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.
Jerry Raye Eastman Jr.
Business Name: Your Home Restoration
Description: I have worked in the industry for fifteen years. Started my own business in March of last year. Your home restoration is a 24/hour emergency response company for Water damage, dry outs. Fire damage clean up and removal, and we have certified technicians for Mold and Asbestos removal. ROC#318689
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!