Friday, 31 of October of 2014

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2014-15 Cover Winner Chosen

We have a cover winner for the 2014-15 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory! Congratulations to Christina Manuka for winning the spot with her photo titled On The Ridge. Read more about the art contest here.

As our sales season for the next printed issue winds down to a close, there are still a few sweet advertising spots. Sign up quickly and get 20 percent off published ad priced until the end of May.

As we enter our 31st year of publication, I take great pride in having kept the Directory going for eight years. The thing that has been reinforced for me over this time is that advertising works. It takes repetition to get the word out there, but it spreads like wildfire when on the loose. It’s important to be persistent, so that people recognize your business name over time.

San Lorenzo Valley residents recognize the Directory, and value it. Many report using this online version from their phones and when on the go. And those who haven’t embraced technology to its fullest, keep a spare copy in their car.

There are nearly 900 businesses in the valley, many are home based and tucked in the woods. Please contact SLVBD if you have a business, and would like to be listed.


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Support Local Business And Do Something Nice For Yourself

Many may wonder why I am not keeping up with this blog on a more regular basis. The truth is that it has been a source of much SPAM and I am tossed about whether to keep it going or not. However, I believe there is merit in having a place to further promote SLVBD’s wonderful advertisers. So I keep going. If anyone knows how to get rid of useless SPAM on blogs, let me know!

With this post, I would like to once again send some love and appreciation to Debi Derham at Medical Massage. Those who know Debi rave about her magical hands. And those who have not tried her services yet must make an appointment for the most relaxing, incredible massage of their lives. I have had the pleasure of visiting Debi at her Boulder Creek office on several occasions. She works hard to help take the edge of aches and pains in the most casual manner. She has a special touch and is well versed in different techniques. As a local business owner, and publisher of the Directory, I feel it’s my duty to try as many services as possible. This is one that I look forward to each time. Can’t wait for my next appointment!


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2013-14 SLVBD Delivers

The new 2013-14 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory has delivered to the mailboxes of Felton, Ben Lomond, Brookdale and Boulder Creek. If you have not received your directory, please contact us and we will send one your way.

Congratulations to cover art winner Margot Slowik and her painting Redwood Light for gracing this year’s special issue.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory publication. Delivered to all the mailboxes in San Lorenzo Valley, this directory continues to be an exciting part of the valley each year. Thank you to all the wonderful advertisers that continue to make it possible!

We are already on the lookout for next year’s cover art contest winner. Enter you art for a chance to win a cover spot in the upcoming directory. Visit the Art Contest page to learn more. Deadline to enter is May 1, 2014.

San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory is delivered to every home, business and P.O. Box in the San Lorenzo Valley. Residents recognize the Directory, and value it. Many report using this online version from their phones and when on the go. And those who haven’t embraced technology to its fullest, keep a spare copy in their car.

Promoting your business is the only way to stay visible. Local people want local services, from names they recognize. Advertising in the San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory builds name recognition for your business. SLVBD is the perfect venue to showcase your business to local residents.

Get noticed in the San Lorenzo Valley and attract local customers. Advertise your business, sign up today! Remember, shop locally and support your local businesses.


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SLVBD Showcases Great Services

After a long silence, I resolve to be more regular with this blog. One of the ways I can do that, is to comment on the wonderful services San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory advertisers provide. In the past month, I have used three advertisers from the directory with excellent results. Richard’s Tree Service came out and cut down an unhappy tree in the corner of my yard. This is their fourth year of coming to my property. Each time, they go beyond the call of duty to provide excellent service. The yard takes on a new, refreshed look after they come. To help the yard further, I had Reliable Hauling come out and do an amazing job clearing some pesky brambles. They have taken over the yard, and Reliable Hauling tamed them in one day. This job would have taken me weeks to do alone. I am most grateful for their help in reclaiming my yard back. And though I did not pull the weeds myself, I still feel stress and tension just like any other human. Debi Derham at Medical Massage helped relieve some of that tension with an amazing massage last week. In just one short hour, she found some kinks I did not even know I had. Afterwards, I always feel better. I recommend Debi to anyone who wants to simply relax, or work on injuries. Meanwhile, expect the 2013-14 Directory, our 3oth anniversary issue, to deliver in the mail this week. I will post again when it arrives in my mailbox.


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2012-13 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory Delivered

All SLV residents should have received their 2012-13 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory in the mail by now. If you did not receive your directory, please let us know.  Thanks to all the wonderful advertisers, we filled all the cover spots and put one on the front again. The Directory happens because of advertising support, and we highly recommend using the services of these local people. There are many more inside the book, and it’s always easy to see who they are by visiting www.slvbd.com. So when looking for a referral, check the San Lorenzo Valley Business directory for local expertise that matters most.

Now is the time to start thinking about advertising for next year. Sign up any time for next year’s printed book, and we’ll get you going online right away. As we work to bring you a useful product, it’s now easier than ever to sign up and pay online. Just visit the Advertise page to see rates and join in. Of course, we are always available for a call back or e-mail as well.

We are also already looking for cover art. Go to the Directory’s Cover Art page and find out more about how to win $100 and the cover spot! Second place gets $50 and third $25. The theme for next year is water in San Lorenzo Valley. We cannot wait to see what people think of when it comes to this subject. Remember, originality is key to winning the contest!

San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory is delivered to every home, business and P.O. Box in the San Lorenzo Valley, CA. This issue marks the 29th year of publication.


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2012-13 SLVBD Season Is In Full Swing

The 2012-13 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory sales season has begun. As we enter our 29th year of publication, I take great pride in knowing I have kept the Directory going for six years. The thing that has been reinforced for me over this time is that advertising works. It takes repetition to get the word out there, but it spreads like wildfire when on the loose. It’s important to be persistent, so that people recognize your business name over time.

San Lorenzo Valley residents recognize the Directory, and value it. Many report using this online version from their phones and when on the go. And those who haven’t embraced technology to its fullest, keep a spare copy in their car.

There are nearly 900 businesses in the valley, many are home based and tucked in the woods. Please contact SLVBD if you have a business, and would like to be listed.

It’s always the right time to advertise. Advertisers can now sign up for 2012-13 season online. By following an easy form on our Advertise page, your business can be on its way to increasing its good image in just a few minutes.

Promoting your business is the only way to stay visible. Local people want local services, from names they recognize. Advertising in the San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory builds name recognition for your business. SLVBD is the perfect venue to showcase your business to local residents.

Get noticed in the San Lorenzo Valley and attract local customers. Advertise your business, sign up today! Remember, shop locally!


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2011-12 SLVBD has delivered

The 2011-12 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory has been delivered. Please let us know if you did not receive one, or in need of extras. Some people have called after it published and asked to be added into the list. Make sure to visit http://www.slvbd.com for the most updated listings and phone numbers.


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2011-12 SLVBD Goes To Press

2011-12 San Lorenzo Valley Business DirectoryThe 2011-12 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory is off to press. This issue marks  marks my fifth year as publisher, and 28th year of publication. The thing that has been reinforced for me between then and now is that advertising works. It takes repetition to get the word out there, but it spreads like wildfire when on the loose.

San Lorenzo Valley residents recognize the Directory, and value it. Many report using the online version at www.slvbd.com from their phones and when on the go. And those who haven’t embraced technology to its fullest, keep a spare copy in their car.

It’s with great pride that I thank my advertisers, past and present, for believing in the product, and keeping their ads going. Though I try to be diligent about adding new businesses, it’s inevitable that I may overlook some. There are nearly 900 businesses in the valley, many are home based and tucked in the woods. Let us know if you have a business, and would like to be listed.

It’s never too early to sign up for next year. Advertisers can now sign up for 2012-13 season online. By following an easy form on our Advertise page, your business can be on its way to increasing its good image in just a few minutes.

Promoting your business is the only way to stay visible. Local people want local services, from names they recognize. Advertising in the San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory builds name recognition for your business. SLVBD is the perfect venue to showcase your business to local residents.

Get noticed in the San Lorenzo Valley and attract local customers. Advertise your business, sign up today!

Remember, shop locally and support your local businesses.


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2011-12 SLVBD Cover Art Selected

By Cheryl WelchCongratulations to Cheryl Welch and her beautiful butterfly photo which has been selected for this year’s front cover. Because this picture was so perfect, we could not live without it. We decided to go with it for this year. All other art entries are being held until next year, when the contest resumes. Any SLV resident can submit a photo of their art before April 1, 2012. For more information about the SLVBD Cover Art Contest, visit www.slvbd.com/art_contest.php.

Meanwhile, we are right on track with publishing and delivering the 2011-12 San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory. Expect to receive your copy in the mailbox by July. Thank you to all the businesses who have advertised, and made it possible with your support.

It’s never too early to sign up for next year. Advertisers can now sign up for 2012-13 season online. By following an easy form on our Advertise page, your business can be on its way to increasing its good image in just a few minutes.


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Submit Your Art for the 2011-12 SLVBD Cover Art Contest

Our art contest for the cover spot is in full swing. If you are a San Lorenzo Valley artist, we want to showcase your work on the cover of the San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory. The art contest has been something highly anticipated by local people for 27 years. Any kind of art is welcome. Take a photo of your paintings, sculptures and weavings, and submit today! Winner gets $100 and the cover spot. For more information, visit http://www.slvbd.com/art_contest.php. Deadline to submit is April 1, 2011. Winners will be announced May 1, 2011.


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