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Sunday, 10 October 2010 18:35

Contractors State License Schools

Contractors State License Services (CSLS) is the largest school in California devoted to the Construction professional. For 25 years, CSLS has helped its students pass the exam to become licensed contractors in the State of California, licensing more students than any other school.

From our main offices in Southern California, CSLS operates over 25 locations with full-service support and classrooms.  We have grown to this extent by providing quality, professional services.  In comparison, this provides 7 times the number of convenient locations than the second largest contractor school. 

Contractors State License Services is one of the only contractor schools in the state that is run by educators, not lawyers or people mostly interested in the bonding and insurance business. Contractors State License Services formerly operated under the oversight of the State of California's Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education. As of January 1 2010, the new Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) came into existence replacing the BPPVE. CSLS now operates under the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA), Article 4 Section 94874(f).

In addition to our proven licensing programsCSLS also offers the following courses:


David Mizener

The founder and CEO of Contractors State license Service, holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Education and has 40 years experience in teaching students. He originated the seminar concept in 1983, now known as the “Mizener Method”.He is known state-wide as the person most able to assist you in passing the California State License Board examination. In 1985, Mr. Mizener founded Contractors State License Services, and is responsible for over 120,000 successful contractors passing the California state board exam.

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Sunday, 25 November 2012 20:13

Contractors State License Schools

Contractors State License Services (CSLS) is the largest school in California devoted to the Construction professional. For 25 years, CSLS has helped its students pass the exam to become licensed contractors in the State of California, licensing more students than any other school.

From our main offices in Southern California, CSLS operates over 25 locations with full-service support and classrooms.  We have grown to this extent by providing quality, professional services.  In comparison, this provides 7 times the number of convenient locations than the second largest contractor school. 

Contractors State License Services is one of the only contractor schools in the state that is run by educators, not lawyers or people mostly interested in the bonding and insurance business. Contractors State License Services formerly operated under the oversight of the State of California's Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education. As of January 1 2010, the new Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) came into existence replacing the BPPVE. CSLS now operates under the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA), Article 4 Section 94874(f).

In addition to our proven licensing programsCSLS also offers the following courses:


David Mizener

The founder and CEO of Contractors State license Service, holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Education and has 40 years experience in teaching students. He originated the seminar concept in 1983, now known as the “Mizener Method”.He is known state-wide as the person most able to assist you in passing the California State License Board examination. In 1985, Mr. Mizener founded Contractors State License Services, and is responsible for over 120,000 successful contractors passing the California state board exam.

 

Contractors State License Schools Revised

Sunday, 23 September 2012 22:54

Fournier Group

At Fournier Group we take pride in being different from other insurance agencies and in making a difference—for each client and the community. We don’t just contact insurance carriers and fill out forms. We serve as your trusted advisor throughout the insurance cycle, from initial consultation and needs identification through program design, policy placement, claims advocacy, and program review and renewal. We communicate. We advocate. We think ahead and work hard, bringing our experience, knowledge, relationship savvy and professional passion to bear on your behalf.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fourniergroupins/

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fournier-group/

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Monday, 11 June 2012 16:13

Matrix Insurance & Benefits Solutions

Matrix Insurance & Benefits Solutions is independently owned and locally operated to handle your Commercial and Personal insurance needs. We work with businesses and individuals throughout the United States and offer affordable and reliable insurance choices. We will help you find the right combination of tailored, personalized insurance coverage at just the right price to fit your needs.

 

Facebookwww.facebook.com/MatrixInsuranceSolutions

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/matrix-insurance-benefits-solutions-inc

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Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:42

OakHeart Financial Group

OakHeart Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. has been serving clients nationwide for almost 27 years.  We have offices in Palm Springs, CA, Charlottesville, VA and the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Our mission is to create more confidence in our client’s financial future by creating tailored personalized advice to help them achieve what matters most to them.

OakHeart Financial Group believes that supporting non-profit groups in our community is an integral part of who we are.  We have supported through volunteer work, as well as financially, AIDS Assistance Program-Food Samaritans and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert in the Palm Springs area. In Charlottesville, we support many agencies including Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Feeding Greene, American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Amherst and Nelson Counties and many others.

Michael Hancock, JD, CFP®, Private Wealth Advisor, is the Chief Executive Officer of OakHeart Financial Group, and was recently named to Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list, 2019, awarded to advisors who provide clients with a high-quality experience and lead the way in the industry.  Michael was also recently named to the prestigious Ameriprise Chairman’s Advisory Council (2019).  The Council is comprised of our best advisors based on their commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of their clients and delivering exceptional service. 

 

If you would like to set up time to discuss how we may help you gain the freedom to live financially confident and in control, please reach out to us.

Our website, www.oakheartfinancialgroup.com and our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OakHeartFinancialGroup have our contact information. 

 

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. Ameriprise advisors receive compensation for financial advisory services in the form of commission and fee.

Forbes/SHOOK Research listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, selected by their firms, which is then submitted to and judged by SHOOK Research. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced over a three-year period, regulatory and compliance record, and credentials/years of professional experience. Portfolio performance is not a factor. This award is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.

Michael Hancock: CA Insurance #0F50530.

Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser.     

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC.

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Experience and Background

My husband, Stephen, and I (and our two adorable pups Oscar and Sophie) relocated to Palm Springs from Los Angeles in early 2017. After visiting the desert for 20-plus years and owning a vacation home here for five years, we often dreamed of living and working here full-time. We are thrilled to have been able to make the transition to the desert a reality. My husband, Stephen, and I (and our two adorable pups Oscar and Sophie) relocated to Palm Springs from Los Angeles in early 2017. After visiting the desert for 20-plus years and owning a vacation home here for five years, we often dreamed of living and working here full-time. We are thrilled to have been able to make the transition to the desert a reality.

 

In 1986, I got my start in the financial services industry and am excited to now be able to service my clients locally in Palm Springs as an Edward Jones financial advisor. I am currently accepting new client relationships and am also happy to review your existing account relationships. I have spent my career assisting clients with a variety of products and services. I also have worked closely with many of their estate planning attorneys and CPAs in order to provide my clients with a more complete financial picture. Customer service is my number one priority!

 

I have always believed strongly in giving back to my community. In addition to being an active member of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, I am also a member of the Board of Directors for both the Desert Business Association (the 2nd oldest LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the Nation) and the Palm Springs Library Foundation. Additionally, I am a member of Partners For Life, the sustaining donor group benefiting the Desert AIDS Project and an Ocotillo Club member as well as a Diamond Level business partner of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert.

 

Born and raised on Long Island, NY, I graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I studied economics and French.

 

My office is located in Palm Springs at The Abbey Office Complex located at 340 S Farrell Drive, Suite A102, between Baristo and Ramon.

 

Please contact my Branch Office Administrator, Mary Folger, Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm to set up an appointment.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 23:01

Jim Scheibel, Secretary

Originally from Canada, Jim Scheibel has over 17 years of experience in healthcare administration, specifically quality improvement and waste reduction, following his degree in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. Together with his husband, Jim owns and operates a State Farm insurance agency in the Coachella Valley. Jim has previous served on the board of The North Central Community Center, a community-based organization for at-risk youth in Regina Saskatchewan. He currently serves on the board of Canmar Grain’s an international food production company, where he has helped build relationships with national brands such as Trader Joe’s and Costco, along with numerous international distributors.

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At Bill Proctor & Associates Insurance Services, we have over 44 years of experience in the life, health and senior insurance market. We live in a diverse community that is made up of individuals with a broad range of characteristics, experiences and wishes; our team understands those needs and we can work on solutions that offer you some security and peace of mind. Our dedicated team can offer you a personalized and confidential review of your needs in our office, over the phone, or even in your own home.

Our knowledge and commitment to client satisfaction keep our clients coming back. As your trusted local health and life insurance agency, we’re dedicated to providing clients high quality service, non-biased product recommendations, and access to the highest quality product available. Our commitment is to do everything possible to exceed your expectations.

CA License # 0H78623 (Department of Insurance)

 

Why work with us for your Medicare plan needs?

We’re you’re local trusted independent agency. We represent most major Medicare Advantage & Medicare Supplement Insurance plans in the area. We offer our services at NO COST to you:

  • Personalized appointments with you and your spouse
  • Reviewing co-pays, deductibles and prescription drugs
  • Explaining the limitations of each plan
  • Providing detailed information on time frames and enrollment periods
  • Assuring that your plan covers your medications at the lowest cost
  • Finding plans that are accepted by your physicians and hospitals of your choice

Office Locations:

Palm Desert

77711 Flora Rd Ste 306
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Yucca Valley
57353 29 Palms Hwy Ste A
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

 

 

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Monday, 21 August 2017 22:39

Larry Colton

As a thirty-five year veteran of the insurance industry in the Bay Area, Larry was one of four partners at Goldman Insurance Services, serving as president for fifteen years. After successfully selling Goldman Insurance to Willis Insurance Services in 2001, Larry became President of Willis of California. After a brief retirement stint in 2010, Larry started a new insurance brokerage firm, G2 Insurance, in 2012 and sold his interest in 2017. He currently serves on the Board of G2 Insurance and Recology, a resource recovery firm headquartered in San Francisco.  He also provides mentorship to start-up companies at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California. He has served on multiple non-profit boards including San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Larkin Street Youth Center, Insight Prison Project, YMCA, Equality California and currently, Mills College. Larry joined the Board of Directors at The Center in Summer 2017. 

Published in Board of Directors
Monday, 17 April 2017 18:49

Free Counseling For Older Adults

Depression needn't be part of life.
GET RECONNECTED!

If you're 60 years old and older, and are anxious, depressed, or isolated, you can see our counseling staff at NO COST and without using insurance.

Providing a cognitive-behavioral therapy program for late life depression AT NO COST TO ELIGIBLE CLIENTS, age 60+

You will meet for an assessment with a provider to identify your specific needs and determine appropriate services to best meet those needs. After the assessment, you will be contacted within 2-3 working days. If it's determined that we can best meet your needs at this clinic, you will be assigned a therapist to begin therapy here. If not, we will give you referrals.

For more information or questions please contact our Intake Coordinator, Mike Martin, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 760-416-7899


Click here to Schedule an  Assessment
1 hour initial assessment


Program funded in part by a grant from the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.

Services provided by the Behavioral Health Clinic @ The Center.

Counseling For Older Adults

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  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
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