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Emerald Level Business Partners

Emerald Level Business Partners

Knottinghill Bowties is a purveyor of bespoke, handmade bowties and accessories, but also community driven. We support local nonprofits and causes to the benefit of the LGBTQ community in areas of scholarships, housing, food banks and programs. Our business model is to make you look and feel good, give back, then give some more.

Thomas Anderson Avis/Budget 

Independent Operator


Gay owned and operated. Proud partners and donors of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert.


Call today and save!


Avis & Budget Car and Truck Rental Palm Springs

Address: 650 S Eugene Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tel:  760-778-6090


Avis & Budget Car & Truck Rental Palm Desert

Address: 74-881 Hovley Ln E, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Tel: 760-346-7429


The Saguaro Palm Springs is that colorful hotel in the desert. The 244-room hotel is home to El Jefe, a local favorite desert cantina, along with meeting spaces — all of which surround a stunning pool location.  Designed to reflect the colorful vibrant spirit of the Coachella valley, the bold Saguaro color palette is the work of renowned architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, who have infused the property with hues that reflect indigenous desert wildflowers.  

The Saguaro sets itself apart with color & creativity. We are focused on creating and building a relationship with our local communities and educating group and leisure travelers about Palm Springs.


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Instagram: www.instagram.com/saguarohotels/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesaguaropalmsprings/


I started my video production business here in Palm Springs, CA because I have found there are so many stories to tell. I have been telling visual stories from a very young age.

When I was around 12, my best friend Mike and I “borrowed” my mom’s video camera. I can remember creating a skit where Mike would stand in the living room and pretend to learn how to juggle. We were careful to make sure that the bean bags he was juggling would go out of the top of the frame. We would make him freeze in a certain position and I would cut the camera. I’d run into frame and grab the bean bag out of the shot while he was still frozen, and then we would then start the camera back up again and he would pretend to be bewildered at where the bean bag could have gone. We’d repeat this until at one point when I started the camera I tossed all the bean bags into frame as if they all came out of nowhere. When I showed it to my family, they loved it and wanted me to make more. I haven’t stopped.

It was silly kids playing with new technology, but as I went to college much later to study film I realized we weren’t so silly after all. We were playing with story structure, framing, comedic timing, etc.

Today I would still consider myself at heart a silly kid playing with new technology. I’m still constantly fascinated with new and innovative ways of telling stories. I love playing with new gear as it becomes available. And I still love the joy that comes from an audience watching something I create.


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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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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.



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


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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.

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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.

© 2019 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.


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My journey in the Real Estate industry began in the early 90s as a Mortgage Broker in Florida. For more than 12 years I have been a full-time resident of Palm Springs, and I have seen many changes in this market. Several years ago, I decided to make Real Estate my career again, and I felt I had a responsibility to bring something different to the industry.
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a luxury home seller, or an investor, you will have a skilled, trusted advisor on your side. My commitment to you, and my community, is that I will always deliver an experience with integrity, passion, and a personalized approach.
From curbside to contract and beyond the sold sign, I am grateful to be here for you.

Welcome home!





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A private sanctuary in Palm Springs with a fresh and unique VIBE: Luxe, Exclusive, Quiet, Secluded, Professional. The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the most luxurious and fashionable gay male resort in Palm Springs and in California.  Rated by guests as one of the most upscale gay resorts in the world.

The Most LUXE, SECLUDED, SPACIOUS AND EXCULISVE RESORT in Palm Springs! We invite you to get reacquainted with someone special, you, as our guest at The Hacienda at Warm Sands.  Discover one of Palm Springs best kept little secrets:  a stylishly spacious gay exclusive resort located in the heart of Warm Sands - Palm Springs gay Mecca. Yes…the Hacienda at Warm Sands is easy to get to, but hard to leave.  Many guests comment to us upon their return to The Hacienda that it feels so much like 'coming home'.  Let us help you feel the same way.  The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the ideal getaway.  Few places in the world offer ALL the expected services, amenities and elements of a sophisticated, warm, sun-filled, secret gay hideaway resort oasis - your home away from home. Our accommodations are exceptionally spacious, with fully equipped kitchens (or kitchenettes) the majority designed to look like upscale bars featuring black granite countertops and cherry cabinetry.  Accommodations include Grand Fireplace Deluxe Suites, Deluxe Suites, Deluxe Junior Suites, Junior Suites and a Patio Room.



▪ Relaxing soft-playing sounds surround the outdoor pools and patios,

▪ Swim suits optional,

▪ Two large swimming pools, heated year-round,

▪ A large in-ground spa with adjacent gas fireplace all facing amazing San Jacinto mountain and 'endless' evening star vistas,

▪ Impressive 180-degree San Jacinto Mountain and palm tree vistas - morning, noon and night,

▪ Mature, lush and truly extensive tropical plantings and unique specimen landscaping - provides a sense of serene beauty and privacy,

▪ Japanese lantern, gurgling water pond feature,

▪ Large, multi-tiered Spanish fountain,

▪ 10k square feet of Saltillo-tiled patios and walkways,

▪ Two independent patio misting systems, and

▪ Cozy, luxe, soft-padded poolside chaise lounges and cabana tables for sunning and lounging.



▪ An extensive continental breakfast featuring fresh fruit and Europeanstyled meat, cheese and pastries.

▪ A catered, menu-ordered, restaurant-styled lunch menu featuring specialty salads, sandwiches and wraps - all customizable to fit your specific preferences.  Lunches are served on white china plates with stainless steel flatware. Beverages provided with lunch include a wine, fresh-brewed iced tea or lemonade, served either poolside or in the privacy of your suite.

▪ Housekeeping services.

▪ L'Occitane bath amenities.

▪ Two-man spa showers.

▪ Personal Assistant services.

▪ Impressive selection of local and national daily newspapers and favorite periodicals.

▪ Guest laundry.


The Hacienda

  • The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

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

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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