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PEA in the Best of Palo Alto 2011!

The results are in!  PEA is happy to announce that four of our business were voted the Best of Palo Alto!

Congratulations to the following PEA businesses:

Larry’s AutoWorks was voted Best Auto Care!  Larry’s was also the runner-up for Best Auto Repair in the Best of Mountain View 2011 voting.  Congratulations Larry and Laurie Moore!

Cardoza-Bungey Travel was voted Best Travel Agency!  Congratulations Karen Olson!

Stanford Floral Design was voted Best Florist!  Congratulations Werner Rogmans!

Finally, Palo Alto Hardware was not only voted Best Green Business, but also Best Hardware Store!  Congratulations Larry Hassett!

For the full list of Best of Palo Alto businesses and the source of the above images, follow this link.

How You Can Help the Environment

PEA member Larry Moore, of Larry’s Autoworks, was featured recently in a Reference Point (KMTV) talk on how you as an individual can help the environment.  Reference Point is a Mountain View TV station.  Check out the interview on YouTube.

Larry and Laurie have been pioneers in the auto repair industry in finding more environmentally friendly ways both to run and to service your car.  They believe a successful business is dependent on a healthy environment.  They have been a green business since the program’s inception in 1992.  See the Larry’s Autoworks web site for details about their environmental program.

Sheraton PA Staff Wins “Team of the Year”

The Sheraton Palo Alto staff won “Team of the Year” in the category Catering/Convention Services. Karen Bowne, Sheraton Palo Alto, received the award on behalf of the team at a recent convention in Hawaii.

This is the same team that provides such great service for our weekly banquet meetings at 7:00 am, so it’s no surprise to us that they are an award-winning team.

Congratulations to both Karen and the team!

Arborwell Partners with Local Charity

Here’s an update from PEA member Jon Maystrik on Arborwell’s latest charitable activities:

Peter Sortwell, Bay Area Entrepreneur,  Shows Support for Struggling Students

Peter Sortwell, CEO of Arborwell Professional Tree Management, has announced his company’s partnership with local charity Students Rising Above (SRA), an organization focused on helping Bay Area kids achieve educational success despite their circumstances.  As well as providing a generous donation for the organization, Sortwell and his company Arborwell are also providing SRA with marketing support.
During the month of January 2011, CBS 5 San Francisco will air sixty-second vignettes in which Anchor Wendy Tokuda tells the story of an individual struggling student who will benefit in part from Arborwell‘s donation.


About Arborwell
Arborwell is a professional tree management company committed to providing arboricultural services that enhance the beauty, health, safety, and value of trees.  Arborwell’s team of ISA-certified arborists studies each tree’s overall system to ensure longevity and vitality from the ground up.  Arborwell offers tree pruning, removal, preservation, installation, plant health services, and arborist consultations to contractors, commercial property managers, golf courses, municipalities, and estates.  Arborwell serves all of California.  For more information, visit www.arborwell.com.

See the Arborwell web site for more information about Students Rising Above and this program.


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