As a business leader and involved citizen in the La Verne area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Barbara Larkin of the Barbara Larkin Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2013. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon less than 38 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. This designation [...]
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About four years ago, during the heart of the Great Recession, the Universal Air Academy flew into Brackett Airport with the goal of helping people slip the surly bonds of Earth and become civilian pilots. Perhaps, even more amazing, for about the price of a workout with a high-priced fitness expert, you get to take the [...]
Michael Cooper can’t help it if his office looks a little cluttered. Lining his jam-packed shelves are tubs, tubes, trays, cartons, bottles, packs, packets, pouches, wraps and scores of other colorful and super high-fidelity, gravure-printed and flexographic containers holding pastes, powders, liquids, gels, and a gazillion consumer products and foodstuffs ranging from noodles to nuts. As the [...]
To build your business, you need to not only meet people, but also connect with them. To connect with people (unless you want to halve your audience), steer clear of controversial issues like politics and religion. Why should you avoid two subjects that impassion and fascinate nearly everyone? There’s an easy answer: Because few people can talk about [...]
Marty Rodriguez, whose real estate team (Century 21 Marty Rodriguez) was named No. 1for Century 21 in the United States, and Peter Bennett, author of Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject, due out September 2012, share a moment prior to the book’s upcoming release. Marty is featured on pages 262-63 in the chapter on Achievement and [...]
By transaction volume, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez (Glendora, Calif.) has been named the No. 1 Century 21 real estate team in the United States in the just-released Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends list of the nation’s top 1000 real estate teams for 2011.   Of all real estate teams in the United States, the Century 21 Marty Rodriguez [...]
Life hasn’t yet handed 9-year-old Megan Hakopian many lemons. So she asked her mom to buy her some, then she made lemonade, opened a stand and donated the profits to charity. This is the third year that the 4th grader has raised funds for David & Margaret Youth and Family Services, the La Verne-based nonprofit agency [...]
Palace Pet Salon and owner Mark Levy have been named La Verne’s Business of the Year by the La Verne Chamber of Commerce. Frankly, Mark is a unique animal, so the Chamber wasn’t barking up the wrong tree in presenting him with this richly deserved award.  When he and his family opened Palace Pet Salon in [...]
The “Every Inch Counts” body wrap event is now under way at Eden Spa in La Verne. Here’s the skinny on how it works: For every inch lost by spa participants, Eden’s partner, The M’lis Company, will donate* $1 to Mothers Without Borders! Mothers Without Borders works around the world to extend hope, care and long-term relief [...]
“A frozen rope” usually denotes a hard-hit line drive by a batter, which goes for a single, double or triple, but for the owners of the new Frozen Ropes Baseball and Softball Academy on Glendora’s Route 66, the term just might mean, “hitting it out of the park,” as in home run. Since opening their 17,000-square-foot [...]