Biznews for June 25, 2013
TACO, NACHO FUNDRAISER
In an effort to support the Zahniser family and Collette Zahniser’s fight against cervical cancer, the community has rallied together to host a taco and nacho fundraiser. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at Meadow View School. So instead of cooking dinner, share a meal with the family and your dinner donation will be supporting an important cause.
C & S Waste Solutions of Lassen County wants to let everyone know their office will be closed for the July fourth holiday. Trash service will therefore be delayed a day.
LASSEN CONNECTION SALES UNDERWAY
Our sales consultants have begun selling the 2014 edition of the Lassen Plumas Connection telephone directory. It’s the only locally produced phonebook that covers all of Lassen, Plumas and parts of Sierra counties. Besides being the area’s most complete directory, its easy to read type in both the white and yellow pages and uncluttered design have made it the book of choice. Another plus for our local book is your investment in yellow page advertising helps support the many youth groups and organizations who deliver the directory to homes and businesses throughout the region. As a value-added bonus: The book is also available electronically on our two websites: lassennews.com and plumasnews.com
If you want to assure your listing in the yellow pages and haven’t seen one of our advertising experts, call the Lassen County Times at 257-5321. We will help you design an effective ad tailored to your specific needs and budget.
THRIFT SHOP OPENS IN WESTWOOD
Evelyn Stone has opened a thrift shop featuring a nice selection of gently used household items and decorations, clothing and some antiques. It is called No Stone Unturned and is located on Birch Street in Westwood. Evelyn has always enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and now looks forward to offering the same to the community. She worked at Buffalo Chips for 26 of the 27 years she lived in Westwood.
4TH OF JULY FUNDRAISER
Eagle Lake General Store is having a fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 5 for Eagle Lake Guardians. There will be barbequed hotdogs and burgers and their famous raffle and auction.
It’s not always easy to be enthusiastic, especially when it seems like you’re the only one with more work than you think you could possibly handle.
Sometimes life, work, family or activities can drain your energy. However, we can keep our enthusiasm at a high. The following strategies should help keep you motivated:
Be enthusiastic. Many times, we condition ourselves to be negative. We are afraid of being viewed as being overly enthusiastic or unrealistic. Some believe this will soften the blow of any problems or difficult situations that come along. Yet, by simply being enthusiastic, it eventually becomes real. Others pick up on enthusiasm, become excited themselves, and then give their enthusiasm back. It becomes a beautiful circle of energy.
Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. And don’t put up with people who do. Another person’s negativity affects your own. It becomes a negative, ongoing cycle that is easy to begin, but can be difficult to come out of. Don’t fall for it from the beginning. Consciously decide to generate enthusiasm.
How to create an unbeatable team:
Whatever the industry, its great leaders share basic qualities. In his book, Think Like a Champion: Building Success One Victory at a Time, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan shares his insight into the principles of creating a winning team on, or in, any field.
Here’s Shanahan’s 15-point game plan for winning teams:
1. Teams matter more than individuals. 2. Every job is important. 3. Treat everyone with respect. 4. Share both victories and defeats. 5. Accept criticism. 6. Keep the boss well informed. 7. Focus on your work ethic, not that of others. 8. Allow for differences in lifestyle. 9. Be more creative than predictable. 10. Let go of failed ideas. 11. Employ structure and order. 12. Reward those who produce. 13. Find different ways to motivate your employees. 14. Keep your employees fresh. 15. Protect your system.