Kelley Automotive and Machine offers unique services

Kelley Automotive and Machine owner Mark Mobus said his business is the oldest independent repair shop in El Dorado County. It opened in Shingle Springs in 1975 and has been at the same location for 40 years. Mobus, a certified master engine machinist, also said his business has the only full machine shop in the region. The machine […]

Hometown brewery features restaurant

For most of the seven years that Steve Meylor produced freelance sports videos, he had something else on his mind. Beer. Brewing beer, that is. Since 1988 the owner of Placerville Brewing Company and Restaurant has carried on a love affair with beer — it’s nuances, properties, ingredients and packaging. Even two decades earlier as […]

December 29, 2014 | Posted in Secrets of Success 2014 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Vukovich Insurance about to turn 60

For Troy and Aimee Vukovich, insurance has always been a family business. Their father’s brother, freshly graduated from University of Southern California, was Farmers Insurance Co.’s youngest district manager. He was 21. The first thing he did was to recruit his older brother, Mel. Mel established the first Farmers Insurance Agency in El Dorado County […]

Corner Kitchen: The reflection of a community

Georgetown’s history is reflected in its many buildings on Main Street, but success in business does not come from the physical habitation of the proprietor. Success comes from what is created within and the perspective of the community. Inside the Corner Kitchen, a building that has seen the likes of a banking house, telegraph, post […]