Jimmy Shrull has never sold a roof, but he’s put up untold thousands of them as owner of Jimmy Shrull Roofing Inc. of Gilroy. For his business, the story of a five-generation family enterprise and the building of lifelong relationships in the community, has done the selling itself.
Friends, family, Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors, and owner Rene’ Carrillo celebrated the grand opening of the downtown coffee house and cafe’ with music, food and an antique car display. GVA Café – Grinds Vines and Automobilia – offers fresh organic coffee, desserts, smoothies, wine, crepes, sandwiches and soups. Open 7 days per week at 17400 Monterey St.
Limelight Actors Theater recently celebrated its one-year anniversary of bringing quality dinner-theater entertainment to downtown Gilroy at the Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St. Their most recent production is “Alone Together Again” that runs through Saturday. Details: 472-3292 or limelightactorstheater.com.
Q: After 20 years in the same job, I recently had to look for work when our family moved to a different city. Finding a position in my field took several months, but I was finally hired five weeks ago. The problem is that I’m already having serious thoughts about quitting.
For the sixth year out of the past eight, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full-service investment firms based on seven factors: investment advisor; investment performance; account information; account offerings; commissions and fees; website and problem resolution. Edward Jones also received high marks in the "Account Information" category, an important factor in the study. Edward Jones' overall score climbed 15 points over last year, highest among the 14 largest firms rated, as well as 28 points above the industry average. The 2012 Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 4,378 investors who primarily invest with one of the 14 firms included in the study. The study was fielded in February 2012.