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Visionary - Casey Coyle

Workforce Excellence Visionary - The Coachella Valley’s strong interest in healthy living made it the perfect place for Whole Foods Market to open a new store.

Whole Foods Palm Desert Marks Entrance into Coachella Valley

Sharing the joy and love of food became a reality for Whole Foods Palm Desert, which opened its doors Sept. 24.

Visionary - Todd Blue

Workforce Excellence Visionary - “We have been able to attract and hire incredible talent,” he says. “They are passionate about our community and it shows in their desire to work.”

Visionary - Gary Honts

Healthcare Visionary - Honts notes that the hospital is an economic driver to the community, recruiting new physicians, which leads to additional office staff jobs as well.

Visionary - Nachhattar Singh Chandi

Real Estate Visionary - “This is the best place to do business. We have great schools, good hospitals, and good transportation.

Visionary - Timothy Jochen, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "This is my favorite place in the whole world,” says Dr. Timothy Jochen. “I’ve traveled everywhere, and I always am so happy to come home.”

Visionary - John Monahan

Real Estate Visionary - John Monahan had been visiting Palm Springs regularly for about 15 years when he noticed that the 1968 Alan Ladd Building was for sale.

Visionary - Shaun Murphy

Workforce Excellence Visionary - SBEMP provides litigation and transactional services — “the full spectrum of the local economy, including business, commercial, and personal injury,” Murphy says.

Visionary - Bighorn Properties

Real Estate Visionary - Bighorn Properties has been an unmatched resource for buyers and sellers since the inception of Bighorn Golf Club, having successfully negotiated more than $2.4 billion in property sales.

Visionary - Steven Quintanilla

Workforce Excellence Visionary - Steven Quintanilla first came to the Coachella Valley in 1992 when Cathedral City retained him to work on the original Ritz-Carlton project.

Visionary - Ritu Chopra, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "The best thing about locating our business here in the Coachella Valley is becoming part of the community,” says Dr. Ritu Chopra

Visionary - Michael Landes

Healthcare Visionary - Eisenhower Medical Center, the Coachella Valley’s only not-for-profit hospital, relies on charity, donations, and philanthropy to continue delivering excellence to all its patients.

Visionary - Tim Ellis

Tourism & Hospitality Visionary - Tim Ellis, the general manager for Palm Mountain Resort, came to the Coachella Valley 22 years ago “because I was looking to get into resort hotel management.”

Visionary - Carolyn Caldwell

Healthcare Visionary - DRMC also works in close partnership with the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, relying on the agency’s internship and mentorship programs to introduce young people to healthcare careers at the hospital.

Visionary - Richard Oliphant

Workforce Excellence Visionary - Oliphant says he’s traveled the world and, unfailingly, “I can’t wait to get back to the Coachella Valley. We have a lifestyle that’s second to none.

Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

Philanthropy Visionary - As chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Jeff L. Grubbe is one of five council members who oversee all tribal business.

Visionary - Joshua Otten

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - Otten notes that the area is an ideal place for companies looking to relocate. “There’s a great appreciation for hard work here.

Visionary - Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Healthcare Visionary - I’ve observed a lot of growth in the Coachella Valley in general, and I think that anyone who decides to move here will find it a rewarding experience.

Visionary - Phillip K. Smith, Jr.

Real Estate Visionary - Smith appreciates all the Coachella Valley has to offer. “It’s been a terrific place to raise a family,” he says.

Visionary - Ellie Kheirkhahi-Love, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Healthcare Visionary - Living in the Coachella Valley has been a “really amazing experience for us,” Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love says. “My husband and I moved here 16 years ago.

Visionary - Keith McCormick

Workforce Excellence Visionary - McCormick is president of Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions, a collector car auction and classic car dealership. “We moved here in 1981 from Blackpool, England.

Visionary - Deena Suffin

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - When Deena Suffin wanted to launch her company, Post Modern Inc., she turned to local resources for help — with resounding success.

Visionary - Troy Zimmerman

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - “It’s two hours from everything, whether you want to be in the mountains or by the ocean. It’s a huge community of good people, and it’s become a mecca of good design.”

The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell

“The Fabulous” Beekman Boys, held a book signing followed by a cooking demonstration at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 Watch them make rocky road pot stickers in this video.

Villa Royale Inn Reflects Palm Springs History, Ambiance

What began as film star and Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie’s estate in the 1940s has been preserved and developed into a hidden gem as Villa Royale Inn.

Michael Caruso: 'DeVanity' Was Not All About Him

When he decided to both write and star in his own soap opera web-based series, DeVanity, Michael Caruso made sure to put his personal ambitions aside.

Chef Roy Choi, Kogi BBQ, Chego!, A-Frame, Sunny Spot, and POT

Chef Roy Choi shares his recipe for and prepares Korean barbecue on the final day of Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014

Michelle Stafford Creates Internet Hit with 'The Stafford Project'

When actress Michelle Stafford of General Hospital decided to try her hand at developing "The Stafford Project" for the Internet only, she was surprised by the audience's reaction.

Top 10 Road Trip Videos in Greater Palm Springs Area

Some of the most unique and interesting places to visit are within an easy drive of the Greater Palm Springs area.

"Top Rock" Commands Stage at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

"Top Rock" brings a brash, rockin' musical tribute to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs on Friday and Saturday nights through September.

Il Corso Creates Authentic Italian Experience in Taste, Look

From its 100-year-old flooring from an Italian farmhouse to its authentic menu, Il Corso in Palm Desert has created a slice of Italy at its El Paseo location.

Heirloom Tomatoes Guide Escena Lounge & Grill's Salad Choice

Since being diagnosed with high blood pressure and cholesterol, Escena Lounge & Grill Chef Oscar Ayala has found the healthy benefits of heirloom tomatoes in his salad creations.

Watch Our Top 10 Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Videos

Where should I eat in the Greater Palm Springs area? Watch our Top 10 Restaurant Videos to help you find the answer to that question.

Palm Springs Life Unveils August Cover at Pets on Parade Event

The 16th annual Pets on Parade awards luncheon provided the perfect backdrop for announcing Palm Springs Life's Cutest Pet Award winner, who will grace the August 2014 cover.

Palm Springs Tattoo Convention Makes for Colorful Scene

Nearly 1,000 people left the inaugural Palm Springs Tattoo Convention with possibly a little more color and body art than when they arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.

Watch Our Top 10 Palm Springs Hotel Videos

Watch our videos to discover what the hotel options are in the Greater Palm Springs area from well-known big names to small, boutique hotels.

The Palm Springs Hotel Continues Boutique Resurgence

The Palm Springs Hotel, set to open this fall, will bring an industrial take on midcentury modern design in North Palm Springs.

Watch the Top 10 Palm Springs Life Videos

From architecture to hotels to food, viewers have clicked on Palm Springs Life videos to learn more about the Greater Palm Springs area.

Tacos & Tequila Infuses Mexican Flavors into Fourth of July Standards

The true potential of Mexican cooking and how it can enhance even traditional Fourth of July items like hamburgers and hot dogs can be found at Tacos & Tequila at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.

Star Power

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honors philanthropic superhero Lynda Carter for shattering stereotypes and blazing new paths for generations of women.

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