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The Rusnak Auto Group’s Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills is a new state-of-the-art dealership that matches the quality and prestige of its spectacular vehicles. By Steve Virgen, California Business Journal correspondent AFTER WELCOMING ATTENDEES, THANKING SEVERAL PEOPLE AND CUTTING A SYMBOLIC RIBBON WITH HER FAMILY, Liz Rusnak Arizmendi was visibly excited to utter four words […] Continue Reading

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A NEW KIND OF REVOLUTION … UEVOLUTION

After several bad experiences at gyms, Pascale Rothman decided to create a new and unique wellness facility that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN PASCALE ROTHMAN DECIDED TO WORK OUT ON A DAILY BASIS several years ago, she went to Gold’s […] Continue Reading

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CATALYST FOR CHANGE

Steve Smith of GrowthSource Coaching has emerged as a well-respected business coach through the utilization of sophisticated tools and his innate ability to see what’s wrong inside of a company. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN BRUCE ROBERTSON’S BUSINESS PARTNER OF 14 YEARS, Gabriel Shweiri, left BGI Worldwide […] Continue Reading

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REVERSE EFFECT

Linda Lewis is a premier reverse mortgage specialist who has rescued many elderly couples and individuals from financial ruin, enabling them to live happy, secure lives, free of mortgage payments and financial woe. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN SHADI SHAFFER’S GRANDMOTHER-IN-LAW was unable to make repairs to her […] Continue Reading

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IN CONTROL

Sven Larson: ‘I come to work to win. I don’t come here to lose.’ By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN SVEN LARSON WAS APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER of Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills, the first Orange County dealership of the renowned Rusnak Auto Group, one of his top priorities was […] Continue Reading

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MY WAY

Ridiculed and abused as a child, Russian-born Faye Kitariev transformed herself into a world-class figure skating coach and then an inspirational life coach. Now, she’s written a book about her captivating journey, where she discovered new meaning and inspiration in her new life and career. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / […] Continue Reading

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RARE AIR

With their expectations not being met, Dustin Tillman and Zeeshawn Zia set out to transform the industry they love. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal THE “NEXT” GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION HAS ARRIVED.  Some of the largest aircraft orders in history are rolling in, all across the board, all at one time. The last […] Continue Reading

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PEER POWER

Richard Franzi’s dynamic CEO Peer Group™ is transforming the lives of hundreds of business executives in an explosive, confidential and trusting environment. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.  Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN RICHARD FRANZI WAS PROMOTED FROM VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING TO PRESIDENT OF DELPHI CONNECTION SYSTEMS IN 2005, he […] Continue Reading

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HEALING POWER

Patricia Garza Pinto and Wayne Daniels have created a unique health and wellness philosophy that is life-changing. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 HE WAS BROKEN — PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. He didn’t know what to do or where to turn. He had already seen several doctors and […] Continue Reading

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RAISING THE BAR

If you are looking for a realtor to stick a sign on your front lawn, multi-million dollar California realtor Brent Hammond is not your guy. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 IT IS 8:15 A.M. AND THE SUN HAS JUST BURST THROUGH THE GLORIOUS SKY ON THIS PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA […] Continue Reading

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DRIVER’S DELIGHT

Rusnak Auto Group’s Driver’s Challenge ‘wowed’ VIP guests with its dazzling array of luxury vehicles on a magnificent sun-splashed Southern California day. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 Photos by Leah Palmer AS CANDICE HUCKEBA STEPPED OUT OF THE RADIANT SILVER JAGUAR F-TYPE V8S, she quickly glanced over at […] Continue Reading

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POWER PLAY

When it comes to alternative investments, one of the most exciting and lucrative options is power and energy. And one of the most intriguing and innovative players in the game is PowerOne Corporation. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN JON FEITZ WAS LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT TO […] Continue Reading

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CARRYING THE TORCH

Michael Berg was handed the reins of his father’s business – and it continues to flourish. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 The country was changing – dramatically. The economy was flourishing, CNN was transforming television, and millions of baby boomers and retirees were embracing a new style of […] Continue Reading

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RARE COMBINATION

It is uncommon for an individual to be an expert as an attorney and CPA like Zaher Fallahi. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 IT IS ONE THING to be a CPA. It is quite different to be a CPA and an attorney. To be an expert in both […] Continue Reading

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MORNING OCTANE

Rusnak Auto Group’s event continues to gain popularity as hundreds turn out to super-luxury car show at Pasadena City Hall. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 DURING A CASUAL BREAKFAST EARLY ONE MORNING AT THE TERRACE BISTRO AT THE POSH LANGHAM HOTEL IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, Andrew Arizmendi of the […] Continue Reading

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STEALING THE SHOW

The incredibly powerful and smooth-handling 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe was the Star of the Day at the 4th Annual LACC/JDRF Track Day Invitational at Willow Springs International Speedway. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 IT’S RED-HOT. IT’S BLAZING FAST. AND IT’S A JAGUAR. An uber-impressive lineup of performance […] Continue Reading

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NET ASSET

Ten years ago, Kris De La Pena didn’t know “preferred stock from livestock.” Today, he holds five designations from the financial services industry. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHILE MOST OF FRIENDS WERE SKATEBOARDING AND PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, Kris De La Pena could often be found counting or […] Continue Reading

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MODERN MAKER MOVEMENT HITS THE MARK

3D printing prototying work spaces are popping up all over Southern California. And one of the most unique facilities is Built It Workspace in Los Alamitos. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 THE URGE WAS INCREASING A LITTLE BIT MORE EVERY DAY, EVERY WEEK, EVERY MONTH. All around him, […] Continue Reading

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A HIGHER STANDARD

At Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills and the Rusnak Auto Group, the selection, showcasing and sales of pre-owned vehicles is a true art form. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 EVEN FOR A PRESTIGIOUS LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY like Rusnak Auto Group, the acquisition and sales of pre-owned vehicles is […] Continue Reading

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GENTLE GIANT

At 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds, Vadim Fedorovsky is intimidating at first glance, but as Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills GM Sven Larson says, “He’s a gentle giant – a sweetheart of a guy.” By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 IMAGE GROWING UP in a country of 150 million people […] Continue Reading

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BLITZ MOGUL

Dennis Backer has reinvented himself and his business model numerous times because of the economic landscape. And each time, he has flourished. By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN IT COMES TO REINVENTING AND TRANSFORMING YOURSELF AND YOUR BUSINESS MODEL, Dennis Backer is a master. Backer’s first love is video […] Continue Reading

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TOP HONORS

Jaguar Land Rover of Anaheim Hills captures six awards at the prestigious Journey to Excellence annual ceremony in England, tying for first place among all North American dealerships. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 FOR RICHARD LLOYD, the most memorable part of the five-day Jaguar Land Rover Journey to […] Continue Reading

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CROWN JEWEL

One of the major industries that 3D Printing is already “disrupting” is jewelry. So Jeff Ito launched Mocci Jewelry Designs to take advantage of an industry that is projected to grow to $200-$325 billion online by 2020.   By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN JEFF ITO WAS A FRESHMAN […] Continue Reading

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EAGLE EYE

Eagle View Measurements revolutionizes the roofing industry with a unique innovation that saves roofing contractors time and money. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. FOR A CENTURY, THERE HAS BEEN ONLY ONE WAY TO MEASURE A ROOF: unload a heavy duty ladder from a truck, physically climb up on the roof and measure every […] Continue Reading

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JACKPOT

With his wife suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Bob Pond left his high-ranking financial services position to take care of his beloved bride – and then he hit the jackpot by creating CerTech Gels, an industry-transformational substance that extends the life of automobile engines. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 […] Continue Reading

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MARQUE OF DISTINCTION

Jeff Assad is one of only seven people in North America to be honored with the most prestigious award an individual can receive from Jaguar Land Rover. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 THE STAGE WAS SET. THE BIGGEST AWARDS OF THE EVENING WERE BEING PRESENTED. One by one, […] Continue Reading

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MASTER MIND

Mel Cutler is part psychologist, entertainer, coach, comedian, motivator, philosopher, teacher, healer and showman. And he’s changing people’s lives through his innovative Success Academy platform entitled The Entrepreneur Revolution. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 THE DOORS OF THE CONFERENCE ROOM SWING OPEN. Blasting through two large speakers is […] Continue Reading

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BEARING IT ALL

Land Rover Anaheim Hills’ Annual Off-Road Adventure Takes Its Entourage To The Scenic and Rugged Terrain of Big Bear, California. By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 Photos by Steve Bland THE CARAVAN OF 10 LAND ROVERS SPED ALONG THE HIGHWAY, one after another, in perfect and colorful syncopation, drawing the […] Continue Reading

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FOCAL POINT

Few companies possess the consultative approach and the overall talent of Cynthia Ferguson’s high-end sign and imaging firm. By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal. Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN CYNTHIA FERGUSON LEFT HER HIGH-PROFILE POSITION AT A HIGHLY-SUCCESSFUL INTERNET COMPANY, she pondered her future. Luckily, the decade she spent helping to build the largest […] Continue Reading

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THE RUSNAK DIFFERENCE

After just one year under the Rusnak Auto Group umbrella, Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills has become one of the top-ranked dealers for Land Rover sales in the Southern California market. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. ALL IT TOOK WAS ONE YEAR. No one could have – or would have – predicted it. […] Continue Reading

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