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Imprintability Makes Branding Virtually Limitless
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Imprintability Makes Branding Virtually Limitless

By Emily G. Peters “You can’t be everywhere, but your logo can.” This is the slogan of Imprintability, a printing and promotional products business founded by owner Jennifer Stone in 2005. It’s the kind of brand-forward thinking that’s allowed Stone to transform her lone-wolf operation into a successful business. “I do the sales, the marketing,…

  • Fresh Thai Pasadena Exterior
  • Fresh Thai stir-fry
  • Fresh Thai Specials
Business Spotlight

The Best Thai Food You Haven’t Eaten Yet is At Fresh Thai

Story and photos by Emily G. Peters Pasadena is home to many reputable restaurants, several of which can claim to be the first, the most popular, even the most highly rated in their niche. But that doesn’t necessarily make them the best. For our money, few can match the delicious things they’re serving up in…

Century 21 Recognizes Local Sales Agents With Pacesetter Award
Real Estate

Century 21 Recognizes Local Sales Agents With Pacesetter Award

Century 21 Village Realty is pleased to announced that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized Nazee Rix & Jackie Adaimy, as top producers nationwide when it honored them with its coveted Pacesetter Award which recognizes Production in the first half of 2017. The Sierra Madre office was also recognized for the entire office’s extraordinary sales…

Entrepreneurship, Simplified: The Executive Factor
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Entrepreneurship, Simplified: The Executive Factor

By Emily G. Peters The “American dream” has many iterations—self-employment chief among them. Yet translating an idea into a marketable business can seem like an insurmountable task for many. The Executive Factor in Arcadia simplifies that process. Created by U.K. native Andrew Gregson and his wife Tricia in 2010, the couple formed a professional workspace…

  • Kings Row mac and cheese
  • Kings Row Gastropub burger
Business Spotlight

Kings Row Gastropub

By Emily G. Peters It’s Sunday morning, and the crew at Kings Row Gastropub is getting ready for the day. Kids dart in an out from the main dining room, enjoying their freedom before the pub overflows with weekend revelers looking for a bite and a beer. This is Kings Row, Old Pasadena’s first gastropub….

  • Storefront Kaleidoscope Antiques
  • upstairs kaleidoscope antiques
  • Midcentury TV and Fiestaware Kaleidoscope Antiques
  • clock kaleidoscope antiques
  • Vintage Patterns Kaleidoscope Antiques
  • Artwork Kaleidoscope Antiques
  • Debbie Kaleidoscope Antiques
  • furniture kaleidoscope antiques
  • Interior Kaleidoscope Antiques
  • Mirror Kaleidoscope Antiques
  • suit of armor kaleidoscope antiques
Business Spotlight

The Thrill of the Hunt: Kaleidoscope Antiques

Story and Photos by Emily G. Peters “Being an antique dealer is like a continuous treasure hunt,” said Bill Taylor, owner of Monrovia’s magnificent Kaleidoscope Antiques. “The antique business changes as styles change—but there always is a demand.” Taylor should know. The brainchild of his late wife Linda Taylor and her business partner C.J. Granados,…

  • Off Kilter Kilts #libertyfrompants
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Dare to be Bare: Off Kilter Kilts

By Emily G. Peters It’s summer in Los Angeles. It’s hot—insanely hot. And call us crazy, but it’s times like these where a kilt starts to look like a mighty desirable fashion choice. Luckily for us, Off Kilter Kilts (OKK) in Pasadena is here to help. This boutique kilt shop is the new(er) kid on…

Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)
Business, Columns

Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)

Dear Emmy, I’m selling my home almost two years after my husband’s passing. May I still take the full $500,000 capital gain exclusion allowed for jointly owned properties? By Emmy Rodriguez No, you cannot – but work-arounds abound. Generally, individual federal taxpayers are allowed a maximum $250,000 deduction from the profit made off the sale…

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