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  Hope Barrone-Falk
Hope Assistance

(650) 808-5075

When dealing with a major illness or recovering from surgery or treatment, people often need a little help. The physicians, nurses and technicians take care of your medical needs but Hope Assistance is here to help you with everything else. Hope Barrone-Falk personal assistant that specializes in assisting those who are facing medical issues. She provides the kind of services that usually fall on family members. Serving clients on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula, including the city of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Hope is here for you, a helping hand to fill in the gaps.


  Dulce Bird
Bird Publishing
1 Pilot Circle
Redwood Shores, CA 94065

(650) 593-8424
Fax: (650) 508-0246

Design solutions for Print and Web. Web design and backside technical development. Cost effective graphics and Graphic Design. Photo Enhancement, Illustration, Logo and Interface design and production.

Visit our web site at http://www.birdpub.com/


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David Flaig
Farmers Insurance & Financial Services

635 Mariners Island Suite 100
San Mateo CA 94404-1044

Phone: (650) 931-8630
Fax: (650) 931-8601



As your personal, local Farmers agent, you have my commitment that I'll help you develop the coverage that's right for your life - at a price that's great value for your insurance dollar. No insurance company offers more discounts than we do, and our industry-leading HelpPoint® claims service means you can count on us to be there when you need us. Anytime, day or night, just one call to 650.931.8630 will help you restore your world to order - fast!

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  Mike Foor

Intero Real Estate Services
1250 San Carlos Ave. Suite 102
San Carlos, CA 94070

Phone: (650) 430-6500

    Mike Foor is a friendly, helpful, full time real estate broker who can get you the very best price for your home! For Mike, it is all about the people - people like you! He thoroughly enjoys working with people, that’s why he is in the business. Sellers and buyers enjoy working with Mike. They appreciate his 25 years as a real estate broker. Mike specializes in residential real estate in San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo County, Silicon Valley and surrounding communities. Mike knows construction. He was the designer and general contractor for two of his former homes. Before full time real estate sales, Mike was a real estate attorney. For a wonderful experience buying or selling a home call Mike Foor, Realtor, MA, JD, LL.M. Mike's buyers and sellers appreciate his accessibility by cell phone at (650) 430-6500. Go ahead, call him right now, he will answer the phone!



Sakshi Goyal
Personal Banker II

Comerica Bank
1351 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: (650) 343-2623



I am a Banker at Comerica Bank , Burlingame Branch. Comerica Bank specializes in Small business Banking. I am here to help with your Banking needs . You can reach me at 650-343-2623.

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Ken Mahar

Office: (650) 574-1025
Cell: (650) 504-1393




Ken Mahar is an award winning photographer. His passion is wildlife photography and is accomplished in a myriad of interests which include Architectural, Scenics, Travel, Macro and Creative photography. Ken had a recent trip to Africa where he photographed some wonderful wildlife images and also had the pleasure of visiting with Mama Sarah Obama, Barack’s paternal grandmother. Ken is donating a portion from the sales of his African Adventure to a small startup school that he had visited while in Nairobi.

Ken’s recent showings have been at the new San Mateo library, the Sun Gallery in Hayward, and is currently displayed at Avenue Art located at 60 E. Third in downtown San Mateo, a co-op involving over 20 talented artists covering many different media.

Ken has several scheduled upcoming showings throughout the Bay Area. You can view his schedule and purchase his fine photography through his website. Ken’s images are perfect for the home or office.



William R. Mahar, AIA,

2411 Carlmont Drive, Suite 108 Belmont, CA 94002

Phone: (650) 610-0855
Fax: (650) 649-2918
Cell: (650) 504-3533




Bill Mahar, as a principal, has practiced architecture with emphasis on commercial and residential projects since 1974. Projects included rehabilitation, additions and new construction. His depth of understanding of all aspects of a project, from planning through construction, is his strongest asset.
Bill was a principal with the San Francisco based architectural firms of MBM Group, Mahar & Moulton and Moulton & Clark for sixteen years. Many of his completed projects have dealt with historic restoration and/or preservation, seismic strengthening, ADA accessibility, life safety, mechanical and electrical engineered systems. His construction background and attention to detail have produced a chronicle of successful commercial, retail, interior and residential projects.
Bill is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specification Institute, National Trust for Historic Preservation and a registered architect in California


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Ada Obrea, EdM, MA
Career Development and Life Fulfillment Coach

Ada James Coaching

Phone: (650) 417-3639




Ada James Coaching is based in Mountain View, CA, serving local/in-person clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and distance/phone clients throughout the United States. You can contact Ada to try a complimentary coaching session. This sample session gives us a chance to determine if working together would be a good fit.

Ada’s coaching clients are of many backgrounds, ages, and professions but all possess that spark of brilliance that lights up their eyes when they talk about the things they care about. These individuals are motivated to make significant and lasting change in their lives. They sometimes feel stuck in some aspect of their career or personal life, are seeking what is next for them, and are propelled forward by the learning, support, and structure of coaching.

You set the agenda for coaching but our shared goal is for you to uncover what is possible for you, take concrete action toward achieving your goals, become the person you want to be, and be held accountable to what you want for yourself throughout the journey.

Ada holds degrees from Brandeis University, Harvard University, and Stanford University. She was trained in CoActive Coaching at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and has previously worked for MIT, Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wharton School.




Hans M. Reese

New Stage Investment Group
520 South El Camino Real,
Suite 320
San Mateo, CA 94402

Direct: 650-458-0312
Toll Free: 888-315-1729 x108
Cell Phone: (650) 888-4479
Office Phone: (650) 931-2299

E-Mail: hans@newstageinvestment.com

Web: newstageinvestment.com


Investing should be easy - buy low and sell high - but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and the founder of New Stage Investment Group. With 14 years of industry experience, I created a distinctive financial services firm to provide clients with independent, fee based financial advice and trusted wealth management. We offer a unique client experience delivering personal service through consistent communication, candid discussions, assessment of new opportunities and a one-on-one commitment to helping our clients pursue their personal financial goals. Hans Reese is a registered representative with and Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC. For a list of states in which I am registered to do business, please visit www.newstageinvestment.com.

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  Marc Seidenfeld
Attorney at Law
Real Estate and Litigation Matters
456 San Mateo Avenue, Suite 10
San Bruno, CA 94066

Phone: (650) 877-8253

Marc Seidenfeld has been an attorney since 1981. He is a member of the San Mateo Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the California State Bar Association. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem and as an arbitrator for the San Francisco Superior Court since 1989. Marc is a graduate of Georgetown University and Golden Gate University School of Law.

He specializes in all aspects of real property law, probate law and general civil practice.



  Christopher Shenfield, Esq.
Attorney at Law
533 Airport Blvd, Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: (650) 373-2054



Christopher Shenfield is a skilled attorney who has practiced law in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 17 years.He has successfully tried more than a dozen cases to jury verdict.In addition to litigating cases, Chris advises business clients in transactional, regulatory and compliance matters.He is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the California Bar Association.

Chris’ areas of practice include personal injury law, business litigation, construction law, and taxation.He is bilingual (English and Spanish), and his office is located in Burlingame, near the San Francisco airport.



  William D. Swackhamer, CPA
700 South Claremont Street, Suite 103-D
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: (650) 548-1039
Fax: (650) 240-3877

Bill has been working with business, individuals and non-profit organizations in the Bay Area for more than 20 years.

A CPA, with a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, Bill provides services to his clients in areas of accounting, taxes and operations management. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer/Controller for small businesses that are in transition and in need of such services.

Bill is an active member in the community, having served on numerous non-profit boards such as the San Mateo Public Library Foundation, the Rotary Club of San Mateo and the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he is the Chairperson for the City of San Mateo Investment Advisory Committee, Treasurer of the Board of Directors for his Homeowners’ Association and coaches baseball, soccer and softball.

If you currently feel that you are not receiving the professional attention you deserve, please contact Bill for a free introductory meeting.

William Swackhamer



Edison Tapalla
Personal Banker II

Comerica Bank
49B El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030

Phone: (650) 697-6951



With over 12 years of experience in banking and finance, Edison Tapalla helps streamline the banking process. As a banker with Comerica Bank, Edison helps his clients identify and solve everyday problems that business owners face. Edison specializes in working cash flow, payment acceptance and finding capital to expand operations. As a resident of the Peninsula community he’d love to help your business find your definition of success, give him a call at (650) 697-6951

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Pat Wilkus
PJW Insurance Services
A Full Service Benefits Advisor Company

423 Coronado Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Phone: 650-477-1052
Fax: 650-713-5239
Direct: 650-400-5643

E-Mail: pwilkus@live.com
Web: www.pjwins.com
California Insurance License# 0E61281


PJW Insurance Services is an independent agency, in business since 2004, and is not owned by any insurance company. Therefore, we provide you with objective information that will help you make the right decision for you and your employees, when it comes to choosing the right insurance plan and the best possible cost. Our service is available to all California individuals, families and businesses. Give us a call or send us an email.

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