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Career Corner: The Power of Punctuation
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Career Corner: The Power of Punctuation

By Angela Copeland  Your words are an incredibly powerful business tool that you use each and every day. This is especially true during your job search. Not surprisingly, the punctuation around those words can be just as important as the words themselves. You may have heard me preach before about the space that appears after a…

Highlighting Downtown Arcadia: New Business Friendly Zoning Code
Columns, Community

Highlighting Downtown Arcadia: New Business Friendly Zoning Code

By Tim Schwehr, Economic Development Analyst, City of Arcadia For this week’s Highlighting Downtown Arcadia column, I’ve been invited by the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association to discuss the City’s new Business-Friendly Zoning Code for the area, and some of the exciting opportunities it has created for the downtown. Adopted in November 2016 as part of…

Career Corner: Freedom at Work
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Career Corner: Freedom at Work

By Angela Copeland One of the worst feelings you can feel at work is trapped with no way out. I meet professionals every day who feel chained to their job. They are very often in unhealthy situations that make them miserable each and every day. Some have an abusive boss. Others work for a company…

October College Search Guide
Columns, Education

October College Search Guide

  The road to college for a better future By May S. Ruiz High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks in their courses and on the standardized tests….

Cat of the Week: Dusty
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Cat of the Week: Dusty

Pure Cuteness! Meet Dusty, a most fetching little girl! Dusty is a pretty tortoiseshell, born July 2017. She is very social and playful. Dusty can be adopted alone, or with another kitten. Please call to arrange a meet and greet, or see the adoption page for our adoption procedures. Adoption fee is $100, which includes spay,…

Career Corner: Always Take the First Interview
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Career Corner: Always Take the First Interview

By Angela Copeland Have you ever received a call from a headhunter or recruiter out of the blue? Sometimes, they’ll call your work phone and leave a voicemail you weren’t expecting. They’re recruiting for a new position. It’s one you haven’t heard about, but they want to speak to you. You don’t even know how…

Are ‘Robo-Advisors’ Better than Financial Planners?
Opinion

Are ‘Robo-Advisors’ Better than Financial Planners?

Dear Emmy, what exactly is a ‘robo-advisor’ and are they any good? ‘Robo-advisors’ are online software companies that provide investment portfolio creation and maintenance services. Customers first complete an objectives and risk-tolerance questionnaire, then a proprietary algorithm uses that information to construct an investment strategy. The software is designed by security-industry professionals, but each individual…

Cats of the Week: Zoey & Chloe
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Cats of the Week: Zoey & Chloe

GIRL POWER! Zoey and Chloe are adorable sister twins, now age 14 months. They are a mix of tabby and tortoiseshell and so cute! Zoey has the black nose and Chloe has the lighter colored nose. They are very bonded and will be adopted together. Use our TWOFUR OFFER. Zoey and Chloe are such love…

Career Corner: Should I Put My Photo on My Resume?
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Career Corner: Should I Put My Photo on My Resume?

By Angela Copeland Recently, I started receiving a question I haven’t heard much before. The question is, “should I put my photo on my resume”? It’s a great question! If you’ve wondered the same thing, you’re not alone. Resume templates are beginning to pop up on the internet with photos embedded. In all honesty, these…

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