Drs. Cindy, Jeff and Lexie provide lifetimes of beautiful smiles for children of all ages and those with special needs. They are working with the UC Davis Medical School to train pediatricians in pediatric dentistry and have been instrumental in developing five Sacramento dental clinics for children in need. 


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PEDIATRIC SEDATION DENTISTRY 

DAVID J. CRIPPEN, D.D.S., CAPITAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 

920 29TH ST., SACRAMENTO, CA 95816 

916-476-3972 • WWW.CAPITALPD.COM 

Dental visits can be stressful, especially for children. While many dental practices do a good job treating children, some patients need specialized care. Fortunately there is a dentist specially trained to treat these particular patients. Board certified pediatric dentist, Dr. David Crippen has specifically built his office and trained his staff to cater to the pediatric patient. In addition to providing routine care such as exams, x-rays, cleanings and fillings, Dr. Crippen also is trained and licensed to provide IV conscious sedation in the comfort of his office. This type of sedation is a safe and effective alternative to hospital-based general anesthesia and is especially effective for young or apprehensive patients or those with extensive treatment needs. Typically treatment can be completed in one visit and aesthetic options are available such as white fillings and white crowns. Your children are your greatest investment, don’t they deserve the best? 


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MARKETING 

MICHAEL BROUGHTON, PRESIDENT & CEO, BLANKET MARKETING GROUP 

714 ALHAMBRA BLVD., SACRAMENTO, CA 95818 

916-329-8600 

WWW.BLANKETMARKETINGGROUP.COM 

For almost 10 years Blanket Marketing Group (BMG) has helped businesses reach customers and build their brands. BMG specializes in creative and digital marketing services that are thoroughly researched, planned and executed to achieve results. At the helm of this dynamic agency is president and CEO Michael Broughton, who leads the team of creative digital experts. Broughton not only runs his agency, but also hosts a radio show, Broughton on Business, on the Wall Street Business Network, Money 105.5 FM. The Blanket Marketing Group team serves on a variety of boards and has made giving back to the community a priority. This agency prides itself on its marketing savvy and ability to exceed clients’ expectations. For creative or digital marketing services, their slogan says it all: Relax. We’ve got you covered! 


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ALLERGY 

TRAVIS A. MILLER, M.D. MEDICAL DIRECTOR, THE ALLERGY STATION SacENT 

1528 EUREKA RD., SUITE 102, ROSEVILLE, CA 95661 

916-736-6644 • WWW.THEALLERGYSTATION.COM 

Travis A. Miller, M.D. is the Medical Director of The Allergy Station at Sac ENT in Sacramento and Roseville. He specializes in treating allergic, respiratory and immunologic conditions in children and adults. He also conducts research in asthma, allergy, skin and immunologic diseases. He received his medical degree from UCLA, and holds active Board Certifications in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Allergy and Clinical Immunology. But his accomplishments are NOT the focus of this unique practice. In addition to being a husband, father, coach and sideline cheerleader, Dr. Miller has dealt with personal and family health issues. It is these experiences, along with fantastic role modeling from his parents (esp. mom) and mentors, which led him to focus on patient centered care. And that’s the point, right? It’s all about YOU! His approach is to listen, investigate and plan together—to help you understand your symptoms, feel better and overcome your allergies. 


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DENTAL IMPLANTS 

JONATHAN C. SZYMANOWSKI, D.M.D., M.M.SC • C. THADDEUS SZYMANOWSKI, D.D.S. 

CAMPUS COMMONS PERIODONTICS • 99 SCRIPPS DRIVE, SUITE 200, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 • 916-929-5050 • WWW.SACPERIO.COM 

Dental implant therapy is both art and science, so only the combination of expertise and the right therapy will provide the ideal result. Campus Commons Periodontics is a father-and-son team of periodontal surgeons with more than 50 combined years of experience. Our priority is providing individual patient care in the treatment of periodontal disease, implant surgery and oral medicine. We offer comprehensive periodontal therapy at our modern facility, including dental implants, immediate tooth replacement, conventional and laser periodontal surgical therapy, sinus grafting, and soft tissue grafting procedures. Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski received his degrees from Harvard and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski completed his training at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University. If you are interested in single or multiple tooth replacement give the experts a call for a comprehensive evaluation. 


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EVOLVING CRAFT BEER 

JEREMY WARREN, CEO & BREWMASTER, REVISION BREWING COMPANY 

WWW.REVISIONBREWINGCOMPANY.COM 

Like so many brewers, Jeremy Warren began home brewing in his garage with a vision of what great craft beer can be. He recalls finishing a glass of Pliny the Elder with his father. “Do you know what makes these beers so good?” his dad asked. “Finish your beer and pick up the glass, the glass still smells full.” This ignited Warren’s passion for the aromatics of hops. Over the years, Warren has gained a reputation for amazing hoppy beers and has earned many awards along the way, such as two golds in the U.S. Open Beer Championships, two golds in the San Diego International Beer Competition and a silver at GABF. The founder and former Brewmaster of Knee Deep Brewing Company has moved on to another project, Revision Brewing Company. Warren will continue to brew award-winning IPAs, while using his brewing talent to expand his lineup to include barrel aged and sour beers. Revision Brewing Company’s taproom and brewery is estimated to open in early Spring 2016. 


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SACRAMENTO LUXURY HOMES 

NICK SADEK, BROKER, NRS LUXURY ESTATES 

2267 LAVA RIDGE COURT, SUITE 125, ROSEVILLE CA. 95661 • 916-966-4444 • WWW.NRSLUXURYESTATES.COM 

Nick Sadek’s claim to fame might have been selling Eddie Murphy’s home in Los Lagos in 2007, but his strong work ethic and wealth of knowledge made him successful in the luxury home real estate industry long before then. His enthusiasm for real estate started at a young age watching his father, who was a developer, conduct business. “I always loved looking at new homes and going to new areas,” he says. Obtaining his license in 1986, Sadek began his career working at Great Western Real Estate and then Lyon & Associates in Carmichael. In 2000, he established NRS Luxury Estates. His dedication to his work has awarded him several achievements including the title of “The Number One Closer in Luxury Home Sales in Placer County” from 2010 to 2014. Client satisfaction is one of the many reasons for his success. He has a reputation for not only going the extra mile, but building a rapport with each client. “Sincerity and honesty go a long way,” he says. 


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COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY 

SUZANNE L. KILMER, M.D., LASER & SKIN SURGERY CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

3835 J ST., SACRAMENTO, CA, 95816 • 916-456-0400 • WWW.SKINLASERS.COM 

An internationally acclaimed expert in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Suzanne Kilmer, lives right here in Sacramento. Dr. Kilmer founded the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, one of the world’s largest cosmetic and laser dermatology facilities. “With over 35 lasers and devices on-site, we can customize our treatments to each individual patient,” she explains. “Cosmetic dermatology requires an artistic eye. Whether we are tightening skin, filling lips or treating volume loss, natural appearing results are extremely technique dependent; an eye for symmetry and beauty is a must!” Noting that unnatural, frozen features often result from too much of a good thing, she promotes a “less is more” philosophy, and patients attest to looking like themselves, only younger. When not lecturing around the globe, she is happily treating her patients, cooking at home with her family, riding bikes to neighborhood restaurants or sipping wine in front of a puzzle. 


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TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING 

ALEX CASTRO, CEO & CO-FOUNDER, M CORP 

1100 11TH ST., FIFTH FLOOR, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 

WWW.THE-MCORP.COM 

Alex Castro wakes up daily at 4:30 a.m. “It used to be so I could mountain bike or row before work,” says the CEO of M Corp. Now, his mornings are spent working with out-of-state clients before driving his daughters to school. “Mornings are when I do things at my pace; the rest of the day belongs to everyone else.” Technology modernization is like painting the Golden Gate Bridge: It never stops. “Our clients spend millions on strategy and technology; we help them identify projects that have the greatest chance of success.” M Corp recently released ReM Score, a tool similar to a credit score that supports executives by detecting IT projects that have high chances of failure. “The best part of being CEO is doing innovative things,” says Alex. “The worst part is being responsible for everything else.” Over the course of 12 years, Alex and co-founders Chuck Czajkowski and Hung Lee have turned a home-grown business into a nationally recognized consulting firm. 


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EMPLOYMENT LAW 

JENNIFER DUGGAN, OWNER, DUGGAN LAW CORPORATION 

641 FULTON AVE., SUITE 200A, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 • 916-550-5309 • WWW.DUGGAN-LAW.COM 

After beginning her career at Sacramento’s largest civil litigation firm, Jennifer Duggan founded Duggan Law Corporation in 2013. In her 19- year career, Jennifer has established herself as one of the region’s elite employment attorneys. The firm specializes in employment litigation defense, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour defense, as well as pre-litigation employment law advice and counsel. The firm prides itself on providing smart, aggressive, cost-effective legal representation. In 2010, Jennifer was selected by the Sacramento Business Journal for its “Women Who Mean Business” award. Jennifer has also been recognized as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” for four consecutive years, and for the last two years one of the top 50 women attorneys in Northern California and top 25 attorneys in Sacramento. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Pacific McGeorge and UC Davis School of Law. 


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FACIAL SURGERY & IMPLANTOLOGY 

GREGORY G. OLSEN, D.D.S., FICOI, FOLSOM ORAL SURGERY AND IMPLANT CENTER 

2370 E. BIDWELL ST., SUITE 130, FOLSOM, CA 95630 • 916-983-6637 • WWW.FOLSOMDENTALIMPLANTS.COM 

Dr. Gregory G. Olsen is a specialist in the field of Oral and Facial Surgery with an emphasis in dental implants, bone grafting and reconstructive jaw surgery. Oral and Facial Surgeons undergo the most extensive training of all dental specialists and are qualified to treat the most difficult cases. Dr. Olsen is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologist, Fellow of Oral and Facial Surgeons of California, and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. As a continuing education provider and lifelong student, Dr. Olsen stays committed to maintaining the best overall care for his patients. He believes in staying at the forefront of new technology and innovating techniques, such as tooth guided immediate implants, which can reduce the number of required surgical procedures and patient time. At his state-of-the-art office, patients are seen as friends and family, and are treated with exceptional care and safety. 


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BEST HAIR SALON 

BILL & JOYCE HOSHALL, HOSHALL’S SALON & SPA, SHADES HAIR COLOR BAR & SALON 

6608 FOLSOM AUBURN RD., FOLSOM • 916-987-1995 • HOSHALLSFOLSOM.COM / 1470 EUREKA RD., ROSEVILLE • 916-960-5929 • SHADESCOLORBAR.COM 

Bill and Joyce Hoshall are the creative visionaries and founders of Hoshall’s Salon & Spa in Folsom and Shades Hair Color Bar & Salon in Roseville. Hoshall’s is celebrating 50 years in the beauty business and has been voted Best Salon for more than 13 years by Sacramento magazine. Bill Hoshall says his success is based on having a firm commitment to ongoing world-class education and evolving with the cutting edge of fashion and style. Client expectations are met and exceeded with extraordinary customer service. After serving in the Marine Corps, Bill furthered his education studying advanced hairdressing in London, Austria and Germany where he received the Award of Excellence by the German Hairdressing Federation. Joyce Hoshall is a nationally published ASID award-winning designer. 


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A BEAUTIFUL SMILE 

DAMON P. SZYMANOWSKI, D.M.D., SZYMANOWSKI ORTHODONTICS 

99 SCRIPPS DRIVE, SUITE 201, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 • 916-993-4171 • WWW.DRDAMONSMILES.COM 

Each person’s smile is unique and invaluable and deserves the best in expert and personalized care. Our team at Szymanowski Orthodontics is committed to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted and deserved. Dr. Szymanowski and his staff work seamlessly to ensure that all patients receive superior care in a professional, friendly and comfortable setting. We offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment at our state-of-the art facility for children, teens and adults. We specialize in early interceptive treatment for children, Invisalign, and both clear and traditional braces. Born and raised in Sacramento, Dr. Szymanowski earned his D.M.D. degree at Tufts University in Boston; he then completed two years of specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He remains dedicated to continuing education in order to bring the latest innovative techniques and highest level of orthodontic treatment to the Sacramento community. 


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FOLSOM/EL DORADO HILLS REAL ESTATE 

KARYN BRANTLEY, REALTOR WITH LYON REAL ESTATE 

3900 PARK DR., EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762 • 916-586-9944 • WWW.MYREALTORKARYN.COM 

As a business owner for over 15 years, I understand the importance of relationships. I have built my real estate business on the basis of truly listening to my client’s needs and working hard to make sure that those needs are met. Moving is a very important and often times emotional experience, and I pride myself on making the process smooth and enjoyable. A thorough understanding of the local market, strong negotiation skills and a tireless work ethic gets the job done right for both my buyers and sellers. When I am not making my clients’ real estate dreams come true, I can be found enjoying the local running and cycling trails with my fiancé or making time to give back to our wonderful community. My latest opportunity to do so is to proudly serve as the Chairman of the 2015 Lyon Real Estate Coat Drive in our El Dorado Hills Office. I am blessed to have made a business of doing the things that I love and sharing that passion with others. 


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FIRST AMERICAN TITLE 

DENNIS WOLFE, REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT 

3400 DOUGLAS BLVD., SUITE 100, ROSEVILLE, CA 95661 • 916-677-8382 • WWW.FIRSTAM.COM/TITLE/CA/SACRAMENTO 

Dennis Wolfe is the regional vice president of First American Title insurance company and is responsible for the company’s offices within the Central Valley area. He has more than 30 years of experience in the title insurance industry throughout California in a variety of roles including sales, underwriting and management. Mr. Wolfe’s local real estate expertise and business management skills provide a valuable complement to the extensive national resources of First American Title. Based in Roseville, Mr. Wolfe is a current member of the California Land Title Association Board of Governors, having served since 2007. First American’s thorough title searches, title clearance and title insurance policies help produce clear property titles and enable the efficient transfer of real estate. As one of the largest title insurance companies in the nation, First American Title adheres to the highest standards of financial stability and professional responsibility. 


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GAMING ENTERTAINMENT 

RYAN STONE, FOUNDER, STONES GAMBLING HALL 

6510 ANTELOPE ROAD, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95621 • 916-735-8440 • WWW.STONESGAMBLINGHALL.COM 

As a seasoned real estate investor and developer, Ryan Stone has strived to create new destinations that enhance local communities and have a lasting positive impact. With his latest venture, Ryan expands that mission with a new vision—to reinvent gaming entertainment. The result is Stones Gambling Hall, which opened just over a year ago in Citrus Heights, serving the Sacramento area. With Stones Gambling Hall, Ryan introduced a new class of card room. Where the norm in the industry had been dark, smoky and stale, Stones brings upscale design, high-end service, and innovative events and promotions, all in a smoke-free environment that is contemporary and inviting. A full restaurant and bar is also included thanks to a partnership with Southern California favorite Sammy’s Restaurant+Bar. It all adds up to a totally new type of entertainment option for Sacramento. Ryan also serves as a senior partner at the Monarch Group, a real estate development firm. 


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SOCIAL AND COMPETITIVE DANCING 

PEDRO AND JAMILA BUADA /KATE CASTOR, OWNERS, ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE CENTERS 

4141 MANZANITA AVE., SUITE 200, CARMICHAEL CA 95608 • 220 BLUE RAVINE RD., SUITE 100, FOLSOM CA 95630 

Arthur Murray Dance Centers have been the leader in teaching the world to dance since 1912. The studios offer a variety of social and competitive partner dances including Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa, Country, Tango, weddings and more. Both Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Carmichael and Folsom strive to provide the best quality dance instruction with superior service, all while having fun! Led by trained and certified teachers, not just dancers, the lessons are tailored so that your experience is personalized and perfectly fits your needs. As passionate professionals, they are devoted to reaching your goals and care about your entire experience in the studio, especially your dancing. From the moment you walk in to the moment you take your partner in hand, you will have an unparalleled experience. Walk in and dance out! Call us today. Carmichael: 916-971-3550, Folsom: 916-895-5600 or go to Arthurmurraysacramento.com or Arthurmurrayfolsom.com.


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AMADOR COUNTY WINE 

JOE SHEBL, DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING & GENERAL MANAGER, RENWOOD WINERY 

12225 STEINER ROAD, PLYMOUTH, CA 95669 • 209-245-6979, EXT. 4 • WWW.RENWOOD.COM 

Joe joined Renwood Winery in July of 2013, returning to the winery where he began his wine career 15 years earlier. In 1999, after completing his degrees in Biology and Chemistry at Sacramento State University, Joe discovered the Sierra Foothills wine region and caught the “wine bug.” He has since become one of the most sought after winemakers in the region, further expanded with the honor of being selected in 2014 by “Wine Enthusiast” magazine as one of America’s Top 40 Under 40 highlighting America’s leaders in the beverage culture. Joe worked for a number of renowned California wineries where he honed his skills and cultivated a reputation as an innovative winemaker, an expert in producing voluptuous Zinfandel and Barbera, and someone whose passion and enthusiasm are contagious. Joe has served on the Board of Directors for the Amador Vintners Association where he worked to develop greater recognition for the areas’ wines and the region as a wine destination. 


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LIFETIME DENTAL HEALTH 

DR. MICHAEL MIYASAKI, DR. DANIEL MIYASAKI, MIYASAKI DENTAL 

1428 U ST., SACRAMENTO CA 95818 • 916-442-8911 • WWW.MIYASAKIDENTAL.COM 

Dr. Daniel Miyasaki opened his dental practice in 1960 after serving as a dentist in the U.S. Navy and served as the President of the Sacramento District Dental Society, as a Dental Board Examiner as well as a leader in the California Dental Association. Dr. Michael Miyasaki graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1987 and has been involved in teaching different aspects of dentistry from minimally invasive aesthetics to TMD treatment. The doctors empower their patients with knowledge to be an informed participant in their dental care. Dr. Mike says, “Along with you and decades of experience we will develop the approach that provides the most effective, comfortable and affordable treatment for your unique needs and circumstances to maximize your smile, and enhance and maintain your optimum dental health for a lifetime. It’s personalized dental care.” Dr. Dan explains his long career success saying, “It’s compassion for you, combined with science and passion.” 


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ELK GROVE & WILTON REALTY 

DIANE PENNISI, THE PENNISI GROUP 

9280 W. STOCKTON BLVD., SUITE 120 

ELK GROVE, CA 95624 

916-714-8108 • WWW.PENNISI.COM 

Diane Pennisi is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker. “Not only are they the top brokerage in my marketplace, with an unsurpassed reputation for integrity, but they offer me the best resources and incredible agent support.” Pennisi’s clients not only benefit from her access to Coldwell Banker’s state of the art marketing tools, she also has an assistant, licensed transaction coordinator, her agent son John and a team of agents that are dedicated to ensuring her clients a positive and quality experience. Pennisi is in the top 1% of agents at Coldwell Banker nationwide and has received their top designation, International President’s Premier. With no plans to slow down, Pennisi would like to continue growing her business while maintaining the level of customer service that’s made her a standout in the industry. Feel free to call her with any of your real estate questions and needs. 


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NIGHTLIFE 

TERRY SIDIE, OWNER, FACES 

2000 K ST. (20TH & K STREETS) 

SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 

WWW.FACES.NET 

FACES NIGHTCLUB—30 YEARS AND THE PARTY ONLY GETS BETTER! 

With 14 bars, 3 dance floors and a swimming pool, FACES has become the go-to spot for nightlife in the Sacramento area. At FACES, the motto is “We’re YOUR club. It’s YOUR party.” 30 years later, FACES hasn’t forgotten who we serve and why! 


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LIFE INSURANCE 

SCOTT BACON, GARY CURRY AND DAVID WILLIAMS, ORBA INSURANCE 

2355 GOLD MEADOW WAY, SUITE 135, GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 • 916-669-1600 • WWW.VIRTUALMENTORPRO.COM 

In a career spanning 50 years, Gary Curry has leveraged the power of life insurance to help his clients preserve their standard of living, grow their assets and provide a lasting financial legacy. His expertise has been featured in keynote speeches, Forbes magazine and his best-selling book, Transform. After decades of refinement, Gary’s innovative, tax-efficient concepts are now utilized by his sons-in-law, Scott Bacon and David Williams, to help a new generation of clients experience financial freedom. ORBA Insurance Services, Inc. specializes in: Lifestyle Preservation • Life Insurance Strategies • Tax-Advantaged Retirement. ORBA’s personalized approach emphasizes security, growth and tax-efficiency. Clients experience Gary’s trademark concept, ENOUGH MONEY, “When work is optional and retirement and leisure activities are affordable.” To receive a copy of Gary’s book, email kathi@garycurry.com. LD054869-09/15 


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CALIFORNIA’S BLUE RIBBON CREW CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR 1600 EXPOSITION BLVD., SACRAMENTO, CA 95815 • 916-263-3000 • WWW.CASTATEFAIR.ORG

When it comes to celebrating California’s achievements, there is nothing more sought after than the iconic blue ribbon award. It’s a simple award that represents hard work and dedication. That’s why the California State Fair team makes a dedicated effort to go above and beyond with its service, attractions, entertainment and agricultural education. They want to ensure that if they were up for the same blue ribbon award, they’d be noticed as “The Best” in the business. Each year, not unlike the Fair’s diverse group of competitors and future leaders, the California State Fair team strives to top what they did in previous years. Sound a little competitive? Maybe. But after 160 years of showcasing the best of this fine state, there’s a reason they’re still celebrating. And it’s not just about winning. It’s about offering the people of the Golden State a place to make great memories that will last a lifetime. Join in on the Best of the Best 2016 celebration, July 8-24.

Left to Right: Marcia Shell, Expo Events; Sonya Logman, External Affairs; Paul Gillingham, Maintenance; Carrie Wright, Programs; Rick Pickering, CEO; Samantha Brown, Finance; Robert Craft, Cal Expo Police; Jennifer Castleberry, Marketing 


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CAR SALES CHRISTOPHER SHAFFER, PRESIDENT, NOR. CAL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LOCATIONS IN ROSEVILLE, FOLSOM AND SACRAMENTO • 916-677-3636 • WWW.NORCALAUTOMOTIVEGROUP.COM

Christopher Shaffer is the president and managing partner of Roseville Hyundai, Folsom Lake Hyundai, Sacramento Hyundai and Sacramento CJDR, and has been in the car business for more than 20 years. He credits most of the stores’ success to being involved in the community and having great employees. “You can’t be successful unless you have good people working for you and you support the communities we live and work in.” Combining great prices and customer service has helped the group achieve record setting success, and numerous sales and service awards. “We love educated, informed consumers who do their homework and know what they want. Those are our best customers.” Chris believes in giving back to the community. He serves on many volunteer boards and supports local sports groups, schools and other organizations in and around Sacramento. He and his wife, Deborah, have six kids, so between work and family there is not a lot of down time. 


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PERSONAL INJURY LAW 

LAW OFFICE OF NOËL FERRIS 

1001 G ST., SUITE 301, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 916-492-9911 WWW.NOELMFERRIS.NET 

Fighting for justice for the injured: Noel Ferris has dedicated the last 36 years to representation of clients who have suffered injuries in a wide range of cases from automobile accidents to medical malpractice. She has been recognized by both judges and her peers for her excellence in the handling of complex cases involving difficult medical issues and making them understandable to a jury. She has been voted a Super Lawyer every year since 2004 and is a member of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations including ABOTA, The American College, International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, where she currently serves as vice president. 


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INVESTING 

CHRIS SHUBA, FINANCIAL ADVISOR, WESTLAKE, GRAHL, AND GLOVER 

9265 SIERRA COLLEGE BLVD., GRANITE BAY, CA • 916-677-1640 • WGGADVISORGROUP.COM 

Chris Shuba is a Financial Advisor and the Chief Investment Officer for the Ameriprise private wealth advisory practice of Westlake, Grahl, and Glover. Chris came to Sacramento from an institutional investment background. His passion is creating strategies that are designed to give individual investors advantages similar to those used by institutional investors. He specializes in the development of quantitative portfolios designed to help mitigate risk, enhance growth potential and help protect assets. Chris believes you should not have to sacrifice growth for protection. Only investors who qualified for institutional-level investment strategies were able to take advantage of the mathematics and technologies designed to build portfolios that have succeeded during many types of market environments. We are proud to offer a suite of algorithmic solutions to all investors that create opportunities to prosper in any market cycle. This is the evolution of personal investing. 

Ameriprise Financial cannot guarantee future financial results. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2015 Ameriprise Financial, Inc., All rights reserved. 


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FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY 

ROSEVILLE FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY 

TWO MEDICAL PLAZA, SUITE 225, ROSEVILLE, CA 95661 • 916-773-0395 • WWW.ROSEVILLEFACIALPLASTICSURGERY.COM 

Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery provides the Greater Sacramento area with facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and non-surgical treatment options such as KYBELLA. Dr. David J. Kiener has been practicing facial plastic and reconstructive surgery for more than 25 years and is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Jonathan M. Sykes is the director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UC Davis, is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a certified trainer in the use of KYBELLA. We are an ultra-provider for Ultherapy for our excellence in treatment. Our team of facial plastic surgeons, an ultherapist, and an aesthetician offer the finest service and the latest technology. We participate in many research studies keeping us on the cutting edge of technology and product development. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best. 


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SACRAMENTO DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY 

VIREN R. PATEL, D.D.S., PRESIDENT 

2035 HURLEY WAY, SUITE 200, SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 • 916-446-1211 • WWW.SDDS.ORG 

I am honored to be the 2015 President of the Sacramento District Dental Society. We are an organization of dentists with a goal of enhancing the oral health of the community and supporting the practice of appropriate and ethical dentistry. Our Foundation programs, such as Smiles for Kids and Smiles for Big Kids, provide free dental care to school-age children and those who are older. Many of our member dentists and staff played a large part in the success of the CDA Cares event at Cal Expo in April, where 2,000 people were treated for basic dental needs in one weekend. Also, our 1st Tooth or 1st Birthday campaign targets the public and the medical community to spread the message that kids need to be seen by a dentist early, before problems arise. SDDS offers member benefits including Continuing Education classes, professional compliance classes and practice support. We also provide peer review services for patient/dentist disputes, as well as member referrals. 


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SURGICAL & AESTHETIC DERMATOLOGY 

2277 FAIR OAKS BLVD., SUITE 402 

SACRAMENTO, CA 95825 

916-922-SKIN • WWW.ANDREAWILLEYMD.COM 

A native of Sacramento, Dr. Willey has been practicing Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery and aesthetic dermatology in Sacramento and Solano counties since 2008. A Regents Scholar and Buck Scholar, she was educated at the UCSF School of Medicine, interned at Yale, and completed residency at the University of Minnesota before completing the esteemed Advanced Dermatologic Surgery fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Willey is a uniquely talented Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon and leader in aesthetic dermatology with expertise in laser surgery, facial and body contouring, and minimally invasive aesthetic surgery. Dr. Willey teaches and lectures nationally, advancing techniques in dermatologic surgery and laser and light technology for restoring youth and preventing skin cancer. 


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NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS 

CAPITOL AREA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CADA) 

1522 14TH ST., SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 • 916-322-2114 • WWW.CADANET.ORG 

Since 1978, CADA, a self-supporting public agency directed by a five-member board of directors, has aimed to build a safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable urban neighborhood. CADA’s loyal staff is as diverse as the jobs they do. On-site resident services representatives take care of daily property clean up, including graffiti abatement, while the property management, leasing and administrative services departments keep the agency running smoothly. In addition, CADA’s development department added nearly 400 new housing units and a score of restaurants and retail shops in downtown Sacramento through public-private partnerships in the past three years. “Our outstanding board and staff have helped transform key areas of downtown Sacramento into thriving residential neighborhoods and they continue to inspire mixed-use, transit-oriented, high quality sustainable projects,” says Executive Director Wendy Saunders. 


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EMPLOYER SERVICES 

MICHELLE WIGHTMAN, FOUNDER AND CEO, CSL SOLUTIONS 

8017 SACRAMENTO ST., FAIR OAKS, CA 95628 

916-961-1166 • WWW.CSLWEB.COM 

When an entrepreneur has a vision, builds a business and then becomes so successful they have to hire their first employee, we want to be there to take the reins. We never want a business owner to lose their passion for what they built and what drove them to begin their business in the first place, especially because of the difficulties of payroll, taxes, insurance and labor laws. CSL’s purpose is to handle these burdens for business owners so they can thrive within their own vision and purpose. Michelle Wightman began her career in 1989 by launching two separate employment companies before venturing on her own in 1993 and forming Certified Staff Leasing, now CSL Solutions. Michelle and CSL were finalists in the Sacramento Workplace Excellence Awards and ranked in the Top 25 Women in Business six consecutive years, ranking No. 8 in 2014. In her spare time, Michelle loves to cycle, ballroom dance and spend time in Lake Tahoe with family and friends. 


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COSMETIC AND SEDATION DENTISTRY 

UZRA KHURSAND D.D.S., SUNRIVER DENTAL CARE 

2200 SUNRISE BLVD., SUITE 100, GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 • 916-635-1191 

Dr. Uzra Khursand has a true passion for taking excellent care of her patients. Her warm, chairside manner and sense of humor help to make dental visits enjoyable. She and her carefully selected team strive to deliver personalized care to each patient and help them to achieve their dental goals. Dr. Khursand has built a state-of-the dental practice featuring the latest technology, including digital X-rays and single-visit crowns. If you have been thinking of enhancing your smile or are just seeking superior health and function then you owe it to yourself to seek out the best. For total patient comfort, Dr. Khursand offers oral conscious sedation and lots of pampering. Her practice continues to grow because she constantly invests in new technology and offers cutting-edge solutions. But just as important is the fact that she takes the time to understand the needs and goals of each patient. Dr. Khursand invites you to become part of the Sunriver Dental Family. 


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BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 

KALLAS & CO. 

SERENA J. KALLAS, CEO; AMIR JOE KALLAS, CSO • 916-631-1726 • WWW.KALLASANDCO.COM 

Kallas & Co. was established with the vision of becoming the go-to source that individuals, enterprises and organizations rely on to turn the passion and vision behind their entrepreneurship into true business excellence. Each day we strive to help Visionaries succeed by connecting work teams with skills and attitudes that best match their needs as an Extended Workforce. We further bring together established businesses looking to borrow with people and other investors who want to lend as a source for Funding. We’ve also created inspiring spaces, known as Coworking Spaces, that Visionaries can utilize to productively work and collaborate with others. We believe in the power of our work and how organizations as we know them today are expressions of our current world view and present stage of development as humans. That’s why we are so passionate about improving business methods and empowering all Visionaries to be successful. 


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HEARING AIDS 

LAURA ROBINSON, AU.D., MHA, DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY, SENT HEARING AID CENTER 

1111 EXPOSITION BLVD., BLDG. 700, SACRAMENTO, CA 95815 • 916-736-1911 • WWW.SENTHEARINGAIDS.COM 

Dr. Laura Assante Robinson, known as Dr. Laura by her patients, has been helping Sacramento area residents with their hearing needs for over 25 years. After completing a fellowship at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, she came to Sacramento and helped develop SENT Hearing Aid Center. She currently runs all five offices in Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Roseville and Stockton. With a doctorate in Audiology and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, she combines both clinical and business skills to treat patients and manage the operations of a business. Dr. Laura fits hearing aids on infants, children and adults. Her expertise meets the cosmetic and technological needs of professionals. Her compassion for mature adults is reflected in the honest advice she provides as she recommends the device that will best suit one’s lifestyle. It is easy to see why so many Sacramento residents have come to rely on Dr. Laura for their hearing health-care needs. 


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MODERN DENTISTRY 

MICHAEL B. CHU D.D.S., PATIENT DENTAL 

9180 HARBOUR POINT DR. #101 ELK GROVE, CA 95758 

916-478-0101 • WWW.PATIENTDENTAL.COM 

Dr. Michael Chu is an award-winning dentist. He has built Patient Dental around this philosophy; “We help our patients to accept the best care possible and to invest in dentistry that improves their lives.” After graduating from the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Michael has continued to stay at the leading edge of the profession. He is a Faculty Club Member at Spear Education–a world leader in Dental Education. Modern Dentistry excites Dr. Michael because of the possibilities for patients. His passion is in helping patients be proud of their beautiful and healthy smiles. “Nothing feels better than helping a patient who may have been unhappy with their smile, rehabilitate it and be proud to show it off.” 


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COOK REALTY 

TREY BONETTI, VICE PRESIDENT & MANAGING BROKER, COOK REALTY 

COOK REALTY, 4305 FREEPORT BLVD., SACRAMENTO, CA 95822 • 916-451-6702 • WWW.COOKREALTY.NET • CA BRE# 00618471 

Cook Realty has been providing outstanding real estate services to the Greater Four County Region since 1974. Founder Frank Cook saw a need to establish a service of honesty, integrity and value. Still family operated, our values remain true to those ideals today. Cook Realty has grown since its inception. We are now home to almost 70 of the finest real estate professionals in the industry. In addition to residential and commercial marketing, we retain growing nationwide referrals with The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Relocation Services, Inc. We can help you get settled anywhere—even abroad! Cook Realty offers full-service property management with decades of proven experience as well as CalBRE State accredited real estate license courses. Your real estate career may start here! When you select a real estate company, remember aggressive marketing, sound advice, diversity of service and experience. Remember the faces of Cook Realty. 


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RESTAURANT & BAR SUPPLY 

DANTE CULLINCINI, PRESIDENT, CULLINCINI RESTAURANT SUPPLY 

973 ARDEN WAY, SACRAMENTO, CA 95815 916-921-1190 

120 ORCHARD DRIVE, CHICO, CA 95926 530-345-6515 

WWW.CULLINCINI.COM 

“I’m fortunate to have worked side-by-side with my father and grandfather these past 40-plus years. I can still remember getting up before the sun to ride along with my grandfather to work, the smell of cigarette ash from the overflowing ashtray in his Cadillac. We’d stop for breakfast at Pancake Circus or Jim Denny’s. I must have been 7 or 8 years old. I grew up stocking shelves and organizing aisles. I went to college, got a job in the wine industry, but the “old school” world won out. This damn industry had its claws in me. My father and grandfather started the business sometime in the ’60s. We are customer service. We are Sacramento. You’ll be amazed at what we have packed into 50,000 square feet. Vintage finds for sure. Chrome wire shelving, stainless steel worktables and sinks. We sell so much of the stuff that our prices won’t be beat.” 


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ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY 

SACRAMENTO ORAL SURGERY 

LOCATIONS IN ARDEN, MIDTOWN, SOUTH AREA AND ROSEVILLE • WWW.SACRAMENTOORALSURGERY.COM 

Since 1972, Sacramento Oral Surgery (SOS), an oral maxillofacial surgery practice, has been specializing in the highest level of expertise by providing exceptional care with a highly educated team trained in anesthesia. They continue to meet the needs of the Greater Sacramento area with the latest in oral and maxillofacial surgery techniques and innovations. With four convenient locations, SOS offers dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, TMJ treatment, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma and anesthesia. Their dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. SOS doctors are preferred providers of the majority of insurance plans. Biographies of all the doctors can be found on the SOS website. Left to Right: R. Fouladi, D.D.S., M.D.; S. Currimbhoy, D.D.S., M.S.; M. Preskar, D.D.S.; V. Castaldo, D.M.D.; S. Albadawi, D.M.D., M.P.H.