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Biznews for Feb. 24, 2015

FAKE BILLING ALERT

The administration at Seneca Healthcare District shared with us a fraudulent bill they received seeking immediate payment on a supposedly past due balance that was being “referred to debt collections” if action wasn’t taken immediately. A quick and cursory review might suggest to some it appeared to be an authentic charge for yellow page advertising. You have to believe that if this fraudulent billing company is taking the time and effort to mail (who knows how many of these) bogus statements out to businesses some must be inadvertently getting paid. Even though it had a Bulgaria return address, one might mistakenly think it was just another American company outsourcing their work.

But is does serve as a good reminder for us to never assume anything and to make sure our internal checks and balances are as they should be. Thanks Seneca for sharing this important information.

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Melissa McCoy, owner of Every Bloomin' Thing, informs us she is now open seven days a week at her Susanville location on Highway 395 E. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. All new garden decor, gift shop items and more are arriving daily.

UPCOMING RETIREMENT WORKSHOP

Are you focused on maximizing your retirement benefits? Norman Mah, of Securities America, is hosting a workshop at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening, Wednesday Feb. 25. The workshop will be at the Monticola Club, 140 S Lassen St. in Susanville.

FREE WEIGHT-LOSS SEMINAR

Ronald Branvold, DC, at Susanville Chiropractic Clinic, tells us he is hosting a free weight loss and wellness seminar. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at his office on First Street in Susanville. Certified Health Coach Suzie Krause will also be available to discuss this doctor-recommended, clinically proven weight-loss program. Seating is limited, so call to reserve your space today. See their ad in this week’s paper for more information on this educational seminar.

SENIOR DAY

Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel will be hosting their senior day from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Seniors can enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch, while socializing with their friends. Plus, they can have lots of fun playing bingo! DJ John Thomas will be providing entertainment on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28.

PEACE OF MIND FOR CAREGIVERS

Carmen Carrion, owner of Carry On Special Care, tells us she and her staff are available to assist caregivers in having some extra help with their loved one’s.

“Many times the caregiver gets run down trying to keep up with all the demands of caring for a relative with special needs. It can be especially hard when an unexpected illness or emergency comes up,” said to Carrion.

At Carry On Special Care, they provide non-medical, in-home care services for those who are in need of some assistance with daily living activities after and injury or illness, in addition to working with those with autism, down syndrome and developmental delays. Sometimes a few hours a month of personal time can rejuvenate a caregiver. To learn more about their services, call 310-0954.

BACK FROM DANCE CONVENTION

Just back from the NUVO dance convention/competition in Santa Clara, director Jessica Wade, owner of J and J Performing Arts in Susanville is excited for the coming dance season! Her programs will be enhanced with the knowledge gained from the choreographers and instructors they worked with at NUVO. Jessica tells us she has added four more classes to ensure a class size conducive to student achievement. Come and visit a class at the J and J dance studio, located at 38 North Lassen St., or call 260-1575. See their ad in this week’s paper.

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