April 5, 2018

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’ve lived in Barstow since 1992 and raised my family here. My three children have given us four beautiful grandchildren, ages 1 month, 2, 4, and 9 years old. Most of my free time is spent with my family, playing tee ball or soccer or swimming in our pool. I’m also an avid reader and enjoy cooking and the simple pleasure of a good meal with friends and family.
 
I am the current President of the Board of Directors for the Mojave Valley United Way. I feel it is impor...

May 19, 2017

This month we're featuring Robert Miranda, owner and founder of SmarTeks. Since opening his first location in Barstow two years ago, the business has expanded to a second location in Ft. Irwin.

Most impressively, Robert is still only 23 years old!

Robert, we're so impressed by your success! How did you get started in this business? Is this what you saw yourself doing?

I've been repairing since I was 13 years old. I stumbled into it out of childhood necessity - my family couldn't afford to buy the n...

January 20, 2017

Just over a year ago, Tecia Miller took over a business she had never imagined being part of. Since then, she's discovered the health benefits of frozen yogurt (really!), the rewards of creating a place where kids and families can hang out, and just how much good a sweet treat can do for our schools.

We talked with her recently about her plans for the future (floats and parties!), including an upcoming opportunity for you to enjoy a free shave ice.

How did you get started in this business? Is this...

March 18, 2016

You always hope you won't need to be towed, but sometimes it happens, and when it does, Danny and Addie provide just the kind of service you hope for: responsive, communicative, and dedicated to total satisfaction - as their 5-star rating on Yelp attests! 

Recently we sat down with Addie to learn more about the business - including some very surprising facts.

Tell us a little about your history. How did you get into towing? 

Danny and I both worked at Barstow Towingfor Leonard and Paulette Purdy. D...

September 17, 2015

Maybe we're biased, but we believe family owned and operated businesses are the backbone of America, and the values and high quality that shows in all of the Ellis' work embodies this ideal. We sat down with them to learn a little more about their story.

Tell us a little about yourselves, your company and your philosophy.

Wayne started working at a local fence company in 1988, where Shanon also worked starting in 2001. In 2004, we decided to start our own company. It's definitely a family bus...

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