Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 5, 1993 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, May 5, 1993
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To report business news telephone Jody Martinez, 468-3517 Business WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1993 BUSINESS NOTES Realtors host golf tournament Last Thursday, the Mendocino County Board of Realtors held its annual Golf Tournament for scholarship funds. This scholarship will be available to those students interested in pursuing a career in real estate, business, or trade. "We are always striving for ways to enhance the lifestyle of our community, helping and supporting our students is just one of those ways," says Board President Ted Schultz. The tournament was sponsored by many of the local title companies, and other real estate affiliated businesses. Local Realtors and other community members challenged the Municipal course, helping make this a very succesful benefit. U.S. Cellular names consultant United States Cellular has appointed Toby Larson as sales consultant for the company's mobil communications network in Lake and Mendocino counties. Larson will be responsible for selling cellular service and Toby Larson equipment. Previously, Larson was with Masterson's Communications. He has 27 years of sales and telecommunications experience. Spiritual art of interior design "Interior Design through Feng Shui," a one-day Mendocino College Community Servicecs workshop that meets from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, offers an introduction to the spiritual philosophy and practical applications of an ancient Chinese art of interior design. Instructor Marta Szoboszlay, an interior design and marketing consultant, will lead the class on an armchair tour of the world of designing homes utilizing the spiritual harmony of Feng Shui. This workshop has a $25 registration fee. For more information on these and other workshops and classes, or to register, contact the Mendocino College Community Services Office on the Ukiah campus weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., 468-3063, or the Mendocino College Centers in Willits, 459-6224 or Lakeport 263-6224. Chamber mixer set for Friday The Greater Ukiah Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an After Hours Business Mixer Friday sponsored by Lascurain Gardens, 9501 N. State St. Lascurain is located south of Mrs. Denson's Cookie Factory. All members and their guests are invited. The mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Business opens for 'game addicts' Ted Daly, of Ukiah, has just opened "The Game Addicts' Exchange," a firm that should be of interest to all video game addicts. The business, located at 782 N. State St., sells new and used video games, "making being an 'addict' much more affordable," said Daly. Games can be purchased outright or old game cartridges can be brought in as an exchange for credit that can be applied toward up to half the purchase price of another used game, Daly continued. System and paddle repairs are also offered at modest prices and some game accessories are also available for sale. Daly also notes that the inventory is growing and changing daily, so people who don't find a certain game during one visit shuld return to look again. New FTD member in Ukiah Cyrilla Designs of Ukiah, has recently been accepted as a Member Owner of Florists' Transworld Delivery Association, the world's oldest and largest inter-city, flowers-by-wire delivery organization. As a new FTD Member Florist, Cyrilla Designs can now arrange for delivery of exclusive FTD branded holiday and everyday products, in addition to a wide variety of fresh flowers and plants almost anywhere in the world. FTD is the only flowers-by-wire delivery organization that is owned and operated by its independent, professional retail florist members, service customers in over 33,000 cities in the United States and Canada. FTD shops are also located in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Far East. Through Interflora, the FTD- affiliated international delivery network, Cyrilla Designs can provide floral deliveries to an additional 140 countries throughout the world. The owners of Cyrilla Designs, located at 310 E. Perkins St., are Bryan and Lynn Crutcher. FTD Florists have been providing quality flowers, service and delivery since 1910. Drug-free program for businesses A Drug-Free Workplace Program, sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Medical Center and the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at UVMC's conference room, 1120 S. Dora St. The cost for the workshop is $10 for chamber members, $15 for non-members. Presenters will be chuck Latting, assistant director of the state Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program; James Pretorius, medical director of the Mendocino Community Health Clinic; Lorelei Hammond, treatment services coordinator for the Division of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs in Mendocino County and Bill Redder, program director of Alcohol and Chemical Recovery Programs. Telephone 462-3111, extension 1340, for information. Regional training course attended Bel tone Hearing Aid Center of Ukiah welcomes Jim Grieve to its staff of hearing aid consultants. Grieve has lived and worked in the Ukiah area all of his life. He graduated from Willits High in 1969 and went to Cal Poly of San Luis Obispo. He has made Ukiah Valley his home where he and his wife, Carol, are raising their three children. Jim's background is in the timber industry, but due to a back injury had to seek another means of income. His job search and retraining work led him to consider "sales" as a career change. That led him to an old friend and owner of Beltone, Myles Reisman. Jim says he has come to realize that the hearing aid field is a rewarding career choice. "I am able to help a lot of people find more happiness in their lives through supplying them with better hearing," he said. "Jim has become a valuable asset to our company," said Reisman. "People respond well to Jim because of his honesty, sincerity and eagerness to help people with their hearing problems." Reisman, owner of Beltone, recently had Jim accompany him to Beltone Electronics Corporation's 1993 Regional Convention in Lake Tahoe, attended by more than 1,000 people. "I love going to the regional meetings because I learn new ways to serve my customers," says Mr. Reisman. "By knowing about the latest advances in hearing aid technology, I can help my clients make the best choice for their individual hearing loss." Changes coming to phone bills More than 11 million Californians are about to notice a major change in the state's most commonly received piece of mail — the Pacific Bell bill. The company has redesigned the monthly telephone bill to make it easier to understand. All Pacific Bell residence and business cus-, tomers will receive the new format beginning with bills mailed in late April, along with an insert explaining the improvements. Changes include: • More logical organization of sections and details. • Increased use of summaries and subtotals throughout the bill. • More use of bold type and shading to highlight critical information, such as the total amount due and the due-by-date. • Increased use of underlining and "plain English" language to improve ease of reading. Many of the changes ore based on suggestions from customers or Pacific Bell service representatives. BUSINESS TRAINING CENTER Greg DILIello, a Goodwill trainee, works with Carole Hosier Pattl Mooney, assistant community training center manager. Goodwill store trains disabled to be productive workers By CAROLE HESTER for The Journal Greg DiLiello and Fred Innerebner love their job. Both are trainees at Ukiah's Goodwill Industries store. The store has become a Community Training Center, helping disabled persons in a work experience and work adjustment program. This program will provide an opportunity for trainees to develop work skills in a retail setting. May 2 through 8 is National Goodwill Week and Ukiah's store officials is excited about what this program has done for DiLiello and Innerebner. The local store has been open since November 1991. "Besides helping Fred and Gred develop job skills," explained Patti Mooney, assistant CTC manager, "the result has been that both these men have developed a fine self-esteem. They are proud of their work and what they do." DiLiello started working at the store in February 1992. He prices wares and is now learning to wait on customers at the cash registers. Innerebner performs janitorial duties as well as sorting and hanging clothes for pricing and loading furniture. The mission of Goodwill Industries is to assist persons with disabilities in overcoming the barriers to fulfilling their highest vocational potential. A bold, new step in the decentralization of their processing plant in Santa Rosa is to implement their Community Training Centers in local stores. Participants in the work experience and work adjustment programs at Goodwill now will have the opportunity to develop work skills in a retail setting. Trainees will be involved ina 11 aspects of the operations of the training center, from receiving and processing donations to pro- viding customer service. Store Manager Kay Hayes said the trainees are "truly a part of our team here. I'm proud of these two (DiLiello and Innerebner) and they are a big help here." The Ukiah store will eventually have nine employees and seven trainees. Goodwill's written materials state that 70 percent of the budget for training of vocationally disabled and disadvantaged comes from its retail stores. In 1991-92, Goodwill was able to place 216 clients with 181 employers, thus reducing the welfare burden to our communities, while giving emploeyrs well-trained, stable employees. Sub-minimum wage a failure for youths WASHINGTON (AP) — The "training wage," designed to help young people earn while they learn, was a failure, according to a Labor Department study. "The report finds that the degree to which the training wage has been used is very low," the department said in -a report to Congress. It added that the study "produced no evidence that the training wage had an effect on employment." The "training wage" permitted employers to pay unskilled youths just 85 percent of the minimum wage while they received on-the- job training. Congress enacted it in 1989 for a three-year experiment as a compromise after then-President Bush vetoed an increase in the minimum wage that year. It went into effect April 1, 1990, and expired last March 31. SELZER REALTY Ronald McGowan and Tom Weir, of the National Association of Private Industry Councils present Advanced Manufacturing and Development Vice President Mike dell'Ara, right, with the Theodore E. Small Distinguished Business Award. Advanced Manufacturing wins national small-business award Advanced Manufacturing and Development of Willits has been named the winner of the Theodore E. Small Distinguished Business Award by the National Association of Private Industry Councils. It was the first such award presented by the organization and was presented to Advanced Manufacturing Vice President Mike dell'Ara during ceremonies in Washington, D.C. in early March. Warren Frelund, chairman of the NAPIC, told dell'Ara in a letter that the award recognizes outstanding support of private industry councils and their programs by a member of the small business community. "Through your work with the Mendocino Private Industry Council, you have demonstrated those attributes that embody the spirit of Ted Small — dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life of the disadvantaged and dislocated workers of this country," Frelund stated. Small was the first chairman and one of the founders of the NAPIC. "Your efforts have shown you to be a leader in promoting PIC programs to your fellow emlployers and the community at large and an innovator in developing productive partnerships with PIC," Frelund continued. Dell'Ara is a former chairman of the Mendocino Private Industry Council and was instrumental in developing and implementing guidelines for the PIC's On The Job Training Programs. Advanced Manufacturing, founded in 1976 by Gary Ramos and Norm Thibault, began operation as a small metals products manufacturing business. Today the company is recognized as a leading producer of custom manufactured assemblies and systems for many industries including electronic instrumentation, aerospace, telecommunications, computers, electronic scales and medical instrumentation. They are the recipients of numerous awards from Hewlett Packard, PG&E, Varian Instrument, Emerson Electric and Teledyne. Continued growth proceeded in size and staff, necessitating the acquisition of larger facilities, and in 1985, a modern 60,000-square- foot facility, located at 300 East Hill Road, Willits, was constructed. In 1988 a biological digester for waterborne hazardous waste was introduced into their product line. This resulted in the Advanced BIO- GEST, a sophisticated waste digestion and recycling system. The Advanced BIO-GEST has been recognized by California Department of Toxic Substances Control and UC Davis as an effective and efficient means to eliminate organic waterborne toxic wastes. Dick Selzer, Jlmllyn Apperson Cattery, Ray Hansen CAFFERY JOINS SE17.ER REALTY'S MANAGEMENT TEAM Ray Hansen, General Sales Manager, Selzer Realty, announces effective April 1st, that Jimilyn Apperson Cattery joined Selzer Realty as manager of Selzer's real estate office in Willits. Caffery, formerly owner/broker of Apperson Company Realtors, has been involved in Real Estate since 1976. Cattery has been a real estate broker since 1979, holds a real estate certificate from Saddle Back College and is a graduate of the National Association of Realtors, Realtor Institute. In 1990 Caffery relocated to Mendocino County and started Apperson Company in Ukiah and Brooktrails where she has been involved in Residential and land real estate sales. Formerly involved in real estate in the Southern California coastal communities of Dana Point. San Clemente, and Laguana Beach, she has extensive experience in residential income and commercial development and leasing. The business of Apperson Company has been merged with Selzer Realty. Caffery says, "I merged my company with Selzer because Selzer Realty has number one name identification in Mendocino County and offers excellent support to their sales associates and clients". "Joining Selzer Realty affords me the opportunity to better serve my clients and to do what I do best, that's manage." Dick Selzer, owner of Selzer Realty says, "For some time now, we have recognized the need to add a key management person to our team". "Jimilyn Caffery is exactly the person we have been looking for". "She has the management experience, real estate background, and people skills to help us realize the growth potential we anticipated when we opened our Willite office in June 1991 ." Hansen says, "Willits is becoming a premier community in Northern California and we want to position ourselves to be a significant player in that market." "Our present office space, in Willits, will accommodate two or three additional real estate agents and that's our goal for the balance of this year". "Then as business expands we will expand; ultimately to a larger facility." SELZER REALTY 462-6514 Ukiah 459-6817 Willits

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