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Introducing...Hoshall’s Salon and Spa

Jun 30, 2010 ● By Style

Describe your business. Did you find it or did it find you?The hair bug bit me in 1964, and I have been in business at the top of my craft ever since. I am lucky because I have a passion and love for my business.What was your first job and what did you learn from that experience?A cable splicer at Western Electric. I learned to never be late because it puts somebody else in charge.How are you involved with both community and your customer?We participate in local charity events to support breast cancer research, autism, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and March of Dimes. We hold yearly events, such as cut-a-thons, to help out those in need.Why is your staff the best in the business?Because of their passion for their craft, and Hoshall’s world-class education. We have sent hairdressers to Paris, New York, Florida, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco to further their skills as hairdressers.What life accomplishments are you most proud of and why?Enjoying success in my profession for 45 years.Where do you go when the going gets tough?To the ocean.What is your hidden talent?Cooking – skillfully putting different tastes and textures together.Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?To the movies and the golf course.What is your favorite childhood memory?Seventh grade graduation. I wore my first suit. My mother bought it at a used clothing store for $5 and I wore it with red suspenders.If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?Jesus Christ, to be His friend; and my daughter Kim who died of cancer, because I miss her very much.If you could be any other profession what would it be?A doctor.And finally, customer service is…?Exceeding expectations. Doing ordinary things in an extraordinary fashion!Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at [email protected] Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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Introducing...Full Throttle Fitness

Jun 30, 2010 ● By Style

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?We are like no other gym or health club in Northern California. We specialize in fat-blasting adult fitness boot camp workouts and youth sports performance training, and also have a complete gym with a full line of commercial quality weight equipment, cardiovascular machines, free weights, and functional training equipment. No other gym or health club provides a fitness environment like we do. Full Throttle Fitness specializes in providing fitness training for the whole family. For the same price as you would pay to have a family membership at a local gym or health club, we provide not only a gym membership but give everyone in the family (over eight years old) unlimited group personal fitness training six days per week. We are the ultimate results-driven fitness training facility in Northern California.How are you involved with both the community and your customer?I have been fortunate to help a lot of charities, organizations, and youth athletic teams in many different ways. Whether it is a financial commitment or donating free services, I am always looking for ways to give back to the community.Why is your staff the best in the business?My partnership with Vance Mueller of Mueller’s Elite Athletic Training has stimulated and provided great knowledge and energy to the athletic training side of my gym and is a huge part of the success that we are seeing. We don’t just hire anyone. Our personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches are the very best in the area. Not only are we great at our profession of fitness training, but also everyone brings a high level of energy and customer service each day, to each workout!What life accomplishments are you most proud of?The birth of my first child, Sage Melia Pierce, and having an awesome marriage to my wife Emily are the most meaningful accomplishments of my life. Having such a great family makes the daily stress and commitment that comes along with being an entrepreneur such an attainable feat. I am also proud of myself for always staying positive and sticking to my own set of rules when it comes to running a business and creating my own path in life.And finally, customer service is…?One of my greatest enjoyments…and it provides a high return on investment.Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at [email protected] Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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