Business in Brief
December, 2007 - Issue #38
Uomo Sport Announces Web-based Shopping
Uomo Sport today announced the launch of their new golf clothing online shopping website The California-based golf apparel retailer is known for providing the finest in men's golf clothing, shoes, and accessories to discriminating golfers. For more information visit or visit the store in Valencia.

HealthCare Partners Medical Group Opens Doors in Valencia
The new location provides HealthCare Partners the opportunity to expand its commitment to patient satisfaction through its established processes for delivering high-quality care. What makes HealthCare Partners so unique is its patient flow model that puts patients first. This model includes patient-centric care teams, fast referrals and premier appointments. In addition, HealthCare Partners' Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provide health practitioners and patients quick, easy access to vital medical information, improving care quality dramatically. For more information call 367-9200.

Rituals Colour Salon Pairs with Planet Hope
The salon team recently volunteered their time and skill at a Planet Hope celebration event. Planet Hope programs have been able to offer gratis medical and dental care, new clothes for kids, counseling and image makeovers for homeless women and women that have been victims of domestic violence. For more information visit or call 799-9910.

Dr. Dell Goodrick of A Unique Dental Experience Helps Another Domestic Violence Survivor
The popular dentist has been a volunteer with Give Back a Smile for seven years, where he donates his time, skill and resources to give domestic violence survivors a second chance at life with donated cosmetic dentistry. For more information visit or call

Beyond Harmony Med Spa Launches New Medical Weight Management Program
The CoreVita program is a comprehensive weight management plan supervised by medical professionals. Beyond Harmony Med Spa staff is trained in this safe and effective new method to lose and maintain weight loss. It is available in Santa Clarita exclusively at Beyond Harmony. For more information call 298-8008.

Joshua "Dr." Suess and Annie Mai Thai Earn Prestigious Titles
Joshua "Dr." Suess and Annie Mai Thai were again recently named SCV's "Best Selling Real Estate Agent" and now also hold the title of Santa Clarita's "Best Listing Real Estate Agent" and "Best Real Estate Agent." For more information call 702-4640.

Gary Shepard of Shepard Insurance Interviewed by L.A. Radio Host Bill Handel
Gary Shepard, president of Shepard Insurance Agency, appeared on Los Angeles' top-rated morning radio program, "The Bill Handel Show," to discuss how the recent wildfires will affect homeowners in California. KFI-640 AM's Bill Handel, a long-time client of Shepard's, discussed both short-term and long-term effects of wildfire claims on the Southern California insurance market. For more information call 295-4624.

Mission Valley Bank Opens New Office in Centre Pointe Area
Tamara Gurney, president and CEO of Mission Valley Bank, has announced that the bank has officially opened its new, full-service banking office in the Centre Pointe area of the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank's new Centre Pointe office is located at 26415 Carl Boyer Drive, at the corner of Center Pointe Parkway and Carl Boyer Drive, just west of Golden Valley Road. Mission Valley Bank's newest office is being run by an outstanding team of long-time Valley residents: Marti Heinbaugh, vice president and manager; Pat McMillian, vice president and operations manager; and Rhonda Pinuelas, vice president and business banking officer. Opened in 2001, Mission Valley Bank currently has assets in excess of $200 million.

New Retail Location for Babe's Dessert Bar
Just in time for the holidays, Babe's Dessert Bar is going retail. Located inside Papalino's Italian Eatery, the new retail hot spot will allow Babe's to connect directly with customers to expedite holiday and everyday orders. For more information visit

Jeff Eisenberg, President and Owner of Southern Oaks Mortgage, Inc. in Valencia is a "survivor" in a market that has recently taken quite a beating. In a time when many brokers have been forced to close their doors, Jeff is still a beacon of light in the community. Eisenberg prides himself in the knowledge that despite the extensive time he's worked funding loans, not one has resulted in foreclosure. At Southern Oaks Mortgage, Inc. professionals work hard to place clients in the "perfect" loan for their particular needs. The company specializes in residential, investment, commercial and home equity lines of credit. For more information call 964-2600.
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