Michigan Massage Featured in Michigan Homes

Owner of Michigan Massage Professionals Barbara McConnell enjoyed a full-featured write up in Michigan Homes. They explored the healthful benefits of massage and the positive effect it has on stress. “Experts estimate that upwards of 90 percent of disease is stress-related,” McConnell said. “And perhaps, nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.”

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Points to Ponder From the Growth Coach

Points to Ponder From the Growth Coach

This Week’s Top Three Points to Ponder

1.) Influence Matters: Our influence over others always trumps our authority over others.

2.) Internal Competition: In the long run, our race is not solely against our competitors, but rather against ourselves and the fears and limited beliefs threatening to trip us up. 

3.) Imagination All Grown Up: Bringing a child-like sense of wonder, curiosity, and imagination into the grown-up world of business might be one of the most mature things we can do.

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J&J Taxes Appears in Observer Business

J&J Taxes Appears in Observer Business

Joe Bartley, owner of J&J taxes, was the first member to participate in the GCBA’s program to contribute weekly business news to the Observer. His article dealt with the IRS with sage advice to “not ignore the IRS.” Says Joe:

“The biggest mistake many taxpayers make is “ignoring” the IRS and thinking they’ll go away (because they won’t). The IRS generally works pretty slow, budget cuts have reduced their resources so enforcement has slowed down, but by all means not eliminated.”

He said the “IRS will work with you, if you work with them,” and “the IRS is tough, but not unreasonable.”

Read the complete article in the Observer.

SERVPRO to Offer Free Continuing Education Seminars

SERVPRO to Offer Free Continuing Education Seminars

SERVPRO to Offer Free Seminars
SERVPRO of Westland will be offering two free Continuing Education Seminars on June 21, 2016. The subjects cover Restoring Contaminated Buildings, and Ethics. The classes will take place at its facility in Westland at 38156 North Executive Drive. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day.

Class size is limited so please confirm how many guests will be attending. For reservations, please call SERVPRO of Westland at 734-721-5699.

The Restoring Contaminated Building seminar begins with registration at 9:00 am, with the class running from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. The Ethics seminar starts with registration at 11:30 am, with the class time running from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

Course Details

Restoring Contaminated Buildings
‪#‎Insurance‬
Credit Hours-2
Course #69555-MI, #80901-TX, ‪#‎C00459‬-KY
Restoration Category

Ethics
#Insurance
Credit Hours-3
Course #61066-MI, #90420-TX, ‪#‎C10183‬-KY
Restoration Category

Schoolcraft’s Radcliff Center Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program

Schoolcraft’s Radcliff Center Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program

The Schoolcraft College Radcliff Center has teamed up with the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan to present the My Choice. . . My Health: Diabetes Prevention Program®. The program, which is aimed at individuals who have not been diagnosed with diabetes, runs for 16 weeks at the Radcliff Center. (Schoolcraft College, 1751 Radcliff Street, Garden City, MI 48135, RC 320) Weekly sessions are on Tuesdays, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Please Note: The start date for the program has been pushed back to May 24.

The program operates on the philosophy that small steps can prevent diabetes Becoming more active and losing a moderate amount of weight can help you change your family history, and help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Visit the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan to sign up online or call the NKFM at 800-482-1455.  Questions?  Send email to preventdiabetes@nkfm.org.

SERVPRO Will Make It Like “It Never Even Happened”

SERVPRO Will Make It Like “It Never Even Happened”

SERVPRO of Westland understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO of Westland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Westland can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. 

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Westland. 

Call us at 734-721-5699 twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We serve the Canton, Garden City, Inkster, Wayne, and Westland communities.

Get Prepared For Storm Season Right Now

Get Prepared For Storm Season Right Now

Spring is here, and with it storms and tornadoes. Now is the time to prepare for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. An Emergency Supply Kit is a good place to begin.
An Emergency Supply Kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.
Keep our number handy as well, 734-721-5699. If you suffer storm damage to your home or property, we can be there to take immediate action. We can help minimize secondary damages caused by severe storms.

Recommended Items to Include in an Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather
  • Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps
  • Phone charges with adapters to allow charging in an automobile