- All Valley V.I.P Detail and Valet
- Alpha Commerce Consultants
- Arbonne International
- Artisan Design Concepts
- Brite & Clean Windows
- Coachella Valley Direct Primary Care
- Corona Landscape
- Corona Lighting & Electric, Inc.
- Cruise Planners
- CrushCrush Promos
- Desert Properties Realtors
- Distinctive Restoration
- Exquisite Remodeling
- Find A Good Accountant
- First Call Security and Sound
- Flashlight Marketing
- Frazier Pest Control
- Heartland Payment Systems
- Heavenly Confections
- Honda Of The Desert
- Jay's One Stop Cleaning Services
- Jimmy Johns
- Konnections Certification Inc.
- Leyla the trainer
- Local's Choice Printing & Website Design
- Marker Broadcasting
- Michael Jerez Chiropractic
- Motz-Rusin Insurance Agency
- New Era Financial
- Nick's Backups 'n' More
- Ocean Lending
- Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
- Palm Desert Law Group, APC
- Premier Pool Service
- Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
- Raymond James
- Renova Energy
- Reshape California Body Contour
- Suderman Solutions
- Thairapy Salon El Paseo
- UltraView Shutters
- Vision Collective
- World Financial Group
Designation:World Financial Group
Department:World Financial Group
Designation:Leyla the trainer
Department:Leyla the trainer
Designation:Thairapy Salon El Paseo
Department:Thairapy Salon El Paseo
Al & Lisa Gray
Designation:First Call Security & Sound
Department:First Call Security and Sound
DESERT ELITE BOARD MEMBER
Andrew Bond is a 26-year-old business owner who has a passion for business development and helping others. His key to success is persistence and a strong work ethic. Andrew has strong family values which directly translates into how he treats others. Andrew is also a board member for Desert Elite.
Andrew McCauley is the original Social Media Bloke. Named as #17 ‘Most Influential Social Media Marketer “ by BuzzSumo in Nov 2016 and one of the top 100 Most Influential Twitter Users by Forbes, He is an Amazon Best Selling Author and consults all types of Business on their Social Media and Online Strategy. Having been a speaker at over 300 live events, his passion for making the Online world more understandable shines through in all of his presentations. His customized strategies have continually seen 300-500% growth in traffic to business websites and his Podcast has been downloaded in over 100 countries. He is also the Co-trainer and founder of the Digital Traffic Institute and AutoPilot Your Business, which has been helping businesses make money from their website for over 8 years.
Designation:Heartland Payment Systems - Merchant Services
Phone:(213) 713 – 3286
Department:Heartland Payment Systems
Being a small business owner can be overwhelming. At Thryv, we created simple software to help them get organized, communicate with their customers, and get paid, so they can get back in control.
Meet Thryv, the appointment booking software built for small business. Thryv makes you bookable online, around the clock, so clients can book at their convenience and you can reduce no shows. Let them access your availability 24/7, book the service or time slot that works best for them, and even cancel or reschedule. Enable appointment scheduling on your own website and social pages, so customers can book when they want, how they want.
Designation:Motz-Rusin Insurance Agency
Department:Motz-Rusin Insurance Agency
Carole Motz is a licensed insurance agent in both property-casualty and life insurance. Her focus is on marketing and promotions for the agency.
I am a financial advisor focusing on providing 401(k), 403(b) and other retirement solutions to businesses, corporations, and nonprofits. Here are some of the services I provide:
•Establishing new 401(k) plans, SEP IRA, and SIMPLE IRA accounts to businesses, corporations, and sole proprietors.
•Reviewing 401(k) plans and offering improved pricing and/or service models to meet your company's needs.
•Group educational meetings and one-on-one meetings to all plan participants or individuals to help them navigate through their retirement plans or individual brokerage accounts.
•For individuals and families, I place a big focus on the financial planning process and ongoing investment portfolio management for health care professionals and business owners.
A bit about myself:
I grew up in Palm Springs, CA and had the pleasure to enjoy a great part of my life in Orange County, California. I am currently based out of Palm Desert, CA but I am registered to do business in Texas as well. I am actively involved in the community, and I am currently sitting in the Board of Directors for the John F, Kennedy Memorial Foundation.
I enjoy my career, and probably a bit too much! However, in my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and attending community events.
Feel free to connect with me here or email me at email@example.com anytime if you would like to get in touch. You can also feel free to reach my office line at 760-862-6749.
Cheryl Kalista Eaton
Designation:Frazier Pest Control
Department:Frazier Pest Control
Designation:Motz-Rusin Insurance Agency
Department:Motz-Rusin Insurance Agency
Doug Motz was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and has over 33 years of experience in the insurance industry. Doug’s father started his insurance agency in the Palm Springs area, over 45 years ago. He followed in his father’s footsteps and started his own insurance agency in Palm Desert over 23 years ago and is proud that his son, Jonathan has continued the family tradition by entering the insurance business. Together they provide their customers with decades of experience in the insurance industry. Doug is very active in his community where he belongs to several different organizations. He believes giving back brings you interesting and challenging opportunities that allow you to connect to your community while making it a better place to live.
Eloy Gonzalez Jr
Phone:760 289 6725
Designation:Jay's One Stop Cleaning Services
Department:Jay's One Stop Cleaning Services
Designation:Honda of the Desert
Department:Honda Of The Desert
Designation:Local's Choice Printing & Website Design
Department:Local's Choice Printing & Website Design
Desert Elite Board Member
Owner of Local's Choice Printing and Website Design located in Rancho Mirage Ca. We offer Wholesale Printing, Responsive Website Design, and Email Marketing all at competitive prices.
Designation:New Era Financial Group
Department:New Era Financial
As a business doctor, my passion is to enhance organizational, board and personal effectiveness. I partner with clients to develop and strengthen your secret sauce. Together, we use the ingredients of strategy, structure, process, people and rewards to identify and develop internal capacity and focus them on strategic external opportunities.
DESERT ELITE SECRETARY
My Name is Jenny Ishikawa together with my husband Ronald Ishikawa, we own Heavenly Confections a
CFO Licensed and insured In-Home Bakery and Confectionery. We specialize in small hand-held Desserts
and Treats. We have been in Business since 2014 catering to events of any size. We serve all cities in the
Coachella Valley and the High Desert area. We have catered events for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Bridal
Showers, Baby Showers, Government events, Non-Profit Galas and the list goes on. You can follow us on our
social media pages; Instagram www.instagram.com/Heavenly_Confections_ or on our FaceBook business
Designation:Find A Good Accountant
Department:Find A Good Accountant
Find A Good Accountant provides the unique to you service that strategically positions your company for growth. CTAX provides this through its tax planning, CFO analytics, and ongoing business partnerships that cultivates higher cash inflows and margins.
Designation:All Valley V.I.P Detail and Valet
Department:All Valley V.I.P Detail and Valet
Josh & Ashly Donlin
Designation:Vision Collective Photography
We are a creative team based in Palm Springs, Ca. We are a Husband & Wife team with a passion for creativity and adventure. We love partnering with local businesses to help bring their ideas to life. If you or your business needs help getting your product or service out in this competitive world, we are here to help. Let us be the creative extension you need. We’d love to help. After all, our mission is to do everything in our hands to make your vision come to pass.
Designation:Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
Department:Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
Stice brings eleven years of local chamber experience to the Rancho Mirage Chamber. She has earned her IOM (Institute for Organizational Management) from the US Chamber of Commerce and ACE (Accredited Chamber Executive) from the Western Association of Chamber Executives. Katie currently serves on the Board of Regents for IOM, guiding future generations of chamber executives in the four-year educational program sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce. She has been through the US Chamber’s accreditation process two times over, receiving a rare five-star accreditation rating both times with her team for the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce.
Heavily involved in the community, Stice has received many awards and acknowledgements including Top 40 Under Forty from Palm Springs Life Magazine, Top 10 Most Interesting & Influential Women 2018 from CV Weekly and Angel on Earth Award from Angel Light Academy for her dedication and commitment to creating a better Coachella Valley. She has also served on several local nonprofit boards, such as the Auxiliary Board for Shelter from the Storm, and graduated Leadership Coachella Valley in its inaugural class.
We are a custom plantation wood shutter company. We make by hand custom, classic and modern designs. Ranging from various stains, and styles. Doors (French and other) sliders etc.
We also repair, offer a warranty, & give free estimates on-site to clients. We are a family business, where valuing our client's needs and attention to excellence is of top concern. The knowledge behind our company goes back 20+ years and we stand by our products.
Designation:Konnections Certification Inc.
Department:Konnections Certification Inc.
I have spent many years of my career making amazing life long business and personal trusting connections through networking. I noticed over the past few years that no one under 30 years of age, was at any of the events in our amazing community. This made me completely aware that our future workforce is more and more connected through technology. I believe this is causing the loss of essential human interaction experiences.
I ran an experiment with The GCV Chamber of Commerce and a non-profit One Future Coachella Valley. We encouraged 5 young adults to participate in 5 networking events and earn a certificate upon completion for their bravery. The meeting and speaking and actually practicing all soft/essential skills...was a huge success.
As a result, it became my main focus and Konnections Certification Inc. was formed. My goal is 250 young adults per year to attend 40+ pre-approved networking events in a maximum time frame of 6 months.
The program is $250 and can be paid by the individual, by a business or non-profit that would like them to represent them, or they can apply for a scholarship supported by various community members, businesses and non-profits.
Designation:Corona Lighting & Electric, Inc.
Department:Corona Lighting & Electric, Inc.
Corona Lighting & Electric Inc provides residential and commercial electrical services to the Coachella Valley, CA area.
Designation:Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Department:Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Marlene R. Ruttenberg
Designation:Desert Properties Realtors
Department:Desert Properties Realtors
DESERT ELITE BOARD MEMBER
A lifelong resident of the Coachella Valley, Marlene R. Ruttenberg is the owner of Desert Properties Realtors. Our firm serves clients throughout Coachella Valley, Palm Springs and the surrounding region.
Marlene has over 19 years of very diverse experience within the real estate industry in the Coachella Valley/Greater Palm Springs area. In 1999, Marlene first entered the industry as a receptionist of an extremely busy and top producing real estate firm in the desert with three locations. She ultimately became an office manager with a highly respected group of real estate professionals at a luxury real estate firm.
In 2001, Marlene shifted gears, venturing into the exciting yet demanding land of escrow where she spent the next 15 years, enduring through the high and low of the market. During this time, Marlene also worked as a loan processor and as a transaction coordinator.
Marlene is extremely well-rounded and has leveraged this broad range of experience as she became a REALTOR® and ultimately found herself leading her own brokerage firm, Desert Properties Realtors.
Marlene and her elite team have a wealth of knowledge of this beautiful desert region, as evidenced by many 5-star Zillow reviews. Desert Properties Realtors deals in residential real estate and all price ranges, giving clients the flexibility they need to find the ideal desert home.
The Desert Properties Realtors team will help you make informed decisions, negotiate acceptable terms on your behalf and communicate with you and advise you throughout all stages of the buying and selling process.
To learn more or to list or view a property in Coachella Valley and the Palm Springs region, simply complete the contact form and a member of the Desert Properties Realty team will be in touch soon. If you need immediate assistance, call 760-636-5020 .
The solar expert in the Coachella Valley. With over a decade of experience and over 500+ customers personally helped to go solar there are not many questions he cannot answer. Specializing in all types of financing and customizing a system to each homeowner. Personalized service and 24/7 customer service set Matt apart from other energy consultants.
Michael G. Jerez
Designation:Michael Jerez Chiropractic
Department:Michael Jerez Chiropractic
Department:Coachella Valley Direct Primary Care
Most families feel frustrated by the current health care system. We bring primary care directly to patients, removing the confusion of insurance
coverage. When you have access to timely medical service and personalized care, you can live a healthy, active life with your loved ones. We have been in the valley for over 15 years.
We are a family-owned and operated company that has been doing business in the Desert communities for the past 8 years. We want to be the best service provider for a clean healthy indoor environment and realize that it takes dedication, integrity, loyalty, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to our customers to get there. We have committed ourselves to provide the highest level of customer service, education, and cleaning & restoration procedures.
Designation:Nick's Backups 'n' More
Department:Nick's Backups 'n' More
Designation:Reshape California Body Contour
Department:Reshape California Body Contour
Designation:Palm Desert Law Group, APC
Department:Palm Desert Law Group, APC
Pantea formed Palm Desert Law Group, APC specifically to focus on the needs of families with young children as well as small business owners. Prior to starting this firm, she saw too many instances where the all too common “one-size fits all” estate planning failed, leaving families in court and conflict for years. She also saw that there was a huge disconnect between attorneys practicing estate planning and those practicing business law, such that the complex needs of small business owners were never fully met. And she wanted to change that.
Pantea aims to bring back the “old-school” practice of lawyering where she can be a trusted source to guide her clients through the decisions they need to make to protect their families and businesses.
Pantea graduated from Seton Hall University, School of Law and from New York University, College of Arts and Sciences. After graduating from law school, Pantea served as Senior Associate at the Law Office of David Philipson, where she represented high-net-worth families and their businesses, before opening her own practice in the Coachella Valley.
Pantea is a dedicated member of her business community, serving as the Special Events Committee Chair of the Desert Estate Planning Council and an active member of the Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley. During the summer months, she devotes a few weeks of her time serving as a camp counselor for her favorite organization, Camp to Belong, which reunites siblings who have been separated in the foster system for a fun (and often challenging!) week of memory building and family bonding.
Pantea lives in Palm Springs with her husband, her step-daughter, and their fur-baby, Ruby. She is licensed to practice law in California.
Designation:Alpha Commerce Consultants
Department:Alpha Commerce Consultants
DESERT ELITE PRESIDENT
A husband to Mary, father to 8, and Papa to 6, Pete believes success begins at home. Pete is the president of Desert Elite Referral Partners and has enjoyed a long 22-year career in the security, surveillance, and loss prevention industry. From being the youngest national trainer in ADT's history at 25 to now teaching business seminars and motivational speaking, Pete's passion is training up the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Pete is the host of Closing Bell w/ Pete Chryss on Remnant Radio 100.1 FM, a radio talk show about business and entrepreneurship from a Biblical perspective. He also serves on the board of directors for The Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City.
Designation:Premier Pool Service
Department:Premier Pool Service
Designation:Artisan Design Concepts
Phone:760-777-0600 or (760) 515-1111
Department:Artisan Design Concepts
Aside from being the proud founder and owner of Artisan Design Concepts, I am a wife to an amazing man named Travis who owns and operates our business with me and mom to a beautiful daughter named Maya. I've lived in the desert for about 15 years and love the community we have here. I thank God every day for all the blessings he has given our family and for all that he continues to provide.
A little about our business....Artisan Design Concepts produces custom epoxy tables, countertops, and shower walls that have the look and feel of polished natural stone. Our surfaces are 100% non-porous and never need to be re-sealed. They are 100% anti-bacterial, food-grade (approved for commercial restaurant use), seamless, stain and moisture resistant, scratch, impact, and heat resistant up to 475 degrees. The colors, shine, and shimmer that can be included are limited only by your imagination. From mild to wild, let us wow you with our designs! Veteran Owned! Semper Fi!
Designation:Brite & Clean, Inc. companies
Department:Brite & Clean Windows
Designation:Artisan Design Concepts
Phone:760-285-9296 or (760) 515-1111
Department:Artisan Design Concepts
I am a Retired Staff Sergeant from the United Stated Marine Corp, medically retired after 20 years of service. I went on to become a Respiratory Therapist and enjoyed working at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda. My wife and I started Artisan Design Concepts to create a legacy to leave our children and to do something everyday that we truly love. I'm the builder and my wife is the designer so we make a great team!