Q&A with LA25 Member RJ Smith

May 09, 2016

Member Name: RJ Smith
Business Name/Website: RJ Smith Constructions
Rjsmithconstruciton.us

Tell us a little bit about your business:
We are a construction and development firm, specializing in high end homes in Manhattan Beach.

What’s most rewarding about your work?
The people we are able to build homes for. We are creating a home for a family to live in for a long time. Nothing better.

How did you choose the nonprofit organizations that you support?
My grandmother, mother, and wife are all Sandpipers and we love what they do for our community.

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Q&A with LA25 Member Christopher Yuhl

April 26, 2016

Member Name:
Christopher P. Yuhl

Business Name/ Website (or physical address):
Yuhl Carr, LLP
www.yuhlcarr.com
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 550, MDR, CA. 90292

Tell us a little bit about your business:
Law firm specializing in complex personal injury, employment and contract case through litigation and trial

What’s most rewarding about your work?
Helping individuals who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford high quality legal counsel.

How did you choose the nonprofit organizations that you support?
I like organizations that help children and veterans.

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Q&A with LA25 Member Kyle Mealey

April 13, 2016

Member Name: Kyle Mealey // SBTF Consulting

Business Name/ Website (or physical address): sbtfconsulting.com
215 Pier Ave, Suite C Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Tell us a little bit about your business:
We provide accounting and tax services for small to mid-sized businesses, individuals and exempt organizations.

What’s most rewarding about your work?
I love working directly with business owners. It takes a certain type of person to get out there and create new products and services.

How did you choose the nonprofit organizations that you support?

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Q&A with LA25 Member David Coe

April 05, 2016

Member Name: David Coe

Business Name/ Website: The Coe Real Estate Team, www.CoeRealtors.com

Tell us a little bit about your business:
We are South Bay real estate professionals. As Realtors®, our team's focus is working with divorcing couples and families being relocated. We also cater to passive & active investors looking to invest in SFR, MFR, commercial and note investments.

What’s most rewarding about your work?

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Q&A with LA25 Member Mark Duncan

March 09, 2016

Member Name: Mark Duncan

Business Name/Website (or physical address): ISU-The Olson Duncan Agency www.olsonduncan.com // 25550 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 203 Torrance CA 90505

Tell us a little bit about your business: We are a Property & Casualty and Benefits insurance agency providing risk management and insurance solutions to businesses and individuals.

What’s most rewarding about your work?
Protecting the assets that businesses and families / individuals work so hard to grow.

How did you choose the nonprofit organizations that you support?
Based on my convictions and beliefs.

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Q&A with LA25 Member Michael Newman

March 21, 2016

Business Name/ Website (or physical address):
South Bay Plastic Surgeons
www.plasticsurgerysource.com

Tell us a little bit about your business:
Our business includes a four person group of plastic surgeons that offer the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. Our business also includes a complete medical spa staffed with nurses and aestheticians who offer facial rejuvenation treatments such as laser, fillers, Botox, peels, and facials as well as non-surgical fat reduction for all areas of the body.

What’s most rewarding about your work?

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Make 2016 the Year You Give Back

December 31, 1969

As any volunteer will tell you, volunteering brings rewards to both the giver and the receiver! There are many ways to get involved and give back to your community. Besides volunteering, you might consider helping out by donating items. You could also set up a fund raising activity to generate funds for a favorite charity.

Perhaps you are already involved in worthy cause; you may want to increase your involvement with the charity. If you haven’t selected a charity, decide on a cause in which you have strong beliefs.

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A List of Fun Random Acts of Kindness To Do

December 31, 1969

Random acts of kindness are good deeds that can brighten someone’s day. Whether large or small, these fun random acts of kindness can help you become an everyday hero by making some else’s day better!

  1. Create a fun holiday to celebrate a special person or date, such as John Appreciation Day.
  2. Send a letter, card, or care package to a deployed service member.

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How to Make Giving a Part of Your New Year

December 22, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, many of us are looking forward to what 2016 will bring. For most of us, celebrating the arrival of the New Year also means making resolutions.

This year, instead of vowing to get to the gym more or eat fewer carbs, make a resolution to make giving a part of your New Year. Resolving to give back to others not only helps you on your personal journey towards self-improvement, but it also has the added benefit of helping the community – and our world – as a whole.

The following are five easy ways to commit to getting involved in the New Year.

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The Benefits of Volunteering

December 20, 2015

Between work, home, family, and friends, most of us already feel like our schedules are packed to the brim. Because of this, fewer and fewer people are taking the time to volunteer.

“Volunteering is so pervasive it's invisible,” says Susan J Ellis, author and president of Energize [https://www.energizeinc.com/]. “We take for granted all the things that have been pioneered by concerned, active volunteers.”

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