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Wait Until You Hear About This!

It is absolutely fascinating to learn about Sacramento County in the beautiful state of California.  The famous discovery of gold in California in 1848 centered the Sacramento area as a focus of attention for everyone from within the country to internationally located individuals.  All had the same thing in mind, to find that gold.  This resulted in a mass migration of those gold seekers along with miners and pioneers to the area.  These people as well as the current residents have always been and still are very energetic and innovative with their approach to advancing commerce as well as building and maintaining  their community.

And the results have been incredible benefits that are available to area residents as well as visitors to the vicinity.  Let’s start with the natural amenities and then move to the man-made.  The parks rank very highly as this area boasts of the “jewel of Sacramento” which refers to the 23 mile American River Parkway that contains unique wildlife and a spectacular recreation area available for fishing, boating, rafting along with other water activities.  The parkway also has picnic sites, guided natural and historic tours and even golfing.  There are also other amazing parks to be enjoyed throughout the area including the Cosumnes River Preserve, State Parks and even dog parks.

You can enjoy your choice of the many golf courses that are available and enjoy biking on some of the incredible bike trails that are offered.   Regional parks even cater to the current day geocaching  phenomenon that is presently a popular activity.  We must also point out that this area served as a major transportation hub in the pioneer days for wagon trains , riverboats and stagecoaches.  It was in Sacramento that the Central Pacific Railroad began which eventually led to the major transportation route  that connected the U.S. from east to west.  The California State Railroad Museum is located in Old Sacramento and regarded as America’s most popular railroad museum.

The Sacramento area is also home to various other museums featuring fascinating displays of interest to young and old alike.   And, don’t forget about the famous Sacramento Zoo that is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species.  There is so much that you can do in this area,  if you don’t already live here you might want to consider it!

Just for some more fun let’s check out some of the available properties in Sacramento County:

[Two current listings would be shown in this area, one selected from low-priced offerings and one from the higher price range]


On The Subject Of Pocket Folders aka Portfolios

Who Knew Pocket Folders Were Capable Of Saying So Much About Your Business?

 Just about everyone has at one time or another used or have been given pocket folders to hold printed materials. I personally was first introduced to them in grade school. We had to purchase pocket folders for each class, and they needed to be the specified colors. Red was for penmanship, yellow for science, etc. I was always impressed with the rainbow of colors inside my desk or my school bag.

 As I grew up and started applying for jobs I found that the pocket folders did a great job of protecting my resume and letters of recommendation as I went to job interviews. I was proud to show off my organizational skills and hopefully impress my soon to be new employer. It was at that point that I started to realize that there was a revolution in the world of folders and I found myself impressed with all of the various adjustments and adaptations that were developed for the ordinary folder that not only made it more practical, but also made it stand out in the crowd, representing the business or industry through colors, style and design.

 It all began, as I recall, with the use of diagonal slits in the pocket so that the individual handing out the folder could conveniently place their business card in the slits, and I would not fall out or get lost. I thought that was a pretty clever and practical idea. Then, began the use of different types of materials to make them that included a wide array of types and weights of paper and an assortment of PMS colors. This lead to an industry explosion that offered folders made to order for just about anything a customer could request.

 Custom folders became a big business allowing a business to request folders that displayed their company logo, featured specific colors, had foil stamps or were embossed. The folders could feature curved pockets, wave pockets, reinforced or even window pockets. You can specify folders that are larger capacity, tabbed or even legal sized. Or perhaps you could use a 3-panel folder, or a side pocket folder or what about a flap folder? As you can see the options are unlimited allowing for a unique customized folder to be created that is high quality and distinctive to represent your business and your needs.

 The world of customized pocket folders sure has come a long way. From the early days of providing a way to keep your reports and paperwork neat and clean, to becoming unique customized presentation folders that are an attractive and useful part of the show. Frankly, I liked my yellow science folder.  And, I think it’s still around here somewhere.