July-August 2015 Business Spotlight

 BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT : July-August 2015

Member Business SpotlightWe are proud to honor our GPS members in this Spotlight Section of our website. These women exemplify the spirit of Give First…Share Always in everything they do. They are a shining example to their business associates and Chapter members. They give of themselves unselfishly and we are recognizing them in this section to let them know they are so appreciated. They help to create the positive energy that people attending our meetings call the “GPS experience.” That energy attracts like-minded woman that thrive in that environment and from there we create all the programs and events that help us all in our business, personal and everyday lives. Ladies, this tribute is for you..and very well deserved.

“All that you are is all around you.”

East Valley

Glendale Chapter


LouAnn_1_headshots_low Covi Travel, LLC moved from its Lake Geneva, Wisconsin home to Sun City West in May of 2014. This family owned, home-based travel agency opened in 2012, first working with a host agency in Wisconsin. LouAnn plans cruise and vacation packages for individuals, couples, extended families, and groups. You may have met LouAnn if you attended the PORA Vendor Expo last Spring in Sun City West, where they exhibited at their travel booth display. Or you might have attended their joint seminar in January at the Sun City West Foundation, presenting along with Viking Cruise Lines. She works closely with all cruise lines and has supplier contacts around the world. You may have read some of their advertisements if you read the Surprise or Sun City West Independent newspaper. Much of her free time is spent traveling to new destinations, so she can better describe and more closely match a client to a destination experience they are looking for. Last October, Jamaica was her ‘homework project’. In just three full days, she explored the island with other travel agents from around the US. They conducted site inspections of a dozen resort properties in Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Working closely with the Jamaica Tourist Board, all the resorts were toured in depth – restaurants, spas, pools, and several different levels of accommodations at each. In April, she traveled to Costa Rica to learn more about the Tamarindo area, to be able to better answer questions and match property types with her clients. Several times a year LouAnn attends national trade shows, seminars and does in depth industry trainings, to better serve her clients. Her love for travel, shows in her enthusiasm, as she works closely with clients to prepare the best vacation package. Questions asked before planning starts, help LouAnn develop itineraries best suited to match a client’s expectations. Covi Travel can work with you by phone, email or by appointment in their home office. Whether you are planning a destination wedding, a family reunion or just a girls’ getaway trip, she’ll work diligently to create the package best suited to your needs. Several upcoming cruise groups are currently available to book into. Two Holland cruises are going to be exploring the Panama Canal in March 2016. Another group will be exploring Alaska on a Norwegian cruise in June of 2016. Working with groups is something that LouAnn does well. LouAnn is a member of the Surprise and Sun City GPS groups. She volunteers in her free time with the local Kiwanis Club. She is also a member of the Wisconsin State Club and the Illinois State Club in Sun City West. Contact information: (262) 215-8399 louann@covitravel.com www.covitravel.com

Glendale Chapter #2

Anna McKinney Send Out Cards Marketing Director 217-621-2824 or 602-374-2309 urbanaanna@yahoo.com www.sendoutcards.com/amckinney

Pick a card from our catalog, or create your own! Our system has a contact manager. We let you know of upcoming events. Type your message, add photos, add a gift and “send”… we print, stuff, stamp & mail it for less than $2.00

Glendale Evening Chapter


Janet Starke | h 602-626-8271 / c 602-738-2363 | allsewnup@cox.net | Facebook – /allsewnupaz

I do anything from “A” to “Z” such as aprons, pet collars, pet beds, mending, hemming, alterations, window shades, etc. I’ve always loved doing crafts and sewing. Recently I decided to focus on sewing and make that my priority. I’m happy to say that I’m keeping busy. I like creating items that will inspire you. Maybe it’s dog collar for your precious one, an apron as a gift for a lifetime friend or something fun for a special teenager. It’s rewarding to know that my items are making their way into your lives and your homes. You should do business with me because I will always put you first and will go out of my way to make what you want and nothing less. Thanks to all of you, I’m keeping busy and I’m so grateful to you and GPS for your support so I can do what makes me happy! Janet Starke, All Sewn Up where every stitch counts!

Litchfield/Avondale Chapter

62776_U-SUCCEED Member: Susan F. Moody Website: www.U-SUCCEED.com Email: susan@u-succeed.com Phone: 623-734-7377

Ready to Live a Life U Love?

Many people want to live life on their own terms and be happy. If U are ready to define and pursue your goals so U can truly love your life, I can help U-SUCCEED. As a Certified Business, Success and Life Coach I work with clients who are seeking a richer, fuller, more joy filled life. My coaching programs will help you identify your individual strengths, sense of purpose, unique talents and core values to clarify your definition of success then create an action plan to move you from where you are today to where you truly want to be. Schedule a 90-Minute Strategy Session today and find out how you can be Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. You only have one life, make it a life worth living! – Susan


North Phoenix Chapter


Gloria Myers



Gloria @gloriamyers.com


I want to thank my GPS group for selecting me for the Spotlight.

My business, LegalShield, gives families access to the legal system without the stress and worry about the high cost of attorneys. We also offer this service to small business owners which helps them with everyday legal issues that they might have.

Being in GPS has given me the opportunity to make new friends who provide encouragement and support. I, in turn, am here to help you as well.

Northwest Chapter

Northwest Evening Chapter

Peoria Chapter

Peoria Evening Chapter


Sun Lighting is a locally owned company located in Tempe. However, we serve all communities in the Valley as well as Tucson, Prescott ,Flagstaff

and beyond. Owned and operated by the Levkowitz family we bring over 40 years of lighting, fan and accessory experience to the Valley. Sun Lighting has 100% customer service satisfaction and is the Valley’s leading lighting showroom. We offer both designers and homeowners the best pricing on nationally sold lighting, fans and accessories.

Our website www. SunLighting.com is super user friendly. Our trained lighting consultants do in home consultations  where we can help you do an energy evaluation and update your current outdated materials to new LED products .Looking forward to your questions about kitchens, baths and landscape lighting.

Respectfully Yours,

Cecily Merdes

Lighting and Fan Consultant

Sun Lighting Phoenix

1845 E. 6th Street Suite #4

Tempe, AZ 85281



Fax: 480-921-0335

Cell Phone: 623-512-6626

Southwest Chapter

Not Available

Sun City Chapter

Nov-Dec 2014 Sew or Saw Designs

Dona Yantz | 602.315.6731| seworsaw@aol.com | Sew or Saw Designs

My name is Dona Yantz and with my husband Mike, we have created Sew or Saw Designs. I do machine embroidery along with crochet work and Mike does scroll saw work. We can do logos both embroidered and out of wood. We don’t mass produce and prefer 1 or 2 items at a time. Mike makes name tags, Christmas ornaments, plaques, cell phone holders and so much more. He does not use a laser but cuts everything by hand. His work is amazing! We do not have a web site at this time so call the cell numbers below. Dona (714) 273-0248 Mike (714) 273-8006

Surprise Chapter

Nov-Dec 2014 Sew or Saw Designs

Dona (714) 273-‐0248 | Mike (714) 273-­8006

My name is Dona Yantz and together, with my husband Mike, we have created Sew or Saw Designs.  I do machine embroidery along with crochet work and Mike does scroll saw work. We can do logos both embroidered and out of wood. We don’t mass produce and prefer 1 or 2 items at a time.  Mike makes name tags, Christmas ornaments, plaques, cell phone holders and so much more.  He does not use a laser but cuts everything by hand. His work is amazing! I love to crochet and make baby blankets, newborn hats, afghans, even Christmas ornaments! We do not have a web site at this time so feel free to call our cell numbers.



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