An Important Announcement for All Veterans…

Until further notice and beginning immediately, the AZ@WORK office located at 228 London Bridge Road in Lake Havasu City will be closed on Wednesdays and Fridays, but if you need veteran employment services on one and/or both of those days, and I am available, I can schedule an appointment with you. I can then open the door for you so you can job search, use the computers, work on a resume, file a UI claim, and/or assist you with veteran employment services.

Sorry for the inconvenience but this is only a temporary situation.


Todd R. Baldwin
Veterans Workforce Specialist
Reemployment Assistance Administration

Phone: (928) 854-0351  Fax: 928-680-7849

BBB Offers Small Businesses Tips to Thrive During National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week begins Sunday, May 5 and continues throughout the week. This special week celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and the contribution small businesses make on a daily basis. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) there are 28 million small businesses in the United States (US), which accounts for 99.7 percent of all US firms. 95 percent of Better Business Bureau Serving Pacific Southwest’s 19,400 Accredited Businesses, are small businesses.

“Since 1963, The President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, recognizing the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. It is key to keep celebrations like Small Business Week growing to successfully create and build a small business friendly environment. As a small business owner, this week is a great opportunity to promote their business,” says Michael Sedio, COO & General Counsel of Better Business Bureau PacSW.

The BBB offers business tips to benefit during this national celebration:

Jump on board with SBA branding. The National Small Business Week brand is well known, so businesses may wish to incorporate it into their promotional materials: include their company’s logo along with the SBA’s to show their participation. Use hashtags such as #smallbusinessweek to stay engaged with consumers and gain visibility. Utilizing tools like LinkedIn, can contribute to discussions and building one’s brand as a leading small business.

Collaborate with other small businesses: Competition plays a big role in business but there is also room for collaboration. A thriving community of leaders and entrepreneurs from local, small businesses creates a great opportunity for cross-promotional marketing strategies that will help attract customers.

Week-long promotional outreach: Discounts, free trials and deals are all great marketing pushes that should be part of promoting a small business. It is also an excellent time to express gratitude for loyal customers, offer promotions which will get people through the door and reinforce loyalty to small businesses in the community.

While BBB fully supports small businesses, the organization also knows consumers need to trust a business before they hand over their hard-earned money. This means a business needs to provide a great experience so consumers will be more likely to return and recommend it to others. Overall, a great customer experience will lend itself to ensuring good, ethical businesses remain open.

BBB suggests these business tips to create a community where consumers and businesses can trust each other and create customer loyalty:

Start with transparency. Being honest up front about products, services, terms and conditions, warranties, etc. can help avoid questions later.

Advertise Honestly. Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling.

Be Responsive. Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally and in good faith. Customers will appreciate when issues are addressed promptly.

Show respect and be humble. Remember, without customers, there would be no business.

Request customer reviews. Strike while the iron is hot and ask customers to leave a positive review.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Now Open In Lake Havasu City

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS &SUITES® – NOW OPEN IN LAKE HAVASU CITY

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Havasu – London Bridge September 7, 2018 – The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Havasu-London Bridge excitedly welcomed the first guests on Friday, September 7, 2018. The vibrant property offers 96 guest rooms and sits right next to the world-famous London Bridge with unbeatable views of Lake Havasu.

“We are excited to introduce the Holiday Inn Express & Suites brand to the Lake Havasu area,” said Mark Hanscom, General Manager. “Guests will love our modern décor, state of the art amenities and most of all our above and beyond customer service.”

The new Holiday Inn Express is the perfect place to stay when enjoying all the adventure Lake Havasu City has to offer. Located just steps away from restaurants, shops, water sports rentals and entertainment venues. Wake up to the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar, spend the day hanging by the outdoor pool or stay at the state-of-the-art fitness center. A 330 square foot meeting space is also available for our business travelers.

Guests can relax in style in one of the contemporary guest rooms featuring a 49″ television, microwave, mini refrigerator and complimentary Wi-Fi. Request a premium top floor room with an unbeatable view of the lake and mountains. Whether you are coming to town for business or pleasure, the friendly service and complimentary amenities will ensure your visit is memorable.

Part of the IHG family of hotels, all guests earn IHG reward points during their stay.

About the Holiday Inn Express® brand

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ breakfast bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently over 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress . Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.

U.S. Navy Statements on Passing of Sen. John McCain


CAM RANH, Vietnam (June 2, 2017) Sen. John S. McCain III is piped aboard during a visit to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in Cam Ranh, Vietnam. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the commanding officer of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), Cmdr. Micah Murphy, released statements Aug. 25 on the death of Senator and Navy veteran John S. McCain III who died Aug. 25 at age 81.

Statement by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer:

“Today, the Navy and Marine Corps team lost a friend and one of our own when Senator John McCain passed.

“From the Naval Academy to flight school and throughout his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, McCain displayed unfailing honor and duty to country. If that was the end of his service, he would still be renowned as a hero, but McCain’s desire to serve didn’t stop when his uniform came off. He continued to serve as a representative and senator from Arizona. Throughout his life, McCain never ceased serving our nation or fighting for what he believed.

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the McCain family, their friends and loved ones. Everyone on the Navy and Marine Corps team shares this loss with all who had the fortune of knowing Sen. John McCain.”

Statement by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson:

“The nation has lost a great patriot and warrior. Whenever we were in a tough spot, we knew Sen. McCain would be on our side with his characteristic toughness and integrity. The U.S. Navy mourns the loss of a true shipmate. Our prayers go with him and to his family, that they find consolation. May Sen. John McCain, who never flinched from a worthy fight, rest in a well-deserved peace.”

Statement by USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) commanding officer Cmdr. Micah Murphy:

“On behalf of the crew of USS John S. McCain, I offer our support and prayers to the McCain family, our gratitude to the senator for his years of service to our nation, and a heartfelt traditional Navy sendoff: ‘Fair winds and following seas.’ It is an honor to have our mighty warship carry on your name and continue your legacy.”

DDG-56’s name honors three generations of dedicated service to the Navy and nation. Sen. McCain’s father, Adm. John S. McCain, Jr. served as U.S. Pacific Command commander. Sen. McCain’s grandfather, Adm. John S. McCain was a distinguished World War II carrier task force commander.

Sen. McCain continued this proud legacy as a naval aviator during the Vietnam War. As a prisoner of war, he endured more than five years of captivity, representing America honorably and selflessly.

After retiring from the Navy, he continued national service in Congress, first as a representative and later as a senator from Arizona. Sen. McCain took an active interest in the destroyer and its crew, including a visit to the ship during a port visit to Cam Ranh International Port in Vietnam on June 2, 2017. The ship had visited ports in Vietnam several times before over the years in honor of the McCain legacy.

“Good Sunday Show” Ten Year Anniversary Show

“Good Sunday Show” Ten Year Anniversary Show

 

 

 

Images Above: Roger Galloway, Dave Selby, Joe Esposito, and Shadoe Stevens

This very special 10th Anniversary “Good Sunday Show” includes interviews with David Selby the star of Falcon Crest, Joe Esposito best friend of Elvis Presley and special introductions by Shadoe Stevens

Join Roger Galloway as he host “Good Sunday Show” every Sunday from 6 AM – 7 AM

Scam Alert

SCAM Alert – claiming to represent MHS, RVHS and LHS when they do not.

 It has been reported from Mohave HS that scam artists are claiming to represent MHS, RVHS and LHS when they do not.

They claim to be collecting funds for the schools athletics such as Cheer or Football. Information about the vendor has not yet been provided. However, if you can alert your fellow businesses, please let them know that if they receive such a solicitation, please try to get as much information as possible and then provide Lance Ross, Director, Public & Community Relations/Public Information Officer, Bullhead City Elementary School District #15 * Colorado River Union High School District #2, with specifics so that he may work with the Better Business Bureau. “We use sanctioned vendors, whether they’re local or national.” said Ross.

If you have any information regarding activity of this sort please do not hesitate to contact:

Lance Ross
Director, Public & Community Relations/Public Information Officer
Bullhead City Elementary School District #15 * Colorado River Union High School District #2
1004 Hancock Road * Bullhead City, AZ 86442
928-219-3012 (direct line)
928-758-3961, x-1412 (switchboard)

www.crsk12.org

lross@crsk12.org