Congratulations for our local Edward Jones Firm taking top spot for the 19th time!
For the 19th time, the financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in WealthManagement.com/REP. magazine's annual survey of the nation's six largest financial services firms, according to Debbie McClure, an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Menifee The magazine randomly selects financial advisors nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories.
Edward Jones' overall score was 9.5 out of 10 possible points. The firm scored top marks across the board, earning near perfect scores in overall eithic (9.8) and public image (9.7), according to WealthManagement.com.
"This honor is a testament to the enduring strength of our firm values, our trade offs and our partnership," said McClure. "We are guided by a clear mission to serve the serious, long-term individual investor and to provide the best career-long opportunity for financial advisors who take pride in their work and appreciate the importance of the work we do."
Loving your business is the most exciting part of being a business owner. As a business proprietor you have so many daunting tasks that must be accomplished on a daily basis to keep your enterprise a float. Getting to tell people about your services or products is the highlight of any owners venture. One of the best ways to show your “LOVE” is by joining your local Chamber of Commerce.
As a representative for LCL Realty and Property Management, joining the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce was fundamental to our growth and prosperity. It gave the exposure to LCL’s services and community involvement we needed along with giving us the confidence to become more active in our valley and surrounding cities.
Jesse Green and Adam Evans had a belief that by helping families switch to solar energy, they were not only providing a better quality of life, but were helping to create sustainable energy for future generations. This belief turned into a reality over 5 years ago when Sunpro Solar began, and is now the most trusted name in the solar industry.
Sunpro Solar specializes in residential and commercial installation. Adam and Jesse design and install each solar system custom to what the job requires. These proud owners have over 25 years experience in the electric, gas, plumbing, and construction fields. They have been in the solar energy field for over 7 years, and their experience is evident in the quality of their work. Not only does Sunpro have an A+ rating with the BBB, they also have the highest customer satisfaction ratings on Yelp. If there is ever a problem, they find a solution. With Sunpro, the customer matters.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love and respect animals. In fact, I am an attorney that dedicates a portion of my practice to animal law but who still enjoys a good steak from time to time (don’t tell my Doctor).
Animal law is a diverse area of the law and in fact is a fairly new practice area. Few attorneys practice in animal law. To be honest I think the reason is not because they love animals any less, but rather animal law is not the most lucrative. However, I practice animal law because my four dogs told me to and I love giving back to animals who give so much to us. I have always felt that our pets give us unconditional love, shouldn’t we return the favor?
Animal law runs the full spectrum from the controversial fois gras ban to the mundane. Horse boarding and training is popular in our community. Owning a horse boarding facility is full of legal pitfalls from possible injuries (an prevention of such), duty to provide care to the boarded animals, contractual issues, bailor /bailee issues, land use and zoning issues. As our community grows our City wide master plan favors developments from commercial to residential and we are losing agriculture areas within our city. As the developments begin to rise from the ground we will continue to wage a legal battle to protect our current horse enthusiasts from being completely zoned away.
Hi again kids! It's Natalie from Menifee buzz. This month's article is about valentine's day!
Don't you hate it when that guy/girl you like doesn't like you back? Or when girls have to keep waiting and waiting for that guy to ask her out? Here's a solution!
Now, before you begin feeling bad for me, allow me explain why flying solo on the most romantic day of the year isn’t so bad. Well, for starters, I’ll be eating this entire tart alone (serves 8, my butt).
This isn’t crying-over-a-pint-of-ice-cream-after-a-breakup kind of eating, this is savouring-and-being-thankful-that-polite-forkfuls-are-off-the-table eating. But I’m not gonna stomp on the hearts of all the sweetie-pies out there, this Chocolate Caramel Date Tart is still pretty great for sharing too (if you’re sure they’re worth it).
Baily Vineyard & Winery was established in 1986 by Phil and Carol Baily with the goal of producing a very small quantity of excellent wine from their own grapes to be sold primarily out of the winery.
Since then, Baily wines have won gold medals at all of the major wine competitions in the state, including the California State Fair, the Los Angeles County Fair, the San Francisco Fair, Orange County Fair, and the San Francisco Wine Competition.
The Bailys believe that good wine tastes better with food and food tastes better with wine. In this spirit, they, along with their sons Chris and Pat, opened Baily Wine Country Cafe in 1992 (now owned by Chris and his wife Kim), and most recently Carol's Restaurant at the new wine tasting facility. Also available at the tasting room is a nice selection of wine and cooking related gifts.
January’s students and their families attended a luncheon sponsored by the Perris and Menifee Chambers of Commerce along with local businesses and organizations. Principals and teachers from each high school shared stories about the students and they each received certificates of recognition, numerous gifts, congratulations and encouragement from local, county, state and federal dignitaries.
Paloma Valley High School’s Student of the Month is Esmeralda Garcia. Esmeralda currently holds a 4.3 GPA and is involved in a number of school organizations. Esmeralda’s teacher, Ms. O’Connell, stated that Esmeralda is an extraordinary, humble, and ambitious person who encourages, and pushes others to do their best. Esmeralda shared that the last four years have been amazing for her and looks forward to what the future holds. She plans to attend either UC Riverside, Cal State San Marcos, or UCLA to study cognitive science, and work in research psychology.
Jayme has been a resident of Menifee Lakes for over 21 years. She is originally from South Dakota, a full blooded Indian and part of the Lakota Sioux Indian tribe. Jayme is a beautiful person inside and out who loves everyone.
She moved to our area from South Dakota to attend college in Irvine. She earned an Associate Degree in Computer Programming and a BA in Computer Science. She worked also for a short time as an intern with JPL Labs.
Today she serves on the Riverside County Mental Health Board where she works with individuals that are in prison and homeless. She is on the Board of NAMI, (the National Alliance for Mentally Ill) and is a delegate for Miraglo Association. She is also a member of NAFE and the Native American Chamber in San Diego, where she is their “Miss Native American”.
Describing local pianist, music educator, writer and painter Edie Schmoll as a dedicated and hardworking woman is an understatement.
Schmoll began taking piano lessons at 13 in her hometown of Boston and gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about playing classical music. She continued to refine her piano skills for many years, including most recently classes here in Menifee.
“Music is my forte,” said Schmoll. “I’ve been playing the piano and organ off and on for many years.”
At 16, she performed in her first recital in front of a crowd of 200. That is also the age at which she began one of her many careers: as a music educator. She has had over 200 private students and still teaches piano, organ and accordion. “I like teaching music, it’s fun” says Schmoll. “My students are like my family.”
Schmoll shares her musical talents throughout the community by working as a performer and composer. She entertains several times a year at many local hospitals, convalescent centers and retirement centers. Last month, she performed piano selections during Arts Council Menifee’s Gallery Reception.
She has also performed at several churches in the area. At Trinity Lutheran Church in Hemet, she debuted her original hymn titled “Now the Lord Said (My Will Be Done) as part of a church service in 2009.
In an effort to be a well-rounded artist, Schmoll is now a visual and literary artist as well.
Her beginning with oil and pastel painting occurred four years ago following the loss of her husband. Her paintings emit the same level of passion that she has for her other artistic endeavors, the only difference being in the senses involved. Schmoll’s lively, colorful and impressionistic style of artwork is the main reason why she was nominated in 2011 for the prestigious National Artwork Award by the group American Mensa for a piece titled “Glow”.
Schmoll has also been writing for 10 years and has published articles in several online magazines. After taking one semester of creative writing at a community college, she won a National Poetry Award from American Mensa in 2008 for her poem titled “And Now” and became a contributing writer and resident poet for Inland Empire Mensa.
She is also the author of four books: “A Crime Against One Person: HMO Nightmare” (2010), “Serenade: Word Songs” (2011), “Rain and Rainbows: Short Story Collection” (2011), and “Holly, The Christmas Tree Fairy” (2012). She is currently composing a new book containing a collection of “Music Songs” for piano and vocal, which will be published sometime this year.
Schmoll says her success at juggling all of her professional and artistic commitments is due to her dedication to continue learning and growing.
“Anyone who has retired should do volunteer work to help themselves and others,” she says. “Everyone should keep learning and trying new things.”