Sunrise ALLIANCE

The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer its members an opportunity to join the Sunrise Alliance, a business-by-referral group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 A.M.
The Sunrise Alliance serve as a collaborative meeting space to support and generate qualified business leads and referrals, adding value to the Chamber of Commerce’s mission.
The Alliance enables its members to connect, collaborate and develop their own professional networks within in the community we live in and beyond.
The Sunrise Alliance is limited to one participant of any industry or business. This collaboration has been successful in generating referrals for its members, who share ideas and connections within the community to benefit each Alliance member. The annual cost per year is $155.
While we have been virtual through the pandemic, in fall of 2022, we will begin offering a mix of virtual and in-person meetings each month.

Want to Join an Inspired Group of Professionals?

Contact Kira Feick

Board Chair, Danville Area Chamber of Commerce
Chair, Sunrise Alliance
kira@ignitehrsolutions.com

Meet the Members of the Sunrise Alliance

Kira Feick


Past Board Chair

Kira Feick is the Founder of Ignite HR Solutions, an outsourced human resources consulting company for small to medium companies. Ignite HR Solutions works with their clients to create inspiring company cultures while keeping them in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. We manage your full employee life-cycle, from recruiting and onboarding, training, payroll and benefits, discipline, performance management, day-to-day employee questions and support, and eventually offboarding. Kira holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations.

Kira is an active volunteer in our community, and can often be found at PTA meetings or other school events, and on the weekends is usually on a soccer field and a baseball diamond!

kira@ignitehrsolutions.com

Brittany Doyle Riley


Brittany Doyle Riley is an attorney at Doyle Quane. Her practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration and probate matters. She also devotes substantial time to the firm’s corporate practice and assists clients with various corporate law matters. Brittany is especially passionate about helping young families plan for their business and financial futures.

Prior to joining Doyle Quane, Brittany practiced corporate law at Cooley LLP in Palo Alto, CA, where she represented various Bay Area technology companies on every stage of their corporate life cycle from formation through initial public offering. She draws on this experience to advise her clients at Doyle Quane on various business matters including entity formation, corporate governance, and succession planning.

Brittany is in the process of obtaining her dual LL.M. in Estate Planning and Taxation from Golden Gate University. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA from University of Miami.

Brittany lives in her hometown of Danville with her husband Brad, dog Bentley, and cat Bob. She is an active member of the Danville community and proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to Maui as often as she can.

bdr@doylequane.com

Peter Niles


The Franchise Consulting Company

Peter Niles helps clients structure a business ownership strategy based on the uniqueness of their situation and what they find most compelling as to brand, culture and operating models in order to attain their goals.

peterniles@thefranchiseconsultingcompany.com

Peter Larson


Lawn Doctor

Peter and David Larson are brothers who co-own The Lawn Doctor of Walnut Creek-Concord, a franchise that serves most of Contra Costa County and offers residential lawn care for fertilization, insect, fungus and weed control, aerations and grass seeding. They are committed to provide reliable communication, ensure your 100% complete satisfaction, and wonderful green grass, for your enjoyment.

ld1274@lawndoctor.com

Kim Falahati


Family Matters

Kim Falahati founded Family Matters in 2013, on the basis of offering affordable services that rejuvenate you so that you can become your best self and redirect your energy to what matters most: yourself and your family.

What Kim has gone through in her personal life, helps her personally understand being overwhelmed and the depression her clients and loved ones go through when they feel hopeless. She has experienced many deaths in her life, including the unexpected loss of her best friend of 25 years, she is her own caretaker to her senior parents, and her mother has been in and out of the hospital for the past 10 years for Monomania Tremors, Dystonia, her two brain surgery’s and for the pacemaker in her heart. It is these experiences that have helped shape Kim into the kind of caregiver to help her clients during their difficult times. By anticipating their needs and what they will be going through, Kim is able to offer hope, advice, and emotional support to help make them see the light at the end of the tunnel. What she is to her family, is what she is to all of her clients; Family Facilitator.

kim@kffamilymatters.com

Tom Hart


Berkshire Hathaway

Tom Hart has been a Licensed CA Real Estate Broker since 1988 and is among the top 50% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nationwide. He has a long history of community service, serving as 2013 Chair of Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2022 President Contra Costa Area Realtors Scholarship Foundation, and 2022 President of the Real Estate Marketing Association.

Tom is a Certified Master Negotiator through the Harvard Program on Negotiating as well as a Nationally Acclaimed Speaker & Sales Trainer.

tom@tomhart.com

Arian Hamidi


Goat Racer Coffee

Arian Hamidi is the Operations Manager and head roaster at Goat Racer Coffee Co. with over 10 years of specialty coffee expertise. He has a wealth of coffee knowledge and will share with no coffee attitude.

The journey of coffee from the farm to the coffee in your cup is a complex story, and Arian can help you better understand how each part plays an important role in how your coffee tastes. His wisdom and focus on detail, make Goat Racer Coffee Co. a valuable resource for the Danville coffee community, helping to raise the level of coffee knowledge, developing strong relationships, and roasting exceptional coffees. His passion for coffee is obvious. Just sit down with him over a cup of Goat Racer Coffee and see how excited he gets to discuss coffee.

As Goat Racer Coffee Co. Operations Manager, Arian coordinates retail and wholesale coffees, and espresso machine sales for home and retail. He has also recently got certified as a Q Arabica Grader from the Coffee Quality Institute.

arian.hamidi@abcee.net

Matt Steinmetz


Envoy Mortgage

Matt Steinmetz helps people realize one of life’s major milestones, and builds relationships with professionals who work with homeowners. A mortgage lender with 20 years of experience, Matt helps people purchase and refinance homes, navigating the heavily regulated process and assembling loan packages that lenders want to approve. His business is, in large part, referralbased, which speaks to the reputation he has built among clients and industry partners. Matt learned the mortgage industry from the ground up, joining his father’s mortgage brokerage firm in Walnut Creek, CA, in 2002, and adding mortgage banking to his services when he joinedEnvoy Mortgage in 2007. Citing his father’s extensive industry knowledge, unwavering work ethic, and keen attention to customer service, Matt follows his father’s lead to this day, punctuating his own entrepreneurial spirit with a corporate culture model that puts a premium on listening to clients and team members, brainstorming ideas and solutions, and keeping lines of communication open at all times. Among Matt’s strengths are his knowledge of mortgage products and measured temperament, acknowledged by clients and lenders, allowing him to build close and trusted relationships with both universes. He knows that purchasing and refinancing can be confusing and emotional times, and focuses on the communication process as much as the mortgage process. His tenacity, on behalf of his clients, translates into a resourcefulness that is sought out among his team.

msteinmetz@envoymortgage.com

Valerie Howard


Val Howard Insurance Agency/Farmers

Val Howard operates a Famers Insurance Agency in downtown Danville. She and her team are committed to helping customers understand their coverage options so they can make informed decisions for their family and situation. Her office provides a wide range of insurance products including home, auto, umbrella, business and life insurance.

Val resides in Alamo with her husband Gene and has twins in college

vhoward@farmersagent.com

Cindy Thompson


Payroll Vault

Cindy Thompson has joined our small business community as an owner of Payroll Vault, a boutique, white glove payroll service provider serving small businesses in the area. Her company provides full service payroll and human capital management services with a focus on delivering superior customer service to business owners so they can focus on growing their company. Cindy’s background spans 4 decades in sales and management for Fortune 500 companies including Xerox, Cisco, NetApp, BMC Software, Salesforce and Microsoft. She has worked for start up ventures within several of these companies and also has experience owning her own direct mail marketing business. Cindy is passionate about supporting our local business community with the high level of service they deserve.

Judy Lloyd


Danville Area Chamber of Commerce

I am honored to work with businesses in the Danville area to strengthen your business connections and help you grow. Navigating the ever-changing business climate during the pandemic is a challenge, but we are here for you! I look forward to creating value-added partnerships for our members and partners and giving you the resources you need to succeed.

ceo@danvilleareachamber.com

Glenn Bittner


Financial Advisor, Pacific Wealth Planning

Glenn has been in the financial services industry since 2008, listening to his clients, and asking questions about their goals. As a financial professional, he recognizes that money is more than just math. He understands that everybody’s views of money are uniquely their own, even those in very similar financial situations may have completely opposite financial goals. Glenn works hard to ask the right questions to help his clients clearly define their financial and personal goals so they feel confident that they have a plan they can believe in. During his time in the industry, Glenn has specialized in financial planning for both businesses and individuals, creating compensation strategies for business owners and executives, and consulting on specific insurance and investment products through financial literacy and education.

Glenn has obtained his FINRA Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 securities registrations as well as his Life and Health and Variable Contracts Insurance Licenses. He completed the Retirement Income Certified Producer program from the American College of Financial Services, the certification for Long Term Care designation CLTC, as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary AIF designation.

When not working for his clients Glenn Likes to work out at the Bay Club and play golf. His main passion is spending time with his kids Briona, Lyla, and Lukas. He also enjoys volunteering for his kid’s local sports teams and leagues. Glenn is currently the Treasurer of the Walnut Creek Swim Conference and Conference representative for the Rudgear Rats Swim Team.