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Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!  Set up alerts on the different job websites including LinkedIn.

In my new book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the eighth chapter discusses job websites and how to set up alerts.

Get Back to Work: Networking

Get Back to Work: Networking

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fourth chapter – Networking – reviews strategies to successfully build a list of contacts through effective networking to find new job opportunities. 

I am sure you have heard the phrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”   To build this important network of contacts, you have to get out and start networking to build new business relationships or to cultivate the ones you already may have.  It’s imperative; after you meet someone, connect on LinkedIn, email and/or phone call to follow up. In this chapter of Get Back to Work, I share some even more helpful tips and strategies to make networking work for you to find your next job opportunity.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Today, Elk Grove Subaru in partnership with Subaru of America presented the Sacramento SPCA with a check for $9,333.10 at its dealership located at 8581 Laguna Grove Drive. The money was raised during Subaru’s fifth annual “Share the Love” event held late last year.

“Share the Love” is an annual initiative allowing customers who purchase or lease a new Subaru to decide which charities would receive a donation from the company.

The list of charities included the ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels, the National Park Foundation, and Teach for America. As part of the program, individual Subaru retailers were allowed to add a sixth charity to the mix. Elk Grove Subaru, of the Lasher Auto Group, chose the Sacramento SPCA.

Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

It’s been said that, “money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy choices” and choices can often create a more comfortable life. With CHOICES in mind, if I were to ask you what your heart’s desire was right now, what would you say? What choices would you truly like to be able to make if finances were not a concern?

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Old Town Franklin Community

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Old Town Franklin Community

ELK GROVE, CA – Local families the Lou-Dizon's and Rodriguez’s have collaborated in revitalizing our Old Town Franklin Community with their new enrichment program for kids.

The afterschool program supports children’s school work while giving kids an experience distinct from the school day. The program includes tutoring services, skill-building educational activities, and interaction with kids in their local community aside from school.    

The program is to implement the youth with opportunities to thrive in all areas of their lives.

•           Leadership teaches students to make careful and safe choices;

•           Education serves as the tool to make and pursue dreams;

•           Athletics, arts and other cultural experiences bring meaning and confidence into life.