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North Valley Members
Business Name: Platinum Realty Group
Pam has helped countless buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals for more than 20 years and as your personal realtor, she looks forward to doing the same for you. As an agent who is known for her exceptional negotiation abilities and dedication to client satisfaction, Pam takes great pride in her work and considers it the highest honor when her clients entrust her with their most valuable asset.
Thanks to the full support and resources of Platinum Realty Group, Pam offers her clients the utmost in services coupled with a remarkable track record of delivering results. In addition to traditional sales and purchases, her areas of expertise include working with first-time buyers, new construction, and investment properties. Platinum Realty Group also handles property management and is currently managing 140 properties, including vacation rentals & commercial property transactions.
In addition to her real estate license, Pam is a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) which allows her to help military members find the right housing for themselves and their families. She also is a certified Professional Property Stager. Prior to real estate, Pam owned a wholesale/retail automotive parts business where she worked with a team of employees whose focus was on customer service and building relationships.
Pam holds an MBA in Business Administration and is a native of Arizona who has called the Phoenix area her home for the past 15 years. When she isn’t busy with her clients, she can be found volunteering for various kids organizations and cancer related projects. Pam recently lost a family member to a rare type of cancer and spent a year as a care giver, she takes care of her clients in the same manner as she did her mother.
Business Name: VIP Mortgage Inc
Description: V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. is a mid-size mortgage banker committed to restoring the reputation of the mortgage industry. With nearly 40 years’ combined experience, V.I.P. Mortgage’s principals offer a ‘hands-on’ approach that cultivates a family culture enveloped in entrepreneurial spirit. V.I.P. Mortgage, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, was founded by Jay Barbour in 2006 amid the collapse of the housing industry. With licenses in 13 states – AZ, CA, CO, HI, IL, IN, MI, NE, NM, TX, UT, WA, and WI – the company has grown to nearly 300 employees in 18 branches nationwide. As both the mortgage banker and broker, V.I.P. Mortgage offers in-house underwriting, funding and processing, and presents a fully transparent origination platform, ensuring all loans succeed. How many years have you worked in your industry?: 19 Why should someone choose your business?: They will receive the VIP treatment. What do your clients say about you?: They have a great experience and are pleased with the level of knowledge. What value does membership in North Valley Networking Group offer you?: The group offers a chance to grow your business and develop new relationships.
Insurance - Long Term Care
Business Name: Country Financial
Description: Planning for a bright financial future is always difficult. There are so many questions we need to answer: When should I start saving? How can I afford to put away savings for the future and still live a comfortable lifestyle today? It’s my job to help you find the answers to these questions and build a plan to help you achieve your goals. Let’s get together to talk more about your goals!
Business Name: Health-eDeals
Description: I specialize in private health insurance for people who are self-employed, the small business owner, or for people who can’t afford Obamacare, (Affordable Care Act). We offer a great plan that never goes up in premium, and you can never get kicked off the plan for any illness or claim. We also offer a nationwide PPO Network, open enrollment year round, and plans that are generally 50-70 percent less expensive that the Affordable Care Act. If you sign up for our Care Access Plan you could save hundreds of dollars per month. I offer free quotes and free appointments. I can be reached at 623-332-7106 or by email. If you need Health Insurance, you can’t afford NOT to call me!
Business Name: Liberty Mutual Insurance
My name is Heather Heimkes and my career with Liberty Mutual began in 2005. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Kinesiology. In my spare time, I enjoy being in the great outdoors as much as possible, attending the kids sporting events, traveling, and diving into anything involving health and fitness. Here at Liberty Mutual we are committed to helping you find a comprehensive, cost-effective personal insurance program.’
Business Name: SPINEFIT
Description: Dr. Dane Kohl provides premium chiropractic care and therapy at SpineFit in Phoenix, Arizona, as Owner and Clinic Director. In high school, he sustained a lower back injury while playing soccer, and through a lack of success with pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications, he developed a passion for the natural approaches to healthcare and relief that can be found through chiropractic care. Dr. Kohl attended Northern Arizona University for his undergraduate degree in Microbiology before early acceptance into the world-renowned Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating at Palmer in 2006, he moved back to Arizona with his wife and two children where he trained with some of the top chiropractic doctors in the valley, including those at Valley Spinal Care and Desert Springs Chiropractic Center. His experience throughout the valley and beyond led him to starting SpineFit to offer the valley’s premier chiropractic care and physical therapy. As a board certified chiropractic physician and board certified physiotherapist, Dr. Kohl has given several public talks about how health and wellness can be achieved through proper chiropractic care. Kohl is also a guest speaker for the prospective student program in Phoenix that is offered by the Palmer College of Chiropractic, and spends time investing in his community through nonprofit organizations such as Community Food Relief, United Food Bank, and several Cancer Organizations. #SPINEFITAZ
Business Name: Whitman & Jackson, CPAs
Description:Don co-founded Whitman & Jackson CPAs in 2008. He has been a CPA for over 28 years and a financial advisor for more than 19 years. He began his career as a staff accountant in a small CPA firm in upstate New York that specialized in tax and financial planning. Don decided to move to Arizona in 1992 and did so to enjoy the blue skies of Arizona.
Honesty, integrity and a deeply rooted concern for clients well being are characteristics that he promises that he and the firm will strive to provide.
He grew up in a lower middle class environment and witnessed many family members and friends failing to succeed in securing a quality retirement. His motivation is to assist his clients in achieving a satisfying and fruitful retirement. He believes that anything can be accomplished and will assist those that are willing to take the steps necessary to achieve their goals.
Don stays current on tax laws and financial advisory issues and completes over 120 hours of professional education every two years. He is dedicated to his profession and believes continuing education is a high priority in being among the best. In addition to being a CPA, he holds the FINRA series 7 & 66 securities licenses as well as being a licensed Life, Health and Disability representative.
Don is active in the community and enjoys serving the community. He is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Anthem and a board member with We Care in Anthem, a local charity that serves the needs of its community.
Business Name: Sir Speedy
Description: Whether you need top-notch printing or a fully developed and integrated marketing campaign, we’re ready to help.
CEO, Executive Director
Business Name: Helping Hands For Freedom
Description: A Nonprofit , Dedicated to supporting Gold Star and Military children and families of the fallen wounded and deployed
Attorney at Law
Business Name: Brown& Hobkirk
Description: We are a full service law firm that concentrates in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Probate, Estate Litigation, Personal Injury, Business Law and Family Law.
Address: 17015 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 335 Scottsdale
Business Name: Beyond
Description: I am a founding member and part owner of Beyond. We are employee owned and our foundation Give Something Back receives 50% of our profits. We mentor underprivileged youth throughout high school and pay for their full ride college scholarships. We stand by our “Beyond Promises”, which are a set of promises we have with our customers. Beyond is a business solutions company that helps businesses grow, save money and become more successful. We do this by being honest, straightforward, and making it as simple as it should be. Solutions we offer include: Non-profit fundraising, credit card processing, point-of-sale, lending, e-commerce, payment gateways, and mobile point of sale. We have solutions for the restaurant/bar industry that streamlines their processes and puts them under one platform (for example: scheduling, team portal, inventory, real-time analytics, forecasting, logging/checklists and recipes.) We also have a solution for businesses that continuously need repairs and maintenance. This gives owners/managers more time to run their operations, instead of worrying about all the problems.
Business Name: Mr. Appliance
Description: Expert in Appliance Repair
Phone: 623.777.5559 Direct- 602.501.2266
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!