Annual Luncheon 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 award recipients! The awards were presented at our annual business owners' workshop and appreciation luncheon at the Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The workshop focused on business owners' understanding the difference between "hunters" and "farmers" in today's business world. It was based on the book Hunting in a Farmer's World by serial entrepreneur and TAB facilitator John F. Dini.

10 Year TAB Membership Award

Andy Bull  C.H. Bull Co.
Ramon Canova   Marque Foods Inc.
Chuck Chavez  C&C Building Automation Company Inc. 
Mike Cocco  Honey Bear Trees 
Jerry Rosenblatt  French Transit, Ltd.
Stan Sheppard  C.H. Bull Co.


5 Year TAB Membership Award

Bakir Begovic  B&H Engineering Inc. 
Art Hird  A & D Automatic Gates Inc.
Carla Kell-Smith  C. Kell-Smith & Associates Inc.
Bob Tupper  Expert Woodworking, Inc.





Successful Exit Award

Dave Wilson Western Grinding Services Inc.


Personal Vision Award

Ethan Wilson Western Grinding Services Inc.


Yeoman Service Award

Stan Distel Distel Enterprises Inc.


Business Model Change Award

Patricia Weaver Peninsula Window Fashions and Design Inc.


Successful Product Mix Change Award

Martin Simenc Home Safety Services Inc.


Million Dollar Milestone Award

Holly DeVito Sum of All Numbers Inc.


Exceeding Annual Plan Award

Jeremy Wilson Consolidated Parts Inc.


DWUSUWD Award (Do What You Say You Will Do)

 Mike Feltsman Any Breakers Inc.


Innovative Product Award

Chuck Chavez C&C Building Automation Company


Most Active Board Contributor Award

Alex Vaysberg All Industrial Electric Supply Inc.


Best Productivity Tool Award

Vernon Boyett Boyett Construction Inc.




Ramon Canova

Marque Foods, Inc.

I initially joined TAB to learn how to better deal with ‘me.’ I perceived myself as a primary obstacle to growth. With TAB, I got plenty of ideas on how to view myself and the business differently and this has definitely improved my business. I learned that my business plan is a living document and track it periodically using the monthly progress report. In short, TAB has helped me design business processes that are more systematic, efficient and get results.

Carla Kell-Smith

C Kell-Smith & Associates

Being in business for the last 25 years and then joining my TAB board, I’ve seen such an improvement in my management style and effectiveness. TAB is a great resource for me, the information and the experience with small businesses as well as the insights shared.

Martin Simenc

Home Safety Services

For us, it’s all about generating clients. And how we’ve gone about generating those clients with the help of TAB has really been key to our ongoing success. I knew that I needed a sounding board, needed some outside expertise. And that’s exactly what TAB brings to the table. And it also holds my feet to the fire and keeps me accountable.Kalar is a patient and inquisitive listener who seeks a thorough understanding of the root origins and causes of issues before collaborating on potential solutions. He also helps me to consider "out of the box" type solutions and opportunities that invariably expand my thinking. With his help and guidance, we have resolved numerous tactical and strategic issues and positioned our company for significant growth.

Alex Vaysberg

All Industrial Supply, Inc.

TAB helps you recognize that pretty much everybody has the same type of issues with their business. It clears your head and it re-energizes you. When I leave a tab board meeting I’m re-energized to conquer not only that day, but the next year. TAB helps us focus on ourselves and the other TAB members…the answer is sometimes written on your forehead and you just need a mirror to be able to read that answer.

Adam Messner

Live Wire Supply

Being a CEO can be lonely at times. You’re looking for places to get ideas, other people to speak with to solve problems; this is the perfect place to do that...there is a good exchange of ideas and experience for growing your business and solving problems.