IHS Management LLC's talented bookkeepers specialize in transforming ailing hotels, clubs, and restaurants into profitable ventures, but that's only the beginning of their sizable financial knowledge. The company's services range from consulting on vendor sourcing and business efficiency to market analytics and even personal income-tax consulting. IHS's auditors also work on inventory metrics and create systems to improve productivity for companies looking to get more bang for their budget or families whose self-guided vacuum cleaner has been taking absurdly long coffee breaks. Using Intuit software, the company's professionals go onsite for bookkeeping services and training to help their clients become self-sufficient and learn the fundamentals of cash flow, depreciation, and financial audits.
Tamara Nakhjavani holds a handful of titles, including mother and community activist. But at Moonlit Soul Energy Therapy, the only one that really matters is energy healer. After all, Tamara's clients depend on her talents in the realms of reiki, emotional-freedom technique, and chakra and crystal healing. No matter which method she uses, Tamara gives the body's natural healing systems a boost so they can work more effectively.
Alliance Security dispenses peace of mind to its clients. By installing modern security systems from 2GIG and Alarm.com, and then monitoring those systems from their Five Diamond Certified monitoring station, the firm helps ease concerns about theft and disaster. Whether at home or away, clients can feel secure knowing that Alliance Security's technicians are tracking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and contacting local emergency services if ever danger rears its head. Cameras also inspire peace of mind by allowing homeowners to keep an eye on their domiciles while on vacation from any PC, tablet, or smart phone, while door and motion detectors alert them in the event of a break-in.
In the past, Brendan Eliason's oenophilia has landed him gigs at David Coffaro Winery in Dry Creek and Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar in Walnut Creek. These days, he mans Periscope Cellars, which stocks an impressive selection of Californian wines. Available by the bottle or from up to 10 taps, the tasting room showcases everything from pinot noirs and zinfandels to mulled wine in winter.
Pours pair perfectly with gourmet bites from the surrounding Swan’s Market; Rosamunde Sausage Grill, for instance, is just steps away. Of course, Periscope's libations are also available to go in refillable 500ml bottles or unlimited handfuls.
Pump It Up of Oakland's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.
The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.
Carrying on the work of Oakbay Chiropractic's now-retired founder Doctor of Chiropractic Jan Corwin, Mylo Magtoto and Sidharth Verma treat sports injuries and spines with adjustments and holistic soft-tissue therapies. Dr. Mylo and Dr. Verma, native East Coasters, met and became pals while studying at Life Chiropractic College West, and then decided to go into practice on the sunnier side of the country. They use the active release technique to solve problems stemming from overused muscles and treat tight muscles with heat and uplifting power ballads. Onsite imaging equipment allows them to view x-rays and check nerve disturbances caused by subluxations.