North San Luis Obispo County Business News
The best of Paso Robles

Paso Robles best placesThe Paso Robles Daily News has launched a new Best of Paso Robles series to help residents find goods and services right here in town. When residents in North San Luis Obispo County are looking for a good insurance agent, landscaper, plumber, painter, auto repair shop, beauty salon, etc., they will be able to find it in the pages of their trusted local news provider. The Best of Paso Robles series draws upon decades of combined experience from the writers, editors and staff of the Paso Robles Daily news. "We've worked with hundreds of local shop owners and service providers over the years and we are happy to share some of our advice and recommendations," says publisher Scott Brennan. In addition to personal experiences, recommendations come from the listings in the local North County Access business directory, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce directory, as well as Google and Yelp reviews. "Of course, we know we don't have all the answers, so we ask readers to comment and share their experiences as well," Brennan said. An exciting feature of the new series is reader polling. Readers can vote right on the website for some of the more popular articles, like 'Best Beauty Salon in Paso Robles', 'Best Pizza in Paso Robles', and 'Best things to do with kids in Paso Robles.' Voting on the polls is limited to one vote per IP address, or Internet connection. Voters may cast another vote every 30 days. A selection of the Best of Paso Robles series includes:

The plan for Best of Paso Robles section is to add a new article or two every week. Reader recommendations are welcomed. Upcoming articles will feature assisted living facilities, attorneys, building and general contractors, carpet cleaners, dentists, financial planners, funeral directors, hotels, physicians, mortgage brokers, restaurants, towing companies, veterinarians and wineries. The Paso Robles Daily news is the authority in local news for North San Luis Obispo County. It provides it subscribers original and timely reporting on matters important and interesting to the local community. It supplies readers with the latest breaking news in community, business, events, wine industry, crime, politics, sports and more. 

 
Paso Robles transportation options

Paso Robles transportation options

With New Year's Eve approaching, it's time to think about safe travel plans. If you are attending a celebration that includes drinking alcohol, think about how you and your loved ones will get home safely.

San Luis Obispo County law enforcement agencies are joining a nationwide impaired-driving crackdown this holiday season to stop drunk driving and to save lives in San Luis Obispo County. Their campaign is called "Avoid the 14 San Luis Obispo County DUI Campaign." Authorities are setting up checkpoints around the county to make the roadways safer for everyone by removing and arresting intoxicated and unlicensed drivers. A checkpoint is set for the city of Paso Robles on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Drinking and driving puts the driver at risk of arrest or injury and the general public in danger. So far this month, the "Avoid the 14" campaign has resulted 59 DUI arrests in San Luis Obispo County. Recent statistics from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report that 2,597 people lost their lives in motor vehicle traffic crashes in December 2010. About 30 percent involved an alcohol-impaired driver.

Plan ahead with a designated driver or pre-arranged transportation. Taxis, limousines and shuttles are a great option for transportation to and from New Year's Eve parties and celebrations. Be sure to call ahead and make reservations.

Safe travel recommendations for Paso Robles

 
Peabody & Plum Realtors Inc., Ranked No. 1 Independent Real Estate Agency in North County

Peabody & Plum Realtors Inc., Ranked No. 1 Independent Real Estate Agency in North County

peabody and plum realtorsPeabody & Plum Realtors Inc., a non-franchised Atascadero real estate brokerage located in Atascadero, has ranked #1 in total gross sales volume for independent real estate companies in North San Luis Obispo County, according to the Multiple Listing Service - MLS.

The ranking is based on a comparison of MLS statistics for combined residential and commercial real estate transactions since January 2013.

“We also have the #1 total sales for any real estate company in Atascadero, including the franchises,” said Richard Shannon, Broker, Officer and Co-owner of Peabody & Plum Realtors, Inc.

Established in 1993, Peabody & Plum Realtors in Atascadero has enjoyed number one sales status multiple times throughout the brokerage’s 20-year history. Shannon attributes this ongoing success to the company’s reputation for excellent service, a commitment to innovation and a team of top-producing agents.

 
Pacifica Wine Division

Real estate firm creates division specializing in wineries

Pacifica Wine Division is offering wineries for sale in Paso Robles

Pacifica Wine DivisionWhen buying or selling a winery, look to the experts, let proven professionals guide you through the process.

The newly launched Pacifica Winery Division is part of Pacifica Commercial Realty, one of the Central Coast’s premier full-service commercial, industrial, and investment real estate company. Pacifica’s team of experts advise owners on selling their winery properties and consult with buyers looking to buy a winery.

Founded in 1969, Pacifica’s business is focused on the needs of commercial and investment property owners. The Pacifica Winery Division serves the Central Coast’s wine country in Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, specializing in wineries for sale in Paso Robles and the entire Central Coast. The Pacifica Winery Division’s success is built on our reputation for integrity, superior market knowledge, and commitment to client satisfaction.

 

Pacifica represents many of the area’s most successful companies, while maintaining a personal level of service for the community’s own independent businesses. Many property owners, due to the sensitive nature of their businesses, only disclose business, financial and marketing information with to serious and qualified Buyers, with the protection of a Confidentiality Agreement.

Pacifica prides themselves in obtaining as complete a package of information as is available for each property, which in turn assists a prospective buyer in assessing the value of the property’s assets and to underwrite the potential value of the business. Pacifica Wine Division has integrated itself in the local community, giving them an advantage of the local vibe in the real estate world.

As members of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, as well as a host of other trade associations, the Team at Pacifica Wine Division keep up-to-date with market trends, issues and conditions. They keep an inventory of available winery properties. Whether you want a tasting room, B&B, a farm house, outbuildings, or a winery that is already established, they will assist you in finding just the right property. Their knowledge and dedication to helping you find the right property allows them to make you a number one priority when considering buying. Since 1969, the Pacifica name has stood behind it’s brand, launching confidence into it’s fourth decade. If you are looking for a trusted real estate group that can deliver and has an outstanding history of performance, give the professionals at Pacifica a call at (805) 237-4040.

 
How to choose a real estate agent

How to choose a real estate agent

There are over 100 Realtors in North County San Luis Obispo and even more around the county. How should you pick a real estate agent?

Here are a few things you can review before choosing a professional to represent you in your real estate transaction.

1. Ask your friends for referral or ask for a list of recent clients
It's OK to ask Realtors to provide a list of properties they've listed and sold in the last year along with contact information. Ask past clients what they liked and didn't like about the buying and selling process. Make sure their comments fit with your expectations. A good question for sellers is, "How long was you home on the market?"

2. Check on state license
The California Department of Real Estate has public information on agents who have had their licenses suspended in the past. Review it online here:
http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp

 

 
Find Some Serenity at Kennedy Club Adventure

Tucked unassumingly inside the compound of one of the largest and well-known fitness facilities on the central coast, Serenity Spa at Kennedy Club Adventure offers visitors a luxurious full-body and mind experience.

Serenity at KennedyStepping into Serenity Spa at Kennedy Club Adventure's eclectic lobby gift shop provides an irresistible escape from the world outside. Inspired paintings, handmade textiles and sparkly bling offered by local artisans create a colorful backdrop to the welcoming reception area. As warm scented aromas and soul-soothing music fill the air, guests are pampered with a fluffy white, Boca Terry robe and anti-microbial slippers and offered their choice of beverage – from water to herbal tea.

Providing this transformative experience is Spa Director and Coordinator, Emily Tucker, and her dedicated team of therapeutic experts. "We are the sanctuary within the club offering a unique blend of services that truly make this a wellness spa," she said.

Practicing the art of well-being, Serenity Spa offers a variety of restorative therapies. "Every level of bodywork is available," explained Emily, "from sports, deep tissue, and prenatal massage to cranial sacral therapy, myofacial release, Japanese hot stone, aroma therapy massage and reiki healing."

 
Mid-State Fair offers "2-Fer Tuesday" Season Pass

Mid-State Fair offers “2-Fer Tuesday” Season Passes 

California Mid-State FairOnce again, the California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that Season Passes will be offered through our “2-Fer Tuesday” promo. “Because the “2-Fer Tuesday” promotion has been so successful the past three years, we’re offering the program again for the 2013 Fair,” said Vivian Robertson, CMSF CEO. “We want the community to know that we work very hard to offer quality entertainment at an affordable price – particularly when economic times continue to be tough for so many families.”


During the month of May – only on each Tuesday (May 7, 14, 21, & 28) between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm – Season Passes to the 2013 CMSF will be sold as follows: Two (2) Adult Season Passes will be sold for $50 and (2) Children’s Season Passes will be sold for $20. The Season Passes allow every day entry for the entire run of the 12-day 2013 Fair.
Season Passes can be purchased at either the CMSF box office (2198 Riverside Ave in Paso) or by phone at (800) 909-FAIR. Box office hours are 9 am to 4 pm.
The 2013 CA Mid-State Fair runs July 17th through July 28th and this year’s theme is “Start Spreading the News”.

-From Tom Keffury, CMSF Director of Marketing & Sponsorships

 
Paso Robles Chamber Business Expo is Apr. 23

“There Is No Business Like Your Business”

Hosted by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

Paso Robles Chamber Business ExpoPaso Robles, April 12, 2013 – Networking Event of the Season – The Chamber’s Business Expo is considered to be one of the largest Business Expos on the Central Coast. The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Expo, “There is No Business Like Your Business” serving the business-to-business community, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles from 4pm – 7pm.

This year’s event will be a Hollywood themed event highlighting the Chamber's star businesses. Enjoy wines from Le Vigne Winery, Cass Winery, Eberle Winery, Robert Hall Winery, Frolicking Frog Cellars and Cheteau Lettau, Broken Earth, olive oil tasting from Wine Country Olives, complimentary bites from Cass Winery, Pacific Harvest Catering, Paso Robles Inn, Laguardia's Homemade Since 1912 and Deli and Jeffry’s Catering.

Take pictures with Marilyn Monroe or just rest in the Chamber’s lounge sponsored by Creative Rents while watching your favorite movie and enjoying popcorn from Park Cinemas. Be the first thousand to walk the red carpet and enjoy a complimentary bag from Safegaurd Print and Promo making sure to load them up with give-aways from our star business exhibitors. If you’re feeling lucky you may win a big screen TV donated by Walmart or the awesome wine fridge donated by Idlers. Make sure to invite your friends and family to join you in networking with some of the elite businesses countywide.

 

 
Paso Robles Chamber Business Expo is Apr. 23

“There Is No Business Like Your Business”

Hosted by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

Paso Robles Chamber Business ExpoPaso Robles, April 12, 2013 – Networking Event of the Season – The Chamber’s Business Expo is considered to be one of the largest Business Expos on the Central Coast. The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Expo, “There is No Business Like Your Business” serving the business-to-business community, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles from 4pm – 7pm.

This year’s event will be a Hollywood themed event highlighting the Chamber's star businesses. Enjoy wines from Le Vigne Winery, Cass Winery, Eberle Winery, Robert Hall Winery, Frolicking Frog Cellars and Cheteau Lettau, Broken Earth, olive oil tasting from Wine Country Olives, complimentary bites from Cass Winery, Pacific Harvest Catering, Paso Robles Inn, Laguardia's Homemade Since 1912 and Deli and Jeffry’s Catering.

Take pictures with Marilyn Monroe or just rest in the Chamber’s lounge sponsored by Creative Rents while watching your favorite movie and enjoying popcorn from Park Cinemas. Be the first thousand to walk the red carpet and enjoy a complimentary bag from Safegaurd Print and Promo making sure to load them up with give-aways from our star business exhibitors. If you’re feeling lucky you may win a big screen TV donated by Walmart or the awesome wine fridge donated by Idlers. Make sure to invite your friends and family to join you in networking with some of the elite businesses countywide.

 
Atascadero Fire Response Trailer Fundraising tops $100,000

Atascadero Fire Disaster Response Trailer Fundraising Exceeds $100,000

AtascaderoATASCADERO, CA (April  17, 2013) – Thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers, Atascadero Fire Department’s  Disaster Response Trailer is now in the final stages of completion.
 
Organizers are expecting the all-volunteer project to be completed within the next two months. Fundraising efforts began roughly two years ago with an estimated 100 donors and partners who are helping bring the project to fruition. In addition to private donations, roughly $30,000 in grant funding secured through the Department of Homeland Security is also funding the purchase of an emergency generator, according to Atascadero Fire Captain Matt Miranda.
 
“More than 100 partners came together, and we exceeded our $100,000 fundraising goal,” says Miranda. “Without the contributions from the community, this project very simply wouldn’t be possible. It’s all because our community stepped up to the plate.”
 
The department topped its original fundraising goal for a total of an estimated $130,000, department officials said. Meanwhile, department has added capabilities to the original scope of the project, making it “much more capable and useful,” Miranda says.
 

 
San Luis Obispo County’s Auto Glass Expert

San Luis Obispo County’s Auto Glass Expert

auto glass replacement and windshield repairs in San Luis Obispo CountyFor the past 30 years, Cal State Auto & Truck Glass has been your #1 auto glass repair  and replacement center serving San Luis Obispo County and the Central Coast of California. We have over 70 years of combined experience in the industry. We specialize in truck and auto glass San Luis Obispo offering repair and replacement. Cal State works on all makes and models of foreign and domestic vehicles. We offer mobile auto glass repair county-wide.

Cal State Auto & Truck Glass is a local auto glass shop. It’s family owned and operated business. The service that we provide is second to none, with family oriented customer service being our #1 priority.

 

 
Paso Robles Bed and Breakfast offers specials

Paso Robles Bed and Breakfast offers specials

Paso Robles Bed and BreakfastHigh Ridge Manor, a premium Paso Robles bed and breakfast is offering specials to tourists and locals looking for a relaxing getaway. The B&B has the distinction of being voted one of the top 14 "Most Romantic B&B and Inn in the United States by Traveler's Choice Award.

It's an amazing bed & breakfast with the best scenic views in Paso Robles. Come explore the best that the Paso Robles Wine Country has to offer. The region is known for amazing wines, boutique shops and stunning panoramic vistas.

High Ridge Manor features lush gardens and hills accented with oaks and vineyards. Guests are welcome to play billiards in the pool room, make a selection in the wine cellar and enjoy appetizers. Each luxury guest suite has a whirlpool tub, fireplace, feather-bed and private entrance. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast that starts the day's adventures in the scenic surroundings.

 
Romo Septic Service In Paso Robles

Romo Septic Service In Paso Robles

septic service paso roblesRomo Septic Service in Paso Robles attributes our success as a company to our professionalism and attention to detail. Our job is to ensure your septic system is properly maintained and to assist you with any septic issues. For Septic Service Paso Robles, Romo provides service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to ensure we are there to assist you whenever you need us. We are located in Paso Robles, CA. Call us anytime with your septic emergency at (805) 835-6040.

Septic tank pumping requires a small section of your yard to be dug up. Romo Septic Service is proud of the way we put things back just as we found them.  You can put your trust in us. Romo Septic Service stands behind quality work and your septic needs.

Romo Septic Service is a family owned, full service septic provider and certified grease trap hauler located in SLO County. Romo Septic Service is your best choice for residential, commercial, industrial applications.

Services include: maintenance, pumping, cleaning, repair, inspection, septic tanks, systems, sewage removal, portable toilets, septic tank and baffle repair, certified grease trap hauler & service, FHA/VA escrow inspections & certifications, in-pipe video inspections, winery waste dewatering, electronic tank finder and leach field treatment.

 

 
Cal Limo in Paso Robles

Limo Paso Robles

limo paso robles - cal limoCal Limo Limousines offers the ultimate limo service in Paso Robles. Experience the wine country with our exotic limousines and expert wine tour guides. You will be pampered each step of the way and indulge your senses as you are treated to private wine tastings at the top wineries in and around the Paso Robles area. So if you are looking for a Paso Robles Limousine Wine Tour, San Luis Obispo Limousine Wine Tour, Edna Valley Limousine Wine Tour, Pismo Beach Limousine Wine Tour or Santa Ynez Limousine Wine Tour then look no further! Our limos come with 2 bottles of Tobin James champagne, bottled water, and snacks. The owner is also the driver so excellent service is guaranteed.

About Cal Limo:

Edith was born and raised in Europe. Edith has traveled extensively throughout Europe taking in the beauty of the landscape and architecture all the while sampling their vast selection of wines and cuisines. Edith brings this knowledge and experience to your tour of beautiful Paso Robles wine country. She has a background in fine art. Having spent over 10 years in Los Angeles as a professional Art Director she brings an exceptional attention to detail to your wine tasting experience making sure that your every need is met.

Reviews of Cal Limo:

"If you are going any where near Paso Robles, CA and you need a limousine service, than this is the first place to go to for a very fine ride.  Not only is the Jaguar limo elegant and classy, the service provided by Edith was outstanding !  She knew the area, the wineries and local restaurants.  The experience was fantastic.  We will always go back to Cal-Limo first.  You can't do any better than their service." - Walter P

 

 
Rick Goree - State Farm Insurance Agent

Insurance Paso Robles

Rick Goree - State Farm Insurance Agent

rick goree insurance paso robles"Nobody takes care of you like a State Farm Agent. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there." Rick Goree - State Farm Insurance Agent located in Paso Robles is a full-service, local, trustworthy insurance agency specializing in auto insurance, home and renter’s insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance. Accessible, involved, knowledgeable, licensed, friendly, and detail-oriented.


Rick Goree is an insurance agent who is accessible and involved. He encourages regular policy reviews to be sure each client’s receives the coverage and options that work best for him or her. Clients enjoy working with the people in Rick’s office because they are knowledgeable, licensed, friendly, and detail-oriented. Rick’s business is personal: he develops a level of trust with each client, and works to establish meaningful long term relationships. Insurance is in the family blood: Rick’s father is a retired State Farm Agent, and his brother is also an agent.
 

Services Offered

Auto Insurance
Home And Renter's Insurance
Life Insurance
Long-term Care Insurance
Disability Insurance
Business Insurance
Commercial Truck Insurance
Financial Services
Banking

Hours: 

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Review of Rick Goree

"I met Rick Goree at the Paso Robles Rotary Club. He's a great guy. He offered me quotes on my home and cars. With the discounts he was able to get me, we saved a lot of money. He also got my a life insurance policy at a good rate, even though I thought it would be tough to get me covered. I recommend him. He's one one the best Paso Robles insurance agents I've met." - Yelp User

Rick Goree - State Farm Insurance Agent
1947 Spring Street
Paso Robles,  Ca  93446
(805) 227-1560

 
Grow Zinfully Wild in Paso Robles Wine Country

Zinfest weekend paso robles

Grow Zinfully Wild in Paso Robles Wine Country

Spring in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time to be reenergized. A time to unwind and unthink. A time to Grow Wild.
Grow Zinfully Wild Weekend March 15 - 17, 2013 is the perfect opportunity to shake off those winter blues and head out to see what's new in wine country!
With its depth of character and boldness, Zinfandel is the proud heritage grape of Paso Robles Wine Country. Taste for yourself each visionary vintage from our variety of vineyards, wineries and winemakers.
More than 130 wineries offer a selection of barrel tastings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, laid-back barbecues, live music, and much more! Planning is made simple at www.pasowine.com where you can search by day, winery, or activity!
So what are you waiting for? Come out, try a taste and Grow Wild through the wineries and vineyards of Paso Robles Wine Country in celebration of our Grow Zinfully Wild Weekend, March 15 - 17, 2013.
 

 
Massage Paso Robles

Massage Paso Robles

Aquarian Massage and Bodywork

massage-paso-roblesAquarian Massage and Bodywork is offering one of the best service available for massage in Paso Robles. The business is owned by certified massage therapist Kris Allen.

Allen is a professional body worker. She includes the services of Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Aroma Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Sport Massage-Stretching, Maternity Massage, Myofascial Release (Gau Sha),Reiki, Trigger Point, Therapeutic Touch, Touch for Health and Water Therapies as well as other energy based modalities. Kris has over 1500 hours of professional training in medical, water and therapeutic massage techniques.

 

 
Pure Elements Salon

Beauty Salon Paso Robles

Pure Elements Salon in downtown is a fantastic full-service day spa and beauty salon

Are you looking for a hair salon, nail salon, day spa, estheticians, hair cuts, hair color, up do’s, nails, spray tan, jewelry, skincare, make-up, wedding packages, and a complete, full-service beauty salon in Paso Robles? Come visit Pure Elements Salon!

If an all new hair style is what you are looking for, Pure Elements Salon use their unmatched talent to produce remarkable results. You can come into our Paso Robles downtown beauty salon with something in mind or just an idea of needing a change and your personal consultation will allow us to arrive to the perfect solution for you.

We treat every client personally and dedicate 100 percent of our attention to each individual in our beauty salon. Come in an relax and enjoy our superior customer service.
Pure Elements Salon offer superior styling techniques to make ordinary hair become extraordinary. Whether you just want simple styling with a cleansing shampoo and deep conditioning hair treatment or an entirely new style, Pure Elements Salon in Paso Robles can provide it for you.

Our beauty salon Paso Robles also offers superior skin care and hair products, tested by our own staff. Be sure to visit our products page to see what we carry.
We are conveniently locates in beautiful downtown Paso Robles at 1111 Riverside Avenue #100, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Look for us in the Granary Building just off Riverside and 12th Street.

Call to schedule an appointment today! (805) 238-1115
 
Pure Elements Salon
Beauty Salon Paso Robles
1111 Riverside Avenue
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-1115

 
Business web design in Paso Robles

Business web design in Paso Robles

web-design-paso-roblesAccess Publishing is now offering afforable web design in Paso Robles.

"A website is the modern day equivilent of putting a sign outside your door," says Scott Brennan, owner of Access Publishing. "If you are going to be in business, you need a website."

We'll make it simple for you to communicate your basic business information with four or five pages on a basic site.

Today's consumers will check out two or three websites before deciiding where to go. Let us help you improve your online presence.

The basic web development package starts at $696. It include keyword analysis, photos copy writing, four pages, and all set up for good search engine optimization.

See samples and more information here at Web design by Access Publishing.

 

 

 
Best In Business awards announced for insurance, real estate, mortgage lending and financial services

Leading local business directory North County Access, produced by Access Publishing, recognizes several local businesses with a “Best In Business” award for their work in insurance, real estate, mortgage lending and financial services in North San Luis Obispo County, CA.

North County Access is a phone book and yellow pages serving Paso Robles, Atascadero and Templeton, CA.

“We are excited to recommend these businesses as tops in their field to the local community,” says publisher Scott Brennan. “They have demonstrated a commitment to excellence. They are reliabile and trustworthy. We recommend them to you.”

 
Google Business Photos

KCOY News shows new virtual tour service

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KCOY TV reporter met with Access Publishing owner Scott Brennan and his company’s certified Google Trusted Photographer, Jack Erhart, Saturday afternoon to see the new Google Business Photos in action. Watch YouTube Video.

KCOY reporter Liberty Zabala met the staff at Kay McClain’s Country Florist shop on Creston Road in Paso Robles and filmed a business news story.

Zabala did on camera interviews with Erhart and McClain and spent about an hour at the flower shop to see how the new virtual tours work.

“We were thrilled to be the local marketing company in KCOY’s Central Coast Economy segment that talked about our new new virtual online tour with Google,” says Scott Brennan of Access Publishing.

See full story at accesspublishing.com.

 
Templeton Chamber of Commerce hires executive director

 

 

Berdette_RobisonThe Templeton Chamber of Commerce hired Berdette Robison this week to be the chamber’s first executive director. Templeton Chamber of Commerce Board President Robert Rosales and the entire board of directors are excited to have their first full-time executive director to help grow the chamber and be a leader for the town’s economic future.

Robison brings to the chamber an extensive career in sales and marketing.  After graduating from UCLA, she spent many years in print advertising on the local, regional and national levels. 

Her last position was marketing director at the Community Performance and Arts Center in Green Valley, Arizona. She was responsible for hiring performers, implementing membership, creating fundraising campaigns, acting as a liaison with government agencies, placing media buys, organizing special events and designing collateral materials. 

Robison first moved to the central coast in 1992. After seven years in Arizona, she returned this summer and bought a home in Templeton. 

“I’m thrilled to embark on this exciting new career path,” Robison says. “My goal is to create a dynamic and vibrant business community and promote economic vitality while maintaining the quality of life Templeton enjoys.”

She also looks forward to becoming active with many local organizations and promoting the community throughout the county and beyond. Robison enjoys gardening, decorating, live theater and spending time with her grandchildren, Justin and Breonna who live in Boise, ID, and Taylor, Brennan and Emily who reside in Templeton.

The board of directors of the Templeton Chamber of Commerce includes president Robert Rosales of Ormonde and Associates, vice-president Jennifer Langstaff of Legacy Retirement Advisors, treasurer Larry Jordan, CPA, secretary Patricia Scoles, attorney at law, Scott Maggelet of Applynx, Scott Brennan of Access Publishing and Katty Coffron, MA, LMFT.

 
North County Access being delivered

North County Access being delivered this week

 

north-county-access-2012-access-publishing-paso-roblesAccess Publishing is distributing its local business directory North County Access this week to the residents and businesses of North San Luis Obispo County.

North County Access is the leading source of local business advertising and marketing in Paso Robles, Atascadero and Templeton.

It reaches 82,207 residents and businesses in print, online and on mobile devices. The website gets tens of thousands of hits per year and is a top internet directory for locals.

The phone book has yellow pages, business white pages, valuable coupons, maps, a menu guide, wedding guide, visitors guide and local resources for Paso Robles, Atascadero and Templeton.

Primary classifications include attorneys, auto repair, carpet cleaning, contractors, dentists, financial services, heating & air repair, insurance agents, landscapers, mortgage & real estate professionals, pest control, pizza, plumbers, salons & spas, restaurants, self storage and wedding services.

“I would like to thank all the advertisers who made this year’s publication a big success,” said publisher Scott Brennan. “It’s the directory locals have used to find goods and services for almost 20 years.”

 
Atascadero Business Expo

Come to the Atascadero business expo

ATASCADERO - The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual business expo this Thursday. It’s open to the public.

Come join the fun and see what’s new in local business this Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5pm to 7pm.

atascadero-chamber-business-expoThe “Business After Hours Showcase Mixer” brings everyone together under one roof. The community and local business people come to meet new exhibitors and to learn about new products and services. Come discover new innovative technology, network with professionals and establishes new contacts and develop NEW business relationships.

“We are excited to be a part of the Atascadero business expo for more than five years now,” says Scott Brennan, owner of Access Publishing. “Come say ‘Hi’ at our booth and enter a raffle to win a large bottle of wine.”

“Sign up for a local search ranking report to see how your business is doing in online search,” Brennan says. “It’s free and it’s a valuable marketing research tool for your business.”

 
If you only use online listings, opt-out of phone book delivery

Paso Robles, CA -- The new North County Access directory is in production and going to print. We will be delivering a copy to everyone in North County.

 

north-county-access-cover-2012-paso-robles-caIf you only use online listings, like northcountyaccess.com, you can opt-out of phone book delivery at yellowpagesoptout.com.

 

We are excited to publish our 18th edition of North County Access. It's filled with up-to-date listings, coupons and local information in print. It's the local leader in yellow pages for Paso Robles, Atascadero and Templeton. We are delivering 35,000 copies to all the homes and business of North County.

 

We are proud to report our website northcountyaccess.com gets hundreds of thousands of hits per year and is the #1 local internet directory for delivering business information about North County San Luis Obispo County.

 

If you prefer the online verision, save money, time and wasted paper by letting us know at yellowpagesoptout.com. When you opt-out of yellow pages delivery, our industry group, the Local Search Association will notify all the yellow page companies in our area to discontinue delivery. It's fast and easy.

 

This year Access Publishing launched a new service to help businesses reach new clients online. It helps companies rank better in Google, Yahoo, Bing and other internet directories.

 

 
New look unveiled for San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide

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Paso Robles, CA -- The San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide just got a major upgrade. The front cover of the quarterly guide was totally redesigned and the entire magazine is now printed on glossy stock paper.

 

“We are celebrating our fifth year of publication with a total makeover,” says Scott Brennan, owner of Access Publishing. “I am really excited about the amazing new look.”

 

The tourist magazine boasts 60,000 readers around San Luis Obispo County with distribution to over 600 hotels, wineries, restaurants and attractions.

 
Great feedback from our advertisers

Pizza_logo_eric_copy"We definitely get good results, I always get a lot of coupons back from the Access Yellow Pages. People staying in the hotels even use it. We get more results from Access than any other advertising we do."

Toni Elhajnasr, owner of Pizza Express, Paso Robles

 


Autry_Cellars"I get a good number of people in from the Visitors Guide. They walk in with it in their hand."

Steve Autry, owner of Autry Cellars, San Luis Obispo

 
Reach your community online and in print
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Advertise in the North County's local phone book - free online and mobile listing included! Starting at just $21 per month. Call (805) 226-9890 for more details.
 
Templeton Chamber announces new board of directors

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The Templeton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected officers at their meeting on June 20, 2012. The results are as follows:

  • Robert Rosales of Ormande and Associates was elected President
  • Jennifer Langstaff of Legacy Financial was re-elected Vice President
  • Patricia Scoles of the Law Offices of Patricia M. Scoles, was re-elected Secretary
  • Larry Jordan, CPA, was re-elected Treasurer

 

Additional directors are Scott Maggelet of Applynx Web Site Solutions, who is in charge of the website and Templeton Ambassadors Program, and Scott Brennan of Access Publishing, who is in charge of Publicity.

 

That board’s major initiatives include hiring an executive director, planning the upcoming Templeton Business Expo, expanding the corporate sponsor program, and promoting the annual Wine and Roses bike ride.

 

There are open positions on the Chamber Board. If interested, please contact Robert Rosales at (805) 712-7493.

 
Access Publishing hosts June Templeton Chamber Mixer

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On Thursday, June 14, we hosted the Templeton Chamber “After Five” Mixer. The mixer was a great success – it was amazing to see so many people mingling on our upstairs patio and inside the office. More than 50 community members attended.

 
Templeton School District shines under new Superintendent

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By Laura E Zolnoski

Templeton Superintendent of Schools Joe Koski celebrated his one-year anniversary with the district in February 2012. He came to the Central Coast from the Nuview School District, which is located in the San Diego area, where he had been for 24 years. Koski visited Templeton before applying and fell in love with the community and people. He says, “I have felt welcomed in Templeton. It is a great place to be.”

 
Luxury for less at Upscale Resale

Upscale_Resale_OwnersWomen’s consignment shop feeds North County’s “microeconomy”


By Laura E Zolnoski


It’s a crisp and sunny January morning in downtown Templeton. Partners Monica Firchow and Tamara Stavrianoudakis arrive at their shop and get right to work – chatting about new inventory and Tamara’s stylish jacket (which she picked up from the shop), and wheeling racks of clothing out onto their covered patio.

 
Templeton Assembly of God

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BY NICK POWELL


When pastor Jeff Saylor, his wife Yolanda, and their two teenage sons returned to SLO County to lead the Templeton Assembly of God about a year and a half ago, they found a small but tightly knit parish of just eight people. The church had lost its connection with the community in a lot of ways, and Saylor believes God has called him home to address the matter.


“I knew God was speaking to me and calling me to the ministry,” said Saylor. “My only proof is that I didn’t want to do this. God had to drag me kicking and screaming, but it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. There’s nothing like doing what God wants of you.”

 

 
Larry Jordan gives back to his community

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Larry Jordan, CPA has run a successful accounting firm on the Central Coast for over twenty years, and has used his business as a way to give back to the community which supports him. Larry offers his services to local non-profits and faith-based organizations, groups that would not normally have enough money in their limited budgets to hire a professional accountant. He has also been involved in his community through years of coaching soccer.

 

 
A passion for people

Baldwin_vineyardLaurie Baldwin helps community members find their dream home

By Laura E Zolnoski


Helping people has always been a passion for Laurie Baldwin, from her early employment as a Medical Technologist to her current profession as a Realtor. “ The Real Estate business is very different from hospital work, but it still gives me the opportunity to help others,” she says, “As a Realtor, I am constantly working with gathering information, finding answers, and ultimately changing people’s lives.”

 

 
Templeton Chamber Guide 2012 Released

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We are excited and proud to announce the release of the 2012 Templeton Chamber Guide! We put this publication together at the beginning of every year and it goes out to all of the residences and businesses in Templeton. This year's feature stories included...

 

 
Paso Robles company introduces new LED light bar series

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Paso Robles-based Lazer Star has released a new series of LED light bars for off-road vehicles. Outfitted with the newest Cree LED technology, each light bar in the LX LED series is IP68 rated – meaning that they are completely dust-tight and watertight – as well as 8.6g shock-resistant. Each light has a polycarbonate lens, slide track mount, and DC 9-32V input. The LED light bars are low-draw with no hot spots.

 

“We stay on top of the market and we are offering the latest and greatest in LED technology with this new product line,” Ryan Paine, Vice President of Business Development said. “We manufacture our lights to operate at the best possible rate to maximize the ratio between low draw and high output. ”

 

Lazer Star offers a range of light bars to suit a variety of needs, from the everyday driver, to the off-road enthusiast, to the racer. The three bars in the LX LED Light Bar Series are named as a tribute to the U.S. space shuttle program:

 

· -Atlantis: a single row of 3-watt lighting in a compact 1-3/4” profile. The light offers 300 lumens per LED, and lengths range from 6” – 42”. The Atlantis bars are ideal for ATVs, full-time street, and recreational vehicles.

· - Discovery: a single or double row of 10-watt lighting, the Discovery produces 1,000 lumens per LED. Lengths are available from 6”-50”. The Discovery is ideal for racing vehicles and serious off-roaders.

· - Endeavor: a 3-watt, double-row light bar with a compact 2-3/4” profile. The Endeavor produces 300 Lumens per LED, and lengths range from 4”-42”. The Endeavor 2x2 is ideal for on-road driving for trucks and motorcycles.

 

The LX LED light bar series are used for racing, motorcycles, Jeeps, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, and quads. They come in a variety of lengths, sizes, and wattages to meet all off-and-on-road needs.