A Message from Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce Pres/CEO Lisa Krueger


I am so excited to announce that I’ve been selected as part of the first cohort for the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy.

Find out more about the Academy by clicking here.

I’ve already participated in the first webinar and the initial face-to-face session is April 22-23. The program will run through November. I can’t wait to tell you more about it once we get rolling.

The US Chamber Foundation also covers the cost for lodging while I am in Phoenix for training, which certainly is wonderful when it comes to budget.

LakeHavasuChamber_Logo2015_Tiny http://emails.hardrock.com/groupsales/images/email_sig_div.jpg Lisa Krueger
President / CEO
314 London Bridge Rd. | Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
http://www.havasuchamber.com
E-mail: lisak@havasuchamber.com
Phone: 928-855-4115, ext. 125

BBB Shares Money Tips for Military Families

In Honor of Military Saves Week, BBB Shares Money Tips and Financial Resources to Protect Military Families and Help Them Plan Their Future

Better Business Bureau (BBB) joins Military Saves for “Military Saves Week”, February 25 through March 2. Throughout the week BBB’s Military Line will offer education and information meant to motivate, support and encourage service members, military families, and veterans to save money, reduce debt and build wealth. BBB believes supporting financial readiness helps protect military consumers and their families.

Why does it matter? According to BBB Scam Tracker, service members, veterans and their families are more likely to be targeted for scams and lose 27 percent more money than the average consumer. Complaints by military consumers have risen by 30 percent and more than three out of four service members have financial worries. They are also two to three times more likely to exhibit unhealthy financial behaviors.

Organized by Military Saves, a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, BBB and thousands of organizations are encouraging the community to take the Military Saves pledge. The pledge is a commitment to exercise good financial habits, improve financial readiness and encourage other Americans to do the same.

Below are steps BBB recommends for military personnel and their families to help them achieve financial security:

Create a plan. Create a budget or spending plan for monthly expenses and plan to save for rent, utilities, and groceries.  By including savings in a monthly budget military consumer’s are committing to paying a very important person…him or herself.

Set a savings goal. People save more when they have a goal in mind. Whether it is saving for retirement, an emergency or a child’s college education, one should keep a savings goal in mind.

Use a savings checklist. America Saves offers a free savings checklist to help track progress at bit.ly/savingschecklist.

Save automatically. Contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and have a portion of every paycheck transferred into a retirement account, prior to being paid. Military members can set up allotments through an online myPay account and designate a specific amount to a separate account from basic checking – preferably a savings account. 

Extra Tip: Tax time is a great opportunity to save for those who receive a refund. Visit SaveYourRefund to learn how saving at least $50 of your tax refund could win ones $25,000 in 2019!

Supporting Military Saves Week, BBB’s Military Line reminds military communities of free resources available through BBB’s across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Scam Awareness and Prevention Education – BBB teaches financial readiness classes at various military installations and veteran-resource centers.

Military Community Outreach – BBB attends and supports community fairs, conferences, and events, connecting with service members and veterans.

Data Collection – Via BBB Scam Tracker, BBB analyzes data received to help identify threats and the needs of our military community in the marketplace.

Complaint and Dispute Resolution – BBB helps military consumers resolve disputes by taking complaints at bbb.org/complaints and sharing issues affecting the military community at large.

Notre Dame Fire: BBB Urges Consumers to Wait Before Making A Donation

People are in shock over the fire that ravaged the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The fire was finally extinguished and the cathedral has suffered colossal damages. As French President, Emmanuel Macron, vowed to rebuild the landmark, thoughts have turned to financially supporting the renovation of this magnificent and historic building.

French corporations and moguls have already pledged millions to aid in the effort, and companies across the globe are starting to promise contributions, as well. However, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning individuals to “wait to donate,” to make sure donations are going to the official Notre Dame rebuilding fund and not into the hands of scammers.

 “Scammers are opportunists, and they will take advantage of any major incidents is in the news,” said Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org). “We expect to see Notre Dame fundraising appeals on social media and crowdfunding sites. Some will be from well-intentioned people who are not directly involved with the cathedral, but some may be from scammers. BBB Wise Giving Alliance is urging people to ‘wait to donate’ until an official rebuilding fund is established.”

Taylor also reminded donors in the United States that donations are more likely to be tax-deductible if they ‘wait to donate through a charity based in their own country   rather than contribute through another individual, a crowdfunding site, or a foreign entity. “The rebuilding will take some time,” he added. “It’s best to wait until we have more details about which official entities are raising funds to assist the rebuilding.”

If you see a scam aimed at raising funds for Notre Dame (or any disaster), please report it to BBB Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. For more information on giving to trustworthy charities, go to Give.org.

Lake Havasu City Sailor Participates in Humanitarian Efforts…

 

The hospital ship USNS Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s “Enduring Promise” initiative. We would like to give a shout out to one of our own who is on that mission: Hospitalman Jerusha Hainsworth, an amazing young woman.

Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, Hainsworth is part of the embarked medical team that provides care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. Hainsworth is part of a deployment that reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.

Her dad Darryl Hainsworth owns Havasu Barber Shop (next to Juicys) and is a proud papa and patriot. KNTR Talk and Radio Central thank Jerusha for her service and we look forward to welcoming you home!!

(Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey)

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

Aquarius Team Members Raise $48,406 For River Fund, Inc.

Aquarius Team Members Raise $48,406 For River Fund, Inc.

LAUGHLIN, NEVADA July 23, 2018

Aquarius Casino Resort Team Members raise $48,406 for River Fund, Inc. for the 2018/2019 campaign.

River Fund, Inc. is a local non-profit agency that provides direct emergency and crisis services for individuals and families in the Tri-State area.  Team members choose to either contribute through payroll deductions or by making a one-time contribution.  Since River Fund was established in June of 2010, River Fund, along with the help of Aquarius employees, have now surpassed 1.87 Million dollars in assistance that has impacted more than 65,000 lives.  The funds are used to support many non-profit agencies to assisting individuals with utility bills, medical care and much more.

“The River Fund is very excited to once again have the support of the staff and management of the Aquarius for the upcoming 2018/2019 campaign year.” said Executive Director Mike Conner.  Through donations by employees from their paychecks, as well as variety of fund raiser proceeds such as employee rummage sales, the Aquarius has always led the way in supporting the community through the River Fund.”

Another part of River Fund, is the River Fund Employee Donor Crisis Fund.  This fund has provided over $13,117 in assistance to 85 Tri-State employees.

“Aquarius Casino Resort has the best team members, who enjoy helping in every way possible.” said Aquarius General Manager Sean Hammond. “And what better cause than our local River Fund!”

About Aquarius Casino Resort:

Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering 1,250 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, and an all new non-smoking race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining – For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com and check out the Special Offers.

 

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The Company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs approximately 7,000 team members. Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at nearly 1,000 locations and owns nearly 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. The Company is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.

Leadership Lake Havasu 2019 Program

Leadership Lake Havasu

Leadership Lake Havasu is currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 program.  Interested candidates must complete an application, and will be scheduled for an interview during the program Orientation in August.

Leadership Lake Havasu selects 30 talented and emerging leaders for a 9-month community immersion experience. The class gains insight, inspiration and valuable knowledge while building strong relationships with each other and a broad network of community leaders.

Graduates often see beyond their own spheres of influence to the broader needs of the community and are empowered to heighten their efforts to make Lake Havasu City even better.

Our graduates mark it among the most significant learning experiences of their professional life; and join our vibrant and active alumni with a richer perspective of community leadership.

The program runs from September through May, and the class spends one day per month exploring ideas, learning about our assets, and building strong relationships throughout the Havasu area. The class will also plan, organize and execute a fundraiser to be held in the month of April.

Leadership Lake Havasu is a signature program of the Lake Havasu Chamber Foundation for Education and Leadership.

Tuition is $675 for Chamber members and $925 for non-members. Partial scholarships may be available on a limited basis.  Applications are available online at www.havasuchamber.com and are due by July 31.