Boots to Business

 

EMPOWERING VETERAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

April 7, 2017
Good morning Everyone,
I attended a seminar  yesterday.
Edward (Ed) Molina, the Arizona Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Centers, had a seminar at the Mohave Community College in Kingman. Mr. Molina’s goal was to inform Active military, Veterans and their spouses that there are programs available to assist them to make the transition from BOOTS TO BUSINESS.

If you have had thoughts and the passion to start your own business and didn’t know where to turn for help, the Arizona VBOC​, ​the SBA​ and SBDC*​ will provide help in the following areas:

  • Business training
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Access to Capital
  • Contracting Opportunities
  • And more
Also, if you have already started your own business and need help, it is available.
 

Our VBOC ​and SBDC* Director in Lake Havasu City is Mr. Mark Retersdorf. He works out of the Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City. 

 
Contact information:
If you have any questions feel free to call Mark. He’ll be glad to assist you.

Veterans interested in starting your own business

April 7, 2017

Good
morning Everyone,
I attended a seminar at the Mohave Community College in Kingman yesterday.

It was conducted by Edward (Ed) Molina, the Arizona Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Centers. Mr. Molina’s goal was to inform Active military, Veterans and their spouses that there are programs available to assist them to make the transition from BOOTS TO BUSINESS.

If you have had thoughts and the passion to start your own business and didn’t know where to turn for help, the Arizona VBOC​, ​the SBA​ and SBDC*​ will provide help in the following areas:

  • Business training
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Access to Capital
  • Contracting Opportunities
  • And more

Also, if you have already started your own business and need help, it is available.

Our VBOC ​and SBDC* ​Director in Lake Havasu ​C​ity is Mr. Mark Retersdorf. He works out of the Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City.

Contact information:
928.757.0895
mretersdorf@mohave.edu
If you have any questions feel free to call Mark. He’ll be glad to assist you.

Kind regards & Semper Fi,
Russ

​*Small Business Development Center​

Vietnam Veteran’s day Added to Flag Code

The House of Representatives passed a bill which would amend the flag code to include National Vietnam War Veterans Day on the list of days that Americans should fly the U.S. flag. March 29 of each year is the designated day. The bill, which cleared the Senate in February, now goes to the President’s desk for signature.

Don’t Get Fouled by Ticket Scams During March Madness

Don’t Get Fouled by Ticket Scams During March Madness

(Lake Havasu City, AZ – March 16, 2017) Large sporting events, such as March Madness, draw massive crowds with consumers looking to score a ticket to their favorite game. Considering the high desirability of these tickets, fans will often have to resort to the secondary resale market. Scammers take advantage of fans looking for great deals by capitalizing on tickets that may not even exist. Before printing brackets and mapping out a schedule, know what to look for when purchasing highly desirable tickets. Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers tips to avoid buying fake tickets and missing out on a great game.

To avoid ticket scams during March Madness, BBB shares tips for buying tickets:

  • Consider the source. Know the difference between a professional ticket broker (a legitimate and accredited reseller), a ticket scalper (an unregulated and unlicensed ticket seller), and a scammer selling fraudulent tickets.

  • Buy from secure sites.  Use secure sites such as StubHub.com, SeatGeek and Vivid Seats for second-hand purchases. When buying online, look for the lock symbol and/or an “s” in “https:” to make sure a secure connection is in place before sharing payment information. Don’t click on email links or online ads, as scammers often create web sites that look very similar to well-known companies.

  • Know the refund policy. Understand the terms and conditions of the ticket seller. Sellers should disclose seat numbers and reference a seating chart. If tickets are not available immediately, seller should state an exact date and time when they will be shipped or ready for pickup.

  • Use a credit card. If possible, use a credit card to purchase tickets. Most credit cards offer additional protection and recourse should there be a problem with a purchase. Wire transfers and cash purchases are hard to track and recover if tickets turn out to be fraudulent.

  • Don’t fall for flashy ads. Online searches will likely result in advertisements for cheap tickets. Use good judgment; some ads might be scams, particularly if prices are extremely low.

  • Verify tickets. For peace of mind, verify tickets before purchasing. Visit the arena where the event will be held and present tickets at “Will Call” (customer service) where they will be able to verify legitimacy.

When looking for trusted ticket sellers, visit bbb.org. In Arizona, there are seven BBB Accredited providers ready to help you find tickets.

NOTE: The National Association of Ticket Brokers is a BBB National Partner. We thank them for their assistance with this tip.

March 6th, 2017: Bullhead City Press Release

Bullhead City Press Release

 

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ, March 6, 2017 – The City of Bullhead City Public Works Department has the following projects going on in addition to regular work around our city during the week of March 6:

 

  • City crews performing clean up at Rotary Park baseball tri-plex.
  • City crews will be slurry sealing a variety of streets within the City.  Please see official NSIP 28 Press Release for more details.
  • RTR Paving & Resurfacing will be doing roadway and drainage work along Gold Rush Road, Black Mountain Road, and Arcadia Blvd. between the southern edge of Riverview RV Resort and North Oatman Road.  Please follow all traffic control through the construction zone.
  • City crews will be performing city wide sewer cleaning in various neighborhoods.
  • McCormick Construction will be doing roadway and drainage work along Riverview Drive between Highway 95 and Balboa.  Please follow all traffic control through the construction zone.
  • City crews will be performing city wide sewer video inspection.

February 27, 2017: Special MCSO Press Release

SPECIAL APPRECIATION

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Substation in Lake Havasu City was paid a special visit recently by Russell Larsen and Tania Spencer from Wells Fargo Bank when they provided lunch for the Sheriff’s Office staff.  The money for the lunch was raised from employee donations at their main branch in Lake Havasu City.  Sergeant John Kole said, “It’s especially nice to see appreciation towards public safety and law enforcement.  For the employees of Wells Fargo to donate their own money to show appreciation for us, m

Pictured left to right: Tania Spencer and Russell Larsen from Wells Fargo, Sergeant John Kole,
Deputy John Schwing, Deputy Scotty Caley, and Deputy Kyler Cox.

eans the world!”

February 23, 2017: Special MCSO Press Release #2

SPECIAL
MCSO PRESS RELEASE
February 23, 2017

MOHAVE COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY PROMOTIONS

Sheriff Doug Schuster (far right) and his staff proudly stands with Detention Officer Corporals that were recently promoted to Sergeants at the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday (2/8).
Pictured left to right: Undersheriff Ed Trafecanty, Chief Deputy Dean McKie, Sergeant Matthew Norsworthy, Sergeant Peter Taylor and Sheriff Schuster.

Matthew Norsworthy and Peter Taylor both started their career with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in 2010 as Detention Officers.  Norsworthy was promoted to Corporal in 2013 while Taylor was promoted to Corporal in 2014.

February 23, 2017: Special MCSO Press Release

LIFESAVING AWARDS FOR MCSO

Sheriff Doug Schuster presented members of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies with “Lifesaving Awards” on Tuesday, February 21st, during the board of supervisors meeting in Kingman.  Undersheriff Ed Trafecanty, Deputy Kyler Cox and Volunteer Boating Safety Officer Vincent Beltran were awarded with these prestigious awards stemming from an accident on Lake Havasu last September where an 18-month-old girl was rescued from a capsized boat.  The arriving team located, rescued and initiated CPR on the girl.  The girl has fully recovered since that horrific day.


Pictured left to right: Volunteer Boating Safety Officer Vincent Beltran, Deputy Kyler Cox,
Sheriff Doug Schuster and Undersheriff Ed Trafecanty.

BBB Names 2017 Board, Adds Four New Business Leaders

BBB Names 2017 Board, Adds Four New Business Leaders

(Lake Havasu City, Arizona – February 15, 2017) Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) welcomes new industry expertise to its 2017 board of directors ranging from law enforcement and security to commercial cleaning and health and wellness.

David Lorenz, vice president and commercial relationship manager with First Fidelity Bank is BBB’s 2017 chairman, while Ken Bonham, partner at Lucid Agency, serves as vice chair. Mike Bontrager with Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Carrie Young with SRP and Gary Sneed with Desert Schools Federal Credit Union complete the board’s executive committee.

“Thanks to strong board leadership, our BBB relocated to a 30,000 foot campus in Central Phoenix last February. In the last year, we’ve become a meeting destination for local businesses and have created nearly 40 new jobs,” BBB President/CEO Matthew Fehling said. “I could not ask for a more engaged group of professions to help BBB ‘move the needle.”

Additionally, four Arizona business leaders join the 33-person, nonprofit board bringing diverse industry expertise. New BBB board directors include: 

  • Kim Anderson-Matich, CEO, Anderson Security Agency, Ltd.

  • Michael Kurtenbach, Executive Assistant Chief, Phoenix Police Department

  • Cheryl Lewis, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Isagenix

  • Chris Sharfner, Owner, C & J Professional Cleaning Services

Organizations and expertise also represented on BBB’s 2017 board include:

Ashley Furniture Homestores

Beni.fit

Commit Agency

Cox Communications

CRC Broadcasting

Cue Financial Group, Inc.

Dircks Moving Services  

Donley Service Center

Ignite Creative Services  

John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling   

JLS Consulting

La Campesina Radio  

Mu Shu Asian Grill

ProCopy  

Reveal Concepts Co.

Shadow Mountain Auto Service  

Shamrock Foods

Snell & Wilmer

Sonora Quest Laboratories    

Sun Devil Auto  

Triad Consulting Corporation   

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Yates Buick GMC  

Y Scouts

“It is a highlight of my professional career to serve as board chairman for the Greater Arizona Better Business Bureau in 2017.  Matthew Fehling is an empowering leader surrounded by a staff of uniquely talented, hardworking team members. Likewise, BBB is supported by a board of experienced Arizona business leaders who really care to make a difference for consumers and businesses in the community,” Lorenz said.  

BBB.ORG

For more information or to schedule an interview with a BBB spokesperson, please contact Elaine Cullen at 928-302-3701 or ecullen@arizonabbb.org.

About Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern & Western Arizona

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and 11,000 charities, all available free at bbb.org.  Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona serves 10 counties through its campuses in Phoenix, Lake Havasu City, Prescott and Yuma, supported by over 11,300 BBB Accredited Businesses. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices. BBB provides objective advice, free business reviews and charity reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.

SPECIAL MCSO PRESS RELEASE

SPECIAL
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

February 10, 2017

REWARD OFFERED
Mohave Silent Witness is offering up to $750 reward for information in identifying this unknown female subject and/or any suspect information. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective John Goodwin at Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at (888) 227-8780.


Composite sketches of this unknown person
(Image on the left appears to be younger while the image on the right may be older than this person)

 

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Death Investigation/Possible Homicide of an unknown female who was located on north Highway 93 between Kingman, Arizona and the Hoover Dam. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in identifying the subject, See below for details:

African/American or Biracial female, black/dark brown hair, between the ages of 13 to 17, approximately 5 ft 7 inches tall, between 105 and 130 lbs, pierced ears, no scars or tattoos were noted.

Due to exposure and decomposition no photo was obtained. The body was discovered on 09-28-16 and estimation of exposure time was one to two weeks. Dental records were obtained and are being uploaded into the National database. DNA samples were obtained and are being processed for profile.

Attached are reconstruction images from the Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a Reconstructionist from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. These images are reconstructions and may only resemble the true image.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating leads with the assistance of NCMEC and agencies from Nevada and California.

At this time, the Mohave County Medical Examiner has been unable to determine cause of death.

If you have any information please contact Det. John Goodwin or the Detective Division at the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at 928-753-0753 ext. 4288.


ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE ISSUED 9/29/16

DEATH INVESTIGATION – NORTH OF DOLAN SPRINGS

Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a female subject located off the roadway of Highway 93 north of Dolan Springs.  Early Wednesday (9/28) evening, at about 5:27 p.m., deputies responded to the scene.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party.  The RP advised that he and his wife were hiking in the area when they came across a body in a ravine.

 

The Medical Examiner responded and conveyed the body.  The deceased subject is a young African American female approximate height 5’05” between 110 to 120 pounds with dark hair.  This investigation continues and autopsy results are pending.

 

Anyone with information on a missing person matching this description is asked to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234.