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women in business 2017

Stacy Schwarz

STACY SCHWARZ
Owner

My journey to becoming a restaurant owner started as a cashier in a restaurant when I was 18. The industry immediately swept me off of my feet. I quickly climbed the ladder, worked every position in the restaurant from dishwasher to general manager. I married a supportive person that had the same aspirations and dreams. My partner, Carla, then did the same thing and worked every position in the restaurant. This is how we were able to make our dream a reality. With the help of my mother Janis (Co-Owner), and a little good fortune, fate brought Vinoteca to us. It has been hard work running our first restaurant, but completely fulfilling and rewarding. We love serving the public and enjoy making lasting friendships with our customers.

VINOTECA RESTAURANT & BAR
3535 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento 95864
(916) 487-1331 • www.cafevinoteca.com

Erika Powers and Nancy Ferrari
Erika Powers and Nancy Ferrari

Patricia Seide and Mary Lagomarsino
Patricia Seide and Mary Lagomarsino

PAT SEIDE GROUP
The women of the Pat Seide Group are dedicated to providing outstanding service. Our growing list of clients tell us the level of service and caring we provide far exceeds that of most real estate groups. Pat Seide has been a consistent award winner and top producing Coldwell Banker agent in the Sacramento region for her entire 30+ year career. She has put her enthusiasm, expertise and experience to work for our clients as shown by the group’s top position in gross sales for the Coldwell Banker Sacramento Region, again for the first half of this year. Over the course of her career, she has earned a reputation for both high integrity and producing the results desired by our clients. The group has expanded its volume over the last several years by building a very professional team in the office and the field to consistently deliver this high level of service. Mary Lagomarsino has been a key agent for the team over the past 6 years. Her commitment and caring about her clients is well recognized by all. Nancy Ferrari joined the group 4 years ago as the Executive Assistant and Escrow Coordinator. Nancy has also earned her agent’s license in July of last year and has expanded her role. Erika Powers joined the team three years ago as an Executive Assistant and has now expanded her role to also serve as the Listing and Marketing Coordinator.

4370 Town Center Blvd, Suite 270, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 • (916) 712-1617 • (916) 941-3006 • BRE#00892540

Jennifer Kelly

JENNIFER KELLY
The Gift of Kids Daycare and Preschool

My journey began in the daycare preschool field because I was unhappy with the care and education I was receiving for my own children who are now 19 and 16. I have been blessed to have a large facility in El Dorado Hills where I employ 35 loving teachers and care for 200 children. We offer education and care for babies, Preschoolers, Pre-K, private Kindergarten, a homework tutor club and transportation for school agers. Don’t be fooled by our large size, our teachers make each classroom homey and warm. The Gift of Kids outdoor area offers a full acre, giving the kids space to explore, garden, and play on age appropriate playgrounds. The teachers at The Gift of Kids Daycare and Preschool include talent that brings us music, yoga, and even Spanish on a daily basis. Teachers here are all educated in child development, CPR and First Aid certified, and make it a priority to continue their education. Over the years, not only have we focused on love and education here at the school, but we have also been involved in sponsoring many local non-profit groups such as 3 Strands Global, Hands for Hope, American Cancer Society, Sports clubs, many local elementary through High Schools, Serrano Kids movie night, and even contributed to the Concerts in the Park at the CSD. When not at The Gift of Kids taking care of the school, my hobbies include running, snowboarding, boxing, hiking, camping and anything outdoors.

5130 Golden Foothill Pkwy., El Dorado Hills
(916) 521-1835 • www.thegiftofkids.net

Christy Hayes

CHRISTY HAYES
Mojo’s Lounge& Kitchen428 Restaurant

Christy Hayes grew up on the Central California coast in the small town of Los Osos and Morro Bay. After serving as a Heavy-Duty Diesel Mechanic in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves for over eight years, she decided to put down roots in Woodland. She attended Sac State, majoring in Public Relations and Event Coordinating, which have come in handy in the last five years. In 2012, she jumped at the opportunity to live her dream and open a restaurant and bar; when she created Mojo’s Lounge and Kitchen428 in an historic building in Downtown Woodland. Sensing a need for community events in town, she started the Hot Summer Nights car show, Street Concerts and a monthly “Food Truck Mania” where the streets are closed the first Sunday of the month and packed with the areas finest mobile cuisine. She is an active partner in many non-profit charity fundraisers including the Swirl & Slice Food and Wine Walk, Dine & Donate, Cocktail for a Cause and Street Bashes. She is an active member of the Downtown Woodland Business Association and Rotary, and is on the Board of the Yolo County Visitor’s Bureau. Christy considers herself to be very lucky to be one of over a dozen Women owned business located in Downtown Woodland.

428 1st St, Woodland
(530) 661.0428

Ann Kanter and Alanna Romo

ANN KANTER AND ALANNA ROMO
Ann Kanter and Alanna Romo have more than 40 years’ combined experience in immigration law matters. They formed their partnership in 2017 after 10 years of developing their team in midtown Sacramento. They specialize in temporary employment visas and permanent residence for professionals, entrepreneurs and families. Ann is a State-certified specialist in immigration law who advises companies and public agencies. She has been listed as a Super Lawyer in Northern California annually since 2006. Alanna has over 10 years experience handling complex visa matters such as H-1B, O-1 and physician national interest waivers as well as fiancé/fiancée and family cases. She has a J.D. from Lincoln Law School and a B.S. in International Relations from CSUS.

KANTER & ROMO IMMIGRATION LAW OFFICE, PC
517A 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 443-6918 • www.kanterromo.com

Sheila Boxley

SHEILA BOXLEY
On November 1, 2017, Sheila Boxley will have served 20 years as President & CEO of The Child Abuse Prevention Center. The CAP Center, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, has grown from an agency with three employees in 1997 to a state-wide agency with over 400 employees and AmeriCorps members, a 22-member Board, and over 350 partner agencies. Under Sheila’s leadership, the programs operated by the Center have demonstrated a 98% reduction in substantiated child abuse reports and saved millions of taxpayer dollars. Sheila sits on numerous local and Statewide committees focused on child abuse prevention. Her background includes serving as Associate Deputy Director of Legislation and Policy Development for the Office of Criminal Justice Planning. She is the mother of two sons.

THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION CENTER
4700 Roseville Road #102, North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 244-1900

Diane Pennisi

DIANE PENNISI
Your Town & Country Connection

Diane Pennisi of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has an unsurpassed reputation for integrity. As part of the top brokerage in her marketplace, clients of Diane Pennisi not only benefit from Coldwell Banker’s state-of-the-art resources, marketing tools and agent support, they are also ensured a positive and quality real estate experience. Diane is in the TOP 1% of agents at Coldwell Banker nationwide. With over 23 years of experience, Diane has earned numerous awards and industry recognition. Diane Pennisi continues to receive high praise from her clients, with overwhelming positive reviews and testimonials. With a presence in Sacramento, Placer, Amador and El Dorado counties, Diane maintains a level of customer service that makes her stand out in the real estate industry. Diane is always ready to serve, so feel free to call Diane Pennisi with any of your real estate questions and needs.

COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE - CALBRE #01908304
9280 W. Stockton Blvd., Suite 120, Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 714-8108
WWW.PENNISI.COM

Kendra C. Younger

KENDRA C. YOUNGER
Owner

Renaissance Fine Consignment was established in 1997. In 2017, the company changed ownership within the family, hoping to bring appeal to younger generations and introduce novel designer trends to existing clientele. Known for high end designer and vintage labels at affordable prices, Renaissance houses women’s clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories of the finest quality. With two store locations, Sacramento and Santa Barbara, Renaissance provides maximum exposure through social media channels, working towards a future online store. New owner, Kendra Younger, utilizes her marketing degree, modeling background and obsession for fashion to head the Renaissance Empire.

RENAISSANCE FINE CONSIGNMENT
2362 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 485-4911
www.renaissancefineconsignment.com