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Sugar is Truly a Sweetie

Sugar is Truly a Sweetie

Sugar (ID #A255118) is a guinea pig that was surrendered to the Shelter in January with her 3 siblings. Sugar is definitely the right name for this little sweetie. Shy but curious, she has come out of her shell since arriving at the Shelter. Volunteers set up obstacles for her to explore and climb on […]

Drug Effects in the Aging Body

Drug Effects in the Aging Body

Ron Conte, Pharm.D. As I realize the ways my own body is aging, I have thought about how both the desired and undesired effects from drug therapy may be altered. For example, if I take an antihistamine for my seasonal allergy, will I get the same effects as when I was in my 30’s? At […]

Priority No. 1 Is Sales

Priority No. 1 Is Sales

By Ron Kustek Does Everyone In Your Company Know How To Sell? We’ve all heard of something ‘flying off the shelf’ or that ‘it sells itself’. For those of us involved in any small business on a daily basis, we know these sayings just aren’t true. Whether you’re selling coffee or clothing, you likely have […]

When Enough Is Enough

When Enough Is Enough

By Ron Kustek Having your exit strategy at the start of your business beats developing one when it may be too late. You’re so excited and energized when starting your new business. Each day you feel tremendous pride and energy to manage and grow your business. So when and how do you carve out the […]

The Three Stages of Life

The Three Stages of Life

By Barry Vissell Joyce and I love watching our two-year-old grandson, Owen, just as much as we love spending time with our first grandson, eight-year-old Skye. When they were new babies, their dependence was obvious. Because Owen is younger, I will use him as an example. He would not have survived for long without the […]

Drug Interactions: Keeping Track

Drug Interactions: Keeping Track

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. Drug interactions are numerous. One drug may interact with another drug or several drugs, also termed a drug-drug interaction. Some drugs will interact with foods (drug-food interaction) while other drugs may interact with a patient’s disease state, or vice versa. Drugs may interact with over-the- counter (OTC, non-prescription) drugs or with […]

Financial Gifts for Valentines–All Ages

Financial Gifts for Valentines–All Ages

By Jeremy Gels, Financial Advisor Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. This year, consider going beyond the flowers and chocolates and think about providing financial-related gifts to your loved ones of all generations. Here are some gift possibilities to consider: For your spouse or partner — Your income – both today and in the future – […]

Review Sites: Helpful or Hurtful?

Review Sites: Helpful or Hurtful?

By Ron Kustek We are both business owners and customers to other businesses.  Think back to some of your favorite places – how did you first hear about them?  What is it that makes that business special enough for you to return to again and again? What do you tell others about that business, whether […]

Prune Now For Roses Later

Prune Now For Roses Later

By Tony Tomeo The main problems with roses locally are not related to climate, soil, insects or disease. Warm and semi-arid climates of California happen to be some of the best places in the World for roses. Sure, many roses have problems with insects such as aphid, and diseases such as powdery mildew, but primarily […]

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