WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

COOK REALTY RELOCATION TEAM
4305 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento
(916) 451-6702 ext. 242, (800) 450-3148
Lindsay@cookrealty.net, www.CookRealty.net

Cook Realty is proud of its affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and our award winning Relocation Team.  Today’s Real Estate needs are vast and complicated. As a progressive full service Real Estate company, Cook Realty is associated with the very best agents. These Realtors know what it takes to handle complicated Listings and purchases for both Broker referred clients and Third Party Corporate referrals. Many clients are investors and purchase a wide range of Real Property from duplexes to large Apartment complexes. Cook Property Management is another resource available making the everyday ownership of income property less cumbersome. Our Relocation Team covers a four county area including rural Yolo County and both Hwy 50 and 80 Foothill corridors.  A seasoned Destination agent not only knows how to run a seamless transaction but helps to tie transferee’s into the community that they choose to live in. Lindsay Filby, has been working with Cook Realty for over 24 years and as Relocation Director for the last 16 years. “When buying Real Estate, or selling in an unfamiliar city, a referral to one of our affiliates and the personal agent match for your project can make a huge difference in the experience”. “The Broker support that I have and the talented agents that I work with, make my job enjoyable and smooth. We are a Company of agents that reflect the area and people that we service, diverse in every way. We are proud Californians!”

HIGBE BROKER REALTY
Anne Higbe
CDRE #00804242
P.O. Box 25503, Sacramento
(916) 531-7474, anneletstalk@yahoo.com

While Anne Higbe still leads the Higbe Consult Group as the business advisor for her Living Trust and Bankruptcy clientele; she now concentrates on clients with commercial and development real estate needs. Anne continues to be an Active Fundraiser for three non-profit organizations within the Sacramento community. The following non-profits are: The Maudens Foundation for Recognition of Achievements of Eldercare, Inc. with John T. Kehoe, PhD, as CEO and President. Their purpose is to recognize extraordinary efforts in eldercare with grants and scholarships. Anne assists as a volunteer fundraiser with Dr. Phillip G. Goudeaux of Calvary Christian Center who is the founder of Destiny Ranch, an 80-acre ranch developed for at-risk teens. Academics, agriculture, career and self-esteem classes will be taught. She also serves with the Womens Overcomer’s Discipleship Program alongside CEOs Dr. Phillip G. Goudeaux and Dr. Brenda K. Goudeaux. Anne is also assisting Moe Mohanna, a prominent real estate developer and philanthropist. He has co-founded various non-profits such as “Clean and Sober”, and “Women’s Empowerment” which was named Non-Profit of the Year by the Non-Profit Resource Center. Mr. Mohanna is planning to provide transitional housing and employment services at a building he owns across the street from Loaves and Fishes, an organization that feeds the homeless. Investors and Donors are needed for all projects. Please call Anne for your donations and suggestions.

S.E.N.T. HEARING AID CENTER
Laura Assante Johnston, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
Judy Hanson, M.S., Audiologist
1111 Exposition Blvd., Bldg. 700, Sacramento
(916) 736-1911
Offices also available in Carmichael, Folsom and Roseville

For more than twenty years, Dr. Laura Assante Johnston and Judy Hanson, M.S. have been helping Sacramento area residents hear better.  They provide audiological examinations, hearing rehabilitation and top quality hearing aids to infants, teenagers and adults. Dr. Laura Johnston, Director of S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center, and Judy Hanson, audiologist at S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center use their education, experience and expertise to recommend the best remediation to hearing impaired individuals of all ages.

SHORT SALES BY 4
Lyon Real Estate
Judy Hawkins , 916-955-2198, DRE#00639007
DeeDee Riley, 916-225-2719, DRE#01499004
Colleen Todd, 916-719-8653, DRE#01850154
Sharon Scheidegger, 916-719-3137, DRE#01011730
3900 Park Dr., Ste. 100, El Dorado Hills

“Short Sales by 4” was started in 2009 out of the concern that 7 out of 10 homeowners lose their homes to foreclosure without ever asking for help. The short sales process is time sensitive, labor and time intensive, and is extremely frustrating.   “Short Sales by 4” have over 58 collective years of real estate and banking experience and they are all certified in short sales.  “Our goal is to help sellers by offering another alternative to foreclosure and educate buyers about the short sale buying process.” Call the “Short Sales By 4” team with any questions.

GINA BORGES-VALDEZ, CRS, GRI
Lyon Real Estate
2801 J St., Downtown Sacramento
(916) 505-4242, gina@golyon.com
www.gborges-valdez.golyon.com

Gina Borges-Valdez joined Lyon Real Estate in 2003 where she is currently #34 in the company and #4 in the Downtown Office. She consistently qualifies for Masters Club and is a Senior Executive Associate. Specializing in short sales for four years, Gina currently has a close rate of approximately 90%. A past client comments: “With all odds of success against her, Gina took my case. As soon as she started, the entire situation turned around and ended in a successful short-sales transaction. Her knowledge, professionalism, and pure energy resulted in the best possible conclusion.” —James B.  When you are looking for an experienced agent to assist you with a foreclosure or a short sale you are sure to be pleased with Gina.

LAURA MILLER  AND DAWN ROBBINS
Century 21 Noel David Realty
7976 California Avenue, Fair Oaks
(916) 718-5166,  (916) 956-1226
Laura.Miller2@Century21.com, Dawn.Robbins@Century21.com
www.finehomesbylaura.com

Laura Miller and Dawn Robbins from Century 21 Noel David Realty can help you. Our Real Estate services include Home Retention Consulting, Short Sales, Real Estate Sales, Loan Modification, Trash Outs, Cash for Keys, and Evictions. Laura Miller is a 20 year veteran of the Real Estate Industry. She is the designated Short Sale Specialist for many large financial institutions.  Dawn Robbins has over 15 years in the Banking and Real Estate Industry. She is a certified Home Retention Consultant and Short Sale Specialist. We have the experience, the professionalism, and the commitment to get the job done.

EXOTIC PLANTS, LTD.
Kifumi Keppler
1833-A Howe Ave., Sacramento
“Where We Dream In Green”
(916) 922-4769
www.exoticplantsltd.com

The concept of “going green” is very big in California, and rightly so. Going green with live plants is no longer a luxury, but an intelligent economic choice. For over 38 years, Exotic Plants has been passionate about providing quality live indoor plants and superior plant care to the Sacramento area. They know first hand the beneficial impact live plants have on our environment and on mental and spiritual health. Scientific studies have proven that live plants lift spirits and enhance both productivity and creativity.  Plants also clean interior air of volatile toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide. Customer surveys reveal that a big factor in the success and longevity of Exotic Plants is its team of dedicated and highly trained staff.  Friendly and efficient, they truly understand the role that live plants play in creating an ideal business or home environment.  Exotic Plants is dedicated to providing service that exceeds expectations and contributes to success at your office or home. From vineyard estates, high-rises, and restaurants to the trendiest loft, Kifumi Keppler and her team will create a healthy and aesthetic environment using tropical palms, exquisite orchids and other unique plants. They also offer event rentals of large-scale plants to complement any occasion. Visit Exotic Plants today!

LISA STRONG
Lyon Real Estate
(916) 337-4662, lstrong@golyon.com
DRE#01320629
www.lstrong.golyon.com

Lisa has enjoyed providing superior service to her clients, friends and family in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Counties since 2001. She sells residential listings and residential lots  and represents Buyers, Sellers, Investment Properties and 1031 Exchanges. Lisa is a member of the Sacramento Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. As a Lyon agent, she is a Senior Executive Associate and Top 10%. She has been in Masters Club since 2004 and is currently a Lifetime Member. Call Lisa and put her vast experience in custom homes, luxury lots and residential real estate to work for you.

PARMIS
Keller Williams
(916) 580-2280, parmis@kw.com
www.ParmisProperties.com

Parmis, a seasoned, licensed, Residential Real Estate Agent since 1999, brings an extensive history of success to each unique relationship-utilizing her skills & knowledge to extend to all buyers & sellers V.I.P. treatment. Parmis is a Top 1% Keller Williams Agent & a Lifetime Master’s Club Member. She also takes the lead in community events, collaborating with her vast social network to sponsor/host fundraisers for a variety of charitable organizations. Parmis specializes in Placer, Sacramento & El Dorado Counties. Her motto is to buy & sell real estate for her clients as if they are her family. “I treat all my clients with the utmost integrity & honor no matter what the price range nor the length of time it takes to find their dream home.”

ANDREA D’ANNA
Medicode Pros
187 Blue Ravine Rd. #140, Folsom
(916) 217-3367
www.medicode.org

Education in medical coding is worthless without certification. But not at the accredited MedicodePros, where Certified Professional Coder Andrea D’Anna provides students what others promise but don’t deliver: the tools to create a lucrative career at the end of a thorough education process, one that includes instruction in medical terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, ICD9/CPT coding and preparation for the National Certification Professional Coding Exam—the key to career longevity, good money, and establishing a professional reputation.

JOEY ARONSON
Lyon Real Estate Roseville
(916) 835-5310, joeynail@aol.com
www.JoeyAronson.com

Joey Aronson is a very successful Realtor working in both Sacramento and Placer counties in a career spanning 20 years. She handles both Residential and Investment properties, assisting both buyers and sellers. Since 2005 she has ranked #1 Top Producer in Luxury Homes over 800K in Placer County. She states that, “much of my success can be attributed to my meticulous attention to detail, dedication, commitment and the highest level of service to my clients”. Joey is a Top Ranked Senior Executive Associate for Lyon Real Estate and Lifetime Master Club Member. Call Joey Aronson for the finest in Real Estate services!

DIANE PENNISI
The Pennisi Group
(916) 714-8108
www.pennisi.com

Diane Pennisi, a Coldwell Banker Premier Agent, No. 1 producer in Elk Grove and Laguna and ranked top 1 percent internationally, says, “It’s amazing what good luck you have when you work hard.” Diane has earned the title of “Your Town & Country Connection” as well as an Outstanding Lifetime Masters Member, International President’s Premier and Women’s Council of Realtors. Diane and her hardworking staff are always available to assist you with all of your real estate needs. Remember Experience Isn’t Expensive, It’s Priceless!

LYON REAL ESTATE
The Roseville Office
2220 Douglas Blvd. Ste. 100, Roseville
(916) 784-1500
www.GoLyon.com

Lyon Real Estate continues to be #1 in the greater Sacramento Region. We are #1 in Market Share, #1 in Sales, #1 in High-end home sales, #1 in Worldwide Relocation and the #1 Residential Real Estate Firm! We’re business professionals (more than 900 Realtors in 17 regional offices) dedicated to serving your real estate needs and prepared to provide the guidance you require in the constantly changing world of real estate. We are working together to build communities and fulfill dreams. Call us today! We salute all women in business!

 

JEANNE REAVES
Jeanne Reaves Consulting
2443 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento
(916) 804-6337, jr@jeannereavesconsulting.com
www.jeannereavesconsulting.com

Effective and experienced, Jeanne Reaves, CEO of Jeanne Reaves Consulting, has a profound grasp of the diverse and individual plans-of-action businesses and nonprofits need to achieve cost-effective growth. Whether facilitating one-on-one and group coaching sessions, restructuring committees, managing mergers and acquisitions, or serving as interim CEO for organizations in transition, Reaves draws on her extensive background to provide instruction for executive-level management and board members. Reaves is the former president and CEO of River City Bank and immediate past chair of Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO). Jeanne Reaves Consulting utilizes her in-depth knowledge of business strategy to provide objective and insightful plans for growing businesses. Sacramento Magazine named Reaves among the Fifty Most Powerful People and the Sacramento Metro Chamber honored her as Sacramentan of the Year. In addition, Reaves is a board member of more than a dozen charitable and corporate organizations, and the winner of numerous humanitarian awards. Reaves employs strategies from which any organization can benefit—such as maximizing leadership skills, team dynamics and board structure to enhance personnel and achieve profitable growth. Her results-driven action plans have aided numerous organizations in surpassing their goals.

CLASSIQUE CATERING
1100 14th Street, Sacramento
(916) 446-1215
www.classiquecatering.com

Five-Star meals prepared by Classique Catering are sure to please even the most discriminating tastes. Our chefs are trained on the latest industry trends; they can prepare custom menus utilizing global flavors with dramatic presentations. When you plan an event at the Sacramento Convention Center, we’ll show you a true taste of Sacramento! Our menus are contemporary and elegant, utilizing the freshest produce and herbs grown in California’s Central Valley. Allow our professional team to assist you in planning your entire event. Whether you need specialty linens, decor, centerpieces, lighting or photographers, we can help you create special memories. We offer personal attention to detail,  innovative décor themes and customized food and wine menus.. Classique Catering is the celebrated caterer at the Sacramento Convention Center as well as catering events throughout the greater Sacramento area. Visit us as at www.classiquecatering.com or call us at 446-1215. We look forward to serving you!

NANCY SHEEHAN & JENNIFER DUGGAN
Porter Scott
350 University Ave., Ste. 200, Sacramento
(916) 929-1481
www.porterscott.com

The two most senior women at Porter Scott, Sacramento’s largest litigation firm, provide powerful legal representation to a wide variety of Northern California clients.  Nancy Sheehan defended her first sexual harassment case before a jury more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has become one of the most experienced employment trial attorneys in the state, handling cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.  Nancy has ranked as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” for seven consecutive years and for two years has been named one of the top 50 women attorneys in Northern California.  Nancy became a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1999, an organization that includes the nation’s best trial attorneys, and was the President of its Sacramento Valley Chapter in 2009.  Jennifer Duggan has spent her career at Porter Scott and became a firm shareholder in 2002.  Her practice focuses on business, unfair business practices/trade secrets, real estate and employment litigation.  The firm benefits from her active role in management, including attorney hiring, professional development and marketing. She has served as an adjunct professor at Pacific McGeorge School of Law and volunteers in the Sacramento community, most recently serving on Sacramento’s No Glass Ceiling Task Force and the Bar Association’s Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee. Jennifer was a 2010 honoree of the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business.” She also enjoys devoting time to her children’s school in Arden Park.

WATT AVENUE PET HOSPITAL
Susan Barrett, D.V.M., Hospital Director
Grady Wills, D.V.M.
3321 Watt Avenue, Suite 109, Sacramento
916-482-4084
www.wattavepet.com

Dr. Susan Barrett is Hospital Director of Watt Avenue Pet Hospital which she opened in 1995.  She has been caring for family pets in the Greater Sacramento area for 30 years while owning four veterinary hospitals.  Dr. Barrett graduated summa cum laude in 1980 from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Under her guiding hand, the Watt Avenue Pet Hospital health care team strives to provide exceptional client service as well as outstanding medical and surgical health care for family pets.  The hospital is an accredited member of the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association, one of only 15 per cent of hospitals in the nation which meet AAHA standards.  They provide:  state-of-the art anesthesia, laboratory, ultrasound/ radiological services, board certified orthopedics, licensed nurses, dermatology/allergy testing, advanced dentistry, state-of-the-art pain management, and behavioral counseling.  They are committed to unrivaled excellence with compassion—sick patients will always be seen the same day. Through her subsidiary, The California Veterinary Ear Crop Service, Dr. Barrett is a nationally recognized specialist in cosmetic all-breed ear trimming where she has performed over 10,000 surgeries with a perfect safety record and beautiful ears.  She has trained and shown dogs for over 30 years and shows Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  She and her associate, Dr. Grady Wills, have over 60 years of combined experience, focusing on preventative medicine.  They enjoy educating clients and allow them to be present for any procedure or surgery for their pet.  Visit us online at www.wattavepet.com.

SACRAMENTO CONVENTION CENTER
1400 J Street, Sacramento
(916) 808-5291
www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com

The Sacramento Convention Center – located in the heart of downtown- bustles with activity seven days a week, 365 days a year, averaging over 450 events and close to a million visitors each year.  To maintain the high standard of quality and attention to detail the center has built its reputation on, a dedicated team of 150 SCC employees and business partners coordinate each event at the Complex’s three venues – the Convention Center, Community Center Theater and the historic Memorial Auditorium.  Along with the superb cuisine offered by top industry professionals at Classique Catering – the center’s award-winning in-house caterer-  the women and men of the Convention Center team are here to make sure your wedding reception, conference, meeting, concert or tradeshow is a major success . Please visit our website at www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com or call us at (916)808-5291 to book your next event.

SACRAMENTO MAGAZINES CORPORATION
Becki Bell, Marketing Director, Ext. 3031
Carla Shults, Advertising Manager,  Ext. 3038
Jamie Gooch, Classified Advertising Manager, Ext. 3037
Julie Lautsch, Multimedia Director, Ext. 3027
Rebecca Connor, Advertising Manager, Ext.  3034
706 56th Street, Ste.  210, Sacramento
(916) 452-6200
www.sacmag.com, www.ourweddingmag.com

Sacramento magazine delivers award-winning editorial, first-class design, professional production and beautiful photography. Together, they offer the perfect venue to enhance your business’ image and build brand awareness. For 35 years, Sacramento magazine has provided advertisers quality impressions and long-term exposure to its premier readership. The publications peerless profile in the community and its satisfied advertisers are attributed to an experienced team and an established product. Becki Bell (11 yrs.), Carla Shults (10 yrs.), Jamie Gooch (5 yrs.), Rebecca Connor (10 yrs.), and Julie Lautsch (2 yrs.), are happy to contribute to an organization that has provided more than three decades of quality service.

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