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Antioch small businesses can get certified to do business with the state at Thursday workshop

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Owners of small businesses in Antioch and East Contra Costa County are invited to learn how to increase their business opportunities with the state of California during a free workshop on Thursday, April 23, in Antioch.

Co-sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, the California Department of General Services and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce, the State of California Small Business Certification Workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the chamber office, 101 H St., Unit 4.

Staff members from the Department of General Services will walk participants through the process of becoming certified to do business with the state, the first step in bidding for and soliciting service contracts from state agencies.

Participants who wish to become certified during the workshop itself should bring a laptop computer; their business’s three most recent federal tax returns; their Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN); Secretary of State number; the home address of their business officers, partners and member/manager; Dun & Bradstreet number (if applicable); Contractors State License Board number (if applicable); and keywords (255 character-limit; don’t use periods or commas and do not repeat words).

To register for the workshop, call the Antioch chamber at (925) 757-1800.

To contact Assemblymember Jim Frazier please visit his website at www.asmdc.org/members/a11/ or call his District Offices at 707-399-3011 or 925-778-5790. Follow Assemblymember Jim Frazier on Facebook and “Like” him for updates on events and happenings in the 11th AD.

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Fresh roasted coffee at Antioch’s Big House Beans booth at Brentwood Farmer’s Market on Saturdays

Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Big House Beans’ booth at the Brentwood Farmers Market.

By Allen Payton

If you haven’t had the chance to stop by Big House Beans’ location in Antioch, this is your chance to get a bag of their fresh-roasted coffee beans.

Every Saturday, from 8 a.m. until Noon, you can stop by their booth, and meet the owner, John Krause, and crew, at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at First and Oak Streets, in downtown.

For more information and to read the story of where they got the name, visit their website at www.bighousebeans.com.

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Delta Association of Realtors announces 2015 Officers and Board of Directors

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Delta Association of Realtors 2015 Officers and Directors. (L-R) Cecily Tippery, Lori Ogorchock, Rena Provencio, Monica Malcuit, Jodi Marfia, Errol Mooney, Mary Jane Dukellis, Ron Keefer, Angela Johns, Ralph Garrow, Denise Stewart, John Canning and John Bedford. (Not pictured: James Britto, who was installed as 2015 President separately.) Photo by Rick Felix

APRIL 13, 2015 • ANTIOCH, CA The Delta Association of REALTORS® welcomed 2015 President James Britto and the association’s 2015 officers and directors at their installation dinner dance, held January 16 at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, Antioch.

Officers installed were Errol Mooney, President Elect; Lori Ogorchock, Treasurer; Ron Keefer, Immediate Past President; and John Bedford,Secretary. Members of the Board of Directors are John Canning, Mary Jane Dukellis, Ralph Garrow, Angela Johns, Monica Malcuit, Jodi Marfia, Rena Provencio, Denise Stewart, and Cecily Tippery.

President Britto’s 2015 theme is The Best is Yet to Come. “I truly believe that we have stabilized our markets, and that we have weathered the storm. We have an opportunity to rebuild the trust and restore the dream of homeownership in our communities and show that REALTORS® are still trusted advisors and civic leaders,” he said.

For more information or for interview opportunities, contact John Bedford, Executive Officer, at johnb@deltaaor.com or 925 757 8283 or visit www.deltaaor.com.

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Antioch’s Sporting Edge Ski & Marine to celebrate 25th anniversary with sale, this Saturday

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

 Antiochs Sporting Edge Ski & Marine to celebrate 25th anniversary with sale, this Saturday

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Local author, business owner, releases book to help non-profits

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Carleton Bookers book front 211x300 Local author, business owner, releases book to help non profitsCarleton Booker, owner of East County-based 911 MYNONPROFIT, announced recently that they have successfully released a book to help non-profit organizations, entitled Things You Need To Know About Non-Profit – Making Sense of Non-Profit Status. It’s available now on Amazon and Kindle.

Many people want to serve the community and some of them want to start a non-profit to fulfill their dreams. However, all the paperwork required by the government can be annoying. Plus, people need to know it’s a business and how to run a non-profit like a real business. So, he’s written the book and provides a free e-book report on thecompany’s website www.911mynonprofit.com, plus 50 fund raising ideas, articles and much more.

Booker formed the company to help other non-profit organizations and charities find their way through the IRS application and incorporation process to obtain tax-exempt charity status.

They help their clients with the tedious necessities, and those whose non-profit that has been revoked by the IRS. 911 MYNONPROFIT takes customer satisfaction seriously and their ultimate goal is to earn the trust of their valued customers through consistently exceptional service.

The company is composed of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who have the ability to process more than five to ten applications a week. Their service associates know what works with the IRS. They know the way to fill in the correct details and submit the application properly, to guarantee IRS acceptance.

For those who want to file their application and incorporation for tax-exempt status, 911 MYNONPROFIT is the best choice to rely on, with a proven, 100 percent success rate. They have streamlined the application process to offer affordable, high quality and fast service to all f their customers.

They completely understand that any organization has unique issues and needs that must be immediately addressed accurately and 911 MYNONPROFIT guarantees clients prompt, personal service to ensure their IRS applications are filed successfully.

To learn more, pleasevisitwww.911mynonprofit.com. For inquiries, please contact Carleton Booker at 1-877-865-4445 or email info@911mynonprofit.com.

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Carleton Booker

About Carleton Booker

Known across America for his passion and real world techniques, Carleton has earned the nick name “Business Intervention Specialist,” as an out-of-the-box thinker, and an independent, sounding board when you want to bring structure and clarity to your business andorganization.

He can help you identify core issues and make the complex simple, and will hold the space for you to create your own solutions.

In addition, as a professional speaker, branding and online marketing expert, and personal development coach, he captivates audiences with his energy, humor, and straight-forward style of motivation. Carleton’s expertise encompasses helping business leaders churches, nonprofits and entrepreneurs create powerful brands and teach them how to market their brand in a crowded marketplace.

As a cutting-edge entrepreneur and marketing guru, Booker doesn’t just talk business, he lives it. He has 20 years experience as a CEO and President of multiple businesses and is now owner of 911 MYNONPROFIT.

Carleton is the author of two other books, including Corporate Credit Makeover, to help business owners establish corporate credit, maintain financial relationships throughout the life of their business, and how to get $50,000 of credit for their business; and Increase Profits Through Incentive Marketing, which includes tips, tactics, techniques and strategies for growing a business through travel incentives, even in the toughest of economies.

Booker believes that we all have a God-given purpose which can be found in our dreams. His motto is A goal is a dream with a deadline.

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Antioch’s Audio Xtreme Sounds offers car stereos and more

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Audio Xtreme Sounds owner John Mo displays some of the accessories they offer.

By Allen Payton

If you want a new car stereo in Antioch, then drive on down A Street to the new location of Audio Xtreme Sounds.

Started in June, 2014 by John Mo, who is married and about to become a father for the first time, the store was recently relocated from the Antioch Square Shopping Center, for greater visibility and access to customers. Now they’re located at 1516 A Street, across from Little Manuel’s restaurant.

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Some of the car stereo speakers on display at the store.

We located in Antioch because we saw the opportunity,” John said. “We offer products and services that are priced right. So, there’s no need to go anywhere else.”

Audio Xtreme Sounds offers name brand products such as Pioneer, Alpine, JVC and Kicker. They also sell and install car alarms and video, GPS and navigation, plus custom rims, tires, window tinting and accessories.

They’re currently offering a buy one, get one free special on Kicker and Rockford Fosgate speakers.

You can also shop online, before you stop in, on their website at www.Audio-Xtreme.com or call (925) 777-0577 and ask for either John or Reg.

Put there combined 25 years experience and expertise to work for you and stop by, today.

We look forward to serving everyone at our new location,” John added.

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Oddly Unique offers antiques, vintage items and collectibles in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Customers browse inside the Oddly Unique store in downtown Antioch on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

By Allen Payton

Opened in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown in June, 2015 by Debbie Blaisure and Toni Lincks, Oddly Unique is just as the name says.

It’s a collection of antiques, collectibles and vintage items that will meet anyone’s tastes.

They offer furniture, jewelry, glasswear, toys, home decor, clothing, LP’s (that’s vinyl records for you CD generation types), and dolls by Frank Bruno.

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Oddly Unique’s backroom includes the Man Cave.

Oddly Unique also offers something for the guys in their mancave including fishing, golf and camping items.

Debbie and Toni, who both have full-time jobs, started out at an antique co-op in downtown Brentwood. Then after five years, had outgrown the space and decided to open their own store.

This is our passion,” Debbie said. “We feel that we can do a lot for the community, our loyal customers and friends.”

The store had a variety of shoppers on a recent Saturday afternoon. One was Mary Frederickson, a long-time resident of Antioch.

I’m so excited for this,” she said. “The activity is back downtown.”

The store, located at 209 G Street, is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 9 pm and weekends Noon to 6.

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You can now email your 2015 Antioch People’s Choice Awards ballot by Saturday

Friday, March 13th, 2015

AH Peoples Choice 1st Place logo A 300x300 You can now email your 2015 Antioch Peoples Choice Awards ballot by SaturdayBy Allen Payton

In this digital day and age, the Antioch Herald has had an oversight by only offering a hard copy and snail mail approach to voting in the 2015 Antioch People’s Choice Awards.

Someone say “duh!?!”

You can now email in your ballot to us at info@antiochherald.com by Saturday, March 14 (that’s tomorrow) and save yourself the time and cost of mailing or dropping off your ballot to our office.

So, if you haven’t yet voted and still want to choose your favorite Antioch businesses for special recognition and be entered to win gift certificates from local businesses, then download a ballot by clicking on the link at the top of our Home Page, completing it and emailing it to us. Ballots must be received, postmarked or date stamped by tomorrow, March 14.

Thank you for participating, forgiving us for this oversight and welcoming us to the 21st Century! LOL

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