11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Business Name: HomeSmart
Description: Gail is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. She has witnessed first hand the growth of this beautiful and diverse metropolis. She grew up in central Phoenix, graduated from Central High School, Glendale Community College and Westford College.
She retired from Qwest Communications with 25 years of service. In that time, she has learned how important customer service is. She acquired many skills but listening has proven to be most beneficial.
She started her second career in real estate in 2005. She loves meeting new people every day and learning about their wants and desires. Her focus is on the client to help them achieve their goals in buying and selling real estate. She believes this business is about relationships and if she can establish trust and knowledge with her clients, they will be lifelong clients. People are what makes this job so interesting. She enjoys working with buyers and sellers, committed to making the entire process as stress free as possible. She has helped many sellers go through the short sale process. She truly enjoyed helping people get out of a difficult situation. She is a Certified Negotiator Expert and a Certified Distressed Property Expert. Honesty, knowledge and listening to her clients are the keys to her success.
She joined HomeSmart International in August 2016. HomeSmart has over 5,500 real estate agents in Phoenix with 10 offices in Phoenix Metro. They have 7 brokers on staff to take calls and questions 24/7. They have ongoing training in all areas to help their agents. They are always working on better technology to assist their agents in becoming more efficient.
She has lived in Peoria since 2000 and specializes in the northwest valley including Glendale, Peoria, Sun City Communities and Surprise.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 6 beautiful grandchildren, listening to music, reading, going to movies and traveling to new places.
C. Don Hastings
Business Name: Farm Bureau Financial Services
Description: My goal is to make sure my clients understand how well they are protecting themselves and their families. My service is reviewing clients insurance needs. If there is a product I can provide, great. If not we shall get them to a professional that can. My Farm Bureau products include life insurance, commercial insurance, personal lines, Long Term Care, disability for both personal and business, annuities, mutual funds, etc. I broker specialty lines like Hagerty as well as BCBSAZ. From Canada originally but figure I was born on the wrong side of the border and am here to stay! Background includes telephony and engineering before becoming an insurance professional. And, I love the AZ sun, blue sky, and the people! The Lord takes care of your eternal life, I provide the protection here on earth.
Non Profit Organization
Business Name: Bridge to Hope
Description: The Bridge to Hope is a Phoenix based ministry offering housing to homeless single mothers while partnering them with a local Christian faith community to sponsor them emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Business Name: JOHN W SCHABOW LTD
I have the Accredited Tax Prepare credential from the “Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation” which issues credentials by exam. I also have a credential from the IRS. I am licensed by them as a Registered Tax Return Prepare” also by exam. My firm does accounting, Taxes, Quick Books, financial statements, bank reconciliations, and pays bills. I also have had training in business consulting and can help you grow your business.
Business Name: Finance of America Mortgage
Description: My mortgage industry career began in 1996 when I began working in the mortgage loan lending division of a local mortgage bank in the Phoenix area. It was in that role that I was introduced to Loan Origination side of the mortgage banking business. Since that time I have had the opportunity to manage a few different branch offices of local mortgage bankers/brokers as well as originate mortgage loans. Due to the many changes that have been introduced to our industry I decided it was most effective to run my business under a strong mortgage company which eventually led me to Finance of America Mortgage in 2012. This experience in multiple levels of the mortgage industry has brought me a wealth of knowledge and experience enabling me to utilize this experience by simplifying the loan process and handle all facets to ensure the smoothest of closings. Finance of America Mortgage has enabled me to provide the best possible service for your mortgage needs. Whether it is to purchase your next home or refinance your existing home, I will lead you in determining the right loan for your financial needs. I specialize in all types of financing from FHA to VA to USDA to Conventional and Jumbo. It is my number one priority to ensure that I exceed your expectations and provide the highest level of customer service.
Business Name: US Health Advisors
Description: Coming soon!
Business Name: Alilonu Financial Services
Description: Reggie Alilonu, CFP, CPA MBA has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He is both a certified public accountant and a certified financial planner and he uses this blend of experience to offer strategic investment management advice to clients. Taxes are our biggest expenses in our life time and Reggie Alilonu leverages his unique tax experience to offer investment advice that minimizes the tax burden on clients and maximizes returns on investment. Reggie Alilonu has a BS in finance from the University of Wisconsin, 1984, MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, 1989 and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant, 2005.
Business Name: GoPro Networking
Description: I am the Founder and Executive Director of GoPro Networking. I started this organization in 2006 after belonging to many chambers and referral organizations. For me most had way too many rules, regulations and took way too much time. I also felt the cost of a weekly meal that I did not eat was way too much.
I put together a very simple program were small business people could come together on a weekly basis and build relationships with very minimal amount of time and money.
My concept has proven to be most beneficial to hundreds of business people over the years. It has been my honor and privilege to assist and observe our members build and grow their businesses.
Business Name: GOPRO
Description: I have been involved in sales for the past 14 years. My extensive marketing background will be a real value working with current members to attract power partners for each one of you!