Client Story: Alive Retreat

As a grandmother, Karla Downing feels it is time to pass her knowledge on. As the host of Alive Retreats, she hopes to empower her guest to make their own health choices by creating a sanctuary where they can experience whole foods and the positive effect on their bodies.

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Leap of Faith

When Peter started Mendo TechNet, he’d already been fixing phones and helping people with their tech questions and difficulties. What began as a hobby, became a side business and demand for his services grew, as did his confidence.

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Big Thinking In Small Business

Jeremy and Aspen Logan are big thinkers in a small town. When they were at a crossroads, having to decide if they should move or stay in Fort Bragg, they walked by The Color Mill and saw a sign that said the business was for sale.

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Deep Roots in Testa Vineyards

Maria Testa Martinson, great granddaughter of Gaetona and Maria Testa, who established Testa Vineyards in 1912, explained that her great grandparents came over from Italy to San Francisco in 1906, where her great grandfather quickly found work helping with the clean up after the 1906 earthquake, and later as a ferry driver.

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Growing a Business in Willits

“Competition is good for everyone,” said Scott Stanton “I saw a big gap in providing alternatives to standard garden supplies and a need for more customized services in our community. So we jumped in.”

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Flying Solo

When looking at photographer Blake Floyd Gardner’s work, you are quick to notice the mesmerizing way the photos capture the subject’s personality. You feel as if you know the person.

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Learning the Art of Business

“The Bay Area is really unaffordable for an artist. This became very apparent with the ghost ship fire in Oakland last year. It was an eye opener for people as far as how artists have to live to make their work.”

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Perfecting the Porta Potty Business

Septic work may seem like a peculiar business venture, especially if you don’t know too much about it. But for Kari Walsh and Robert Wegner, a little research and a lot of hard work turned this new challenge into a rewarding career!

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The Joy of New Beginnings

The love of community can be found in the inviting and cozy atmosphere that fills Mendo Baby, a children’s consignment store located in downtown Ukiah. Anyone who spends any amount of time there will quickly discover this is the inspiration that drives it forward.

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Sailing into the Past

Quietly weaving through Noyo Harbor, Dan Platt, a well-known local fisherman along the Mendocino Coast, points to a boat that towers over the others in the harbor. “This boat just got back from Alaska where the owner was packing salmon,” says Platt.

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