Wednesday, March 30, 2011

www.SurfCitySavings.com just had two next businesses join: Prince Charters Yachts & Volleyball Market. check the site for their discounts

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

HB upcoming events

It is finally here, tomorrow night (March 23), the OC Largest Mixer at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. The event is from 5pm to 9pm and will feature thousands of attendees - mix and mingle with business professionals from in and around Orange County. Don't forget to bring your business cards! There will be over 250 exhibitor booths from a variety of industries. You can enjoy the tastes of 20 delicious eateries and food trucks. They will have "official networking lounges" to grab a drink and network with potential clients. Many fantastic giveaways as well. Make sure to drop your business card at admissions! All this for only $20 (plus fee for parking). www.largestmixer.com/ocmixer for more info.

And coming up next week is the RBN Regional Evening Business Networking Mixer right here in our own back yard at Endless Food & Fun, 7227 Edinger Ave. It will be next Tues, March 29, 5pm - 7:30pm. $15 to attend includes enjoying their buffet!! If you are a business and would like to display with a table, it is only $45 for the table. Come enjoy the endless food, endless refreshments, endless fun, endless networking. http://www.rbninfo.com/ for all the details.

Additionally, it is of not too early to get your tickets to one of the wonderful fundraising wine tasting events coming up this spring. May 1 is the Taste of Huntington Beach benefiting the HB Children's Library - http://www.tasteofhb.com/. and on June 26 is the Pups N Pinot Wine Tasting benefiting A Leg Up Rescue - http://www.pupsnpinot.com/. Check the websites for both these events for information and to buy tickets.

If you are a parent, at some point you may have considered having your child attend a faith based school as an alternative,,,, well, here in HB we have Coastline Christian School , 2721 Delaware St. (http://www.coastlinechristianschoolofhb.com/). Their philosophy is clear in their motto: " We provide a positive approach in building a child's self-esteem. We will encourage acceptable social behavior, being kind, and learning to work together for the well being of the class." They have a discount coupon on enrollment on http://www.surfcitysavings.com/ discount program. Check it out.

And speaking of Surf City Savings , if you haven't been to the site lately, some of the newest participants who have joined are:
Mr. Keg's - discount on your purchase
Liberty Tax - 30% off your tax preparation
Salon Cache - buy one service, get one free
Pacifica Orthopedics - 20% off remaining balance of non-insured portion of treatment
Troadec Photography - 1 hour photo session half price
Please see the site for the details of these and other offers. And remember to shop local.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

REALLY Go Green for St. Patricks Day with Eco-Friendly Activities

(This Article Posted by Ian Andrew on Greener Ideal)
Although it's the first thing that often comes to mind, St Patrick's day isn't all about drinking green beer. To make your St. Patrick's Day even greener than it already is, we've come up with a few eco-friendly activities that are best suited for environmentalists living a green lifestyle on St. Patrick's Day.

1. Eat Green - Bright Green Dishes
It may be the easiest way to brighten your day with the color green, but try to find some green foods to eat. Look beyond a traditional salad, and think outside the box. Mint leaves on top of a bowl of organic ice cream could be a great St. Patrick's Day treat for the kids (and be much healthier than a Shamrock Shake)!

2. Get outside and plant something green
It may not be quite warm enough to get the shovels in the ground yet, but it's starting to look and feel a lot like spring here. It might be a good time to take stock of what you plan to do in your yard this year, and if it's too cold to get outside, look at some greenery online and choose what plants and trees you want to invest in this year.

3. If you're going somewhere, use green transportation
This tip goes double-true if you're partaking in any green beer festivities, but if the weather allows it you should leave the car keys at home and join the St. Patty's Day parade on foot. A second-best alternative for green transportation on St. Patrick's Day is public transportation. Whether you're riding the subway or the bus, fewer drivers on the road means fewer carbon emissions.

4. Wear green clothes made with organic cotton
Although most people don their favourite shade of green clothes for St. Patrick's Day, be even greener and one up them with some organic cotton duds. Many retailers are now offering organic lines of clothing to appeal to their green customers, so don't be shy to ask if you find yourself at the mall tomorrow.

5. Drink Green Organic Beer
Lastly, because it can't be avoided on St. Patrick's Day, drink some green beer. While most people will throw some food colouring in their beverages (although avoid the artificial stuff), take it a step further and order something organic.

Local to Toronto, we have a great green brewery, Steam Whistle, who pride themselves on brewing with natural ingredients and taking part in other great green initiatives like packaging made from recycled materials and biodegradable cups for events.

If you're going to indulge in the green beer today, find a local brewery near you that sources natural ingredients, and make this year's St. Patrick's Day green beer extra green.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Please visit www.facebook.com/pupsnpinot and "like" us. we want to get the word out on our 6-26 wine tasting event.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weekly Update for Huntington Beach Locals

Wow, can you believe we are almost to mid March!?! And don't forget what that means.....this weekend is daylight savings where you "spring ahead" and hour. Make sure to change those clocks!

There is plenty of fun stuff to do around town this weekend, but a couple of highlights:

Saturday is the Annual 3/1 Run at Beach Blvd at PCH, starting at 8:30am. The run will benefit the Huntington Beach 3/1 Marines Foundation. Before the race, there will be breakfast by the Huntington Beach Firefighters and the 3rd Battalion/1st Marines will run cadence from the starting line to Pier Plaza. Information and registration at: www.hb4marines. org

From 11am-5pm on both Saturday & Sunday near the pier you will find the Annual Kite Festival. Some of the best professional kite fliers in the country come to Huntington Beach to show their skills, not to mention their colorful stunt kites, for this annual family-friendly festival. Kite fliers are by invitation only, but beach goers will have a front row seat for this fabulous event. Kites will be available for purchase and the public is invited to fly their kits outside the roped-off kite arenas on the beach. Definitely makes for a fun day at the Beach. Read about the rest of the events on the calendar section of www.TheLocalHB.com .

Often this time of year means it is time for some home improvement. We pick away at doing improvements to our own home, and one such improvement that made all the difference in the world was putting in crown molding! At the same time we also did all our base & case and it all really spruced up the place. The finish carpenter we used was a fellow local here in HB. Nedelec Construction ( 714.848.9273 / cell: 949.293.1343). The owner, Dave Nedelec, has been in the business since 1978. Back in the day he worked for a custom home builder and gained a real appreciation of the finish work on custom homes. Dave has done everything from small remodels to new custom 12,000 square foot homes. His creative eye along with your custom detail is sure to beautify your home and make it uniquely yours. I can't recommend him enough. If you or anyone you know is in need of his services, you won't be disappointed!

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Now get out there and enjoy the sun!