Women entrepreneurs to welcome new board members
The Carson Valley Chapter of Women Entrepreneurs of the World is holding its monthly group meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden to welcome new board members.
This month’s speaker is Susan Barry, outgoing president of the Carson Valley chapter, and owner of Barry Chiropractic. She will be presenting a workshop on living a balanced life: the difference between a dream and a goal; how to create a timeline and action steps; and how to make yourself accountable and overcome procrastination.
WE will be welcoming its new board members for 2012: Vanessa Littrell (president), Debra Evans (vice president), Loretta Brown (returning for another year as treasurer) and Trish Vo (secretary).
WE also will be giving thanks to outgoing members: Susan Barry (president), Pam Mann (vice president), and Debra Garber (secretary).
The mission of WE is to help build personal and professional success for its members through focused networking opportunities, equitable relationship development, think-tank mastermind groups, local rallies, and regional conferences.
Monthly WE meetings are open for all to attend. Cost is $15 for WE members, $20 for guests.
For more information, visit http://www.weoftheworld.com.
New hospice certification for caregivers
Veteran hospice nurse, Bobbi L. Root, has teamed up with The Senior’s Choice to create a specialized certification, the Certified Hospice Companion Aide, to prepare in-home caregivers for the challenging work of hospice care.
This certification trains companion aides in topics such as the history of hospice, stages of death and dying, non-medical symptom management and more.
The CHCA program has been embraced by local care provider No Place Like Home Senior Care, which serves Douglas County and surrounding areas.
“Many companies only offer limited training but we want the very best for our seniors and we expect the best from our caregivers,” said owner Rick Ackerson. “It’s our responsibility to provide them with continuing education because we believe that a life lived well deserves a caregiver trained well.
“The Senior’s Choice has provided us with terrific caregiver training from the beginning. They’ve been a training and innovation leader in the companion care industry since 1999. In fact, we require all our caregivers to achieve the TSC Certified Companion Aide designation in their first 90 days with us. We’re very excited to have this additional CHCA certification for our caregivers who will go on to work with our hospice clients.”
Steve Everhart, president and founder of The Senior’s Choice, said their mission is simple.
“We want to ensure the best home care possible for seniors – they’ve earned it, they deserve it,” he said. “I’m proud of each and every CHCA we certify because they commit themselves to providing loving, dignified and knowledgeable care when seniors and their families need it most.”
For information, call 392-2000 or visit http://www.NvNoPlaceLikeHome.com.
Minden library offers self-service fax to public
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden now offers a self-service public fax.
The voice-automated step-by-step instructions help users send faxes, but the library cannot receive faxes at this time.
Credit and debit cards from Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover are accepted for payment. Domestic rates are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page.
International rates are $4.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page.
For more information, find the library on Facebook, visit douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 782-9841.
newly accredited businesses
New BBB accredited businesses with the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin include the following:
1st Choice Truck Services, Inc. (Sparks); 4 Paws Forever (Sparks); Adam’s Hi Rollin Customs, Inc. (Sparks); All Around Welding (Sparks); All Seasons Carpet/House Cleaning (Truckee); Alpine Recycling Consultants, LLC (Stateline); Annie’s Janitorial (Sparks); Anytime Locksmith (Reno); Atomsplash, LLC (Reno); Barnes Training Stable (Minden); Bruno’s Country Club (Gerlach); Cedar Creek Clothing Company (Elko); Central Sierra Construction, Inc. (Minden); DS Construction (Tahoe City); DSG (Sparks); Eagle Communications, LLC (Elko); Eden Medical Services, LLC (Elko); Ely Disposal Service, Inc. (Ely); Family Hearing Services, Inc. (Elko); Gail Willey Landscaping, Inc. (Reno); Great Basin Vending (Reno); High Sierra Trees & Landscaping, LLC (Reno); Hutsell Sports, LLC (Fernley); Infinite Velocity Motorsports, LLC (Sparks); Law Office of Allen D. Gibson, Esq. (Fernley); MerchantsXL, LLC (Reno); Nevada Bank & Trust Company (Elko; Ely); Pro Tax (Silver Springs); Radzville Drafting (Truckee); Rebuilt Aircraft, Inc. (Minden); Robert Paul Clinton (Reno); Tip Printing & Graphics (Truckee); Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge (Truckee); and Willowbend Woodworks, Inc. (Minden).
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